A Programme of Waltzes and Waltz
Songs by The MIDLAND
Directed by FRANK CANTELL and ALEX PENNEY (soprano)
The waltz, since the days of Lanner and the elder Johann Strauss , has been the most popular of all dances. Composers of every rank have written waltzes, but few of the really great ones have appealed to audiences and dancers alike, as have the lesser composers, but greater waltz-writers, such, for example, as some of those represented in this programme. Of these, Sir Edward German , Noel Coward , and Johann Strauss , need no comment. Waldteufel composed a great deal of dance music, particularly waltzes ; Millocker is well known by his musical comedy The Dubarry. The famous ' Destiny ' Waltz, is bv that old broadcasting friend of listeners, Sydney Baynes.
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