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Hoffnung's Music Festivals - Gerard Hoffnung - SLS 870

£9.99

Product description

Released in 1974, this is triple LP box set contains recordings of Gerard Hoffnung's humorous classical music festivals held in the Royal Festival Hall, London in 1956, 1958 and 1961. The box set opens up to reveal a pop-up cartoon of the stage and is accompanied by a booklet containing cartoons, lyrics and extensive notes on the recordings.

Track Listing

The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert (1956)

Side 1
1 Speech By Mr. T. E. Bean
2 Fanfare
3 A Grand Grand Overture
4 Concerto For Hose-Pipe And Strings
5 Concerto Popolare (A Piano Concerto To End All Piano Concertos)

Side 2
1 Symphony No. 94 In G 'The Surprise' Andante
2 Speech By Gerard Hoffnung
3 Mazurka No. 47 In A Minor, Op. 68 No. 2
4 Lochinvar
5 Variations On 'Annie Laurie'
6 Theme: Alerto, Ma Non Troppo

The Hoffnung Interplanetary Music Festival (1958)

Side 3
1 Introductory Music Played In The Foyer
2 Two Excerpts From A Hoffnung Festival Overture
3 Metamorphosis On A Bed-Time Theme
4 Sugar Plums
5 "The Famous Tay Whale"
6 A Movement From Concerto For Conductor And Orchestra
7 Punkt Contrapunkt

Side 4
1 Excerpts From The United Nations
2 Waltz For Restricted Orchestra
3 Let's Fake An Opera ( Or The Tales Of Hoffnung )

The Hoffnung Astronautical Music Festival (1961)

Side 5
1 Introductory Music Played In The Foyer
2 Festival Anthem
3 Overture, Leonora No. 4
4 Duet From The Comic Opera "The Barber Of Darmstadt"
5 Ballad Of County Down, Mostly In D Major

Side 6
1 Excerpt From "Belshazzar's Feast"
2 Horrortorio
3 Mobile For Seven Orchestras

The casing is in very good plus condition, and apart from some discolouration commensurate with age and some peeling with the label on the back is free from any obvious defects. The cardboard popup and booklet are in similarly nice condition as there is no tearing or creasing but again there is some mild discolouration. The first and third discs are in excellent condition as there are very few signs of play, whereas the second disc is excellent minus condition due to a small bit of light surface scuffing visible.

All records are graded by sight to RRPG standards.
We recommend that all vinyl is professionally cleaned to maximise the sound quality.

Item details

Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
29

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Released in 1974, this is triple LP box set contains recordings of Gerard Hoffnung's humorous classical music festivals held in the Royal Festival Hall, London in 1956, 1958 and 1961. The box set opens up to reveal a pop-up cartoon of the stage and is accompanied by a booklet containing cartoons, lyrics and extensive notes on the recordings.

Track Listing

The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert (1956)

Side 1
1 Speech By Mr. T. E. Bean
2 Fanfare
3 A Grand Grand Overture
4 Concerto For Hose-Pipe And Strings
5 Concerto Popolare (A Piano Concerto To End All Piano Concertos)

Side 2
1 Symphony No. 94 In G 'The Surprise' Andante
2 Speech By Gerard Hoffnung
3 Mazurka No. 47 In A Minor, Op. 68 No. 2
4 Lochinvar
5 Variations On 'Annie Laurie'
6 Theme: Alerto, Ma Non Troppo

The Hoffnung Interplanetary Music Festival (1958)

Side 3
1 Introductory Music Played In The Foyer
2 Two Excerpts From A Hoffnung Festival Overture
3 Metamorphosis On A Bed-Time Theme
4 Sugar Plums
5 "The Famous Tay Whale"
6 A Movement From Concerto For Conductor And Orchestra
7 Punkt Contrapunkt

Side 4
1 Excerpts From The United Nations
2 Waltz For Restricted Orchestra
3 Let's Fake An Opera ( Or The Tales Of Hoffnung )

The Hoffnung Astronautical Music Festival (1961)

Side 5
1 Introductory Music Played In The Foyer
2 Festival Anthem
3 Overture, Leonora No. 4
4 Duet From The Comic Opera "The Barber Of Darmstadt"
5 Ballad Of County Down, Mostly In D Major

Side 6
1 Excerpt From "Belshazzar's Feast"
2 Horrortorio
3 Mobile For Seven Orchestras

The casing is in very good plus condition, and apart from some discolouration commensurate with age and some peeling with the label on the back is free from any obvious defects. The cardboard popup and booklet are in similarly nice condition as there is no tearing or creasing but again there is some mild discolouration. The first and third discs are in excellent condition as there are very few signs of play, whereas the second disc is excellent minus condition due to a small bit of light surface scuffing visible.

All records are graded by sight to RRPG standards.
We recommend that all vinyl is professionally cleaned to maximise the sound quality.

Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
29

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