Cole Porter In Hollywood

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Label: Warner Classics
Catalog: 2564627680
Format: CD

John Wilson Orchestra

Composed by: Porter, Cole

John Wilson and his handpicked orchestra have established a well-earned reputation as the modern interpreters of the Hollywood musical. + Since signing an exclusive contract with EMI Classics in early 2011, the orchestra has regularly garnered rave reviews for their live performances at the BBC Proms and around the UK. + This recording is the next chapter in the John Wilson Orchestra tale, as they venture into the American songbook with iconic songs by the genre-defining composer Cole Porter. + The fifteen tracks encompass hit songs and music from Kiss Me Kate, High Society, Can-Can, Silk Stockings and many more. + “As well as a conductor, Wilson is something of a musical detective. + Over the past few years, he has been instrumental in recovering the original scores of many classic musicals, including High Society, Singin’ in the Rain and An American in Paris. + With his orchestra…he produces performances of these lost scores of such clarity and feeling that you are left wondering how such music could ever have been allowed to get lost in the first place.” (New Statesman)

Price: $23.98