John Wilson Orchestra

That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical

CD
29 Aug 2011

Barcode: 5099902884523

Other participants: Kim Criswell · Matthew Ford · Sarah Fox · Seth MacFarlane · Curtis Stigers · The John Wilson Orchestra · John Wilson

Captured in high quality audio for the first time, the glorious music from the golden age of Hollywood – the MGM film musicals. The scores have been painstakingly restored and arranged by conductor John Wilson and are performed here by the John Wilson Orchestra.

John Wilson is one of the most astute and knowledgeable musicians about the whole Hollywood film music genre. Over a period of years he has presented programmes throughout the UK and in other countries exploiting his skill, knowledge and musicianship in this genre. The 2009 BBC Prom celebrating 75 years of MGM Musicals, televised and watched by 3.5 million took John Wilson’s lifetime’s work to a new level of recognition. In the USA his arrangements and orchestrations have been played by the Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops, National Symphony of Washington and Cleveland orchestras. When not championing film music revivals around the world he is active as a Classical orchestral and operatic conductor with all the leading UK orchestras and across Europe, Australia, and is a keen advocate of British “light music” composers.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Green, Johnny: The MGM Jubilee Overture for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 30th Anniversary  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson 
02 Martin, Hugh: The Trolley Song (from the 1944 Vincente Minnelli's Film "Meet Me in St. Louis")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/Kim Criswell/Maida Vale Singers/John Wilson 
03 Berlin: Steppin' Out with My Baby (from the 1948 Charles Walters' Film "Easter Parade")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/Maida Vale Singers/Curtis Stigers/John Wilson 
04 Loewe, Frederick: The Heather on the Hill (from the 1954 Vincente Minnelli's Film "Brigadoon")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Matthew Ford 
05 Paul, Gene de: Barn Dance (from the 1954 Stanley Donen's Film "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson 
06 Porter / Green, J.: You're Sensational (from the 1956 Charles Walters' Film "High Society")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Seth MacFarlane 
07 Gershwin / Chaplin, S.: I Got Rhythm (from the 1951 Vincente Minnelli's Film "An American in Paris")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Kim Criswell/Maida Vale Singers 
08 Brown, Nacio Herb: Singin' In the Rain (from the 1952 Stanley Donen's Film "Singin' in the Rain")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Seth MacFarlane 
09 Gershwin / Chaplin, S.: Main Title (from the 1951 Vincente Minnelli's Film "An American in Paris")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson 
10 Gershwin / Chaplin, S.: Love Is Here to Stay (from the 1951 Vincente Minnelli's Film "An American in Paris")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Curtis Stigers 
11 Porter / Green, J.: Well, Did You Evah? (from the 1956 Charles Walters' Film "High Society")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Curtis Stigers/Seth MacFarlane 
12 Romberg: One Kiss - Lover Come Back to Me (from the 1940 Leonard and Van Dyke's Film "New Moon")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Sarah Fox/Matthew Ford 
13 Brown, Nacio Herb: Broadway Melody Ballet (from the 1952 Stanley Donen's Film "Singin' in the Rain")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Matthew Ford/Maida Vale Singers 
14 Schwartz: That's Entertainment! (from the 1953 Vincente Minnelli's Film "The Band Wagon")  - The John Wilson Orchestra/John Wilson/Matthew Ford/Maida Vale Singers/Kim Criswell/Sarah Fox/Curtis Stigers 


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