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COWARD, Noel: A Room with a View (1928-1932)

Composer(s):Ayer, Nat D.Coward, NoelGideon, Mel Ville
Artist(s) Gibbons, Carroll, Conductor • Noble, Ray, Conductor • Coward, Noel, vocals
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Nostalgia
Category Nostalgia
Catalogue 8.120529
Label Naxos Nostalgia
Quality   320kbps


Review By Mark Jennett,,

"Noel Coward is best remembered today for his plays - Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design for Living among others. However, he was also a prolific composer of operetta (Bitter Sweet) and material for revues. A prolific songwriter who wrote both words and music, his best work ranks alongside that of the great American songsmiths Berlin and Porter. While not their equal as a melodist, his lyrics were invariably witty in the best and fullest sense and often captured more emotion than he is given credit for. Frequently sited as the doyen of all that is flippant and lightweight about the theatre (and, consequently, firmly out of fashion for much of the mid-twentieth century) he was far from above satirizing its excesses in songs like 'Why Must The Show Go On?' and 'Mrs. Worthington.'


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