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Treasury of the World's Best-Loved Piano Music


6LP Set
Released 1965
Cat No.: RDS5111-6 (RDES2001-12) RDM1111-6
RD Code: GTP035 (267 on box)


Record No 1

1 - Chopin - Polonaise No. 6 In A Flat, Op. 53 ('Heroic') - Earl Wild, Piano
2 - Chopin - Polonaise No. 24 In D Minor, Op. 28 - Earl Wild, Piano
3 - Chopin - Etude in C minor, Op. 10 No. 12 ('Revolutionary') - Michel Block,Piano
4 - Chopin - Nocturne In F Sharp, Op. 15 No. 2 - Michel Block,Piano
5 - Brahms - Waltzes, Op. 39 - Vitya Vronsky And Victor Babin, Piano Duet
6 - Dvorak, arr. Zayde - Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72 - Virtuoso Piano Quartet
7 - Liszt, arr. Lirtzman - La Campanella ('The Little Bell') - Virtuoso Piano Quartet
8 - Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Virtuoso Piano Quartet

Record No 2

1 - Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
2 - Chopin - Ballade No. 3 in A flat, Op. 47 - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
3 - Chopin - Mazurka in A Minor. Op. 17 No.4 - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
4 - Chopin - Waltz in D flat, Op. 64, No. 1 - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
5 - Chopin - Etude in E, Op. 10, No. 3 - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
6 - Chopin - Etude in G Flat, Op. 10. No.5 ('Black Key') - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
7 - Arensky - Waltz from Suite, Op. 15 - Vitya Vronsky And Victor Babin, Piano Duet
8 - Schubert - March in D, Op. 51 ('Marche Militaire') - Vitya Vronsky And Victor Babin, Piano Duet
9 - Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D Minor - Virtuoso Piano Quartet
10 - Weber - Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65 - Virtuoso Piano Quartet

Record No 3

1 - Debussy - La Plus Que Lente - Michel Block, Painoforte
2 - Rachmaninoff - Tarantella from Suite No. 2, Op. 17 - Vitya Vronsky And Victor Babin, Piano Duet
3 - Falla - Ritual Fire Dance - Virtuoso Piano Quartet
4 - Debussy - Clair de Lune - Earl Wild, Pianoforte
5 - Rachmaninoff - Prelude in G Minor, No. 5, Op. 23 - Virtuoso Piano Quartet
6 - Gershwin - Three Preludes - Earl Wild, Pianoforte
7 - Weber - Konzertstuck in F Minor, Op. 79 - Moura Lympany, Pianoforte

Record No 4

1 - Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 2 in A - Moura Lympany, Pianoforte
2 - Litolff - Scherzo from Concerto Symphonique No. 4 - Moura Lympany, Pianoforte
3 - Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No. 1 in G - Moura Lympany, Pianoforte

Record No 5

1 - Mozart - Sonata in C, K.545 - Ann Schein, Pianoforte
2 - Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 ("Pathetique") - Ann Schein, Pianoforte
3 - Chopin - Sonata No. 2 in B - flat Minor, Op. 35 : 1st Movement - Grave Doppio Movimento - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
4 - Chopin - Sonata No. 2 in B - flat Minor, Op. 35 : 2nd Movement - Scherzo - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
5 - Chopin - Sonata No. 2 in B - flat Minor, Op. 35 : 3rd Movement - Funeral March - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte
6 - Chopin - Sonata No. 2 in B - flat Minor, Op. 35 : 4th Movement - Presto - Abbey Simon, Pianoforte

Record No 6

1 - Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 73 ("Emperor") : 1st Movement - Allegro - Rudolf Firkusney, Pianoforte
1 - Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 73 ("Emperor") : 2nd Movement - Adagio un poco moso - Rudolf Firkusney, Pianoforte
1 - Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 73 ("Emperor") : 3rd Movement - Allegro - Rudolf Firkusney, Pianoforte

An All-Star Salute To The Golden Age Of Operetta




8LP Set / 4 Cassette Set
Released 1982
Cat No.: RDS10011-8 (RDC91106-10)
RD Code: GAO 123 (GGAO-A-123 on box)



1             Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald Sing Operetta Favourites

1 - Wanting You (From 'The New Moon') - Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald
2 - One Kiss (From 'The New Moon') - Jeanette MacDonald
3 - Stouthearted Men (From 'The New Moon') - Nelson Eddy
4 - Lover, Come Back To Me (From 'The New Moon') - Jeanette MacDonald
5 - When I Grow Too Old To Dream (From 'The Night Is Young') - Nelson Eddy
6 - Song Of Love (From 'Blossom Time') - Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald
7 - Will You Remember? (Sweetheart) (From 'Maytime') - Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald
8 - Farewell To Dreams (From 'Maytime') - Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald
9 - Sun - up To Sundown (From 'Girl Of The Golden West') - Nelson Eddy
10 - Who Are We To Say? (From 'Girl Of The Golden West') - Nelson Eddy
11 - Soldiers Of Fortune (From 'Girl Of The Golden West') - Nelson Eddy

2             'Indian Love Call' - The Golden Stars Salute Rudolf Friml

1 - The Mounties (From 'Rose - Marie') - Nelson Eddy
2 - Rose - Marie (From 'Rose - Marie') - Nelson Eddy
3 - Indian Love Call (From 'Rose - Marie') - Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald
4 - The Donkey Serenade (From 'The Firefly') - Allan Jones
5 - Giannina Mia (From 'The Firefly') - Jeanette MacDonald
6 - Song Of The Vagabonds (From 'The Vagabond King') - Robert Shaw Chorale
7 - Huguette Waltz (From 'The Vagabond King') - Rosalind Elias
8 - L'Amour, Toujours, L'Amour (Love Everlasting) - Mantovani And His Orchestra
9 - Only A Rose (From 'The Vagabond King') - Richard Crooks
10 - Give Me One Hour (From 'The White Eagle) - Gladys Swarthout

3             'Kiss Me Again' - The Golden Stars Salute Victor Herbert

1 - Medley: The Streets Of New York (In Old New York) / Everyday Is Ladies' Day With Me (From 'The R.M.) - Robert Shaw Chorale
2 - Thine Alone (From 'Eileen') - Allan Jones
3 - Romany Life (From 'The Fortune Teller') - Jeanette MacDonald
4 - Gypsy Love Song (From 'The Fortune Teller') - Calvin Marsh
5 - Moonbeams (From 'The Red Mill') - Richard Crooks
6 - Someday (From 'Her Regiment') - Allan Jones
7 - Summer Serenade (Based On 'Badinage' From 'Sweethearts') - Jeanette MacDonald
8 - Rose Of The World (From 'The Rose Of Algeria') - James Melton
9 - Kiss Me Again (From 'Mlle Modiste') - Saramae Endich

4             Victor Herbert's 'Naughty Marietta'

1 - Medley: Overture / Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! - Nelson Eddy
2 - Italian Street Song - Jeanette MacDonald
3 - I'm Falling In Love With Someone - Nelson Eddy
4 - 'Neath The Southern Moon - Nelson Eddy
5 - Ah! Sweet Mystery Of Life - Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald

5             An All-Star Salute To 'Show Boat'

6 - Make Believe - Allan Jones
7 - Ol' Man River - Robert Merrill
8 - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Gogi Grant
9 - Why Do I Love You? - Allan Jones
10 - You Are Love - Patrice Munsel & Robert Merrill

6             'The Merry Widow' And Other Lehár Favourites

1 - Yours Is My Heart Alone - Robert Shaw Chorale
2 - Vilia (From 'The Merry Widow') - Anna Moffo
3 - The Merry Widow Waltz - Mantovani And His Orchestra
4 - Love Is Like a Breeze In May (From 'Paganini') - James Melton

7             'My Hero' Operetta Favourites

5 - My Hero (From 'The Chocolate Soldier') - Robert Shaw Chorale
6 - Sympathy (From 'The Chocolate Soldier') - Rise Stevens & Robert Merrill
7 - The Letter Song (From 'The Chocolate Soldier') - Rise Stevens & Robert Merrill
8 - I'll See You Again (From 'Bittersweet) - Jeanette MacDonald

8             'The Desert Song' And Other Romberg Favourites

1 - The Desert Song (From 'The Desert Song') - Anna Moffo & Richard Fredricks
2 - Drinking Song (From 'The Student Prince') - Robert Shaw Chorale
3 - Serenade (From 'The Student Prince') - Jan Peerce
4 - Close As Pages In A Book (From 'Up In Central Park') - Jeanette MacDonald & Robert Merrill
5 - Auf Wiedersehen (From 'The Blue Paradise') - Nelson Eddy

9             'Stars In My Eyes' - Operetta Gems

6 - Stars In My Eyes (From 'The King Steps Out') - Eleanor Steber
7 - You Are Free (Love Is Just A Game) (From 'Apple Blossoms') - Nelson Eddy
8 - Medley: Play Gypsies  -  Dance Gypsies (From 'Countess Maritza') / Love's Own Sweet Song (From 'Sari') - James Melton
9 - And This Is My Beloved (From 'Kismet') - Robert Merrill, Adele Leigh, Kenneth McKellar, Ian Wallace with Mantovani And His Orchestra

10           Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'- Jerome Kern Favourites

1 - They Didn't Believe Me (From 'The Girl From Utah') - Jeanette MacDonald
2 - The Song Is You (From 'Music In The Air') - John Charles Thomas
3 - The Night Was Made For Love (From 'The Cat And The Fiddle') - Warner James
4 - I Dream Too Much (From 'I Dream Too Much') - Lily Pons
5 - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (From 'Roberta') - Jeanette MacDonald

11           'Bluebird Of Happiness' - Your Favourite Encores

6 - Without A Song - Lawrence Tibbet
7 - A Little Love, A Little Kiss - Jeanette MacDonald
8 - On The Road To Mandalay - Lawrence Tibbet
9 - Bluebird Of Happiness - Jan Peerce

12           Nelson Eddy Sings Golden Songs

1 - Through The Years - Nelson Eddy
2 - Sylvia - Nelson Eddy
3 - The Hills Of Home - Nelson Eddy
4 - Love's Old Sweet Song - Nelson Eddy
5 - Trees - Nelson Eddy
6 - A Perfect Day - Nelson Eddy
7 - Oh, Promise Me! - Nelson Eddy
8 - Thy Beaming Eyes - Nelson Eddy
9 - The Rosary - Nelson Eddy
10 - At Dawning - Nelson Eddy
11 - By The Waters Of Minnetonka - Nelson Eddy
12 - Smilin' Through - Nelson Eddy


Thanks For The Memories



8LP Set* / 4 Cassette Set
Released 1983
Cat No.: RDS10021-8 (RDC91111-4)
RD Code: THA 125 (GTHA-A-125 on box


*Was issued with the bonus LP "Crosby Collection" (RDS10029) 

LP1 Unforgettable Melodies

1 - Thanks For The Memory, from 'The Big Broadcast of 1938' - Bing Crosby
2 - Music! Music! Music! (Put Another Nickel In) - Teresa Brewer
3 - Mockin' Bird Hill - Patti Page
4 - Glow Worm - Mills Brothers
5 - Teach Me Tonight - De Castro Sisters
6 - Sam's Song (The Happy Tune) - Bing & Gary Crosby
7 - C'Est Si Bon - Eartha Kitt
8 - Swedish Rhapsody - Percy Faith
9 - Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
10 - Greensleeves - Mantovani and His Orchestra
11 - I Love Paris, from 'Can Can' - Michel Legrand and His Orchestra
12 - Ebb Tide - Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra
13 - Charmaine - Mantovani and His Orchestra
14 - Belle of The Ball - Leroy Anderson

LP2 Golden Voices

1 - Au Fond Du Temple Saint, from 'The Pearl Fishers' - Jussi Bjorling & Robert Merrill with The RCA Victor Orchestra Conducted by Renato Cellini
2 - Blow The Wind Southerly - Kathleen Ferrier
3 - Che Gelida Manina (Your Tiny Hand is Frozen), from 'La Boheme' - Mario Del Monaco with Orchestra conducted by Franco Ghione
4 - I'll See You Again, from 'Bitter Sweet' - Hilde Gueden with Stanley Black his Orchestra & Chorus
5 - Vesti La Giubba (On With The Motley), from I Paglacci' - Harry Secombe
6 - My Heart And I, from 'Old Chelsea' - Kenneth McKellar with Bob Sharples & His Orchestra
7 - Voi Che Sapete, from 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Suzanne Danco with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Erich Kleiber
8 - What is Life to Me Without Thee? from 'Orfeo ed Euridice' - Kathleen Ferrier with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
9 - Ol' Man River from 'Show Boat' - Edric Connor with Orchestra
10 - Im Chambre Separee, from 'Der Opernball' - Erna Sack, Max Lichtegg, with Orchestra conducted by Victor Reinshagen
11 - Faery Song, from 'The Immortal Hour' - Richard Lewis
12 - Bluebird of Happiness - Jan Peerce

LP3 Swinging With The Stars

1 - Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
2 - You're Driving Me Crazy - Squadronaires Directed by Jimmy Miller with The Quads
3 - St. James Infirmary - Louis Armstrong & his All Stars featuring Jack Teagarden
4 - Take The 'A' Train - Duke Ellington Orchestra
5 - Lover - Peggy Lee
6 - I'm Beginning To See The Light - Duke Ellington with Joya Sherrill
7 - Marching Through Georgia - Mr Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band
8 - That's My Desire - Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton
9 - Little Brown Jug - Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
10 - A Kiss to Build A Dream On - Louis Armstrong
11 - Mountain Greenery - Ted Heath & His Music
12 - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Les Brown & His Band Of Renown
13 - Sabre Dance - Ted Heath & His Music

LP4 The Great Ballads

1 - Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone
2 - Just In Time - Dickie Valentine with The Roland Shaw Orchestra
3 - My Son, My Son - Vera Lynn
4 - All the Time And Everywhere - Dickie Valentine
5 - Too Young - Patti Andrews with Victor Young & his Orchestra
6 - Prize of Gold - Joan Regan
7 - That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
8 - Happy Days and Lonely Nights - Suzie Miller
9 - Volare - Anne Shelton
10 - A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) - Marty Robbins
11 - Zing A Little Zong - Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman
12 - I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
13 - When I Fall In Love - Jimmy Young
14 - Half As Much - Rosemary Clooney
15 - The Isle of Innisfree - Bing Crosby

LP5 Instrumental Classics

1 - Jeepers Creepers - Eric Delaney with The Bill Shepherd Orchestra
2 - Peg O' My Heart - Harmonicats
3 - Trudie - Joe Henderson
4 - Unchained Melody - Liberace
5 - Flirtation Waltz - Winifred Atwell
6 - Skin Deep - Duke Ellington
7 - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Billy Regis with Perez Prado and His Orchestra
8 - Whistlin' Rufus - Chris Barber
9 - Hot Canary - Florian Zabach
10 - Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
11 - The Cafe Mozart Waltz, from 'the Third Man' - Anton Karas
12 - Down Yonder - Del Wood
13 - Four Brothers - Woody Herman's Saxes
14 - Britannia Rag - Winifred Atwell
15 - Jamaican Rumba - Jascha Heifetz and Milton Kaye

LP6 Movie Memories

1 - Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
2 - The Man From Laramie - Jimmy Young
3 - My Foolish Heart - Mantovani and His Orchestra
4 - High Noon - Cyril Stapleton
5 - Love Is A Many - Splendoured Thing - Four Aces
6 - Nature Boy, from 'The Boy With Green Hair' - Garry Miller with The Tony Osborne Orchestra
7 - Eternally, Theme from Limelight - Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra
8 - March, from 'Bridge Over The River Kwai' (Colonel Bogey) - Mitch Miller
9 - Three Coins In The Fountain - Four Aces featuring Al Alberts
10 - Busy Doing Nothing - Bing Crosby, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke
11 - As Time Goes By - Petula Clark
12 - Wonderful Copenhagen, from 'Hans Christian Anderson' - Danny Kaye
13 - On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe from 'The Harvey Girsl' - Judy Garland
14 - Thank Heaven For Little Girls, from 'Gigi' - Edmund Hockridge
15 - My Resistance Is Low, from 'Las Vegas Story' - Hoagy Carmichael

LP7 Sweet Harmonies

1 - On Top Of Old Smoky - The Weavers
2 - Always And Forever - Beverley Sisters with Bob Sharples & His Music
3 - The Gypsy - Ink Spots
4 - Near You - Andrews Sisters with Vic Shoen & his Orchestra
5 - Cuanto La Guasta - Carmen Miranda & The Andrew Sisters
6 - Goodnight, Irene - The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins & his Orchestra
7 - You Go To My Head - Norman Luboff Choir
8 - Mairzy Doats - Merry Macs
9 - Perfidia - Four Aces featuring Al Alberts
10 - The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane - The Ames Brothers
11 - Gotta Have Something In The Bank, Frank - Frankie Vaughn and The Kaye Sisters
12 - Sh - Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) - Crew Cuts
13 - Hearts Of Stone - Fontane Sisters with Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra
14 - Someday You'll Want Me to Want You - Mills Brothers
15 - Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries - Hi Lo's

LP8 Showstoppers!

1 - They Call The Wind Maria, from 'Paint Your Wagon' - George London with The Roland Shaw Orchestra
2 - I Got The Sun In The Morning, from 'Annie Get Your Gun' - Ethel Merman
3 - Bali Ha'i from 'South Pacific' - Juanita Hall
4 - Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' - Alfred Drake
5 - Surrey With The Fringe On Top, from 'Oklahoma' - Alfred Drake
6 - Baubles, Bangles and Beads, from 'Kismet' - Peggy Lee
7 - Anything You Can Do, from 'Annie Get your Gun' - Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes and The Andrew Sisters
8 - June Is Bustin' Out All Over, from 'Carousel' - Christine Johnson, Jan Clayton and Chorus
9 - I've Never Been In Love Before, from 'Guys And Dolls' - Robert Alda & Isabel Bigley
10 - I Could Have Danced All Night from 'My Fair Lady' - Lita Roza with The Bill Shepherd Orchestra
11 - You'll Never Walk Alone - Christine Johnson
12 - We Kiss In A Shadow, from 'The King & I' - Perry Como
13 - Stranger In Paradise, from 'Kismet' - Four Aces
14 - I'm Gonna Wash The Man Right Outa My Hair, from 'South Pacific' - Mary Martin