This program offers a wide-ranging cross section on Goodwin’s work on several successful films as well as a few obscure but very appealing themes from minor films…This inherently positive, cheerful, and good-humoured music reflects the beloved Goodwin’s own personality and is given a rousing and thrilling send-off by Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic. A real treat for all lovers of ‘light’
Rumon Gamba’s spirited, enthusiastic conducting and the spectacular playing of the BBC ensemble are beyond cavil. The sonics are resplendent… It was interesting to learn that Brian Couzens, Chandos Chariman, was Goodwin’s orchestrator.
American Record Guide
For the Ron Goodwin fan this album is absolute must. The quality of the music and the arrangements is brilliant, preserving the panache and enthusiasm that is a hallmark of any Goodwin score. The inclusion of rare themes and new suites add immensely to the listening pleasure…the music is brilliant. Bravo! Wizard!
Music from the Movies
…sumptuously recorded, Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic do Bax proud…
Classic FM Magazine ‘Best Buy’ on CHAN 10126 (Sir Arnold Bax)
…this is a fine, beautifully played and recorded celebration of Addinsells underrated contribution to British film.
BBC Music Magazine on CHAN 10046 (Richard Addinsell)
…the high level of playing and interpretation to be found throughout this ever fascinating and altogether quite delightful selection of Addinsells film music.
Gramophone on CHAN 10046 (Richard Addinsell)
'Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic tackle all this material with great relish, while the Chandos sound-engineers have a field-day. Altogether a terrific tribute - and great fun too!'
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