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Frank Sinatra Conducts The Music of Alec Wilder
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June 30, 2012
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
I owned, and greatly enjoyed the original 1945 78rpm recordings of the first 6 bands of these wonderful Alec Wilder short solos for woodwinds and strings. As a classical music student at the time, I remember being very impressed, and surprised by Sinatra's interest, and sensitivity in conducting these little solo gems. My old 78 album has been gone for many years, and I am certainly grateful to whoever brought it back on CD. For me, the 1939-40 Wilder Octet music was an added bonus.
March 30, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I originally tracked this cd down for track #5 which I heard on the radio one Saturday afternoon. Had to buy it from some private seller in the UK, but it was well worth it. Apart from the historical significance of Frank's directorial debut, I can't say that his spirit infuses the music, but Wilder is certainly at his best here. A wonderful cd which I never get tired of listening to.