Sunday Bandstand 2 February 2020

Sunday Bandstand 2 February 2020

Luigi Arditi (22 July 1822 – 1 May 1903) was an Italian violinist, composer and conductor.

Arditi was born in Crescentino, Piemonte (Italy). He began his musical career as a violinist and studied music at the Conservatory of Milan. He made his debut in 1843 as a director at Vercelli, and it was there that he was made an honorary member of the Philharmonic Academy.

Arditi conducted opera throughout Italy and in 1846 found himself conducting as far afield as Havana, Cuba. He visited America, where he remained for a while, conducting operas in New York, Philadelphia and other cities with the Max Maretzek Italian Opera Company until 1856.

Then, following a visit to Constantinople, he decided to settle in London but made several trips again to America with the Royal Italian Opera Company. He also conducted in Germany, and in other major European cities such as St. Petersburg, Vienna and Madrid. After 1885, he was in England, conducting at Covent Garden and in various prestigious theatres and promenade concerts in London's parks. He died at Hove, near Brighton (England). His mortal remains are buried in Hove Cemetery.

Arditi is best-known for his operas, he also wrote numerous songs and vocal waltzes, the most popular of which is "Il Bacio" ("The Kiss") which he dedicated to the Italian soprano Marietta Piccolomini.

In this show we have that famous song ''Il Bacio' played as a very familiar cornet solo. The recording dates back to 1936 with Harry Mortimer as the soloist accompanied by Foden's Motor Works Band conducted by Fred Mortimer (his father).

Enjoy the show...

Playlist 2 February 2020 

Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Cossack Ride and Slavonic Dance - Brunon Barron arr: Ray Woodfield  Brass Band Oberaargauer (Austria) MD: Manfred Obrecht - 1991  'Jubilee Classics' - CD - Obrasso Recording CD 931 - 1991
Ascension - Fredrick Schelderup Laksevag Musikkforening (Norway) MD: Fredrick Schelderup - 2019  'NMBrass 2019' 3rd Section - CD - 
The Syncopated Clock - Leroy Anderson arr: James Gourlay Brass Band Berner Oberland (Switzerland) MD: James Gourlay - 1993  'Mountain Song' CD - Doyen Recording  DOY CD025 - 1993
The Cavalier - Edwin Sutton Euphonium Soloist David Hebb with the Mossley Hollins School Band MD: Brian Farrar - 1980  'Brass Roots' - Vinyl - Hollick & Taylor Recordings HTLPS1628 - 1980
Venus and Adonis Tone Poem - Drake Rimmer  Mirrlees Works Band MD: Jack Atherton - 1970  'Mirrlees Makes Music' - Vinyl - Marble Arch Recording MALS1317 - 1970
Il Bacio - Luigi Arditi Cornet Soloist Harry Mortimer with the Foden's Motor Works Band MD: Fred Mortimer - 1936  'Man of Brass - Compilation of his solos 1924 - 1945' 
Golconda - Ferrier Harworth Colliery (Caledonian Mining Co Ltd) Band MD: Ken Vernon - 1988  'Caledonian Mining Co. Ltd. Presents the Harworth Colliery Caledonian Mining Band - Vinyl - Hollick & Taylor Recs HTLPS1729
Born Free - John Barry arr: Alan Catherall Brass Band Heist (Belgium) MD: Bert Van Thienen 2007  'Lyrica' - CD - Galaxy Recording BBH 2007
The Firing Line - Bruce Broughton Enfield Citadel Band BM: Andrew Blyth - 2007  'American Anthology' - CD - SP&S 229CD - 2007
El Banicio - Alfredo Javaloyes  arr: James Ord Hume   Cranwell RAF College Band MD: Squadron Leader Denzil Stephens  
Out of the Blue March - Hubert Bath GUS (Footwear) Band MD: Stanley Boddington - 1967 Kings of Brass' - Vinyl - Studio 2 TWO161 - 1967
Tantalusqualen Overture ('The Torments of Tantalus') (1868) - Franz von Suppe Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Derek Ashmore - 1974  'Brass Versus The Classics' - Vinyl - York Records BYK714 - 1974
Pineapple Poll - Sir Arthur Sullivan arr: Geoffrey Brand Spillers (Gainsborough) Band MD: John Golland - 1977  'Diversions' - Vinyl - SLCW 1034
American in Paris - George Gershwin arr: Howard Snell Swiss Army Band (Switzerland) MD: Andreas Spörri - 1998  
Mattheson's Air - Johann Mattheson arr: Gilbert Vinter Cornet Soloist Francois Roh with the Swiss Army Brass Band MD: Andreas Spörri - 2004  Marches, Chorale and Hymns' - CD - Amos Recording - 2004
The Csardas Act 1 Heia, in den Homeland - Johann Strauss arr: Ian Johnston Black Dyke Mills MD: James Watson - 1996   'Strauss Festival' - CD - Obrasso Recording - CD859 - 1996
Showstoppers for Two Soprano Cornets - arr: Simon Kerwin, Alan Catherall, Ray Farr & Michael E. Hopkinson Soprano Cornet Soloists Brian Evans and Peter Roberts with the Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 1995  'Kings of Brass Vol. 1 ' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1019 - 1995
Storm Over Leningrad from Beyond The Tamar  (World Tour of Brass Band) - Philip Harper Ensemble De Cuivres Melodia (Switzerland) MD: Yvan Lagger - 2012  'Beyond the Tamar' - CD  - Artlab 12545 - 2012
Salvation is Created - Pavel Tschesnokoff  Motor City Brass Band (South Michigan USA) MD: Craig Strain  - 2001  'Motor City Brass Band ‎– After Five'  - CD - This was their own recording - 2001
The Last Call - Otto Schwarz Brass Band Oberosterrich (Austria) MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2009  'Highlights from the 2008 Brass in Concert Championships' - DVD - WOB 135 DVD - 2009
Alicante -  Ricardo Sylvio arr:  Frederick Charrosin  Hanwell Brass Band MD: Eric Bravington - 1971  'Bandstand Brass' - Vinyl - Stereo Gold Award ‎– MER343 - 1971
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke​ Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​ 'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010​

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