Sunday Bandstand 11 October 2020

Sunday Bandstand 11 October 2020

 

Maurice Zbriger: -  July 10, 1896, Kamenets-Podolskiy, Ukraine – April 5, 1981, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) was a Canadian violinist, composer and conductor. He began learning violin as a child, and continued his studies at the conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was a classmate of Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein and Mischa Elman.

He left Russia in 1920 and travelled throughout Europe, until he arrived in Montreal in 1924. He quickly found work there at His Majesty's Theatre, in silent film houses, and other venues. He was one of the founders of the Traymore Quartet in 1925, which later became the Traymore Salon Orchestra. He was one of the first Canadians to specialize in Roma music and performed and conducted for a radio show that ran on the station CKAC for 40 years.

Zbriger became a partner in, and eventually the sole owner of, the Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen. Better known as "Schwartz's", this restaurant is famous for its distinctive Montreal-style smoked meat. With the profits from this business, Zbriger spent many thousands of dollars organizing free concerts of his music.

Zbriger was unable to pursue a career as a concert violinist because his wife was in poor health. Mrs. Zbriger was a pianist and co-composed music with Maurice, until her death after 65 years of marriage.

Many of Zbriger's compositions were dedicated to famous people. He wrote The Vincent Massey March (1952) for the Canadian statesman of the same name, while Mother's Lullaby (1948) was dedicated to Charles, Prince of Wales upon his birth. The individuals honoured by Zbriger frequently received copies of the music with letters he commissioned.

In his later years, arthritis in his hands prevented Zbriger from performing publicly, though he continued to compose and conduct until his death.

His Lord Nuffield March c1959 is on this show.

Further information can be found on this link about Maurice Zbriger -  https://www.nfb.ca/film/concert_man/

 

Playlist  11 October 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
Carnival Day - Gordon Langford Massed bands Besses o'th Barn, Hammonds Sauce works, Parc and Dare, Sunlife, Wingates Temp GMD: Vilem Tausky - 1979  'Live Brass' - CD - Chandos Recording CHAN6561 - 1992 (Compilation
The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Paul Dukas - arr. Derek Bourgeois Leyland Band MD: Philip Harper - 2011  'The Age of Chivalry' CD - Doyen: DOYCD280 - 2011
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Eric Maschwitz (words) and Manny Sherwin (Music - 1940) arr. Alan Fernie  Kings of Brass MD: James Scott - 2000  'Down Memory Lane Vol 3' - CD - Kirklees Music KRCD1033 - 2000
Der Freischutz  - Carl Maria von Weber arr. William Halliwell Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2015  'Patrons' Choice VIII' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD345 - 2015
Bare Necessities (from Jungle Book) - arr: Leigh Baker Eb Bass Soloist David Hebb with the Brighouse and Rastrick Band MD: Richard Evans - 2007  'Best of Brass - Brighouse and Rastrick Band ' - CD - WAMCBRB07006 - 2007
Carmen Suite 1) Aragonaise 2) Habanera 3) Entr'acte 4) Intermezzo 5) Toreador's Song - Bizet Arr: Alan Fernie Black Dyke Band MD: Nicholas Childs - 2007  'Symphonic Brass' - CD - Naxos 8.570726 - 2007
Just As I Am - Wilfred Heaton International Staff Band BM: Dr Stephen Cobb - 2002  'The Heaton Collection' - DCD (CD2) - SP&S CD158 - 2002
Them Basses - Getty Huffine  Sunlife (Stanshawe) Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1979  'Legacy - Sun Life Stanshawe Band Vol: 2' - Triple CD - 2001
Symphonic Suite Scheherazade - Rimsky-Korsakov arr. James Ord Hume Williams Fairey Engineering Band MD: Roy Newsome - 1988  'Freedom' - CD - Polyphonic Recording QPRL 038D - 1988
My Favourite Things - Alan Fernie Euphonium Soloist Glyn Williams with the Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2011  'The Lure of the Red Jacket' - CD - Doyen Recording   DOYCD287 - 2011
Adagio' from the Bruch Violin Concerto - Max Bruch arr. Kevin Lamb Cornet Soloist Brian Tait with the Ever Ready Band MD: Stuart Sterling - 1991  'Early One Morning' - CD - Bandleader BNA 5056 - 1991
Intrada: 'Ein Feste Burg' - Luther arr: Ray Farr  Eikanger Bjorsvik Band (Norway) MD: Ray Farr - 1995  'Best By Farr' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD 059 - 1997
In a Persian Market - Albert Ketelby Lindley Band MD: Neil Jowett - 2010  'Bandstand Memories' - CD - 2010
Lord Nuffield - March - Maurice Zbriger  Fodens, Faireys, Morris Motors MD Harry Mortimer - 1960  'Bright As Brass - Vol. 2' - Vinyl - Decca ‎– SKL 4109 - 1960
Zulu - The Battle of Rork's Drift - John Barry & Sir Edward German arr:  Roger Thorne Greater Gwent Youth Band MD: Philip Harper - 2009  'Kingdom of Dragons' - CD - SFZ 149 - 2009
I Dream Of Jeannie - Stephen Foster arr. Elgar Howarth Euphonium Soloist David Moore with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band MD: Elgar Howarth - 2011  'Bold as Brass (compilation)' - CD - Belart  450 0232 (10) - Original recording 1. 10. 1976  
Gabriella's Song from the film 'As It Is In Heaven' - Stefan Nilsson Vocals: Regina Mallinger with the Brass Band Obersterrich (Austria)  MD: Hannes Buchegger - 2010  'Special Moments' - CD - Studio Weinberg Recordings - 2010
Corner Flag  - March - James Howe  Morris Concert Band MD: Harry Mortimer  - 1979   'Marching Contrasts' - Vinyl - Polyphonic Recordings PRL 002 - 1979
Alabamy Bound - Traditional arr. Ray Farr Reg Vardy Band MD: Ray Farr - 2006  'Cool' - CD - Sforza - SFZ132 - 2006
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010​  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

1 comment

  • John Slater

    John Slater - Monday, 12 October 2020

    I drove my parents nuts practicing "In a Persian Market" on the piano. Hope you are staying safe as can be. I wonder if I will make it back to England. Hope they get that vaccine soon! If you ever want to see the NW, you have a place to stay.

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