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White Cliffs of Dover: Wartime Favourites
Isobel Buchanan, English Chamber Orchestra
White Cliffs of Dover: Wartime Favourites
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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This CD is a treasure for history and music buffs alike.
Kevin Beuret (kevin@howenet.com) | Howe, Indiana, U.S.A. | 07/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's no doubt about it--"The White Cliffs of Dover" will either leave you cold, or it will enthrall you. The reason? The tracks consist almost entirely of music popular in England during the Second World War, and the closer you are to that era, either through having lived through it or, as in this reviewer's case, having studied a great deal about it, the more likely you are to be fascinated and even deeply moved by it.The music is varied and endlessly interesting, ranging from the touchingly naive "There'll Always Be an England" to Eric Coates's incongruously cheerful "Dambusters March" to the exquisite "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square," which receives a ravishing interpretation from Scots soprano Isobel Buchanan, backed by the English Chamber Orchestra. In short: If you love World War II history and the popular music of that time, you will certainly love this collection. If you think history is boring and disdain musicsl sentiment, look elsewhere. This CD isn't for you."