[Dixielandjazz] Re: Beethoven jazz tune

Dick Sleeman d.sleeman at hccnet.nl
Sun Oct 17 14:14:50 PDT 2004

Perry Como had a hit in 1945 with "Till the end of time", based on the Polonaise no. 6 in A flat major by Chopin.
Della Reese had a hit in 1959 with "Don't you know", Musetta's waltz song from "La Bohème" by Puccini - and in 1980 she had an LP with 12 tunes, based on classical compositions by well-known composers like Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Ketelbey: "The Classical Della" (RCA INTS 5046).

In all these cases the original composition and componist was mentioned; I know of at least two where this was not so: "A Lover's Concerto" by the Village Stompers, based on the "Menuet in G" from "Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach" by Johann Sebastian Bach, and "The Lamp Is Low", played by Bobby Hackett with strings on the LP "A Time For Love", which is based on Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante défunte".

My two Eurocents!

Dick Sleeman, Lelystad, Holland.

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