Victor Borge was a Danish virtuoso classical pianist who escaped to the USA at the start of WWII, learning English by going to movie theatres, and building a career initially purely as a pianist but also over time incorporating comedy into his radio appearances to create a unique and highly distinctive style of entertainment. As his recordings and trademark routines became more widely heard, he developed a following on both sides of the Atlantic, and was a major TV star through the 1950s and beyond. This 2-CD set comprises the studio recordings from his early Columbia singles from the 1940s, which also later came out on the albums "A Victor Borge Program" and "An Evening With Victor Borge", along with the complete contents of his 1954 'live' concert albums "Comedy In Music Vols. 1 & 2" and his 1955 'live' album "Caught In The Act" - several of the 'tracks' are continuous extended recordings comprising a complete side of an album. His early recordings include straightforward musical performances as well as comedy routines, with his later work using his music as a cleverly-deployed medium for parody and improvisation within his idiosyncratic narrative style. Interestingly, his later 'live' recordings include extended versions which he developed over the years from his early studio recordings. Borge was a complete 'one-off', very much of his time, but whose humour transcends the passing of the years
Victor Borge was a Danish virtuoso classical pianist who escaped to the USA at the start of WWII, learning English by going to movie theatres, and building a career initially purely as a pianist but also over time incorporating comedy into his radio appearances to create a unique and highly distinctive style of entertainment. As his recordings and trademark routines became more widely heard, he developed a following on both sides of the Atlantic, and was a major TV star through the 1950s and beyond. This 2-CD set comprises the studio recordings from his early Columbia singles from the 1940s, which also later came out on the albums "A Victor Borge Program" and "An Evening With Victor Borge", along with the complete contents of his 1954 'live' concert albums "Comedy In Music Vols. 1 & 2" and his 1955 'live' album "Caught In The Act" - several of the 'tracks' are continuous extended recordings comprising a complete side of an album. His early recordings include straightforward musical performances as well as comedy routines, with his later work using his music as a cleverly-deployed medium for parody and improvisation within his idiosyncratic narrative style. Interestingly, his later 'live' recordings include extended versions which he developed over the years from his early studio recordings. Borge was a complete 'one-off', very much of his time, but whose humour transcends the passing of the years
824046338329

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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 06/04/2021
UPC: 824046338329

Collection 1945-55
Artist: Victor Borge
Format: CD
New: Available to Order $16.99
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DISC: 1

1. Phonetic Punctuation
2. A Lesson in Composition
3. The Blue Serenade
4. Grieg Rhapsody
5. Brahms Lullaby
6. A Mozart Opera By Borge
7. All the Things You Are
8. Unstarted Symphony
9. Bizet's Carmen
10. Intermezzo
11. Stardust
12. Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2
13. Inflation Language
14. Hist Hvor Vejen Slaar en Bugt/Vuggevise
15. Clair de Lune
16. Comedy in Music Vol. 1 - Beginning
17. Comedy in Music Vol. 1 - Conclusion
18. Medley of Popular Songs
19. Warsaw Concerto, Auf Wiedersen'n Sweetheart
20. Requests
21. A Mozart Opera By Borge
22. Three Borge Favorites
23. Family Background
24. Phonetic Punctuation

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Victor Borge was a Danish virtuoso classical pianist who escaped to the USA at the start of WWII, learning English by going to movie theatres, and building a career initially purely as a pianist but also over time incorporating comedy into his radio appearances to create a unique and highly distinctive style of entertainment. As his recordings and trademark routines became more widely heard, he developed a following on both sides of the Atlantic, and was a major TV star through the 1950s and beyond. This 2-CD set comprises the studio recordings from his early Columbia singles from the 1940s, which also later came out on the albums "A Victor Borge Program" and "An Evening With Victor Borge", along with the complete contents of his 1954 'live' concert albums "Comedy In Music Vols. 1 & 2" and his 1955 'live' album "Caught In The Act" - several of the 'tracks' are continuous extended recordings comprising a complete side of an album. His early recordings include straightforward musical performances as well as comedy routines, with his later work using his music as a cleverly-deployed medium for parody and improvisation within his idiosyncratic narrative style. Interestingly, his later 'live' recordings include extended versions which he developed over the years from his early studio recordings. Borge was a complete 'one-off', very much of his time, but whose humour transcends the passing of the years

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