Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Classical Lounge (1078)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a male orchestra conductor in a tuxedo. Text reads Episode 1078 Classical Lounge

This week, we’re calling the show Classical Lounge…a look at how the hi-fi world approached classical music. There has always been this appreciation and tension between the refined world of classical music and those who inhabited the down-and-dirty world of popular music. So, it wasn’t uncommon for hi-fi artists to tackle these well-known classical works now and again. We’ll hear from Dick Hyman, Billy Mur, Juan Garcia Esquivel, Liberace, and many more!


Title Artist Album
Blue Danube Rock Jonah Jones A Touch Of Blue
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Esquivel Four Corners Of The World
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Dick Hyman And His Orchestra Philco Presents The Best Of...Command Records
Claire De Lune Bob Florence Big Band Bongos / Reeds / Brass
Swinging the Toreador Barney Kessel Modern Jazz Performances From Bizet's Opera Carmen
Bolero Arthur Lyman Yellow Bird
My Reverie (Based on Claude Debussy's "Reverie") Liberace My Parade Of Golden Favorites
Favorite Theme from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Ray Conniff And His Orchestra & Chorus Concert In Rhythm
Chopin Prelude, Opus 28, No. 4 The Voices of Walter Schumann Though Not A Word Was Spoken
Caro Nome Al Jazzbo Collins Presents Swinging At The Opera
Humoresque Ray Martin & His Orchestra Dynamica
Chopsticks Guitar Billy Mure Super-Sonic Guitars In Hi-Fi
Drinking Song Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra Ros At The Opera
In The Hall Of The Mountain King Hugo Montenegro Bongos And Brass
Greensleeves Los Admiradores Bongos
Rhapsody In Blue 101 Strings Rhapsody