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|The Music of Leroy Anderson Once Upon a Sleigh Ride|
Actors: Leroy Anderson, Dick Cavett
Director: Peter Rosen
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Narrated by Dick Cavett"As someone who writes music, I can never take light things other than seriously. And the humorous thing in music, the light thing, the bonbon ? I have abiding respect for someone who can bring that... more »
A Trip Down Memory Lane
moviesRme | Australia | 11/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you were growing up in the 1940s/50s and 60s, you'll probably remember most of Leroy Anderson's hit songs of the 50s (they seem to refer to it as easy listening music today), but it was a time when music was melodious and catchy and you could at least whistle or hum a pop song. What a wonderful and humble composer he was!
This DVD is exceptional for its content, with lots of archival footage of Arthur Feidler and the Boston Pops, Ed Sullivan Show, and even John Williams. There are excerpts from Leroy Anderson's most memorable tunes as well as some interesting interviews with Anderson's family and his peers. The DVD is presented in full frame 4x3 because the material comes from a time before widescreen TV. For its time, the picture quality is quite good. Some of the audio is mixed in stereo. If you enjoy quality music and want to reminisce about 'happier times,' then this is the program made just for you! Enjoy your trip down memory lane."