There can be few sounds more evocative of a place than the music of Hawaii. The soft, undulating melodies conjure up an image of the sun, the blue sea and the golden beaches. During his lifetime Felix Mendelssohn devoted his time to bringing those musical scenes to British audiences and the happy, carefree atmosphere of the Pacific Islands is captured again with the issue of these sixteen titles. To most people living in Britain, Hawaii seems like some make-believe dream world created by Hollywood and the picture-postcard manufacturers.
Label: Encore ENC 199