Today's Classical Music Video

Monday, April 1, 2013

Billy Mayerl: a Light Music Master




Billy Mayerl (1902-1959) was an English pianist and composer, well-known for his contributions in the field of light music. His specialty may have been "light music" but he was a master. He appeared as piano soloist in the first UK performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in 1925. He wrote some memorable songs including "Marigold" which he plays in this video. He was also tremendously inventive at the keyboard, as you will also see in this video.


Paul E. Robinson

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