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Dance of an ostracized imp

composer
1940

 
Frederic Curzon (1899–1973) was a stalwart of British light music and a fine craftsman. As head of the light music department of Boosey & Hawkes, he was also responsible for encouraging many younger composers. London-born, he studied violin, cello, piano and organ, became pianist in a London theatre orchestra, and by the age of twenty was conducting and composing for silent films. Later he was active as a cinema organist but concentrated increasingly on composition. We hear his wittily titled and whimsically conceived Dance of an Ostracised Imp (1940). Whatever the title means, it seems to capture the spirit of the piece admirably!

from notes by Andrew Lamb 2002

Recordings

British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 4
CDA67400Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4

Details

Track 4 on CDA67400 [3'21] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 4 on CDS44261/4 CD4 [3'21] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44261/4 disc 4 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-40004
Duration
3'21
Recording date
12 April 2002
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. British Light Music Classics, Vol. 4 (CDA67400)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: September 2002
    Deletion date: June 2009
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 4 Track 4
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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