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The Boulevardier

composer
1939

 
London-born, Frederic Curzon (1899–1973) 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. He eventually became the head of the light music department of the publisher Boosey & Hawkes, for whom he composed his most successful compositions. Of these, The Boulevardier (1939)—a jaunty portrayal of a Parisian man-about-town—became especially well loved.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1996

Frederic Curzon (1899-1973) fut un autre compositeur de musique légère éminemment bien ouvragée. Né à Londres, il étudia le violon, le violoncelle, le piano et l’orgue, et devint pianiste dans un orchestre de théâtre londonien. A vingt ans, il dirigeait et composait pour des films muets. Après quoi il devint chef du département de musique légère de l’éditeur Boosey & Hawkes, pour qui il composa ses œuvres les plus célèbres. Parmi elles, The Boulevardier (1939), portrait allègre d’un mondain parisien, fut particulièrement appréciée.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1996
Français: Hypérion

Frederic Curzon (1899-1973) war ein weiterer Komponist, der einige besonders gutkomponierte Beiträge zur Unterhaltungsmusik leistete. In London geboren, studierte Curzon Violine, Cello, Klavier und Orgel, wurde Pianist in einem Londoner Theaterorchester und dirigierte und komponierte als Zwanzigjähriger Musik für Stummfilme. Er wurde schließlich Leiter der Abteilung für Unterhaltungsmusik des Verlages Boosey & Hawkes, für den er die meisten seiner erfolgreichen Kompositionen schrieb. Von diesen erreichte The Boulevardier (1939) – ein fröhliches Porträt eines Pariser Mannes von Welt – besondere Beliebtheit.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

Recordings

British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1
CDA66868Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4

Details

Track 6 on CDA66868 [3'55] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 6 on CDS44261/4 CD1 [3'55] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66868 track 6

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86806
Duration
3'55
Recording date
1 December 1995
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. British Light Music Classics, Vol. 1 (CDA66868)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: July 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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