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Portrait of a flirt

composer
1947

 
Robert Farnon (1917–2005) was born in Canada and came to England as conductor of the Allied Expeditionary Forces Band in 1944. He was soon in demand as arranger and conductor, thanks particularly to a remarkable sequence of compositions which became highly popular in the late-1940s through exposure on radio—especially on the programme In Town Tonight. Among them was the aptly named Portrait of a Flirt (1947), which ends provocatively after flitting playfully between one rhythm and another.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Robert Farnon, né au Canada en 1917, vint en Angleterre comme chef de l’Allied Expeditionary Forces Band, en 1944. Il fut bientôt un arrangeur-chef d’orchestre prisé, grâce surtout à une remarquable série de compositions, rendues fort populaires par la radio – et notamment par le programme «In Town Tonight» – à la fin des années 1940. Parmi ces morceaux figurait le bien nommé Portrait of a Flirt (1947), qui s’achève, de manière provocante, après être espièglement passé d’un rythme à l’autre.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Robert Farnon (1917-2005) stammt aus Kanada und kam 1944 als Dirigent der Militärkapelle Allied Expeditionary Forces Band nach England. Bald war er als Arrangeur und Komponist gefragt, was insbesondere einer bemerkenswerten Serie von Stücken zu verdanken ist, die Ende der 40er Jahre durch Rundfunksendungen (in erster Linie der Programmreihe ‘In Town Tonight’) höchst populär wurden. Darunter war auch das passend betitelte Portrait of a Flirt (1947), das nach spielerischem Wechsel zwischen verschiedenen Rhythmen einen provokanten Abschluß findet.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 3
CDA67148Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4Download currently discounted

Details

Track 9 on CDA67148 [2'44] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 9 on CDS44261/4 CD3 [2'44] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44261/4 disc 3 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-00-86809
Duration
2'44
Recording date
4 August 1999
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tony Faulkner & Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. British Light Music Classics, Vol. 3 (CDA67148)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: March 2000
    Deletion date: October 0/10
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 3 Track 9
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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