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Track(s) taken from CDA66968

Rouge et noir


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: October 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 2 minutes 46 seconds

Cover artwork: Boulter’s Lock, Sunday Afternoon, 1895 by Edward John Gregory (1850-1909)
Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside / Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight


'Should more than satisfy those who like a good tune! Many of the old favourites here will be forever associated with radio and television signature tunes … Nostalgia is the key to many of thse pieces, but a collection such as this reminds us that the thing which really binds this collection together is the quality of the music itself' (BBC Music Magazine)
Fred Hartley (1905–1991) specialized in light music throughout his career. Born in Dundee, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music, toured as piano recitalist, played with Jack Hylton’s Kit-Kat Band, and formed his own ensemble to broadcast light music. From 1940 he was the BBC’s supervisor of light music. Of his original compositions, the best-known is Rouge et Noir, a will-o’-the-wisp evocation in waltz time of the red and black of the gaming table.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1997

Fred Hartley (1905-1991) consacra, lui aussi, toute sa carrière à la musique légère. Né à Dundee, il étudia à la Royal Academy of Music, donna des récitals de piano lors de tournées, joua avec le Kit-Kat Band de Jack Hylton, et forma son propre ensemble pour faire de la musique légère à la radio. A partir de 1940, il fut directeur de la musique légère à la BBC. La plus connue de ses compositions originales, Rouge et Noir, est une évocation follette de Paris, dont l’atmosphère est davantage celle de Montmartre que des grands boulevards.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Das Spezialgebiet von Fred Hartley (1905-1991), der in Dundee geboren wurde, war ebenfalls die Unterhaltungsmusik. Er studierte an der Royal Academy of Music, ging als Klaviersolist auf Tournee, spielte gemeinsam mit Jack Hyltons Kit-Kat Band und gründete sein eigenes Ensemble zum Zwecke von Rundfunkübertragungen von Unterhaltungsmusik. Ab 1940 war er Leiter der Unterhaltungsmusikabteilung der BBC. Die bekannteste seiner originellen Kompositionen ist Rouge et Noir (‘Rot und Schwarz’), eine Erinnerung an die Stadt Paris, in der jedoch mehr von der Atmosphäre des Montmartre als von den großen Boulevards erzählt wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

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