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Track(s) taken from CDA67148

On a Spring note


New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: August 1999
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Tony Faulkner & Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 2 minutes 31 seconds

Cover artwork: The Haymarket Theatre, London by George Hyde Pownall (1876-1932)
Courtesy of Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey / Fine Art Photographic Library, London


'Ronald Corp and the New London Orchestra play with their familiar accomplishment and affection and, if anything, an even surer grasp of pace than before. The CD is gratifyingly full and excellently recorded. More, please!' (Gramophone)

'Throughout, Corp … has one great asset – charm, and I defy you not to sit listening to these appealing morceaux without a permanent grin on your face' (International Record Review)

'Corp’s performances are sumptuous' (The Sunday Times)

'An artfully cherry-picked selection played with affection and zest, which will leave you with a warm glow – and perhaps a feeling of regret that no one writes music like this any more' (Classic FM Magazine)

'If you've a soft spot for this kind of repertoire you'll love it' (BBC CD Review)
Sidney Torch (1908–1990) was born Sidney Torchinsky of Russian parents in East London. A talented pianist, he became a theatre organist between the Wars as well as a prolific composer and arranger, and then conducted the BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night for many years. On a Spring Note (1952) may be counted among his most popular compositions—thanks largely to its use in the cinema for Pathé Gazette.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2000

Sidney Torch (1908-1990), de son vrai nom Sidney Torchinsky, naquit à East London, de parents russes. Pianiste talentueux, il devint, à l’entre-deux­-guerres, organiste de théâtre, mais aussi compositeur-arrangeur prolifique, avant de diriger maintes années durant le programme «Friday Night is Music Night» de la BBC. On a Spring Note (1952) est l’une de ses compositions les plus populaires – grâce, notamment, à l’usage quen fit le cinéma pour la Pathé Gazette.

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

Sidney Torch (1908-1990) wurde unter dem Namen Sidney Torchinsky als Sohn russischer Eltern im Londoner Osten geboren. Der talentierte Pianist war zwischen den Kriegen als Kino-Organist tätig, wurde zum produktiven Komponisten und Arrangeur und leitete schließlich lange Jahre die Kapelle der BBC-Sendung ‘Friday Night is Music Night’. On a Spring Note (1952) ist zu seinen beliebtesten Stücken zu rechnen – in erster Linie wegen seiner Verwendung in Kinos für die Pathé-Gazette-Wochenschauen.

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

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