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Rouge et noir


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


British Light Music Classics
CDS44261/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
British Light Music Classics, Vol. 2
CDA66968Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4


Track 5 on CDA66968 [2'46] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 5 on CDS44261/4 CD2 [2'46] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66968 track 5

Recording date
22 October 1996
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. 2 (CDA66968)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: March 1997
    Deletion date: May 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
  2. The New London Orchestra Light Music Playlist (CDPL0106)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: September 2017
    Download only
  3. British Light Music Classics (CDS44261/4)
    Disc 2 Track 5
    Release date: October 2006
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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