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On a Spring note


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


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


Track 19 on CDA67148 [2'31] Archive Service; also available on CDS44261/4
Track 19 on CDS44261/4 CD3 [2'31] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

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