Frederic Curzon: Robin Hood Suite

Frederic Curzon: Robin Hood Suite

8.555172 (Naxos, CD)

REISSUE (25 March 2022)
Tracks: 17
Booklet pages: 8
℗ 1992 Naxos Rights US Inc
© 2022 Naxos Rights US Inc
Main country of recording: Slovakia
Country of manufacture: Germany
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Frederic Curzon: Robin Hood Suite published on 15 May 2022

Silvia Čápová, piano (track 7)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Leaper, conductor

Frederic Curzon (1899-1973):

1 The Boulevardier (1941)

2 Punchinello (1948)

Spanish Suite: In Malaga (1935)
3 Spanish Ladies
4 Serenade to Eulalie
5 Cachucha

6 Dance of an Ostracised Imp (1940)

7 Saltarello for piano and orchestra (1952)

8 Capricante (1949)

9 Galavant (1949)

10 Pasquinade (1943)

11 Simonetta (1933)

12 Cascade Waltz (1946)

13 La Peineta (1954)

Robin Hood Suite (1937)
14 In Sherwood
15 Maid Marian
16 March of the Bowmen

17 Bravada: Paso Doble (1938)

British Light Music 6

Previously released on Marco Polo 8.223425

Recorded 14-19 September 1991 at the Concert Hall of Slovak Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Frederic Curzon started his career as a virtuoso organist, touring countless British theatres and concert venues. From 1938 he devoted himself to composition, creating a catalogue of works that is truly astonishing for its size and scope. This recording reveals Curzon's fascination with Spain, and also features orchestral showpieces and evocations of cultured gentility, from the swagger of The Boulevardier to the wistful nostalgia of Simonetta. The Robin Hood Suite represents Curzon at the height of his melodic inspiration. As one affectionate obituary stated, 'he was a classic among English light music composers'.