English light music composer Frederic Curzon (1899-1973) was also an accomplished organist, who spent much of his adult life giving concerts. His compositional career began at age 12, when he wrote settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis which were performed by a local choir. By twenty, he already had his own orchestra and was writing music for silent movies. He produced a tremendous volume of work in an array of genres, often using the noms de plume Graham Collett and Harold Ramsay. Curzon was highly respected by his peers, well-received by the public and the critics, and it is somewhat perplexing that his name has almost vanished among lists of 20th Century composers.
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Classical Musical Midi Page: Frederic Curzon
Biography and commentary with MIDI audio of several works.
Curzon, Frederic (1899-1973)
Brief biographical sketch and Naxos discography.
Biography with influences, impact, important works, and estimation of his place among light music composers by Philip Scowcroft on MusicWeb.
Biography with overview of works, details of critical and peer acceptance, and musical accomplishments. From the Legends of Light Music by the Robert Farnon Society.
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