The name of Wilfred Worden is pretty much forgotten now. After his fame as a boy pianist, he went on to compose one or two pieces of light music in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born around 1917, and can be seen as a fourteen year old in a Pathe newsreel from 1931. It appears that the Minute waltz was Worden’s show piece – both on the record given here and in the newsreel he gets through it in about 80 seconds.
Chopin – Waltzes in B flat major Op.70 No.1, D flat major Op.64 No.1 and C sharp minor Op.64 No.2
Master Wilfred Worden, boy pianist
Decca F2708
Matrices: GB 3649-3, 3650-1
Recorded c1931