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Landon Ronald was a hugely important figure in British musical life for the first third of the 20th Century. He was a longstanding Principal of the Guildhall School of Music, and a vital contributor to the classical activities of the Gramophone Company, recording extensively with the New Symphony Orchestra (later the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra) both in purely orchestral works, and as concerto and vocal accompanist. He also recorded extensively as a piano accompanist in the first years of the gramophone. He recorded many works both acoustically and electrically, waxing accounts of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Dvorak’s New World, Tchaikovsky’s 4th, 5th and 6th Symphonies amongst the longer works.

Landon Ronald’s conducting is discussed in Filson Young’s 1911 study of music and musicians, “More Mastersingers”, within a section on The Art of the Conductor. Young divides conductors into three broad types, exemplified by Henry Wood, Landon Ronald and Hans Richter.

A fairly complete Landon Ronald discography is also available on this site.

 

 

 

Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro – overture
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D 141
Matrix ac5551f (single side number 0682)
Recorded 7th October 1911

Sibelius – Finlandia (abridged)
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice 0683
Matrix ac5553f
Recorded 7th October 1911

Beethoven – Leonore Overture No.3 (slightly abridged)
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice 0701 to 0703
Matrices Ac 5598f, 5599f, 5600f
Recorded 21st October 1911, London

The first side contains the slow introduction. The second has the Allegro up to the end of the first trumpet call. The third side starts after the 2nd trumpet call (so the passage between the 2 trumpet calls and the 2nd call are omitted, bars 278-299). It then proceeds to the end, except for cutting from the bar before G (bar 401) to the bar before H (bar 451). By having side joins at slightly more awkward places, the overture can be fitted complete on 3 sides (as Klemperer managed, for example) but these were early days! It's a vigorous performance, as one comes to expect from Ronald, with fine orchestral playing, and a fair amount of portamento. The records are obviously very old, and particularly noisy at the start of each side, but I've done what I can to make it listenable.

Ronald recorded this work again electrically in the autumn of 1925, again taking 3 sides, though I’m unsure whether or not the later version was uncut.

This recording was made at Ronald’s 3rd acoustic orchestral recording session.

Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald
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Available to download from Historic Recordings

His Master's Voice D 144
Matrices ac 5597f (single side number 0726)
Recorded 27th October 1911

This was Ronald’s one and only take of this work.

Weber - Oberon Overture
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Available to download from Historic Recordings

His Master's Voice D 154
Matrices Ac 5829f (single side numbers 0724)
Recorded 16th December 1911

The Oberon overture is substantially cut. The following bars are included: b23-82, b91-122, b162-182, b207-221(end). It was Ronald’s only account of this score.

Debussy - “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune”
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Debussy - Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune - Ronald (1911/16)

(mp3 file – click to play, or right click the link, then select “Save as”)

Available to download from Historic Recordings

His Master’s Voice D130 (earlier version)
Matrices Ac 5827f and HO 1836ao
Recorded 16th December 1911 and 6th May 1916.

As far as I can tell, three issued recordings (1911/16, 1922, 1926) represent the whole of Ronald’s published discography of the Faune. He recorded it slightly abridged on 2 sides in 1911. There was clearly a problem with the second side: further unsuccessful attempts were made at this side in 1912. In March 1914, the first side was issued in Germany, both single-sided, and coupled with Ronald’s 1912 recording of the Prelude and Minuetto from Bizet’s L’Arlesienne (see below). The successful remake of side 2 in 1916 was not issued until 1918. The “complete” recording was first issued on two single-sided records, 0722 in July, and 0723 in September 1918, with the double-sided D130 following later, along with a double-sided issue in France, W317, in December 1919.

The same double-sided catalogue number, D130, was used when the work was re-recorded in 1922. The same abridgement was used, but there is a distinct improvement in sound quality.

It was perhaps no surprise that this work was a prime candidate for re-recording when the electrical process was introduced, and indeed we find Ronald back in the studio in the autumn of 1926 to record a complete account of the score.

The two acoustic versions contain the following:
Side 1: bars 1-4, 8-30, 37-51
Side 2: bars 55-78, 94-110 (end)
27 bars in total are therefore cut from the score.

It is noticeable that in the 1922 version the strings and harp are more prominent, providing a better overall balance to the sound. The flute phrases the main theme better, breathing in a less awkward place than in 1911. The bassoon trills at bar 28 (2’16” in 1922) are more audible than in both 1911 (at 2’33”) and 1926 (also around 2’33”). Curiously, the cymbales antiques are much less audible in the 1922 recording, particularly when compared to their prominence in 1916. In 1926, the higher of the two cymbals antiques (in B) comes through particularly well, but the lower (in E) is not very prominent.

Berlioz - Marche Hongroise (from La Damnation de Faust)
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master's Voice M 203 (Indian pressing from Calcutta plant)
Matrix Ai 5867f (single side numbers 0746)
Recorded 6th January 1912, London

This was coupled with Joszka Szigeti’s 1912 recording of Sibelius’s Valse Triste

Beethoven – Egmont – overture
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D 141
Matrix al5935f (single side number 0734)
Recorded 20th January 1912

Schubert – Symphony No.8 in B minor “Unfinished” (abridged)
I – Allegro moderato (2 sides)
II – Andante con moto (1 side)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra (late New Symphony Orchestra), Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D164-5
Matrices ac5931f, HO 1055ac, Cc 1620-1 (0731, 0732, 0733)
Recorded 20th January 1912, 18th September 1915, 7th July 1922

Ronald’s legacy of Schubert recordings is narrow. There were recordings of the Marche Militaire in 1913 and 1923, an unsuccessful Rosamunde G major ballet in 1919, and a second successful, electrical attempt in 1925. There was also a Rosamunde Overture in 1924. Other than this, there were two recordings of the Unfinished Symphony – an abridged version recorded in 1912, 1915 and 1922, and a complete version recorded in 1923 and 1924. The abridged version cuts bars 115 to 170 of the first movement, and does not take the exposition repeat. In fact the second side of the abridged version and the third side of the full version contain exactly the same music. In the second movement bars 61 to 201 are cut, using the first violin unaccompanied passage to cut from the end of the first subject in the exposition to the start of the second subject in the recapitulation.

This abridged recording appears to have gone through three different versions. All three sides were initially recorded on 20th January 1912. On 18th September 1915, two replacement takes for the second half of the first movement were recorded, the first of which was issued. A replacement take of the abridged second movement was not issued. Finally on 7th July 1922, a successful replacement was made for the 2nd movement. This abridged version of the symphony was superseded only 2 and a half years later by a complete acoustic version.

For its double sided issues, the second movement was variously coupled. In France it was backed with Ronald’s accounts of Mendelssohn’s Spring Song and Bee’s Wedding, in Italy with the Gopak from Mussorgsky’s Sorochintsy Fair, again conducted by Ronald. The Spanish issue saw an abridged Magic Flute overture from the Neues Tonkünstler-Orchester (Orquesta Sinfonica del Gramophone). In Germany only the first movement was issued, and in Russia, only the second, coupled with Ronald’s recording of the 3rd movement of Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony.

It was the British double sided issue, however, that has the most unexpected coupling: two Russian folk songs played by Andreieff’s Balalaika Orchestra, recorded by Victor in New York in February 1911.

Wagner – Die Meistersinger overture (abridged)
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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Opera Disc 65365
Matrices ac6117f, ac6119f (single-side numbers 040760, 04076)
Recorded 2nd March 1912

There is a gap of several bars between the two sides. The first side finishes on the first beat of bar 89 (with a C major chord), and the second starts at bar 122 (with an E flat major chord). This prevents an adequate side join.
This was issued by Opera Disc from Gramophone Company matrices held in Germany after the First World War.

Rossini – William Tell – Overture – Andante (Third section)
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice 0753
Matrix ai6189f
Recorded 16th March 1912

Note the presence of a rather sour wrong note from the bassoon around 0:42 to 0:45

Ronald’s recordings of the William Tell overture have a rather complex history:

New Symphony Orchestra:
17th February 1912 – unsuccessful takes of the Andante (6037f), and the concluding Allegro (6038f) and a successful issued take of the same Allegro (ac6039f, 0754, 020694 040730 060621 2-0250577 D168 S4092 AB110)
16th March 1912 – successful take of the Andante, given above (ai6189f, 040729 2-050517 060620 2-0250576 D168 S4092 AB110)
7th December 1912 – two takes of The Storm (HO355al, 356al) of which the 2nd was issued (0827, 020737 030657 040758 2-050533 S4102)
January 1913 – one take, issued of the opening andante (HO407ai, 0850, 020738 030656 040759 2-0250578 D167 S4094)
February 1913 – unissued take of the opening andante (Opening for 5 celli) (HO453ai)
28th July 1915 – unissued take of The Storm (HO1714ab), issued take of The Storm (HO978ac, 2-0560, 2-0250585 D167 S4102)

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra:
14th June 1922
Cc1468-1-2-3 – The storm
Take 3 issued on 2-0560X D167 2-0250585X S4102
Cc1469-1-2 – Opening andante

7th July 1922
Cc1469-3-4-5 – Opening andante
Take 4 issued on 0850X D167 2-050519X 2-0250578X S4094

16th December 1922
Cc2249-1 – Andante pastorale
Issued on 0753X D168 2-050518X 2-0250576X S4092

It can thus be seen that the various sections were available as follows:

Opening Andante:
two issued takes, from 1913 and 1922, both of which were available on D167
The Storm:
three issued takes from 1912, 1915 and 1922, the first of which was only issued single-sided, and the other two both available on D167
Andante (Pastorale):
two issued takes from 1912 and 1922, both of which were available on D168
Allegro:
one issued take from 1912 - The 1912 final section must have been very good, not to be considered in need of replacement in 1922!

Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite – Prelude and Minuet (2nd Movement); Adagietto for strings
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Available to download from Historic Recordings

His Master’s Voice D147
Matrices HO 360aj, HO 391aj (0828, 0837)
Recorded 7th December 1912 and 6th January 1913.

Ronald also recorded the Farandole, though I do not have it in my collection. The first of these sides was coupled in Germany with the first part of Debussy’s Faune in the 1911 recording. To get the full effect, listen to the pre-1922 Faune stopping at 3’55” and then listen to the Prelude and Minuet!

Delibes - Sylvia - Cortège de Bacchus
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

Delibes - Sylvia - Cortège de Bacchus - Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 160
Matrices HO 406aj (side number 0845)
Recorded January 1913
Play at 76.6rpm

Coupled with Mendelssohn - Spring Song, Bees’ Wedding (1923)

Delibes - Sylvia - Intermezzo and Valse Lente; Pizzicato
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

Delibes - Sylvia - Intermezzo and Valse Lente - Ronald
Delibes - Sylvia - Pizzicato - Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 161
Matrices HO 427af, HO 448aj (side numbers 0849, 0852)
Recorded January 1913, 3rd February 1913
Play at 78.1rpm, 77.5rpm

Bizet - Carmen - Prelude
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

Bizet - Carmen - Prelude - Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 137
Matrices HO 456 aj (side number 0863)
Recorded 8th February 1913
Play at 77.8rpm

Coupled with Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo (1923)

Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Overture (abridged)
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Available to download from Historic Recordings

His Master’s Voice 0853
Matrix HO450aj
Recorded 2nd March 1913

This is Ronald’s only account of this work, sadly truncated to just one side. The following cuts are made: bb 142 – 157, bb 1964 – 5173, 566 – 585, 620 – end. (inclusive)

Weber - Invitation to the Waltz
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 144
Matrices al 8042f (single side number 2-0518)
Recorded 11th July 1914

The Weber is credited on label as Royal Albert Hall Orchestra (late New Symphony Orchestra) and plays at 84rpm. It was the second of Ronald’s two attempts at the score on this date - an earlier attempt in January 1912 was not issued.

Jarnefelt - Praeludium
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Available to download from Historic Recordings

His Master's Voice D 154
Matrices HO 1061ac (single side number 2-0551)
Recorded 18th September 1915
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Ronald made two unissued attempts at the Jarnefelt in May 1915, before two attempts on the 18th September 1915, of which the second was issued.

Delibes - Sylvia - Prelude les Chasseresses
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

Delibes - Sylvia - Prelude les Chasseresses - Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 134
Matrices HO 1867ac (side number 2-0698)
Recorded 27th May 1916
Play at 78.1rpm

Coupled with Bizet - Carmen - Intermezzos Acts 3 & 4 (1919)

Wagner – Flying Dutchman overture (abridged)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D 128
Matrices HO 1980af, HO 1981af (single-side numbers 2-0761, 2-0762)
Recorded 8th July 1916

There are several cuts of various sizes to fit this onto 2 sides – this includes a gap between the 2 sides.

Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture Op.49
(abridged on 3 sides)
Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave Op.31
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D 122-3
Matrices HO 1871ac, 1978af, 1870ac, 2889af (single-side numbers 2-0660, 2-0664, 2-0674, 2-0834)
Recorded 27th May 1916 (sides 1 & 3), 8th July 1916 (side 2), 29th September 1917 (Marche Slave), Hayes

These three sides making an abridged 1812 Overture are Ronald’s complete studio time devoted to this work – all are first and only takes.
Side 1 contains bars 1-7, 22-95
Side 2 contains bars 96-1002, 1083-195, 200-2201
Side 3 contains bars 307- 422(end)
The Marche Slave (Slav March on the record label) is the second of two takes. Ronald made no other recordings of the work.

Hérold – Zampa – Overture
New Symphony Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice 2-0571, 2-0572
Matrices HO985ac, 986ac
Recorded 25th August 1916

This recording was made in just one take for each of its sides. The second side has a very clear fluff in the fanfare passage at 5:52 and again on the same chord at 5:58. When the passage returns around 6:30 the players get it right!

Tchaikovksy - Capriccio Italien Op.45
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 124
Matrices HO 2891af, 2892af (single side numbers 2-0837, 2-0842)
Recorded 29th September 1917, Hayes

The sides run at various speeds - the first side runs from about 80 down to 77rpm,  while the second is around 75rpm

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherezade (Suite Symphonique) Op.35
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 131-2
Matrices HO 2985af, HO3635af, Cc 2693-1, Cc 2694-II (2-0802, 2-0866, 2-0869, 2-0875)
Recorded 24th November 1917 (side 1), 8th March 1919 (side 2), 13th March 1923 (sides 3, 4)

This acoustic recording of Scheherezade is substantially abridged, and omits the openings of the first and fourth movements, and finishes the finale movement early. Ronald attempted the last three movements in May 1916, before making issued versions of the third and fourth movements in July 1916. Successful takes of the first and second movements followed in 1917 and 1919 (as given here), and the last two movements were remade in 1923 (also as given here).

The parts of the score included in the recording are given below. Page references are to Hawkes Pocket Score – section letters appear common to all scores.

Part 1: bar 14 to 17 (p4); E (p19) to 6 after F (p26); 5 after H (p30) to M (p38); 11 after M (p39) to end (p41)

Part 2: start to bar 4 (p42-3); A (p44) to B (p45); C (p47) to D (p50); H (p62) to 16 after I (p68); 6 before L (p73) to L (p74); N (p79) to P (p87); R (p92) to end (p96)

Part 3: start (p97) to 8 after A (p100); 5 before B (p101) to B (p101); C (p105) to H (p116); I (p119) to K (p120); P (p133) to end (p134)

Part 4: 24 before A (p140) to A (p141); B (p142) to bar before E (p147); K (p158) to N (p168); P (p173) to bar before Q (p176); 12 before X (p203) to 10 after X (p213); 15 after X (p216) to 10 after Y (p221); Z (p222) to 6 after Z (p224)

Bizet - Carmen - Intermezzos, Acts 3 & 4
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

Bizet - Carmen - Intermezzos, Acts 3 & 5 - Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 134
Matrices HO 3640af (side number 2-0912)
Recorded 8th March 1919
Play at 77.2rpm

Coupled with Delibes - Sylvia - Prelude les Chasseresses

Dvorak - Symphony No.5 (No.9) in E minor Op.95 “From the New World”

    First Movement - Adagio - Allegro molto (2 sides)
    Second Movement - Largo (2 sides)
    Third Movement - Scherzo - Molto vivace (2 sides)
    Fourth Movement - Allegro con fuoco (2 sides)

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Mediafire link for Dvorak - New World - Landon Ronald (1919-22)

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His Master’s Voice D 536, 537, 587, 613
Matrices HO 4065af, HO 4068af, Cc 2248-II, HO 4064af, Cc 454-III, Cc 455-IV, Cc 723-I, Cc 724-I (single side numbers 3-0589/92, 3-0669/70, 3-0712/3)
Recorded 1st November 1919 (sides 1, 2, 4), 7th October 1921 (sides 5, 6), 29th November 1921 (side 7, 8), 6th December 1922 (side 3), Hayes

The originally issued take of the first part of the first movement was HO 4063af, recorded at the same session as the rest of the first two movements.

The first side of the first movement ends with emphatic cadential chords to round out the side.

With just two sides for each movement, all except for the Scherzo are cut slightly:

First Movement: Bars 76-83, 106-113, 285-288, 301-308, 335-342
Second Movement: Bars 5-6, 27-35, 53-63, there is also a slight omission at the very end. (Only about twenty bars in all.)
Fourth Movement: Bars 1-9, 49-59, 100-114, 128-167.

Percy Scholes gives a detailed study of this work and recording in his Second Book of the Gramophone Record.

It is worth noting that two different takes of the first part of the Slow movement were issued - my set contains the later version. Scholes notes that in the earlier version the A flat on the Cor Anglais hoots noticeably (possibly due to recording horn resonance, though Scholes blames the instrument!). This defect is not apparent in the later take. There is, however, a fluff in the triplet flute passage in the second side of the movement which was not re-recorded. On the whole the cuts do not have a major impact, except in the final movement where the loss of the first 9 bars makes for a startling opening after the Scherzo.

Dukas – L’Apprenti Sorcier (Scherzo Symphonique)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 461
Matrices HO 4108af, 4110 af (2-0960/1)
Recorded 15th November 1919, Hayes
Issued May 1920

This recording has a number of cuts.

Side 1:

  • First 7 bars of fig 1
  • From fig 6, bars 3-6, 10-12, 16-27 (this trims down the passage where the brooms slowly come to life)
  • 6 bars immediately before fig 11
  • The side concludes at fig 30 (with the bar before and chord at 30 replaced with the final 2 bars of the piece, to give a "satisfactory" end to the side)

Side 2:

  • Start 3 before fig 38
  • Cut fig 38 bars 19-24
  • Cut fig 39 bars 13-18
  • One player enters a bar early for fig 42
  • Cut fig 56 bars 5-6

The cuts are mainly concerned with trimming down repeated sections of music, and also include Ronald’s common choice of omitting a significant chunk of music between the 2 sides of a recording – in this case 120 bars. This obviously removes the possibility of an adequate side join. I have tried to ensure the gap between side 1 and 2 follows the 3 bar rhythm of the piece, in order not to make the break too jarring.

This is one of the earliest recordings of this great orchestral showpiece. It is a fine testament to Ronald’s work with the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, even in a slightly abridged acoustic recording. The earliest account of this work on disc was a single-sided version conducted by Henry Wood in 1917 (backed by the Flying Dutchman Overture). Ronald’s version was the first 2-sided recording. It is curious that on the same day, the French arm of the Gramophone Company recorded the same work, also on 2 sides, with L’Orchestre Symphonique des Concerts Touche under the baton of Francis Touche. This version, however, needed another session in 1920 to complete the recording – it may be that one of the 1919 sides was unsatisfactory. Ronald’s version was made with 2 takes of each side, all recorded on November 15th 1919. Both recordings were released around May 1920.

Two further acoustic recordings were made of this work – by Camille Chevillard and the Lamoureux Orchestra on four sides in 1922, and George Szell on three sides for Odeon in early 1926.

Liszt - Hungarian Fantasia (acoustic recording, slightly abridged)
Arthur de Greef, piano
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 523, 528
Matrices HO 4573af, 4574af-II, 4575af, 4576af-III (single side numbers 05654, 05655, 3-0582, 3-0583)
Recorded 27th October 1920, Hayes

This acoustic recording omits one of the first three bars. As they’re identical, it’s hard to say which. It seems a bizarrely pointless cut - the side runs to just over 4 minutes, and could easily have accommodated the few extra seconds required.

De Greef elaborates slightly on the solo part, when compared to the score.

Wagner – Tristan and Isolde – Prelude Act 3
Wagner – Tristan and Isolde – Liebestod
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D 542
Matrices HO 4721af, HO 4720af, single-side numbers 3-0597, 3-0598
Recorded 29th January 1921

This and the record below are the sum total of Ronald’s recordings of parts of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

Wagner – Tristan and Isolde – Prelude
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D 592
Matrices HO 4718-II af, Cc 539-II, single-side numbers 3-0692, 3-0693
Recorded 29th January 1921 and 7th October 1921

Part 2 of the Prelude to the opera was also initially recorded on 29th January 1921, though this attempt was not issued. Curiously, side 1 contains bars 1-24 and 45-63 of the Prelude, lasting about 3:10, and side 2 contains bars 55 to the end, lasting 4 minutes. It is curious that there is such an overlap between the two sides, amounting to some 27 seconds of music. If side 1 had stopped at bar 55, there would probably have been enough room to avoid having a cut in the first side, and Ronald could have recorded the Prelude complete.

Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16 (abridged acoustic recording)

    I. Allegro molto moderato (2 sides)
    II. Adagio (1 side)
    III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato (1 side)

Arthur de Greef, piano
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 551-2
Matrices Cc 78-I, 79-I, 80-II, 81-II (single side numbers 05663/6)
Recorded 19th April 1921, Hayes, Room 1

This recording is cut to about half of its original length to fit  on just four sides, rather than the eight of the electrical version.

Side 1 starts at bar 1,  runs to 12 after A, then cuts to 21 after E (Animato), continuing through to the pause before the cadenza. The cut is from the Animato section of the Exposition to that in the Recapitulation.

Side 2 runs from the cadenza through to the end of the movement. Curiously, de Greef adds an extra half bar in the cadenza in bar 8, just before the descending octave passage leading to the fff repeat of the main theme. He does not do this in the electrical recording, so it must be a slight memory slip.

Side 3 starts 2 before A and runs to the end of the movement

Side 4 runs from the beginning(!) through to C, cuts to 8 before H, runs to 27 after H, cuts the 3/4 section, and resumes at K, continuing to the end of the movement.

Wagner – Tannhäuser Overture (abridged)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

 

His Master’s Voice D133
Matrices Cc 1503-II, 1504-II (single-side numbers 2-0678, 0866)
Recorded 20th June 1922, London

This recording replaced earlier versions which had also been issued as D133. Ronald’s first recording was on 8th February 1913, again on just 2 sides. The 1st side was later replaced with a new recording made on 6th May 1916, before this 1922 version replaced it. I presume the abridgements reflect those also made on the 1913 recording. The first side contains bars 1 to 70, omitting the final 11 bars of the opening Andante maestoso section. Side 2 begins at the start of the Allegro, and by means of some serious pruning, gets to the end of the overture within the duration of the side. The side contains bars 81-179, 289-320 and 379-end. I’ve made no attempt to join the two sides together, given the 11 bar gap.

Thanks to the inspiration of Aaron Z Snyder’s idea of using the beginning of the overture to provide the end of the Andante maestoso, I’ve now done my own version of this. As Aaron has commented, there’s nothing one can do to patch the 170 or so bars omitted from the Allegro. My patched version can be downloaded by right-clicking here.

Debussy – “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune”
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Debussy - Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune - Ronald (1922)

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His Master’s Voice D130 (1922 version)
Matrices Cc 1802-II, 1803-II (0722, 0723)
Recorded 8th September 1922.

Full details of Ronald’s Faune recordings are given with the 1911 recording

Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67

    First Movement - Allegro con brio (2 sides)
    Second Movement - Andante con moto (2 sides)
    Third Movement - Allegro (Scherzo) (1½ sides)
    Fourth Movement - Allegro (Finale) (2½ sides)

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 665/8
Matrices Cc 1812-IV, 1813-III, 1814-IV, 1815-I, 1948-II, 1949-I, 1950-II, 2017-I (single side numbers 3-0798/0804)
Recorded 24th October 1922 (sides 1, 2, 8), 10th October 1922 (sides 3, 5, 6, 7), 12th September 1922 (side 4), Hayes

Beethoven – Coriolan Overture
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D690
Matrices Cc 2176-III, 2177-II (single-side numbers 3-0834/5)
Recorded 30th January 1923 and 21st November 1922, London

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald
(label for Mascagni “late New Symphony Orchestra”)

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo - Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 137
Matrices Cc 2755-I (side number 0739)
Recorded 27th March 1923
Play at 76.5rpm

This is the later of Ronald’s two recordings of the Cavalleria Intermezzo

Coupled with Bizet - Carmen - Prelude (Act 1) (1913)

Mendelssohn - Spring Song, Bees' Wedding
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

Mendelssohn - Spring Song, Bees’ Wedding - Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 160
Matrices Cc 2754-I (side number 0738)
Recorded 27th March 1923
Play at 77.2rpm

Coupled with Delibes - Sylvia - Cortège de Bacchus (1913)

Ronald recorded the Mendelssohn pieces on 18th November 1911, but this side was not issued. On 6th January 1912 the side was recorded twice more, with the second attempt being issued. The 1923 remake given here (the first of two takes made on the same day) was his last issued recording of these works.

Liszt - Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major

    1st movement - Allegro maestoso (1¾ sides)
    2nd movement - Quasi adagio (1¼ sides)
    3rd movement - Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato (1½ sides)
    4th movement - Allegro marziale animato (1½ sides)

Arthur de Greef, piano
New Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 890/2
Matrices Cc 1804-III, 1805-III, 1806-III, 1810-IV, 1822-V, 1823-V (single side numbers 05803/8)
Recorded 7th November 1922 (sides 1, 3), 11th September 1922 (side 2), 21st November 1922 (sides 4, 6), 21st September 1923 (side 5), Hayes

Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D major Op.61
II. Larghetto
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald
Isolde Menges, violin

His Master’s Voice D770 (from set D767-771)
Matrices Cc 3407-II, 3408-III (single side numbers 3-07981/2)
Recorded 6th and 21st September 1923, London

1. I. Allegro ma non troppo (Part I) – 4th September 1923, Cc 3392-I
2. I. Allegro ma non troppo (Part II) – 5th September 1923, Cc 3398-II
3. I. Allegro ma non troppo (Part III) – 5th September 1923, Cc 3399-II
4. I. Allegro ma non troppo (Part IV) – 21st September 1923, Cc 3400-III
5. I. Allegro ma non troppo (Part V) – 5th September 1923, Cc 3401-II
6. I. Allegro ma non troppo (Part VI) – 6th September 1923, Cc 3406-II
7. II. Larghetto (Part I) – 6th September 1923, Cc 3407-II
8. II. Larghetto (Part II) – 21st September 1923, Cc 3408-II
9. III. Rondo (Part I) – 7th September 1923, Cc 3413-II
10. III. Rondo (Part II) – 7th September 1923, Cc 3414-II
(single side numbers 3-07975/84)

Schubert – Symphony No.8 in B minor “Unfinished”
I – Allegro moderato (3 sides)
II – Andante con moto (3 sides)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D934-6
Matrices Cc 3420-III, 3427-I, 3428-I, 3421-IV, 2422-IV, 3423-IV (4-0606/11)
Recorded 9th September 1924 (sides 1 and 4 to 6), 12th September 1923 (sides 2 and 3)

Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.25
I. Molto allegro con fuoco (2 sides)
II. Andante (2 sides)
III. Presto: Molto allegro e vivace (2 sides)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald
Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano

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His Master's Voice D 969-71
Matrices Cc 5655-III, 5656-II, 5657-I, 5658-I, 5659-II, 5660-II (single side numbers 05832/7)
Recorded 27th January 1925

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.4 in F minor Op.36
I – Andante sostenuto – Moderato con anima (4 sides)
II – Andantino in modo di canzone (2 sides)
III – Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato: Allegro (2 sides)
IV – Finale: Allegro con fuoco (2 sides)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 1037-1041
Matrices Cc 6374-II, Cc 6375-III,Cc 6376-III, Cc 6377-II, Cc 6378-II, Cc 6379-II, Cc 6381-I, Cc 6410-I, Cc 6380-V, Cc 6382-II (single-side numbers 4-0736 to 4-0745)
Recorded 20th July 1925 (sides 1-4), 21st July 1925 (sides 5-7), 27th July 1925 (side 8 & 10) and 9th September 1925 (side 9), Hayes

This recording is apparently the first electrical recording of a complete symphony. Ronald’s Tchaikovsky discography is in fact quite large: he recorded the 5th Symphony in April 1928, the 6th acoustically in 1923, the 1st Piano Concerto in 1926 with Mark Hambourg and the Theme and Variations from the Suite in G in 1929 (coupled with the Chanson sans paroles). In the earlier part of the acoustic recording period he waxed an abridged Theme and Variations, the Nutcracker Suite (with various sides replaced at a later date), abridged movements from the 4th and 6th symphonies, an abridged 1812 Overture coupled with the Marche Slave, and an abridged Capriccio Italien. A number of these items will be appearing here in due course.

The recording is as dynamic as one comes to expect from Ronald. One of the most noticeable aspects of the recording, apart from the excellent sound achieved in this early electrical, is the range of timbres in the orchestra. In particular it’s clear that French Buffet system bassoons are being used. The horn section includes Aubrey Brain – at the recording sessions for sides 8 to 10 he was also the soloist for Ronald’s recording of Mendelssohn’s Nocturne from Midsummer Night’s Dream. (see below)

Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Nocturne
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald
Aubrey Brain, horn

His Master’s Voice D 1034
Matrices Cc 6411-V, 6412-II (4-0132/3)
Recorded 9th September 1925, 27th July 1925

Grieg - Lyric Suite Op.54

    No.1. Shepherd Boy
    No.2. Norwegian Rustic March
    No.3. Nocturne
    No.4. March of the Dwarfs

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 1081/2
Matrices Cc 7229-II, 7230-II, 7254-II, 7255-I (single side numbers 4-0813/6)
Recorded 10th November 1925 (Nos. 1 & 2) and 13th November 1925 (Nos. 3 & 4), Hayes

Sibelius – Finlandia
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice D1089
Matrices Cc 7261-II, 7263-II (single-side numbers 4-0824, 4-0825)
Recorded 13th November 1925, London

This compete electrical recording superseded the earlier abridged acoustic version of 1911.

Beethoven – Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67
I. Allegro con brio (2 sides)
II. Andante con moto (2 sides)
III. Allegro (Scherzo) (1½ sides)
IV. Allegro (Finale) (2½ sides)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

His Master’s Voice Album Series No.27, D1150-3 and Electrola Album No.2, E.J. 67-70
Matrices CR 718-I, 719-I, 720-IIA, 721-II, 722-IA, 723-II, 724-II, 725-I (single side numbers 4-0902/9)
Recorded 24th September 1926, Kingsway Hall, London

I’ve used the best parts of two sets of this recording a British HMV set and a German Electrola set. Both sets are fairly worn in places, and the HMV has a significant scratch on side 2 – though it still provided better sound here than the Electrola which has greater surface noise.

Debussy - “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune”
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Debussy - Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune - Ronald (1926)

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His Master’s Voice D1128 (electrical recording)
Matrices CR 726-I, 727-IIA (4-0910/1)
Recorded 24th September 1926.

Full details of Ronald’s Faune recordings are given with the 1911 recording

Tchaikovksy – Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23
I – Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (4 sides)
II – Andantino semplice (2 sides)
III – Allegro con fuoco (2 sides)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald
Mark Hambourg, piano

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His Master’s Voice D 1130-33
Matrices CR 736-IA, 737-I, 738-IA, 739-I, 732-IIA, 733-IA, 734-IA, 735-IA (single side numbers 05951/4, 05947/50)
Recorded 28th September 1926, Kingsway Hall, London

Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16
 

    I. Allegro molto moderato (4 sides)
    II. Adagio (1½ sides)
    III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato (2½ sides)

Arthur de Greef, piano
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 1237-40
Matrices CR 918-I, 919-II, 920-I, 921-IA, 922-II, 923-IA, 924-IA, 925-IA (single side numbers 05982/9)
Recorded 18th January 1927 (except side 2, 21st January) Queen’s Hall, London

Liszt - Hungarian Fantasia
Arthur de Greef, piano
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 1306-7
Matrices CR 914-III, 915-II, 916-IA, 917-III (single side numbers 05978/81)
Recorded 21st January 1927 (except side 3, 18th January) Queen’s Hall, London

Bizet - Carmen - Preludes to Act 1 and 2
R
oyal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Bizet - Carmen - Prelude Act 1 - Ronald
Bizet - Carmen - Prelude Act 2 - Ronald

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His Master’s Voice E 461
Matrices BR 936-IA, 937-II (single side numbers 6-830/1)
Recorded 21st January 1927, Queen’s Hall, London

Dvorak – Symphony No.5 (No.9) in E minor Op.95 “From the New World”
I – Adagio – Allegro molto (2 sides)
II – Largo (3 sides)
III – Scherzo: Molto vivace (2 sides)
IV – Allegro con fuoco (3 sides)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 1250-54 (Album Series No.43)
Matrices CR 926-IA, 927-IA, 928-IA, 929-I, 930-II, 934-I, 935-I, 931-IA, 932-IA, 933-IA (single-side numbers 5-0514 to 5-0523)

Recorded 21st January 1927, Queen’s Hall, London

Ronald made two recordings of Dvorak’s New World Symphony. The first was a slightly abridged acoustic account from 1919 and 1921 (with one side of the Largo remade in 1922), and the second this complete electrical recording of 1927. Ronald’s only other Dvorak recording was a late 1925 recording of the Carnaval Overture

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 in E minor Op.64
I. Andante - Allegro con anima (4 sides)
II. Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza (3 sides)
III. Valse: Allegro moderato (2 sides)
IV. Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace - Andante maestoso - Moderato assai e molto maestoso (3 sides)
New Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 1511-16 (Album 73)
Matrices CR 1773-IA, 1774-I, 1775-III, 1776-IA, 1777-I, 1778-I, 1779-III, 1780-I, 1770-IA, 1781-II, 2006-IIA, 2007-I (single side numbers 5-0848/9, 5-0879, 5-0850/1, 5-0986, 5-0881, 5-0852, 5-0853, 5-0880, 5-0981/2)
Recorded 18th April 1928 (sides 1, 2 and 4), 19th April 1928 (sides 5, 6, 8 and 9), 2nd May 1928 (sides 3, 7, 10, 11 and 12) Queen’s Hall, London

There was some slight variation in recording speed (particularly on the 2nd day).

Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor Op.22

    1st movement - Andante sostenuto (2½ sides)
    2nd movement - Allegro scherzando (1½ sides)
    3rd movement - Presto (2 sides)

Arthur de Greef, piano
New Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 7458/60 (issued on standard coupling as D 1590/2)
Matrices CR 2110-I, 2111-IA, 2112-IIIA, 2114-I, 2113-IA, 2115-IIA (single side numbers 2-05644, 05645, 05646, 05648, 05647, 05649)
Recorded 26th June 1928, Queen’s Hall, London

Svendsen - Carnival in Paris
His Master’s Voice DB 1759/60
Matrices Cc 19735-II, 19736-II, 19737-II (single side numbers 32-1767/9)
Recorded 17th September 1929, Kingsway Hall, London (Svendsen)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice DB 1759/60
Matrices Cc 19735-II, 19736-II, 19737-II, 2B 598-I (single side numbers 32-1767/9, 32-2303)
Recorded 17th September 1929, Kingsway Hall, London (Svendsen)

The filler side to this was recording was Eugene Goossens’s account of the Polonaise from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky - Theme and Variations from Suite No.3 in G
Tchaikovksy - Chanson sans paroles (Song without words)
Side 1: Theme (Andante con moto) & Variations 1, 2, & 3
Side 2: Variations 4, 5, 6 & 7
Side 3: Variations 8, 9, & 10
Side 4: Variations 11 & 12 (First Record)
Side 5: Variation 12 (Second Record)
Side 6: Chanson sans paroles
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 1798/1800
Matrices Cc 17901-II, 17902-I, 17904-III, 17903-II, 17905-IA, 17906-IIA (single side numbers 32-1028/33)
Recorded 3rd December 1929, Kingsway Hall, London

The Chanson sans paroles may well be Ronald’s own orchestration.

Schumann - Carnaval
Side 1: (1) Preambule (2) Pierrot (3) Arlequin
Side 2: (4) Valse Noble (5) Eusebius (6) Florestan
Side 3: (7) Coquette (8) Papillons (9) Lettres dansante (10) Chiarina
Side 4: (11) Chopin (12) Estrella (13) Reconnaissance
Side 5: (14) Pantalon et Colombine (15) Valse Allemande (16) Paganini (17) Aveu
Side 6: (18) Promenade (19) Pause (20) Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice D 1840/2
Matrices Cc 18734-III, 18735-I, 18736-III, 18745-III, 18746-II, 18747-II (single side numbers 32-1373/8)
Recorded 8th (sides 1 and 2) and 11th (sides 3 to 6) April 1930, Kingsway Hall, London

Schumann’s piano suite is orchestrated variously here by Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov, Tcherepnin and Arensky. After Coquette, Replique is omitted, and Paganini includes the reprise of the Valse Allemande

German - Welsh Rhapsody
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master's Voice D 1939-40
Recorded 17th September 1930
Matrices Cc 19731-II, Cc 19732-II, Cc 19733-I, Cc 19734-1 (32-1763/6)

Edward German’s “Welsh Rhapsody” was, surprisingly, not one of the many works that German himself conducted for the Gramophone Company. Pioneering acoustic versions were left to Dan Godfrey (on one side), Henry Gibson and the Mayfair Orchestra (2 sides) and Bainbridge Robinson with Boosey’s Concert Orchestra (4 sides). Electrical recordings followed from Landon Ronald with the LSO and Basil Cameron with the Hastings Municipal Orchestra in 1930, and the City of Birmingham Orchestra under George Weldon came later. The July 1931 issue of The Gramophone had the following to say about Ronald’s recording:

    German is always likeable, because he knows his job inside out - the job of inventing good tunes, working them up into not-too-complex patterns, and orchestrating them in firm, bright colours (with a special ear to the values of the wind, as you may notice in this Rhapsody, which he wrote for the Cardiff Festival in 1904). This time he did not invent the tunes, but took them from the splendid folk store of Wales. The first movement builds on the air to "Loudly proclaim o'er land and sea This is the home of liberty" a capital, lusty opening. About a third of the way on side 2 we run right into the scherzo section, beginning with the fleet “Hunting the Hare” and using secondly “The Bells of Aberdovey” (with some neat combinations of the two). A minor-key reminiscence of the Bells tune, an inch in on side 3, changes the scene reflectively for the third movement, in which oboes and lower strings give out “David of the White Rock”, which is briefly treated, and ends pp; directly, we know what is going to happen, for the instruments hint excitingly at “Men of Harlech”, and then we sit back and, if we are not too blasé, feel a touch of the old patriotic thrill as the grand old march recalls the pageant of stormy history. All very simple and old-fashioned, you may say; but it is done by a man who, I repeat, knows his job inside out, and there are too few who have learnt their job as German did, graduating in the most valuable of all arenas, that of the theatre. Without over-smiting, the L.S.O. paints warmly and well, and no one could keep the thing in perspective better than Ronald. The tunes on which the movements are based should have been noted on the labels.

Glazunov - Chopiniana Op.46

    No.1 Polonaise Op.40 No.1
    No.2 Nocturne Op.15 No.1
    No.3 Tarantelle Op.43

Mendelssohn - Spring Song Op.62 No.2; Spinning Song (Bees’ Wedding) Op.67
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice C 2638/9
Matrices 2B 4639-IIIA, 4641-II, 4642-II, 4643-I (single side numbers 32-3919/22)
Recorded 1933

Grieg - Lyric Suite Op.54

    No.1. Shepherd Boy
    No.2. Norwegian Rustic March
    No.3. Nocturne
    No.4. March of the Dwarfs

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald

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His Master’s Voice C 2642/3
Matrices 2B 4638-I, 4636-II, 4640-I, 4637-II (single side numbers 32-3917, 3915, 3918, 3916)
Recorded 1933

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