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  • Delius conducted by Eugene Goossens, Geoffery Toye, John Barbirolli
  • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture conducted by Barbirolli
  • Beatrice Harrison and Harold Craxton play Delius’s Cello Sonata
  • Dame Ethel Smyth conducts the overture to her opera The Wreckers
  • Albert Ketelbey conducts Massenet’s Angelus and Luigini’s The Voice of the Bells
  • Hamilton Harty (or Ketelbey) conducts Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Overture
  • Harty conducts overtures to Stanford’s Shamus O’Brien and Rossini’s Barber of Seville
  • Malcolm Sargent conducts Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No.1 at the opening of the Royal Festival Hall
  • Bridge Peters sings Honour and Arms from Handel’s Samson
  • Easthope Martin plays Godard and Grieg
  • Albert Coates conducts Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Dance of the Tumblers
  • Baritone Louis Lynel sings Serenades by Drigo and Toselli, conducted by Lilian Bryant
  • Lilian Bryant plays popular songs on the piano
  • Carl Schuricht conducts Die Fledermaus overture
  • Franz André conducts Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers and Suppé’s Poet and Peasant overtures
  • Marguerite d’Alvarez sings Silent Night, Habanera from Carmen and Ai nostri monti from Il Trovatore (with Giulio Crimi)
  • George Baker sings Toreador Song from Carmen and Il balen from Il Trovatore
  • Mark Hambourg, Marjorie Hayward, Frank Bridge and Warwick Evans play Scherzo from Saint-Saëns’s Piano Quartet
  • The London Wind Quintette (Murchie, Goossens, Draper, James and A.E. Brain) play works by Pierné and Scarlatti
  • Carmen - Columbia acoustic recording c1920 (abridged) with Fanny Anitua, Luigi Bolis, Ines Maria Ferraris and Cesare Formichi
  • Carmen - highlights on LP, conducted by Walter Goehr, with Cora Canne Meyer and Leo Larsen
  • Carmen - highlights on LP, conducted by Erasmo Ghiglia, with Franca Sacchi and Eddie Ruhl
  • Carmen - orchestral and choral excerpts (with associated sides) by Felix Weingartner, Percy Pitt, Alick Maclean, Landon Ronald, Carlo Sabajno, Saba Matacena, John Mackenzie-Rogan, Frieder Weissmann and Albert Coates
  • Carmen - excerpts from 1911 Pathé recording
  • Carmen - excerpts (and associated sides) by Henri Albers, Albert Vaguet, Gaston de Poumayrac, Maurice Renaud, Marie Delna, Alice Raveau, Emilio de Gogorza, Sigrid Onegin, Angelo Bendinelli, Nini Frascani, Thomas Chalmers, Elsa Stralia and Frank Mullings (with Hamilton Harty conducting), Harold Williams, Noel Eadie, Nancy Evans, Webster Booth, Dennis Noble, Carrie Tubb, Violet Elliott, Ernest Pike, Harold Wilde, Stewart Gardner, Peter Dawson, Edna Thornton, Eleanor Jones-Hudson, Roy Henderson, Constance Willis, Frank Titterton, Maria Olszewska and Dmitri Smirnov
  • Ernest Macmillan conducts the first 4 movements of Holst’s Planets
  • Adrian Boult conducts Elgar’s Imperial March
  • Gustav Holst conducts Saturn - two acoustic versions, from 1923 and 1925
  • Toscanini conducts the last two movements of Mozart’s Symphony No.39 (Recorded 1920)
  • Shakespeare recordings by pupils of the Guildhall School of Music, Basil Maine and John Gielgud
  • Albert Coates conducts Siegfried’s Funeral March
  • Virtuoso String Quartet play Beethoven Op.127 and a movement by Dittersdorf
  • Marjorie Hayward and Una Bourne play Grieg’s Violin Sonata in C minor, and Mozart K.378
  • Brahms Intermezzi played by PM Ireland
  • Vocal gems from Balfe’s The Bohemian Girl - Victor Light Opera Company, including Richard Crooks
  • Lulworth Cove - light orchestral work with the Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra conducted by Charles Williams
  • Works by Lumbye, Warschawsky, Kremer and Waldteufel on early Gramophone Concert records
  • Chimes and sounds of London, with Stanley Roper, organ
  • Albert Whelan performs Dickens
  • Bransby Williams performs Dickens and others
  • Wilhelm Backhaus plays Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Bach
  • Vladimir de Pachmann plays Chopin
  • Mark Hambourg plays Chopin and Schubert
  • Irene Scharrer plays Chopin
  • Moritz Rosenthal plays Chopin 1st Piano Concerto
  • Albert Sammons plays Vieuxtemps - Ballade et Polonaise (1916)
  • Adela Verne plays Chopin - Polonaise in A flat major  Op.53 (1917)
  • Ferdinand Grossmann conducts two masses by Palestrina (1956)
  • Landon Ronald conducts Berlioz’s Hungarian March (1912)
  • Joszka Szigeti plays Sibelius’s Valse Triste (1912)
  • Dolores Wilson as Lucia di Lammermoor - sextet and mad scene (1951)
  • Joan Sutherland’s Lucia mad scene (1959)
  • Toscanini condcuts Bizet’s Farandole (La Scala Orchestra, 1921)
  • Ted Andrews and his Canadian Swinging Sisters in Come to the fair and What can the matter be?
  • National Symphony Orchestra (UK) in overture to The Barber of Seville, possibly conducted by George W Byng
  • Aida excerpts and other items with Sydney Rayner, Eva Turner, Giovanni Inghilleri, Tina Poli-Randaccio, Agustarello Affre, Jane Marignan, Frank Mullings, Elsa Stralia, Andreina Beinat, Vincenzo Bettoni, Valentina Bartolomasi, Guido Fernandez, Rosita Pagani, Enrico Trentini, conducted by Beecham, Haarth, Albergoni, Barbirolli, Sabajno, Harty
  • Mackenzie-Rogan and the Coldstream Guards Band in Orth and Tchaikovsky
  • Stanley Chapple conducts excerpts from Stravinsky’s Firebird
  • Franz André conducts Liszt and Richard Strauss
  • Gordon Jacob’s William Byrd Suite, played by the Coldstream Guards Band in 1925
  • Stanley Chapple conducts Brahms Hungarian Dances and Elgar Pomp and Circumstance No.1
  • Franz André conducts works by Eric Coates, Elgar and Gershwin
  • Frieder Weissmann conducts Strauss’s Tod und Verklärung
  • Arthur Meale plays Thalberg’s “Home Sweet Home” and Ascher’s “Alice, Where Art Thou?”
  • Capiton Zaporojetz sings The Song of the Flea and Drinking (In cellar cool)
  • Early recordings by Julie Andrews
  • Vocal gems from The Bohemian Girl - Licette, Russell, Noble and Brindle. Charles Prentice conducts
  • Lilian Stiles Allen recordings for Edison Bell
  • Hamilton Harty and Henry Wood in Schubert for Columbia, and winners of Columbia’s Schubert competition
  • George W Byng conducts a selection from Lilac Time
  • Dan Godfrey conducts Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony (new transfer)
  • Hamilton Harty conducts Mozart’s Divertimento No.17
  • Jean Witold conducts Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Pauline Aubert plays Rondo alla turca, Robert Veyron-Lacroix plays Piano Concertos K107 (after JC Bach), with Roland Douatte conducting
  • Lener Quartet play Eine kleine Nachtmusik
  • Don Giovanni excerpts in English - Tudor Davies, Peter Dawson, Eleanor Jones-Hudson
  • Fabien Sevitzky conducts the Philadelphia Chamber String Sinfonietta in Arensky’s Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
  • Marie Novello plays Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (abridged)
  • Thorpe Bates sings the Captain’s Song from HMS Pinafore, with chorus of Ernest Pike, Stanley Kirkby, Peter Dawson
  • Joseph Batten conducts “March of Victory” for the National Savings Movement, with baritones Thorpe Bates and Walter Saull
  • Henry Wood conducts Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music (improved transfer)
  • Michael Zacharewitsch plays violin solos
  • Franz André conducts Carnival of the Animals and Daphnis and Chloe Suite No.2
  • François Ruhlmann onducts Chabrier’s España
  • Maurice Maréchal plays Lalo’s Cello Concerto, Philippe Gaubert conducting
  • W.H. Squire plays Saint-Saëns’s First Cello Concerto, Hamilton Harty conducting
  • Arnold Földesy plays Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, with piano accompaniment
  • Antonio Janigro plays Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Dean Dixon conducting
  • Dennis Noble sings for the National Savings scheme
  • Eugene Goossens conducts Delius in Cincinnati
  • Andreieff’s Balalaika Orchestra, 1911
  • Fucik’s Entry of the Gladiators - Coldstream Guards Band, 1905
  • Horenstein conducts Dvorak’s New World Symphony
  • Dean Dixon conducts Schumann’s Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4, Schubert’s Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5, and the incidental music to Rosamunde
  • Franz André conducts Bizet’s Arlèsienne Suites
  • Ivanov, Gauk and Golovanov conduct Balakirev
  • Henry Wood conducts Purcell and Mendelssohn
  • Hamilton Harty conducts Tchaikovsky and Mengelberg conducts Johann Strauss II
  • The Virtuoso String Quartet play Debussy’s Quartet and a movement from a Mendelssohn Quartet
  • Robert Carr sings “The trail of the lonesome pine” and “When love creeps in your heart”
  • Violin solos by Daisy Kennedy (Columbia 1916-7)
  • Walter Susskind conducts Handel’s Messiah (improved transfer)
  • Rousseau’s “Le Devin du Village” with Micheau, Gedda and Roux, conducted by Louis de Froment
  • Selections from Rameau operas, conducted by Nadia Boulanger
  • Renee Chemet plays Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
  • Eugene Goossens conducts the RAHO in selections from Tosca
  • Landon Ronald conducts the New World Symphony (abridged acoustic recording from 1919-22)
  • Albert W Ketelbey conducts Irish Jigs arranged for band (1920)
  • David McCallum plays traditional Scottish fiddle pieces (late 1920s)
  • Peter Miles, actor, sings two pop songs from 1958
  • Alick Maclean conducts 5 movements from Peer Gynt (1923 acoustic recording)
  • Landon Ronald conducts Beethoven’s 5th Symphony (1922 acoustic recording)
  • Thomas Beecham conducts Berlioz and Johann Strauss II (acoustic recordings)
  • Carlo Sabajno conducts Elgar (1906 recording)
  • Landon Ronald conducts Glazunov Chopiniana, Mendelssohn Songs without words and Grieg Lyric Suite (1925 and 1933 recordings)
  • De Greef plays Liszt Piano Concerto 1, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto 2, Landon Ronald conducting
  • Daisy Kennedy plays Beethoven Romance in G, Hamilton Harty conducting
  • Landon Ronald conducts Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony
  • Franz André conducts French overtures, Bolero, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Rhapsodie Dahoméenne by de Boeck, Suites from Coppélia and Sylvia
  • Theo Olof plays Mozart Violin Concerto No.5, Walter Goehr conducting
  • Carl Bamberger conducts Mozart Symphony No.32
  • Frank Titterton sings Schubert Lieder in English
  • Landon Ronald conducts Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Wagner, Svendsen and Bizet
  • Eugene Goossens conducts Tchaikovsky
  • Mary Law plays operatic fantasias for violin
  • Excerpts from Il Trovatore with Carrie Lanceley and Gwilym Richards
  • Daisy Kennedy interviewed on radio
  • Arthur de Greef plays Grieg and Liszt, with Landon Ronald conducting
  • Thor Johnson conducts Grieg’s Sigurd Jorsalfar
  • Franz André conducts Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Meyerbeer
  • Landon Ronald conducts Capriccio Italien
  • Franz André conducts Beethoven Symphony No.7
  • Enrique Jorda conducts Haydn Symphony No.88
  • Leo Blech conducts Haydn Symphony No.94 Surprise
  • Royalton Kisch conducts Haydn Symphony No.99
  • Georg Hann sings Verdi, Rossini, Cornelius
  • Harry Secombe sings operatic arias
  • Franz André conducts Franck, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven
  • Albert Coates conducts Die Meistersinger Overture - 1921 acoustic
  • Paul Kletzki conducts Leonore No.3
  • André Gertler plays Berg’s Violin Concerto, conducted by Paul Kletzki
  • Henry Wood conducts Turina’s Danzas Fantasticas
  • Benno Moiseiwitsch plays Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto, Landon Ronald conducting
  • John Drinkwater reads his own poems
  • Daisy Kennedy plays Saint-Saëns’s Rondo Capriccioso, Hamilton Harty conducting
  • Jules Gressier conducts Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers (abridged)
  • Eleanor Jones-Hudson sings Handel, Haydn, Puccini
  • Goossens conducts Delibes, Auber, Wolf-Ferrari, Sibelius
  • Hamilton Harty conducts Mendelssohn Symphony No.4
  • Golschmann conducts Shostakovich Symphony No.5
  • Mendelssohn’s Walpurgisnacht (conducted by “Mario Bernardi”)
  • Frank Mullings sings Handel
  • Salvatore Salvati sings Donizetti and Mascagni
  • Clarence Raybould conducts overtures to Egmont and Raymond
  • Eugene Goossens conducts Wagner’s Meistersinger overture
  • Robert Heger conducts the Love Scene from R Strauss’s Feuersnot
  • Mario Rossi conducts Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
  • Robert Easton sings Mendelssohn and Gounod
  • Landon Ronald and Henry Gibson conduct German’s Welsh Rhapsody
  • Elisabeth Schwarzkopf sings Addio del passato from La Traviata
  • Artur Rodzinski conducts Mussorgsky-Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Henry Wood conducts Handel’s Berenice Overture
  • Abridged Scheherezades from Eugene Goossens and Philippe Gaubert
  • Vladimir Golschmann conducts Sibelius Symphony No.7 and Mozart Symphony No.38
  • Mark Hambourg plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1, Landon Ronald conducts
  • Howard Barlow conducts Haydn’s Surprise Symphony
  • Artur Rodzinski conducts Mozart’s Clarinet and Bassoon concerti, with Wlach and Oehlberger
  • Minnie Nast and Eva Plaschke-von der Osten sing duets from Der Rosenkavalier
  • Henry Wood conducts Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music, Greensleeves Fantasia and Wasps Overture
  • Stanford Robinson conducts the BBC Wireless Chorus in Strauss’s Blue Danube
  • Reginald Jacques conducts Vaughan Williams, John Faulds, Purcell and Handel
  • Malcolm Sargent conducts Mendelssohn’s Ruy Blas Overture
  • Jascha Horenstein conducts Haydn’s Surprise Symphony
  • Henry Wood and Eugene Goossens conduct Vaughan Williams’s A London Symphony
  • Luella Melius sings Mozart
  • Safford Cape directs secular works by Dufay
  • Leo Blech’s 1927 Schubert Great C major
  • Konstantin Ivanov conducts the Czech PO in Glazunov’s 5th Symphony
  • Pauline Aubert plays music by the Couperin dynasty
  • Peter and the Wolf with David Franklin, and Summer Day Suite
  • Charles Munch conducts Haydn’s Symphonie Concertante
  • Slobodskaya’s Peter and the Wolf
  • The Floral Dance and The Lute Player – Peter Dawson, Frederick Ranalow, Robert Easton and Thorpe Bates

Coming up:

  • Albert Coates from 1920s and 1930s
  • Henry Wood from the 1920s to the 1940s
  • Hamilton Harty 1920s to 1930s
  • Frieder Weissmann in the 1920s
  • Malcolm Sargent 1920s to 1940s
  • Eugene Goossens 1920s to 1950s
  • Landon Ronald 1910s to 1930s
  • Alois Melichar
  • Yovanovitch Bratza
  • Assorted Haydn Symphonies


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