Sir Henry J Wood (3rd March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was probably the most important figure in British musical life for the half century leading up to the Second World War. He was the first and longest serving conductor of the Proms, at which he is still remembered every year. He recorded extensively: in 1908 as piano accompanist to his first wife Olga, around 1916 as orchestral conductor for a series of recordings by Clara Butt, and from 1915 to 1940 for Columbia and Decca in a wide range of orchestral recordings, including concerto accompaniments for Harriet Cohen, Albert Sammons, Walter Gieseking, Irene Scharrer and Clifford Curzon. In addition, a number of live BBC recordings survive.

Henry Wood

Henry Wood

Henry Wood’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.

Wagner – Introduction, Act 3, “Lohengrin”
Rachmaninoff arr Wood – Prelude in C sharp minor
Henry J Wood and his Orchestra

Columbia L1005
Matrices 6584-2, 6585-2
Recorded 1915
Available from October 1915 to June 1922

This is one of the earliest purely orchestral recordings conducted by Wood, though the catalogue number used had four phases of issue:
Version 1 – 6584-2, 6585-2, available 10/1915 to 6/1922
Version 2 – 6584-4 (rec 1/11/21), 6585-2, available 6/1922 to 1/1923 – credited to the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra
Version 3 – 6584-4, 6585-6 (rec 4/12/22), available 1/1923 to 2/1927
Version 4 (L1005R – electrical recording) – WAX 1461-1 (rec 15/4/1926), WRAX 2278-3 (rec 9/12/1926) available 2/1927 to 5/1933

Wood did not record the Wagner again, but committed the Rachmaninoff arrangement twice more to disc, on 12th June 1930 (Columbia DX87, and reissued on Dutton’s 2 CD set “The Best of Sir Henry J Wood”), and on 2nd May 1935 (Decca K762). It’s interesting, therefore, that a recent Lyrita CD of Wood arrangements recorded in the 1990s by the LPO under Nicholas Braithwaite comments in the booklet notes “It (the Rachmaninoff Prelude) was first heard at the Proms at the Queen’s Hall on 20 September 1913 and Wood recorded it in October 1915 (sic), though the crude acoustic recorded sound of the day failed to do it justice.” That may well be the case, but it would be interesting to know how far it is true of his four subsequent recordings!

Wagner – Tannhäuser March
Beethoven – Coriolan (abridged)

New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Columbia L1021 had 3 phases of issue
First version: (not in my collection)
Matrices 6675-1 and 6677-2
Recorded c1916, credited to “Sir Henry Wood and his Orchestra”
Available from February 1916 to March 1923.

Second version:
Matrices 6675-8 and 6677-10
Recorded 13th February 1923 and 13th December 1922
Available from March 1923 to May 1927

Third version:
An electrically recorded remake on L1021R
Matrices WRAX 2577-2, 2578-2
Recorded 13th April 1927
Available from May 1927 to April 1934.

Wood’s heavily abridged 1916 account of Till Eulenspiegel was the first ever recording of the work. It’s cut down to just two sides, losing approximately half of the music. This is a work that Wood conducted regularly at the Proms, yet this is, as far as I can determine, his only recording of any piece by Strauss.

Richard Strauss – Till’s Merry Pranks: or a Rogue’s Rondo
Henry J Wood and his Orchestra

R. Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel – Wood

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Columbia L 1067
Matrices 6766-3, 6786-2
Recorded 1916
Available from October 1916 to May 1928
Plays in score pitch at 80.7rpm

Wood – Fantasia on English Sea-Songs
Pt. 1 – Introducing: The Anchor’s Weighed; The Saucy Arethusa; Tom Bowling; Sailor’s Hornpipe
Pt. 2 – Introducing: Farewell and Adieu ye Spanish Ladies; See the conquering hero comes; Rule Britannia
Henry J Wood and his Orchestra

Columbia L 1052
Matrices 6818-2, 6819-2
Recorded May 1916
Available from August 1916 to May 1928

Henry Wood’s Fantasia on English Sea-Songs is perhaps his best-loved work, and quickly became a fixture of the Last Night of the Proms. It is well known that Wood recorded it in 1939, towards the end of his orchestral recording career, but he also recorded it 1916, albeit in abridged form. The two versions almost bookend his work in the Columbia studios.

Brahms – Hungarian Dances Nos.5 and 6
Sir Henry J Wood and His Orchestra

Columbia L1054
Matrices 6764-1, 6765-2
Recorded 1916
Available September 1916 to May 1928

 Saint-Saëns – Danse Macabre (abridged)
Raff – Cavatina
New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Available to download from Historic Recordings

Columbia L1118
Matrices: 75259-2, 75256-2
Recorded 1916, London
Available December 1916 to May 1928

Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol
Sir Henry J Wood and His Orchestra

Columbia L1148
Matrices 75257-2, 75258-2
Recorded 1916/7
Available April 1917 to May 1928

Granados – 5 Spanish Dances: No.5 – Allegretto quasi moderato
Albeniz – Catalonia Suite Populaire

Sir Henry J Wood and his Orchestra

Columbia L1216
Matrices 75994-2, 76004-2
Recorded March 1918
Available from March 1918 to April 1928

Spanish Dances Nos.1 to 4 were issued on Columbia L1214 and L1215, which are not in my collection.

Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana – selection
New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Columbia L1354
Matrices 76213-2, 76214-4
Recorded 20th June 1922
Available July 1922 to September 1930.

An earlier version with take 2 of each side, recorded 30th September 1918 was available from May 1920 to July 1922, credited to Sir Henry J Wood and His Orchestra

Rossini – William Tell Overture Finale
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rustiacana: Intermezzo
New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Columbia L1436
Matrices 74393-6, 76212-6
Recorded 20th June 1922
Available September 1922 to July 1929.

The first three parts of the overture are on L1435 which is not in my collection.

Bantock – The Pierrot of the Minute – Comedy Overture
The New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Columbia L1463
Matrices 75237-2, 75238-2
Recorded 11th December 1922, Columbia Petty France Studios
Available from March 1923 to April 1927

Wood was a champion of Bantock’s music, and invited the composer to conduct the London premiere of this work at a concert on 30th January 1909. This recording is, unfortunately, abridged by about a third, with a significant chunk of music omitted between the end of the first side and the start of the second. This unfortunately precludes a satisfactory side join.

Turina – Danzas Fantasticas

No.1 – Exaltacion (2 sides)
No.2 – Ensueno (1 side)
No.3 – Orgia (1 side)

New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood

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Columbia L 1467-8
Matrices 75239-2. 75240-2, 75241-2, 75242-2
Recorded 13th December 1922, London
Available from April 1923 to July 1927

This was the premiere recording of this work, and in fact the only acoustic recording of Turina’s orchestral music. This piece was completed in 1919, and the score published in Madrid in 1921 – Wood was most definitely conducting modern music here.

The record labels state the speed as 80rpm, but all sides run at around 81rpm.

Curiously, there is an overlap of approximately 1 minute and 20 seconds between sides 1 and 2. In the files for download I’ve included both edited and unedited versions of the first dance.

This set was reviewed enthusiastically in an early issue of Gramophone magazine, from April 1923. Half the review is taken up with a grumble about the repetition of recorded repertoire (how things change!), particularly Coppelia, Sylvia, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Peer Gynt:

Both Sir Henry Wood and the Columbia company are to be commended for these records of a composer almost unknown in this country. It is a relief to find conductors deserting the beaten track, even when they give its less charming things than these dances. … The “Danzas Fantasticas” are unlike anything else that has been recorded. The Spanish idiom is unfamiliar in England, and these two excellent records of dances, which are really fantastic and really Spanish, should be in every representative collection of orchestral records. It is difficult to choose between the two, but on the whole I think I prefer the “Exaltacion.”

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.6 in B minor “Pathétique” (abridged)

I. Adagio – Allegro vivo – Andante mosso
II. Allegro con grazia
III. Allegro molto vivace
IV. Adagio lamentoso

New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Columbia L1489-92
Matrices 76927-2, 76928-2, 76929-1, 76930-2, 76931-3, 76932-2, 76933-2, 76934-2
Recorded 17th April 1923 (sides 1-4), 18th April 1923 (sides 5-8)
Available October 1923 to August 1930.

This version is somewhat abridged to fit onto 8 sides, The contents of the sides are as follows:
1st Movement:
Side 1 – b 1-88
Side 2 – b 89-160
Side 3 – b 161-229, 234-2632, 2643-2652, 2663-2703, 2844-301, 335, 340-354

2nd Movement: (no repeats)
Side 4 – b1-72, 81-84, 89-95, 136-151, 156-176, 178

3rd Movement:
Side 5 – b 1-863, 1284-1943
(1 and a half bars timpani roll with bass A omitted between sides)
Side 6 – b 195-286, 299-347

4th Movement:
Side 7 – b 1-382, 543-81
Side 8 – b 82-93, 108-171

It’s curious that the symphony starts with good intentions, as it were, with no cuts in the first two sides. But to fit the remainder of the first movement onto the third side necessitated a number of nips and tucks, and a couple of hefty cuts, at least one of which is, to me, quite grating. In the remaining movements the cuts are well chosen and do not adversely affect the flow of the music.

Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture Op.49
(complete on 5 sides)
Tchaikovsky – Chant sans paroles
New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Available to download from Historic Recordings

Columbia L 1764-6
Matrices WAX 1478-1, 1479-2, 1480-2, 1481-2, 1482-3, 1485-1 (S 634, 635, 636, 637, 651, 650)
Recorded 12th January 1926 (sides 1 to 4), 22nd April 1926 (side 5 and Chant sans paroles)
Available September 1926 to January 1940

These recordings betray the usual Columbia pitching issues of the time. Though nominally at 80rpm, the first runs at 78rpm and the next three, all recorded on the same day as the first, accelerate from about 78 to 79rpm through the course of each side. The 2 sides recorded in April run from 77 to 78rpm across each side.

The pitches in this transfer have been adjusted accordingly. For those listening originally to these records at 78rpm, the differences were probably not obvious given the time taken to change sides, with the change from side 4 to side 5 most likely to be detected, with a speed difference greater than 2rpm.

The orchestral arrangement of the Chant sans paroles Op.2 No.3 (the final part of the Souvenir de Hapsal) was also recorded by Landon Ronald, in 1929 as a filler side to his account of the theme and variations from the Suite No.3.

Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (arranged by Wood)
New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Columbia 9765-66
Matrices WAX 1450-1, 1451-2, 1452-2, 1453-2
Recorded 14th April 1926

This was originally issued on L1796-97, available from January 1927 to January 1930. The 9000-series release was issued in September 1929 and withdrawn in August 1930. It’s an extraordinary arrangement which I’d not encountered before, and playfully performed. The fact that it takes 4 sides and lasts almost 12 minutes is some indication of how unusual a performance it is, compared to the more common 2-sided versions one usually finds.

Schubert – Symphony in B minor (Unfinished)

I. Allegro moderato (3 sides – no repeat)
II. Andante con moto (3 sides)

The New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood

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Columbia 9513-5
Matrices WAX 1490-1, 1491-2, 1492-2, 1493-2, 1494-2, 1495-2 (S654, 653, 657, 658, 652, 655)
Recorded 23rd April 1926
Originally issued on L1791-93 available January 1927 to October 1928
This issue available October 1928 to December 1933 (when it was replaced by the 1933 recording)

All sides play at the stated 80rpm

Beethoven – Symphony No.3 in E flat major Op.55 “Eroica”

I – Allegro con brio (4 sides)
II – Marcia funebre: Adagio assai (5 sides)
III – Scherzo e Trio: Allegro vivace (2 sides)
IV – Allegro molto – Poco andante – Presto (3 sides)

New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Now available at Eric Grunin’s Eroica project – click “sounds” in the menu.

Columbia L1868-74, US Columbia 67227-33-D, Masterworks Set No.46
Matrices WRAX 2212-1, 2213-1, 2214-1, 2215-1, 2216-2
Recorded 28th November 1926
Matrices WRAX 2249-1, 2250-1, 2251-2, 2252-, 2253-1, 2254-2
Recorded 2nd December 1926
Matrices WRAX 2262-1, 2263-2, 2264-3
Recorded 5th December 1926
Recorded in the Scala Theatre, London
Available on UK Columbia from March 1927 to January 1937

Henry Wood’s 1920s recordings are extremely under-represented in the historic reissue field, despite an extensive discography. It was to him that Columbia turned early in the electrical era to record Beethoven’s Eroica for their Beethoven Centenary edition issued in 1927. The choice was also an opportunity to remake his earlier abridged acoustic Eroica of 1922 – this was on just 6 sides, and was not deleted until a year after the electrical version on 12 sides was issued.

I have a full set of the US issue, and an almost complete set of the UK issue (missing the first record). I found the recording to be very much on the murky side, and have done some re-equalisation to try and recover some of the high frequencies and give a little more body to the sound. This has resulted in an increase in surface noise.

Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Nights Dream Overture
New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

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Columbia 9559-60
Matrices WAX 3907-2, 3908-1, 3909-2
Recorded 13th July 1928
Available December 1928 to October 1951

The fourth side of this set was taken up by Willem Mengelberg’s account of the Midsummer Night’s Dream – Scherzo
Matrix WAX 3645-2
Recorded 12th May 1928 in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Mendelssohn – Fingal’s Cave Overture; Two Songs without words
The New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood

Fingal’s Cave Overture (“The Hebrides”) (3 sides)
Two Songs without Words – (1) Spring Song; (2) Bee’s Wedding (1 side)

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Columbia 9843-4
Matrices WAX 4731-2, 4732-2, 4733-2, 4734-2 (S 808, 810, 811, 807)
Recorded 4th March 1929
Available from mid-September 1929 to February 1948

All sides run at about 76.8rpm

Sibelius – Finlandia
New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

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Columbia 9655
Matrices WAX 4735-4, 4736-4
Recorded 4th March 1929, released June 1929

Armas Järnefelt – Praeludium
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Sir Henry J. Wood and His Symphony Orchestra

Available to download from Historic Recordings

Columbia DX194
Matrices WAX 4738-4, recorded 4th March 1929
and WAX 5623-2, recorded 12th June 1930
Released February 1931
Recorded in a concert hall.

Bach/Wilhelmj – Air on G String
Bach/Wood – Gavotte in E (for strings)
British Symphony Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood
Later pressing credits the London Symphony Orchestra.

Available to download from Historic Recordings

Columbia DX475
Matrices CAX 6441-1, 6442-2
Recorded 16th June 1932, Abbey Rd, No 1 Studio, London

Henry Litolff – Concerto Symphonique No.4 Second Movement – Scherzo
Irene Scharrer, piano
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Columbia DB1267
Matrices CA 14108-2, 14109-2
Recorded 30th October 1933, available from December 1933

Probably the best known of all Wood’s recordings.

Schubert – Symphony No.8 in B minor (Unfinished)

I. Allegro moderato (3 sides – no repeat)
II. Andante con moto (3 sides)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood

Mediafire link for Schubert – Unfinished Symphony (1926 & 1933) – Henry Wood

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Columbia DX 551-3
Matrices CAX 6975-1, 6976-1, 6977-1, 6978-2, 6979-2, 6980-1
Recorded 30th October 1933
Available from December 1933

Mozart – Don Giovanni – Overture
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Available to download from Historic Recordings

Columbia DX587
Matrices CAX 7139-1, 7140-1
Recorded 19th April 1934, released August 1934

A Night at the Proms – music by Bizet, Schubert, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Bach and Nicolai – conducted by Sir Henry Wood

Wood – A Night at the Proms

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Columbia DX 724
Matrices CAX 7731-1, 7730-1
Recorded 19th April 1934, London
Issued August 1934

Contents

Bizet – Carmen – Prelude to Act 1
(from L1208R, 1st October 1926, New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, 78.7rpm)
Schubert – Symphony No.8 in B minor- “The Unfinished” – start of first movement
(from DX 551, 30th October 1933, London Symphony Orchestra, 77.4rpm)
Rossini – William Tell – Overture – final section
(from 5059, 13th July 1928, New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, 76.1rpm)
Mendelssohn – Fingal’s Cave – Overture – opening
(from 9843, 4th March 1929, New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, 75.7rpm)
Mendelssohn – Spring Song – opening
(from 9844, 4th March 1929, New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, 75.7rpm)
J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G – start of first movement
(from LX 173, 16th June 1932, British Symphony Orchestra, 76,1rpm)
Nicolai – Merry Wives of Windsor – Overture – final section
(from L 1723, 7th December 1925, New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, 80.1rpm)

The original recording speeds of the records Columbia re-recorded for this compilation vary somewhat, so for this transfer, I’ve repitched each selection to A440.

 

Handel – Berenice – Overture
The Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood
Charles Woodhouse, leader

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Decca K.819
Matrices TA 2041-II, 2042-II
Recorded 7th November 1935
Released May 1936

Vaughan Williams – A London Symphony

I. Lento – Allegro risoluto (3½ sides)
II. Lento (2 sides)
III. Scherzo (Nocturne) (1½ sides)
IV. Andante con moto – Maestoso alla Marcia. (2 sides)
Epilogue – Andante sostenuto (1 side)

The Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood
George Stratton, leader

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Decca X.114-8
Matrices TA 2126-III, 2127-II, 2128-II, 2129-II, 2130-II, 2131-III, 2132-I, 2133-III, 2134-2, 2135-II
Recorded 21st April 1936
Issued June 1936

There is a deterioration in sound quality for the last two sides, as the final disc in my copy of the set of 78s has a crack from label to rim. I have done my best to alleviate the effects of this.

For the 50th anniversary of Vaughan William’s death, there were many reissues, including, from Symposium, Dan Godfrey’s premiere recording of A London Symphony – both his earlier recording of the first (abridged) and third movements, and the “complete” recording that followed. The abridged first movement was one of the records recommended by Percy Scholes in his “Second Book of the Gramophone Record”. Godfrey’s recording used the 1920 version of the score. Vaughan Williams published an updated version of the score in 1936, and it is this that was used by Sir Henry Wood in his recording the same year. However, by a curious quirk, when Eugene Goossens recorded the work in 1941 with the Cincinatti Symphony Orchestra, he used the 1920 version. It is also noteworthy, that both Wood and Goossens omit the repeat of the first section of the Scherzo, which Godfrey included in both his acoustic recordings of the movement. There can be no doubt that both conductors would have had room for it: Wood’s side lengths are fairly short, and breaks between movements occur during sides; and Goossens’s recording takes 9 sides, with the 10th taken up by a 1938 recording with the LSO of Bizet’s Farandole!

These recordings, then, by Wood and Goossens provide an opportunity to compare the two versions of the work. It’s also an instructive comparison of recording styles. Wood rarely approaches a true pianissimo, particularly where the lower instruments are concerned, perhaps continuing the habits from around 1916 when he started conducting for records. Goossens for Victor has a much more natural recorded sound, allowing for a wide dynamic range.

Vaughan Williams – The Wasps – Overture
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves

The Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood
George Stratton, leader

Download – Vaughan Williams – The Wasps – Overture – Henry Wood
Download – Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves – Henry Wood

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Originally issued on Decca K.821/2
Matrices TA 2136, 2137, 2138 (The Wasps), TA 2139 (Greensleeves)
Recorded 22nd April 1936

The present transfers are made from the Decca Ace of Clubs LP reissue, ACL 255.

Purcell arr. Henry J Wood – Suite in Five Movements
The Queen’s Hall Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood
George Stratton,
leader

No.1. Prelude from Act 3 “Dioclesian” (Molto maestoso)
No.2. Minuet from “Distressed Innocence” (Tempo di minuetto)
No.3. Largo from “5th Sonata for Strings, in three parts”
No.4. Song of the Birds (Allegro from “Timon of Athens”) No.5. Vivace from “1st Sonata for Strings”

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Decca K.975/6
Matrices TA 2967-II, 2968-II, 2969-II, 2970-III
Recorded 2nd April 1937
Available from October 1941

Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood
Isobel Baillie,
soprano – Lilian Stiles Allen, soprano – Elsie Suddaby, soprano – Eva Turner, soprano
Margaret Balfour, contralto – Muriel Brunskill, contralto – Astra Desmond, contralto – Mary Jarred, contralto
Parry Jones,
tenor – Heddle Nash, tenor – Frank Titterton, tenor – Walter Widdop, tenor
Norman Allin,
bass – Robert Easton, bass – Roy Henderson, baritone – Harold Williams, baritone

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Originally issued on Columbia LX 757-8
Matrices CAX 8367, 8368, 8369, 8370
Recorded 15th October 1938

Wood – Fantasia on English Sea-Songs
Part 1 – (a) Bugles – Admiral’s Salute; Action; General Assembly; Landing Party; Prepare the Ram; Quick Doubles – Extend and Close (b) Sea Songs – Anchor’s weigh’d and Saucy Arethusa
Part 2 – Tom Bowling and Hornpipe (Jack’s the lad)
Part 3 – Farewell and Adieu ye Spanish Lady and Home Sweet Home
Frederick Thurston, clarinet
Part 4 – See the Conquering Hero Comes; Rule Britannia and God Save the King
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Henry J Wood

Columbia 45rpm SCD 2001, 2002
Matrices 7XCA 26293/6-1N
Recorded 3rd November 1939

The recording was originally issued on Columbia DX 954-4, matrices CAX 8655-58 in December 1939. This reissue on a pair of 45rpm discs was published in April 1963.

Edward Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance Marches No.1 in D and No.4 in G
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Henry J. Wood

Columbia DX 965
Matrices CAX 8745-1, CAX 8746-1
Recorded 4th March 1940, released April 1940