CD1 – The acoustic Strauss recordings on HMV – all with Symphony Orchestra, recorded in Hayes

  1. R Strauss – Don Juan
    (HMV W 525-526, mtx Cc 1260-III, 1231-III, 1262-III, 1293-II (3-0749/52))
    28th April 1922 (sides 1, 2) and 5th May 1922 (sides 3, 4)
  2. R Strauss – Tod und Verklärung (abridged)
    (HMV D 743-744, mtx Cc 2897-III, 2901-I, 2902-I, 2970-II (3-0903/6))
    11th May 1923 (sides 1, 4) and 27th April 1923 (sides 2, 3)
  3. R Strauss – Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
    (HMV D 608-609, mtx Cc 630-I, 631-III, 632-I, 633-III (3-0682/5))
    10th April 1921

    Strauss – Salome (excerpts)
    Salome: Göta Ljungberg (soprano); Narraboth/Herodes: Tudor Davies (tenor); Page: Nellie Walker (contralto); Jochanaan: George Baker (baritone) (tracks 5-6), Peter Dawson (bass-baritone) (track 7); Soldiers: Edward Halland (bass)
  4. Wie schön ist die Prinzessin Salome heute Nacht! (start to fig 8) (Narraboth, Page, 1st and 2nd Soldiers)
  5. Schreckliches kann gesehn (fig 11 to fig 15) (Page, Jochanaan, 2nd and 1st Soldiers)
  6. Ich will nicht bleiben (4 after fig 20 to fig 31) (Salome, Page, Jochanaan)
    (HMV D 908, mtx Cc 4667-4 (4-0559)) 6th June 1924
  7. Wo ist er, dessen Sündenbecher jetzt voll ist? (fig 59 to fig 69) (Jochanaan)
  8. Interlude (6 before fig 141 to 6 before fig 149)
    (HMV D 908, mtx Cc 4668-1 (4-0556)) 1st June 1924
  9. Dance of the Seven Veils
    (HMV D 909, mtx Cc 4671-1, 4672-1 (4-0557/8))          1st June 1924
  10. Ah! Du wolltets mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lassen (1 before fig 314 to 1 before fig 333) (Salome)
    (HMV D 910, mtx Cc 4669-3 (4-0561)) 6th June 1924
  11. Dein Leib war erine Elfenbeinsäule (1 before fig 333 to 3 after fig 348) (Salome)
  12. Ich habe deinen Mund geküsst, Jochanaan (fig 359 to end) (Salome, Herodes)
    (HMV D 910, mtx Cc 4670-3 (4-0560)) 6th June 192

CD 2: Choral recordings and rarely reissued Wagner

  1. George Gottfried Wagner – Blessing, glory and wisdom (formerly attr JS Bach, BWV Anh III 162)
    (HMV D 1036, mtx Cc 6424-I, 6425-II (04852/3))
    30th July 1925, Hayes Studio B
    Chorus of the British National Opera Company
  2. Bax – Mater ora filium
    (HMV D 1044-1045, mtx Cr 4-I, 5-II, 6-I (04854/6))
    28th October 1925, St John’s Church, St John’s Wood, London
    Leeds Festival Chorus
  3. Purcell – Soul of the World
    (HMV D 1045, CR 3-III (04857))
    28th October 1925, St John’s Church, St John’s Wood, London
    Leeds Festival Chorus and C Whitaker-Wilson, organ
  4. Sterndale Bennett – God is a spirit
    (HMV E 397, mtx Bb 6404-II (4984))   27th July 1925, Hayes
    Chorus of the British National Opera Company
  5. Sullivan – O gladsome light
    (HMV E 397, mtx Bb 6405-II (4985))   27th July 1925, Hayes
    Chorus of the British National Opera Company
  6. Wagner – Lohengrin – The swan chorus – with Walter Widdop, tenor, and Chorus
    (HMV D 1101, mtx Cc 7165-II (4-0757))
    3rd November 1925, Hayes Studio B
  7. Wagner – Lohengrin – Bridal chorus – with Chorus
    (HMV D 1054, mtx Cc 7081-II (4-0752))
    27th October 1925, Hayes Room 1
  8. Wagner – Rienzi – Overture
    (HMV D 607, mtx Cc 711-2, 712-1 (3-0688/9))
    25th November 1921, Hayes Room 1
  9. Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
    (HMV D 649-650, mtx Cc 1667-I, 1668-II, 1669-I, 1670-II (3-0768/71)
    17th July 1922, Hayes Room 1
    (tracks 6-9 with Symphony Orchestra)
  10. Wagner – Faust Overture
    (HMV D 1631, mtx CR 1694-1A, 1695-1 (5-0809/10)
    16th February 1928, Kingsway Hall, London
  11. Wagner – Die Feen – Overture (bars 441-495 omitted near end)
    (Victor 36321 (HMV DB 1679), mtx 2B 2809-I, 2810-I)
    19th February 1932, Abbey Road Studio No.1, London
    (tracks 10-11 with London Symphony Orch3estra)