All posts for the month March, 2009

Benno Moiseiwitsch and John Drinkwater

Regular visitors to this site will not be surprised to find a recording conducted by Landon Ronald. In this case, for the anniversary year, it’s Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Benno Moiseiwitsch. The other item is a spoken word recording – the poet and playwright John Drinkwater reading some of his own works. The two […]

Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers, conducted by Jules Gressier

Jules Gressier conducted a number of abridged French operetta recordings for Pathé in the early 1950s, and the one given here is undoubtedly the best known from this repertoire. Offenbach – Orphée aux enfers Pathé DTX 30143 Recorded 22nd to 24th December 1952 Mediafire link for abridged Orphée aux enfers – Gressier (These are zip […]

Eleanor Jones-Hudson in oratorio and opera

Eleanor Jones-Hudson (1874-1946), the Welsh soprano and wife of the flautist Eli Hudson has appeared here in a number of ensemble recordings, so it seems time to present some of her solo work. In this anniversary year, it’s somehow appropriate to hear her in two of the best known soprano arias by Handel and Haydn. […]

Acoustic recordings by Eugene Goossens

I’ve been busy tidying up the site, so haven’t done much transfer work recently. But, finally to welcome March, yet more acoustic recordings by Eugene Goossens, all with the London Symphony Orchestra. Wolf-Ferrari – Il Segreto di Susanna – Overture Sibelius – Scènes Historiques No.3 – Festivo Columbia 908 Matrices 75139-1, 75148-1 (4048, 4057) Recorded […]