Walter Goehr

Walter Goehr (1903 – 1960), was a Berlin-born composer and conductor, and a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. He is the father of composer Alexander Goehr. He left Germany in the early 1930s, having lost his job at Berlin Radio because he was Jewish. He was offered a job with EMI, and recorded for their labels, and later for Decca, Concert Hall and others. He was one of many to record with the National Symphony Orchestra for Decca in the late 1940s.
Mozart – Symphony No.39 in E flat major K543
I. Adagio – Allegro (2 sides)
II. Andante con moto (2 sides)
III. Menuetto – Allegretto (1 side)
IV. Finale – Allegro (1 side)
National Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr
Decca AK.1236-8
Matrices: AR 91642-2, 9147-1, 9148-3, 9149-4, 9150-2, 9151-2
Recorded 21st February 1945
Haydn – Symphony No.96 in D major “Miracle”
I. Adagio – Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Finale: Vivace assai
Haydn – Symphony No.46 in B major
I. Vivace
II. Poco adagio
III. Menuett: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Presto e scherzando
Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr
(credited on the record to “Classics Club Philharmonic, conducted by William Stellar”)
The Classics Club – Collector 8
Matrices MEX-8A (MMS 129 PT1 N4A-2); MEX-8B (MMS 129 PT2 N3A-2)
Recorded c1951-2

These recordings were made by the Musical Masterpiece Society.

Franck – Symphony in D minor

I. Lento – Allegro non troppo
II. Allegretto, ma non troppo
III. Allegro non troppo

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Goehr
(credited as Classics Club Philharmonic, Wladimir Tergorsky)

The Classics Club – Collector 7 (10”)
Matrices MEX-7A,-7B (MMS 58P, (and 59P?))
Recorded 1953

Sadly, this record is not in ideal condition – the sound blasts quite a lot in loud passages.

The recording presented here of Franck’s D minor Symphony is credited to one “Wladimir Tergorsky.” It’s tenuous, but if you ignore the “sky” as a “standard” Russian ending, and go for the short version of the first name, you have “Wlad Tergor” which doesn’t sound that far away from Walter Goehr!

Mozart – Violin Concerto No.5 in A major K219

I. Allegro aperto
II. Adagio
III. Tempo di menuetto

Theo Olof, violin
Classics Club Symphony Orchestra, Walter Goehr

Mediafire link for Mozart – Violin Concerto – Theo Olof, Symphony No.32 – Bamberger

(This is a zip file – left click the link, download the file, then unzip when downloaded)

The Classics Club: Collector 67
Matrices CCHN 67 A-1P, B-1P
Recorded early 1950s

Coupled with Mozart Symphony No.32, Carl Bamberger and Frankfurt Opera Orchestra

Bizet – Carmen – Opera in four Acts – a concise version
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Goehr
(Performers credited on label as:
Orchestra and Chorus of The Opera Classica Society of New York. William Stellar, conductor)

1. Prelude Act 1 (without Coda)
2. Habanera (abridged)
3. Parle-moi de ma mère (abridged)
4. Seguidilla (tenor is a bar behind in final section)
5. Act 2. Chanson bohème
6. Toreador Song (omits L’amour interchange at end)
7. Flower Song
8. Act 3. Smugglers’ march
9. Card Song and Trio
10. Micaela’s aria
11. Act 3. Finale
12. Intermezzo Act 4
13. Act 4. Finale (abridged)

Cora Canne Meyer, Carmen
Leo Larsen, Don José
Corry van Bekkum, Micaëla
Gerard Holthaus, Escamillo
Rick van Veen, Frasquita
Betty de Jong, Mercédès

Mediafire link for Bizet – Carmen – concise version – Goehr

(This is a zip file – left click the link, download the file, then unzip when downloaded)

The Classics Club Rembrandt X64
(Originally issued by The Musical Masterpiece Society)
Matrices X64A1P, X64B1P
Recorded 1953-4
Reviewed in July 1954
Play at about 33.6rpm

This Classics Club reissue is slightly later than the original MMS issue.

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