All posts tagged Light Cavalry

Franz André conducts Suppé overtures

It’s time for the customary Viennese fare to welcome in the New Year, and a return to the site for the Belgian conductor Franz André. His recording career was almost exclusively on Telefunken, and in the early 1950s several items were issued on Telefunken Füllschrift records – 78rpm with a variable groove pitch which meant […]

New Year’s Suppé from Basil Cameron, and Sir Henry Wood’s 1924 Enigma

For the traditional Viennese welcome to the New Year, here are three Suppé overtures, all performed by the Hastings Municipal Orchestra conducted by Basil Cameron. These Decca records from 1929 and 1930 are rather worn, and the sound is not therefore all I would hope for. Suppé – Light Cavalry – Overture – Hastings MO, […]