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Landon Ronald

Sir Landon Ronald (born Landon Ronald Russell) (7 June 1873 – 14 August 1938) was an English conductor, composer, pianist, teacher and administrator.

In his early career he gained work as an accompanist and répétiteur, but struggled to make his way as a conductor. In the absence of operatic or symphonic work he made his living as a conductor and composer in West End shows in the late 19th and early 20th century. With the foundation of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1904 his career began to flourish, and by 1908 he was well-enough established to be chosen to succeed Thomas Beecham as conductor of the New Symphony Orchestra in London.

Ronald was an early enthusiast for recording, and was associated with the Gramophone Company (later part of EMI) from 1900 for the rest of his life.

From 1910 until shortly before his death, Ronald was principal of the Guildhall School of Music in London. He modernised the curriculum and raised its standards to compete with the leading musical training establishments the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 7th, 1873 (London), Died London

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, piano, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 87 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-20 10-in. 5/17/1903 Rosy morn Zélie De Lussan Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-4704 12-in. 7/24/1907 O lovely night Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-6698 12-in. 1/1/1909 Down in the forest Nellie Melba Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-6699 12-in. 1/1/1909 The white sea mist Nellie Melba Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-6706 12-in. 1/6/1909 Oh, lovely night Nellie Melba Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-12800 10-in. 1/16/1913 Down in the forest Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-13035 10-in. 3/28/1913 Down in the forest John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14359 10-in. 1/21/1914 Serenade espagnole Enrico Caruso Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-15012 12-in. 6/25/1914 A bowl of roses Mrs. Zoe Kendall Ames Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1917-08-29-04] Not documented 8/29/1917 Love I have won you Charles Hunsberger Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1919-09-12-02] Not documented 9/12/1919 Down in the forest Helen Stanley Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 1194 10-in. ca. 1903 Sunbeams Suzanne Adams Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 19724 10-in. 1/10/1912 Down in the forest Alice Nielsen Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 39114 10-in. 11/26/1913 Down in the forest Maggie Teyte Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46739 10-in. 5/2/1916 Sérénade espagnole Walfried Singer ; Bruno Steindel Harp and cello duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 47316 10-in. 1/25/1917 Down in the forest Duchesse De Richelieu Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 81918 10-in. 8/15/1924 Cycle of life : Prelude Cyrena Van Gordon Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48513 12-in. 12/23/1915 Down in the forest Orville Harrold ; Lydia Locke Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48668 12-in. 3/30/1916 O lovely night! Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with cello and piano composer  
Columbia 48849 12-in. 6/30/1916 Down in the forest Maggie Teyte Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W148998 10-in. 9/12/1929 Prelude Walter Golde ; Louis Graveure Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Edison 4380 10-in. 12/29/1915 Down in the forest Carolina Lazzari Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 19028 10-in. 2/5/1929 O lovely night Laurence Wolfe Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison N-719 10-in. 2/5/1929 O lovely night Laurence Wolfe Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Gramophone MELBA 1 12-in. Mar. 1904 Mattinata Nellie Melba Soprano vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 87 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ronald, Landon," accessed August 3, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103612.

Ronald, Landon. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103612.

"Ronald, Landon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 3 August 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103612

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