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 August 14th, 1938 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, piano, composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 97 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|
|Columbia||6888||12-in.||approximately 1916||O lovely night||Clara Butt ; W. H. Squire||Female vocal solo, with piano and 'cello obbligato||composer|
|Brunswick||8332||10-in.||approximately July 1922||Down in the forest||Irene Williams||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ronald, Landon," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103612.
Ronald, Landon. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103612.
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