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 7, 1873 (London), Died August 14, 1938 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1933
Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, piano, composer
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Recordings (Results 126-136 of 136 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Gramophone||al5934f||12-in.||1/20/1912||Merry wives of Windsor : Overture||New Symphony Orchestra of London ; Landon Ronald||Orchestra||conductor|
|Gramophone||al5935f||12-in.||1/20/1912||Egmont overture||New Symphony Orchestra of London ; Landon Ronald||Orchestra||conductor|
|Gramophone||7203b||10-in.||9/4/1905||Old folks at home||Nellie Melba||Soprano vocal solo, with vocal trio and piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Gramophone||7204b||10-in.||9/4/1905||Good night||Nellie Melba||Soprano vocal solo, with vocal trio and piano||instrumentalist, piano|
|Gramophone||7205b||10-in.||9/4/1905||Away on the hill there runs a stream||Nellie Melba||Soprano vocal solo, with piano||composer, instrumentalist, piano|
|Gramophone||Bb10915||10-in.||5/26/1927||Down in a forest||David De Groot Trio||Piano trio||composer|
|Gramophone||2B4636||12-in.||7/13/1933||Norwegian rustic dance||London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Landon Ronald||Orchestra||conductor|
|Gramophone||2B4637||12-in.||7/13/1933||March of the dwarfs||London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Landon Ronald||Orchestra||conductor|
|Gramophone||2B4638||12-in.||7/13/1933||Shepherd boy||London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Landon Ronald||Orchestra||conductor|
|Gramophone||2B4640||12-in.||7/13/1933||Nocturne||London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Landon Ronald||Orchestra||conductor|
|Odeon||Lxx3158||12-in.||9/7/1909||O lovely night||John McCormack||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ronald, Landon," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103612.
Ronald, Landon. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103612.
"Ronald, Landon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.
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