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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 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  
(Results 126-136 of 136 records)

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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