Royal Albert Hall Orchestra

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. One of the United Kingdom's most treasured and distinctive buildings, it is held in trust for the nation and managed by a registered charity (which receives no government funding). It can seat 5,272.

Since the hall's opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from many performance genres have appeared on its stage. It is the venue for some of the most notable events in British culture, in particular the Proms concerts, which have been held there every summer since 1941. It is host to more than 390 shows in the main auditorium annually, including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet, opera, film screenings with live orchestral accompaniment, sports, awards ceremonies, school and community events, and charity performances and banquets. A further 400 events are held each year in the non-auditorium spaces.

The hall was originally supposed to have been called the Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, but the name was changed to the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences by Queen Victoria upon laying the Hall's foundation stone in 1867, in memory of her husband, Prince Albert, who had died six years earlier. It forms the practical part of a memorial to the Prince Consort; the decorative part is the Albert Memorial directly to the north in Kensington Gardens, now separated from the Hall by Kensington Gore.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1923

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone Cc78 12-in. 4/19/1921 Concerto in A minor Arthur de Greef ; Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc79 12-in. 4/19/1921 Concerto in A minor Arthur de Greef ; Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc80 12-in. 4/19/1921 Concerto in A minor Arthur de Greef ; Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc81 12-in. 4/19/1921 Concerto in A minor Arthur de Greef ; Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc3767 12-in. 12/3/1923 Concerto in A minor Artists vary Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc3768 12-in. 12/3/1923 Concerto in A minor Artists vary Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc3769 12-in. 12/3/1923 Concerto in A minor Artists vary Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc3770 12-in. 1/11/1923 Concerto in A minor Artists vary Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc3771 12-in. 1/11/1923 Concerto in A minor Artists vary Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc3772 12-in. 1/11/1923 Concerto in A minor Artists vary Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc3773 12-in. 1/11/1923 Concerto in A minor Artists vary Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone Cc3774 12-in. 1/11/1923 Concerto in A minor Artists vary Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone HO4108af 12-in. 11/15/1919 L'apprenti sorcier Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone HO4110af 12-in. 11/15/1919 L'apprenti sorcier Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone HO4435af 12-in. 6/11/1920 Entry of the gods into Valhalla Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone HO4436af 12-in. 6/11/1920 Entry of the gods into Valhalla Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone HO4573af 12-in. 10/27/1920 Hungarian fantasie Arthur de Greef ; Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone HO4574af 12-in. 10/27/1920 Hungarian fantasie Arthur de Greef ; Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone HO4575af 12-in. 10/27/1920 Hungarian fantasie Arthur de Greef ; Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Piano and orchestra Musical group  
Gramophone HO4576af 12-in. 10/27/1920 Hungarian fantasie Arthur de Greef ; Landon Ronald ; Royal Albert Hall Orchestra Piano and orchestra Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Royal Albert Hall Orchestra," accessed February 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104367.

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104367.

"Royal Albert Hall Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104367

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