Penguin Guide To Compact Discs

Older admirers of the composer will remember some of the 78 r.p.m. records which formed the basis of his rather slender representation in the catalogues of the 1930s. The Sérenade, Op. 71, with Walter Goehr conducting an eminent group of soloists including Jean Pougnet, Anthony Pini, Reginald Kell, Paul Draper and George Eskdale, was first issued in the Columbia ‘History of Music’ an, so far as we know, was never reissued on LP or CD. Monteux’s account of Protée comes from his time with the San Francisco orchestra in 1945, and the Swoboda records, made in Vienna in 19550, originally appeared on Westminster and have an authentic feel to them.
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—Ivan March