Berthold Goldschmidt
Symposium Records 1234

After studying with Franz Schreker, Goldschmidt was set to become one of the most significant of 20th-century German composers. However, in 1933 he was sacked and in 1935, fortunate enough to be interviewed by a Gestapo officer whose daughter was studying piano, he was allowed to leave for England. However, here he was
a misfit in the musical scene, earning a living by teaching and some conducting. Only at the very end of his life did he begin to achieve recognition. These recordings, from
his own collection, allow us to judge his ability as a conductor of a classical work and, though several hearings may be needed, his stature as a composer.
Tracks 1, 3, 8, 10, 12 & 14 Announcements

2. COMEDY OF ERRORS OVERTURE (Berthold Goldschmidt)
Goldsbrough Orchestra, Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Berthold Goldschmidt, Conductor
BBC Third Programme 26 XII 55

  4. Adagio-Allegro
  5. Andante
  6. Minuet & Trio
  7. Vivace
BBC Northern Orchestra, Leader: Reginald Stead
Berthold Goldschmidt, Conductor 
BBC Third Programme 25 VII 56

BEATRICE CENCI excerpts (Berthold Goldschmidt)
  9.  Act I     Prelude
                    Lucrezia and Beatrice lament their fate
                    Bernardo tells of his father’s treatment of him.
11.               Banquet Scene
                    Lucrezia expresses her devotion to her father
13.  Act II    Prelude
                    Lucrezia drugs Count Cenci’s drink
15. Act III    Nocturne
                    Prison Scene
Beatrice-Arda Mandikian, soprano
Bernardo-Monica Sinclair, mezzo-soprano
Lucrezia-Jean Grayston, contralto
Count Cenci-Arnold Matters, baritone
Cardinal Camillo-Martin Lawrence, bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Berthold Goldschmidt, Conductor
Performed 13 IV 53 for broadcast on BBC Third Programme 14 IV 53