BERTHOLD GOLDSCHMIDT (1903-1996): Comedy of Errors Overture (Goldsbrough Orchestra; Berthold Goldschmidt. Dec. 26, 1955), Preludes, Nocturne and Excerpts from Beatrice Cenci (Arda Mandikian [soprano], Monica Sinclair [mezzo], Jean Grayston [contralto], Arnold Matters [baritone], Martin Lawrence [bass], London Philharmonic Orchestra; Goldschmidt. April 13, 1953), JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809): Symphony No. 96 in D "Miracle" (BBC Northern Orchestra; Goldschmidt. July 25, 1956).
Catalogue Number: 08K106
Description: Historical collectors may want the 39 minutes of Beatrice Cenci excerpts here (in addition to the original BBC announcer's introductions and synopses), which were conducted by the composer who also preserved the broadcast on tape (the BBC didn't bother...). You may recall that this was one of four operas which won the ill-fated British Council opera competition for the 1951 Festival of Britain (none were subsequently produced). Recorded by Sony and released in 1995 it is now long out of print.