Eric Coates’s Merrymakers Overture: the composer’s LSO recording, which “took place in EMI’s Abbey Road Studio One on 3rd November 1931”, the month the venue opened for business; maybe this Coates (HMV C.2449) was the first recording made there?
Jan 27, 2022 | Light Music Gems, Videos | 4 comments
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Well, the official opening of Abbey Road in November 1931 was by Elgar, who recorded Falstaff with the LSO. It may be that Coates’s recording was a ‘pre-official opening tryout.’ One would have to check the matrix numbers.
COATES The Merrymakers Matrix 2B 2007-1 3rd Nov 1931
ELGAR Falstaff Matrix 2B 2011-14/17-20 12th Nov 1931
The Definitive Eric Coates (Chandos) https://www.chandos.net/chanimages/Booklets/NI6231.pdf
Thanks, Ates – that clears that up! – Interesting.
Yes, thanks chaps. Colin