Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
Chorus Master: Gavin Carr
Accompanist: Timothy End
Arts Council England

Concerts & Recordings 1959

Monday 2 February 1959

Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Kingsway Hall, London

Donald Bell - baritone

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by William Walton

Further recording sessions held on 3, 4 and 5 February 1959

Recording Engineers - Walter Jellinek and Gordon Davidson

Recorded by EMI

Monday 16 March 1959

Donizetti - Lucia di Lammermoor

Kingsway Hall, London

Maria Callas - soprano
Ferruccio Tagliavini - tenor
Piero Cappuccilli - baritone
Bernard Ladysz - bass-baritone
Leonard del Ferro - tenor
Margreta Elkins - mezzo-soprano
Renzo Casellato - tenor

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Tullio Serafin

Further recording sessions held on 17 - 21 March 1959

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineer - Douglas Larter

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Thursday 10 September 1959

Handel - Messiah

Concert Hall, Lucerne

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - soprano
Monica Sinclair - mezzo soprano
Nicolai Gedda - tenor
Donald Bell - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

International Festival of Music, Lucerne

Wednesday 16 September 1959

Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro

Kingsway Hall, London

Figaro - Guiseppe Taddei
Susanna - Anna Moffo
Count - Eberhard Waechter
Countess - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Cherubino - Fiorenza Cossotto
Bartolo - Ivo Vinco
Marcellina - Dora Gatta
Basilio - Renato Ercolani
Curzio - Renato Ercolani
Antonio - Piero Cappuccilli
Barbarino - Elizabetta Fusco
Bridesmaids - Gillian Spencer, Diana Gillingham

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Masters - Roberto Benaglio and Viola Tunnard

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Further recording sessions held on 17-25 and 27 September and 21 November 1959

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineer - Douglas Larter

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Monday 28 September 1959

Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro

Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert performance

Figaro - Guiseppe Taddei
Susanna - Anna Moffo
Count - Eberhard Waechter
Countess - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Cherubino - Fiorenza Cossotto
Bartolo - Ivo Vinco
Marcellina - Dora Gatta
Basilio - Renato Ercolani
Curzio - Renato Ercolani
Antonio - Piero Cappuccilli
Barbarino - Elizabetta Fusco
Bridesmaids - Gillian Spencer, Diana Gillingham

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Masters - Roberto Benaglio and Viola Tunnard

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini



Wednesday 7 October 1959

Mozart - Don Giovanni

Abbey Road Studios, London

Don Giovanni - Eberhard Wächter
Donna Anna - Joan Sutherland
Leporello - Giuseppe Taddei
Commendatore - Gottlob Frick
Donna Elvira - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Don Ottavio - Luigi Alva
Masetto - Piero Cappuccilli
Zerlina - Graziella Sciutti

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini

Further recording sessions held on 8 - 15 October and 23 - 24 November 1959

Recording Producer - Walter Legge

Recording Engineer - Gordon Davidson

Recorded by EMI

7:30pm Sunday 18 October 1959

Mozart - Don Giovanni

Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert performance

Leporello - Guiseppe Taddei
Donna Anna - Joan Sutherland
Don Giovanni - Eberhard Wächter
Il Commendatore - Gottlob Frick
Don Ottavio - Luigi Alva
Donna Elvira - Elizabeth Schwarzkopf
Zerlina - Graziella Sciutti
Masetto - Piero Cappuccilli

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Colin Davis

7:30pm Tuesday 20 October 1959

Mozart - Don Giovanni

Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert performance

Leporello - Guiseppe Taddei
Donna Anna - Joan Sutherland
Don Giovanni - Eberhard Wächter
Il Commendatore - Gottlob Frick
Don Ottavio - Luigi Alva
Donna Elvira - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Zerlina - Graziella Sciutti
Masetto - Piero Cappuccilli

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Roberto Benaglio

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Colin Davis

7:30pm Saturday 28 November 1959

Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral'

Royal Festival Hall, London

Joan Sutherland - soprano
Ursula Böse - mezzo-soprano
Jon Vickers - tenor
Otto Edelmann - bass

Philharmonia Chorus
Chorus Master - Wilhelm Pitz

Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Otto Klemperer