C1748. WALTER GOEHR Cond.: Waltzes, Op.39 (Brahms); WALTER GOEHR Cond. London S.O.: Symphony in C (Bizet); WALTER GOEHR Cond. London Phil.: Carnaval (Schumann); Holberg Suite (Grieg). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-919, recorded 1937-38. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
“The conductor Walter Goehr was born in Berlin in 1903, where he was later a pupil of Arnold Schönberg. He became a conductor at the Berliner Rundfunk between 1925 and 1931, emigrating to the United Kingdom in 1933.
Between 1933 and 1939 he was a conductor and music director of Columbia Records. In 1942 Goehr became a conductor, composer and arranger for the BBC, and from 1943 was on the staff at Morley College in London.
He also conducted the UK premiere of Olivier Messiaen's ‘Turangalîla-Symphonie’ in 1953. Walter died in City Hall, Sheffield, on December 4th 1960, immediately after conducting a performance of Handel's MESSIAH.”
- Royal College of Music