As I mentioned when I began the blog, it would be "mostly classical", but with other things that caught my fancy along the way. This is a nice little record, a rarity for me, since I had never seen it before, and very pleasurable to listen to. Though I studied early Celtic literature many, many years ago, have read Arthurian Romances and the Mabinogion, I know nothing about the music of Wales.
Osian Ellis, of course, is no stranger to followers of classical music. He was harpist for the LSO for many years and made a fine recording of Ravel's Introduction and Allegro with the Melos ensemble of which he was a member. He had a long, fruitful association with Benjamin Britten, performing and recording with Peter Pears, and was firmly established in the London musical establishment.
I grew up listening to records -- shellac and vinyl -- and the sound of a needle tracking the grooves of an old LP is still deeply comforting to me -- a sound from childhood, like the fan of the hot air furnace coming on. However turntables are now relatively scarce, and we are becoming less tolerant of noise from the medium the music is stored on, so putting up renovated files of what I consider choice, but neglected performances, seemed a good way to spend some time. There are several thousand LPs in the house, a lot of them not re-issued on CD, some of them performances of real importance. If you like something, post a comment. I'd love to hear from you.
Everything posted here is in my personal collection on LPs or 78rpm records, and any restoration to the file is done by me. I do not post anything from CDs.