Below is a list of SYLVIA MARLOWE's pre 1950 recordings.
I hope folks can and will fill in the many ????? missing data, and provide corrections and additions.
accurate dates -
details of the GRAMOPHONE SHOP album
track list for MGM 10inch LP reissue of Musicraft
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 matrix, catalog numbers
Best wishes, Thomas.
New York, 26 Sept. 1908 - 11 December, 1981.
Just after the war, she began by recording almost five dozen 78-rpm sides,
including Scarlatti, Couperin, and Rameau, Purcell's Eight Suites,
and a rare collection called "The Evolution of Piano Music".
recorded March 1940
GENERAL set G 13 [4006-4008] 3x10" 78rpm 1940
2760 HONKEY TONK TRAIN (Meade Lux Lewis) 4006-A ?????
2761 PINETOP'S BOOGIE WOOGIE (Pine Top Smith) 4007-B G13-4
2762 IN AN 18th CENTURY DRAWING ROOM (Raymond Scott) 4007-A ?????
2763 BACH GOES TO TOWN (Alec Templeton) 4008-A G13-5
2764 BOOGIE WOOGIE RHAPSODY (Irwin Heilner) 4008-B G13-6
2765 YANCY SPECIAL (Mead Lux Lewis) 4006-B ?????
TIME Magazine: Music: Harpsichord and Jazz
Monday, Oct. 14, 1940
To ears that like it, the music of the 18th-Century harpsichord rustles sweetly, subtly, with a wealth of tonal color. To ears
that don't, its clucks and scratches sound like a hen yard. The strings of the harpsichord, controlled by a full keyboard and
pedals, are plucked by quills, instead of being struck by hammers like the piano's. For an oldtimer, the harpsichord is still
stepping lively. Last week Vienna-born Yella Pessl, who has given 70-odd harpsichord programs on the radio (CBS) since last June,
returned to the air after a brief vacation. While she was away, her place had been taken by comely Harpsichordist Sylvia Marlowe,
who plink-a-plunked not only 18th-Century tunes but rolling, rocking-rhythmed U. S. boogie-woogie.
Classically trained. Harpsichordist Marlowe learned about jazz from Purist John Henry Hammond Jr., became so good that she played
an engagement last spring at Manhattan's Rainbow Room. When "Jelly Roll'' Morton, famed Negro pianist, heard one of her records,
he argued: "That couldn't be a white man playing, and it certainly couldn't be a woman.'' Boogie-woogie, with its classic repeated
bass figures, its percussive attack, seemed to Miss Marlowe just right for the harpsichord. Radio listeners agreed.
Read more: Music: Harpsichord and Jazz - TIME http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,764845,00.html#ixzz2lauDqLcI
BOST ES2 [104-107 ] 4x12" 78rpm 1942?
THE EVOLUTION OF PIANO MUSIC V.1
Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord
notes inserted in jacket
3007 English dance (c. 1350) ; 104-A
Colorated song : 1452 / Conrad Paumann ;
French basse dance (1530) ;
3008 Dance (1553) / Francesco Bendusi ; 104-B
Ricercata (1615) / G.M. Trabacci ;
Passamezzo (1583) / E.N. Ammerbach ;
3009 Jig / John Bull ; 105-A
A toye / Giles Farnaby ;
Galliard / Peter Philips ;
Muscadin / anonymous ;
3010 Sarabande. Chaconne / Louis Couperin ; 106-A
3013 La Frescobalda / Girolamo Frescobaldi ; 107-A
3014 Toccata no. 2 / J.J. Froberger -- 107-B
3015 Allemande. Sarabande. Rondeau / J.C. de Chambonnieres 105-B
3016 Passacaglia / Girolamo Frescobaldi; 106-B
Passacaglia / J.K.F. Fischer ;
RADIO: 10/12/1941 NBC 4:00pm-4:15 LIBRARY of CONGRESS LWO 12873 16A2
SYLVIA MARLOWE; Richard Dyer-Bennet
RADIO: 12/03/1941 NBC 9:30pm-9:45 Library of Congress LWO 12873 16A3
SYLVIA MARLOWE; Maxine Sullivan
RADIO: 12/28/1941 NBC blue 2:00pm-3:00 Library of Congress LWO 12736 77A1-4
GREAT PLAYS: Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare) adapted by Randall McDougall
Grace Coppin; Herbert Rudley; Edward Jepson; Sydney Smith.
includes music of the period by Sylvia Marlowe and Richard Dyer-Bennet.
RADIO: Radio broadcasts of Andre Kostelanetz ; CD 16A. NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY R&H Archive *LDC 45402
"All-star network shows and concerts aired on CBS, 1932-1946"
Performer John Allen Wolf, announcer ; Ted Cott, host (2nd and 3rd programs)
CBS, June 12, 1942 (first program, two selections);
Dec. 7, 1942 (second program, six selections);
Dec. 13, 1942 (third program, complete)
Contents Home on the range / [music by Daniel E. Kelley ; words by Dr. Brewster Higley] (male chorus) ;
Merchant marine recruiting message ; Star spangled banner : stirring last verse (male chorus) --
One alone / [Sigmund Romberg, music] (Walter Castle [i.e. Cassel], baritone) ;
At last [fox trot, from the 20th Century-Fox film Orchestra wives] / [music by Harry Warren] (orchestra) ;
Vintage wartime spot for ice cold Coca Cola ; Navy, army, air corps and marine service songs
[Anchors aweigh ; The caissons go rolling along ; U.S. Air Force (The wild blue yonder) ;
Marine's hymn (From the halls of Montezuma)] (orchestra) ; Onward, Christian soldiers /
[Arthur Sullivan] (male chorus, baritone) ; Show closing -- The touch of your hand [from Roberta / Kern]
(orchestra) ; April in Paris / [Vernon Duke and E.Y. Harburg] (Lily Pons) ; There will never be
another you [from the Twentieth Century Fox musical Iceland] / [music by Harry Warren] (orchestra) ;
In an 18th century drawing room (Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord) ;
Vintage wartime Coca Cola spot ; Cole Porter medley [from film Something to shout about:
You'd be so nice to come home to, Hasta luego, Lotus bloom] ;
Variations on a theme by Mozart (Sometimes known as Twinkle, twinkle, little star /
[Frank La Forge, arranger] (Lily Pons)) ;
Lily Pons and Andre Kostelanetz urge listeners to save rubber for the war effort ; Show closing.
Linking Entry Forms part of the Estate of Andre Kostelanetz collection of sound recordings , *L(Special) 07-50.
Source Gift; Estate of Andre Kostelanetz ; 2007.
RADIO: 11/05/1942 NBC red 11:30pm-12:00 Library of Congress RWA 4047 B3-4
Music of the new world
Sylvia Marlowe; Avenir de Monfred, others
RADIO: prob.1944 NBC Library of Congress RWA 6205 B3
Sylvia Marlowe; H.Leopold Spitalny; Fred Waring Pensylvanians
excerpt from "Serenade to America" and
"The Fred Waring Show"
RADIO: SQB440503 House of Squibb - guest Sylvia Marlowe
RADIO: 11/30/1944 NBC 11:30pm-11:45 Library of Congress RWA 6699 B4
Music of the new world-New York City, the early years
Edith Phillips; Wilson Lang; Sylvia Marlowe; Max Goberman/NBC Concert Orchestra
part 1 missing
WHAT IS Decca ALBUM NUMBER ???????????
DECCA album xxx 18th CENTURY BARRELHOUSE [24205-24208] 4x10" 78rpm
Highnote(UK) REXX 115 Strings & Things CD trk.6
Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord with Orchestra.
SEP 7, 1944
72376 MY DOG HAS FLEAS De 24208
NOV 21, 1944
72569 CUCKOO, CUCKOO De 24205 Br(E) 04020 Highnote(UK) REXX 115 trk.6
72570 TOY COUNTER De 24207
72571 THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH De 24207
NOV 28, 1944
72590 18th CENTURY BARRELHOUSE De 24205 Br(E) 04020
72591 HAYDN SEEKS De 24206
72592 MR MOZART MEANDERS De 24206
72593 DANCE OF THE SPANISH ONION De 24208
MUSICRAFT album 72 SCARLATTI: 9 sonatas [1158-1160] 3x12"-78rpm DATE ???? before 1946??
Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord.
notes on jacket
5523 SCARLATTI: Sonata in F Major No.433 1159 (M72 side 4)
5524 SCARLATTI: Sonata in D Major No.461 1159 (M72 side 3)
5525 SCARLATTI: Sonata in E Major No. 23 1160 (M72 side 5.1) "cortege"
5525 SCARLATTI: Sonata in F Major No.479 1160 (M72 side 5.2)
5526 SCARLATTI: Sonata in E Major No.257 1158 (M72 side 2) "Les adieux"
5527 SCARLATTI: Sonata in D Minor No.413 1160 (M72 side 6.1) "Pastorale"
5527 SCARLATTI: Sonata in D Major No.463 1160 (M72 side 6.2)
5528 SCARLATTI: Sonata in G Major No.232 1158 (M72 side 1.1)
5528 SCARLATTI: Sonata in C Major No.205 1158 (m72 side 1.2)
label images: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k127519w
MUSICRAFT album 84 [1176-1178] 3x12" 78rpm 1946
MGM E-538 A Rameau/Couperin Recital 10" LP 1951 TRACK LIST UNKNOWN ??????
Harpsichord Selections - Rameau and Couperin
Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord
program notes in album
5717 RAMEAU: Gavotte and Variations in A Minor Part 1 1176 (M84 side 1)
5718 RAMEAU: Gavotte and Variations in A Minor Part 2 1177 (M84 side 2)
5719 COUPERIN: Les Fastes de la grande et Ancienne Menestrndise Act 1 and Act 2 1178 (M84 side 4)
5720 COUPERIN: Les Fastes de La Grande et Ancienne Menestrandise Act 3 and Act 4 1177 (M84 side 5)
5721 COUPERIN: Les Fastes de la Grande et Ancienne Menestrandise Act 5 1176 (M84 side 6.1)
5721 COUPERIN: Le Tic-Toc-Choc 1176 (M84 side 6.2)
5745 RAMEAU: La Poule 1178 (M84 side 3)
label images: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k127520t
GRAMOPHONE SHOP CELEBRITIES album 2 [GSC 506-510] 5x12" 78rpm DATE ?????????????
PURCELL: 8 Suites for harpsichord
A Choice collection of lessons for the Harpsichord or Spinet
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GSC-11 Suite No.1 in G major - prelude, almond, corant, minuet
GSC-12 Suite No.2 in G minor (Part 2) almand(part 2), corant, hornpipe
GSC-14 Suite No.3 in G major. prelude, almand, corant
GSC-15 Suite No.4 in A minor - prelude, almand, corant, saraband
Suite No.4 in A major
Suite No.5 in C minor
GSC-17 Suite No.6 in D major - prelude, almand, hornpipe
GSC-19 Suite No.7 in D minor(Part 2) - almand(part 2), corant, hornpipe
GSC-20 Suite No.8 in F major ???E major GSC 506
GRAMOPHONE SHOP GSC.506
Suite No.1 In G Major For Ha/Purcell
Suites, keyboard, no.8, Z669/Purcell
GRAMOPHONE SHOP GSC.509
Suite No.3 In G Major For Ha/Purcell
Suites, keyboard, no.6, Z667/Purcell
GRAMOPHONE SHOP GSC.510
Suite No.4 In A Minor For Ha/Purcell
Suite No.5 In C Major For Ha/Purcell
JUNE 25, 1947
DECCA DAU 4 (90016-90017) 3x12" 78rpm vinyl
VIVALDI: Italian Concerto (arr. J.S.Bach)
PURCELL: Ground; Lillibulero (from Musick's Handmaid)
WX73971A2 PURCELL: Ground; Lillibulero (from Musick's Handmaid) DAU90015B (DAU-4 side x)
WX73972A4 VIVALDI: Italian Concerto in D Major 1st mvt: allegro DAU90017B
WX73972A4 VIVALDI: Italian Concerto in D Major 2nd mvt: larghetto part 1 DAU90017B (DAU-4 side x)
WX73974 VIVALDI: Italian Concerto in D Major 2nd mvt: larghetto concluded DAU90016B
3rd mvt: allegro DAU90016B
WX73975 VIVALDI: Italian Concerto in D Major ????? DAU90015
WX73976A1 VIVALDI: Italian Concerto in D Major 2nd mvt: andante DAU90016A
WX73977A2 VIVALDI: Italian Concerto in D Major 3rd mvt: presto DAU90017A
NOTE: Sylvia Marlowe BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 D Major only
1 - October 28, 1949,
2 - December 2, 1949,
3 and 4 - October 20, 1949
5 - November, 1949,
6 - October 27, 1949
in the Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Columbia Masterworks: M/MM 902 BACH: Brandenburg Concertos-Vol.1 1,2,3 72978-D - 72983-D 6x12" 78rpm
M/MM 903 BACH: Brandenburg Concertos-Vol.2 4,5,6 72984-D - 72991-D 8x12" 78rpm
Columbia Entre RL 3104/3105/3106 3xLP 1954
Columbia ML-4281/4282/4283 BACH: Brandenburg Concertos No.1 & 2/3 & 4/5 & 6 3xLP 1960
HARMONY HL-7062/7063/7064 BACH: Brandenburg Concerti No.1 & 2/3 & 4/5 & 6 3xLP 1958
Dante LYS 464 LYS 465 CD ????DATE???
Naxos 9.80347 and 9.80348 CD ????DATE???
Program notes in albums.
Fritz Reiner conducting Soloists and Chamber Group
Hugo Kolberg, Felix Eyle, violins
Sylvia Marlowe, F. Valenti, Harpsichords
Julius Baker, Ralph Eichar, Frederick Wilkins, Flutes
William Vacchiano, trumpet
Robert Bloom, Oboe
William Lincer, Nicholas Biro, Violas
Leonard Rose, 'Cello
matrix numbers XCO 41493-41496
????????????? were these issued on 78rpm ?????????????????????????? dates ??????
May 3-4, 1949, New York City
RCA Victor LVT 1031 BACH Cantata 131 & 140 LP xxxx deleted 10/60
RCA Victor LM 1100 BACH Cantata 131 & 140 LP 19xx
Notes by Harold C. Schonberg
RCA Victor 45rpm
RCA Italiana A12R0067
BACH: Cantata BWV 131 Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir (From the depths I call, Lord, to thee),
Robert Shaw Chorale / RCA Victor Orchestra
Tenor: William Hess;
Bass: Paul Matthen
Bernard Greenhouse (Violoncello);
Robert Bloom (Oboe);
Sylvia Marlowe (Harpsichord)
BACH: Cantata BWV 140 Wachet Auf, Ruft uns die Stimme
Robert Shaw Chorale / RCA Victor Orchestra
J.Fuchs, violin obbligato;