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Among the recordings on which Gilbert played are pre-war LPO sets under Beecham, including a series of Mozart symphonies, recorded across several years beginning in 1934 and, with Beecham and the Royal Philharmonic, symphonies by Haydn and Schubert, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, works by Delius, and many French pieces, including Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune with its prominent opening flute solo.

Gilbert recorded Brahms’ Fourth Symphony with Fritz Reiner and the RPO, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra with Rafael Kubelík and the RPO.

Orchestral Recordings with GEOFFREY GILBERT, flute

EMI Label (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

Haydn Symphony #101

  • RPO-Beecham SXLP 30265

Haydn Symphony #103

  • RPO-Beecham SXLP 30257 This has been reissued on CD on the EMI Classics for Pleasure label: CD-CFP 4530

Liszt Faust Symphony

  • RPO-Beecham SXDW 3022 re-issued on Seraphim S-6012

Rimsky-Korsakoff Scheherazade

  • RPO-Beecham SXLP 30152 re-issued on Angel RL 32027

Schubert Symphony #3

  • RPO-Beecham SXLP 30204

Strauss Ein Heldenleben

  • RPO-Beecham SXLP 30293 re-issued on Seraphim S-60041

Beecham Conducts French Lollipops

  • SXLP 30299 includes:
    • Debussy L’Apres Midi
    • Chabrier March Joyeuse
    • Debussy Cortege et Air de Danse
    • Saint-Saens Bacchanale

The French Lollipops has been re-issued on a CD as part of a Great Conductor’s series

RCA Label

Brahms Symphony #4

  • RPO-Reiner

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

  • RPO

Delius’ Brigg Fair

  • Seraphim, S-60185

book-coverIf you are interested in learning more about Geoffrey Winzer Gilbert and the impact his teaching had on English and American flute playing, read the book The Gilbert Legacy by Dr. Angeleita S. Floyd.