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Eugene Conley - Discography 

By Charles A. Hooey with input by Malcolm Walker, Joe Pearce, Dave Mason, Maynard Bertolet, Larry Lustig and John T. Hughes.
 
First recording session - classic oratorio favourites made under the auspices of the Federal Music Project- no detail has been found

1 78 RPM RECORDINGS
 
Matrix No. 78 rpm LP Reissue CD reissue
 
Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, 18 May 1949, with Robert Farnon and his orchestra
 
Beloved (Conley)
DR13625-1 F 9299 London R10015/LPS 13, Decca LM 4519
 
Naughty Marietta (Herbert) : Ah! Sweet mystery of life
DR13616-1 F9299 London R10015/LPS 13
Decca LM 4519 Preiser 89574
 
Forgotten (Cowles)
DR13627-1 F9297 London R10015/LPS 13
Decca LM 4519 Preiser 89574
 
Because (d’Hardelot)
DR13628-1 F9297 London R10015/LPS 13
Decca LM 4519 Preiser 89574
 
Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, 20 May 1949
With orchestra conducted by Royalton Kisch 
La Favorita (Donizetti): Spirto gentil
AR13645-1 X433 London LLP 26; Decca LXT 2514
Preiser 89574
Martha (Flotow): M’Appari tutt’amor
AR13649-1 X433 London LLP 26; Decca LXT 2514
T5156 Preiser 89574
Rigoletto (Verdi): Questa o quella
DR13650-1 F9298 London LLP 26; Decca LXT 2514
Preiser 89574
Rigoletto (Verdi): La donna è mobile
DR13652-1 F9298 London LLP 26; Decca LXT 2514
Preiser 89574
 
Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, 24 May 1949 with
Robert Farnon and his orchestra,
 
Thine alone (Herbert)
DR13670-1 unpub. London R10015/LPS 13 Preiser 89574
as a 78 Decca LM 4519
 
I’ll take you home again, Kathleen (Westendorf)
DR13671-1 unpub. London R10015/LPS 13 Preiser 89574
as a 78 Decca LM 4519
 
I hear you calling me (Marshall)
DR13672-1 unpub London R10015/LPS 13 Preiser 89574
as a 78 Decca LM 4519
 
Danny Boy (Weatherly)
DR13673-1 unpub. London R10015/LPS 13 Preiser 89574
as a 78 Decca LM 4519
 
Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, 27 May 1949, with orchestra conducted by Royalton Kisch

Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia
DR13691-1 M656 London LLP 26, Decca LXT 2514 Preiser 89574
M38117

Tosca (Puccini): E lucevan le stelle
DR13692-1 M656 London LLP 26, Decca LXT 2514 Preiser 89574
M38117

La Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina
AR13693-1 X 402 London LLP 26, Decca LXT 2514 Preiser 89574

Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, 31 May 1949, with
orchestra conducted by Alberto Erede
 
Carmen (Bizet): La fleur
AR13694-1 K 2326 London LLP 26, Decca LXT 2514 Preiser 89574
T 5261
 
Turandot (Puccini): Non piangere Liù
AR13709-1 X 402 London LLP 26, Decca LXT 2514 Preiser 89574
T 5262
 
Faust (Gounod): Salut! Demeure chaste et pure
AR13710-1 K 2326 London LLP 26; Decca LXT 2514 Preiser 89574
  
 
II LONG-PLAYING RECORDS 
Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, 11 September 1950, with New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
 
La Gioconda (Ponchielli): Cielo e mar
AR15373-1 London LPS-280; Decca LM 4534 Preiser 89574
 
Il Trovatore (Verdi): Ai nostri monti (with Winifred Heidt, mezzo-soprano)
AR15374-1 unpub.

I Puritani (Bellini): A te o cara
AR15375-1 London LPS-280; Decca LM 4534 Preiser 89574

L’Africana (Meyerbeer): O Paradiso
AR15376-1 London LPS-280; Decca LM 4534 Preiser 89574

Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, 13 September 1950 with New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Warwick Braithwaite  
I Puritani (Bellini): Vieni, fra questa braccia
AR15379-1 London LPS-280; Decca LM 4534 Preiser 89574

Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Tombe degliavi miei
AR15380-1 London LPS-280; Decca LM 4534 Preiser 89574
 
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): Fra poco a me ricovero
AR15381-1 London LPS-280; Decca LM 4534 Preiser 89574 
Immortal Melodies of Love Ember EMB 3354/ Request Records RLP 8035
1. My persistent guitar (Marechiare) (Tosti); 2. Poor man’s serenata (Flegier);
3. To ev’ry breeze (Schubert); 4. Moonlit night (Beethoven); 5. There’s a light in your window (Brahms); 6. Come in my boat with me (?); 7. Haunting melody (Moszkowski);
8. My love was like a homeless bird (Schumann); 9. My melody of love (Albeniz); 10. Our love lives on (Pierné); 11. Night of joy (Raff);12. Toreador’s serenade (Rubinstein). 
Eugene Conley sings in church Ember EMB 3351/ Request Records RLP 8030
1. Abide with me (Music: William H. Monk/Lyrics: Henry F. Lyte); 2. All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name (Music: Oliver Holden/Lyrics: Edward Perronet); 3. Blessed Assurance (Music: Fanny J. Crosby/Lyrics: Phoebe P. Knapp); 4. Blest be the Tie That Binds (Music: Lowell Mason/Lyrics: John Fawcett); 5. The Church’s One Foundation (Music; Samuel Sebastian/Lyrics: Samuel Johnstone); 6. Come, Thou Almighty King (Music: Felice de Giardini/Lyrics; Charles Wesley); 7. Come, We That Love the Lord (Music: Robert Lowry/Lyrics: Isaac Watts); 8. Day is Dying in the West (Music: William F. Sherwin/Lyrics: Mary A. Lathbury); 9. Faith of our fathers (Music: James G. Walton /Lyrics: Frederick W. Faber); 10. I love to Tell the Story (Music: William G. Fischer /Lyrics: ?); 11. Jesus, Saviour, pilot Me (Music: John E, Gould/Lyrics: Edward Hooper); 12. Lead, Kindly Light (Music: John B. Dykes/Lyrics; John H. Newman); 13. Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling (Music & Lyrics: Will L. Thompson); 14. What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Music: Charles Crozat Converse/Lyrics; Joseph M. Scriver)
 
CD: MCPS FG230: Eugene Conley sings in church; all except for 8 and 11  
Birthday in Bethlehem Decca LM 4533
with Winifred Heidt (mezzo), Lionel Murton (Narrator); George Mitchell Choir, New Symphony Orch. cond. Norman Del Mar. Music by Bone and Fenton
What is music (Conley solo)
Babies lay dreaming (Conley solo)
Let the little lambs rejoice (Conley solo)
On sun-parched hills (Conley solo)
Come on, ye weary wanderers (duet with Heidt)
Two strangers met (Heidt solo)
 
III Complete works (Commercial) 
Gounod: Faust as Faust w. Eleanor Steber (Marguerite), Cesare Siepi (Méphistophélès), Frank Guarrera (Valentin), Margaret Roggero (Siebel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe), Lawrence Davidson (Wagner); cond Fausto Cleva with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus; recorded in May 1951
LPs: Columbia SL-112, Philips ABL 3096/8, Columbia/Odyssey Y3 32103
CD: Naxos 9.80486-88 nla; Preiser 20025 
The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky) as Tom Rakewell w. Hilde Gueden (Anne), Mack Harrell (Nick Shadow), Blanche Thebom (Baba the Turk), Martha Lipton (Mother Goose), Norman Scott (Trulove), Paul Franke (Sellem); Lawrence Davidson (Keeper of the Madhouse); cond. Igor Stravinsky with Metropolitan Chorus and Orchestra, recorded 1, 2 & 10 March, 1953
LPS: Columbia SL-125, Philips ABL 3055/7 A 0181/3L; CDs: Naxos 8.111266-7 
Missa Solemnis in D, Op. 123 (Beethoven) w. Eugene Conley, Lois Marshall, Nan Merriman, Jerome Hines; conducted by Arturo Toscanini with Robert Shaw Chorale and N.B.C Symphony Orchestra, recorded in Carnegie Hall, New York City, 30-31 March & 2 April 1953
LPs: RCA Victor LM 60123; French Victor A 630207/8, Italian Victor B 12 R 0056/7, RCA Victor AT 200/1, 26 35006, HMV ALP 1182/3; EP ERG (excerpts); CDs: 60272-2;
Pristine Audio PACO034
 
 
 
III COMPLETE WORKS (NON COMMERCIAL) 
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, 9 April 1950
Symphony No. 8 (Mahler) w. Eugene Conley, Frances Yeend, Camilla Williams, Martha Lipton, Uta Graf, Carlos Alexander, George London; Schola Cantorum; Westminster Choir; Boys’ Chorus from Public School No, 12, Manhattan; Philharmonic- Symphony Orchestra of New York, cond. Leopold Stokowski broadcast on 6 or 7 April 1950 Carnegie Hall, New York City LP: Penzance 19N; CD: Music & Arts CD 1130, Arkadia
78586
 
Don Giovanni (Mozart) as Don Ottavio w. Paolo Silveri (Don Giovanni), Salvatore Baccaloni (Leporello). Regina Resnik (Donna Elvira), Ljuba Welitsch (Donna Anna), Nadine Conner (Zerlina), Lorenzo Alvary (Masetto), Nicola Moscona (Commendatore); broadcast on 6 January 1951 CDs: Walhall WLCD 0005 
Rigoletto (Verdi) as the Duke of Mantua w. Leonard Warren (Rigoletto), Hilde Gueden (Gilda), Marietta Muhs (Maddalena), Norman Treigle (Monterone), William Wilderman (Sparafucile), John Patterson (Borsa), Warren Gadpaille (Marullo), Ernest Barnum (Count Ceprano), Elaine Weber (Countess Ceprano), Frances Vella (Page); cond. Walter Herbert with orchestra and chorus of New Orleans Opera, broadcast on 5 April, 1952 and recorded. CD: VAIA 1174-2  
Faust (Gounod) as Faust w. Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Méphistophélès), Victoria de los Angeles (Marguerite), Robert Merrill (Valentin), Mildred Miller (Siébel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe), Lawrence Davidson (Wagner); Chorus and Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera House, New York; cond. Pierre Monteux; broadcast on 5 December 1953;
CD: Bensar OL 12533
 
La Bohème (Puccini) as Rodolfo w. Hilde Gueden (Mimi), Jean Fenn (Musetta), Robert Merrill (Marcello), Clifford Harvuot (Schaunard), Norman Scott (Colline), Lawrence Davidson (Benoit), Alessio De Paolis (Alcindoro); Chorus and Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera House, New York; cond. Alberto Erede; broadcast 19 December 1953.  
CD: Walhall WLCD 0274
 
Don Giovanni (Mozart) as Don Ottavio w. Margaret Harshaw (Donna Anna), Eleanor Steber (Donna Elvira), George London (Don Giovanni), Fernando Corena (Leporello), Lorenzo Alvary (Masetto), Nadine Conner (Zerlina), Luben Vichey (Commendatore); Chorus and Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera House, cond. Max Rudolf, broadcast on 19 December 1953 CD: Walhall WLCD 0237
 
Messa da Requiem (Verdi) w. Eugene Conley, Herva Nelli, Claramae Turner and Nicola Moscona; with New England Conservatory Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, cond. Guido Cantelli, recorded 16-21 December 1954 ‘live’ in Symphony Hall, Boston.
LP: Cetra LO-503, Discocorp 340; CD: Preiser 89086: Claramae Turner: Liber scriptus…Quid sum miser… Recordare

 
 
IV Miscellaneous broadcast recordings: 
Parnassus LP:PAR1014 (venues not listed on LP)
 
1946 Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Legend of Kleinsach (Offenbach)
Les Contes d’Hoffmann: O dieu de quelle ivresse (Offenbach)
1952 La Bohème: O soave fanciulla w. Nadine Conner (Puccini)
Martha: M’appari tutt’amor (Flotow)
1953? Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene w. Licia Albanese (Puccini)
Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil w. Francesco Valentino (Puccini)
1954 Don Giovanni: Il mio tesoro (Mozart)
1955 Manon: En fermant les yeux (Massenet)
Tosca: Recondita armonia (Puccini)
Plus La Bohème: Che gelida manina (Puccini), La favorita: Spirto gentil (Donizetti),
Faust: Salut! Demeure (Gounod) (all from Decca LXT 2514,
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend (Wagner) BBC ?
 
Associated Grand Opera Company (date unknown):
- Les Pêcheurs de Perles: Mi par d’udir ancora (Bizet)
- Rigoletto: La donna è mobile (Verdi)
- Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell’amore w. Josepha Chekova, Vivian F. Bauer & Kenneth Schon (Verdi)

Bell Telephone Hour, Sylvan Levin, cond. 24 March 1946
- La Favorita: Spirto gentil (Donizetti)
- Faust: Il se fait tard (Gounod) w. Mary Henderson
 
Mexico City, 9 July 1946
La Traviata: Ah! fors’ è lui … Sempre libera (Verdi) w. Dorothy Kirsten
CD: VAIA 1087
 
BBC , date ?
Don Giovanni: Il mio Tesoro (Mozart)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prize song (Wagner) (in English)  
Carnegie Hall programme 14 June 1947
Carnegie Pops Orchestra; piano: Martin Frank
Beloved (Rubinstein) (Words by E. Conley) 
Chicago Theatre of the Air, 6 December 1947
Madama Butterfly excerpts with Brenda Lewis
 
Salvation Army of Stars, Hollywood1950
The Holy City (Adams)
 
Standard Hour
25 June 1950 Faust: Salut! demeure (Gounod)
29 October 1950 Faust Trio (Gounod) w. Dorothy Kirsten and Yi Kwei Sze
September 1950 Andrea Chénier aria (Giordano)
 
Woolworth Hour 4 September 1950
Tosca: Recondita armonia (Puccini)
The Desert Song: One alone (Romberg)
 
San Francisco broadcast with Gaetano Merola, conductor
24 Sept. 1950 I Puritani: A te, o cara (Bellini) (LP: Voce 113)
23 Sept. 1951 Rigoletto: E il sol dell’anima (Verdi) with Lily Pons
(LP: Voce 113)
date ? Estrellita (Ponce)
date ? You haunt my heart (Korngold ?)
 
Metropolitan Opera, 6 January 1951
Don Giovanni: Fuggi, crudele w. Ljuba Welitsch
LP: Melodram MEL 096
 
Bidù Sayão and Eugene Conley Concert, San Francisco (live 1951)
Orchestra and Chorus of the San Francisco Opera, cond. Gaetano Merola
Le Roi d’Ys: Vainement, ma bien aimée (CDS Guild GHCD 2203/5
IRCC-CD=809
Manon: Ah, fuyez, douce image (Massenet) (LP: Unique Opera UORC 340
CD: Guild GHCD 2203/5)
Manon: J’ai marqué l’heure du depart (LP: Unique Opera UORC 340;
CD: Guild GHCD 2203/5)
 
Of Men and Music film soundtrack, 1951
L’Elisir d’Amore: Una furtiva lagrima (Doinizetti)
La Traviata: Libiamo, libiamo with Ellen Dosia (CD: Malibran MR 519)
 
President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1st Inauguration, 1953
America the Beautiful - Conley with US Marine Band  
Voice of Firestone broadcasts dates ?
Martha: M’appari tutt’amor (Flotow)
Rose of the world w. Nadine Conner (Herbert ?)
In a Persian Garden: Ah moon of my delight (Lehmann)
I hear you calling me (Marshall)
The lost chord (Sullivan)
 
22 August 1955 with Wilfred Pelletier, cond.
- Sign on
- A-rovin
- O sole mio (di Capua)
- L’Africana (Meyerbeer): O Paradiso
- I dream of you (?)  
2 July 1956
- Sign on - Conley
- Pledge to the flag - Conley
-Il Trovatore: Ai nostri monti (in English) w. Rose Bampton
(CD: IRCC-CD=809)
- God Bless America - Conley & chorus
- Sign off - Conley & Bampton
 
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; cond. Alfredo Antonini 24 April 1957
Hymn to the Nations (Verdi) 
Cavalleria Rusticana - excerpts
Martha - excerpts

US Steel Hour, date?
I Puritani: A te, o cara 
Gounod: O Divine redeemer
 
Toronto Symphony Summer Pops, date?
Manon: En fermant les yeux  
Radio Hilversum, Holland
Il Trovatore: Di quella pira
 
Venue? November 1960
Vittoria
Jephtha: Recit. & aria
Frühlingsglaube Op. 20, No. 2 (Schubert)
Nacht und träume Op.23, No. 2 (Schubert)
 
“This is Show Biz”, date?
Martha: M’Appari tutt’amor (swing version)
 
NTSU Symphony, 16 November 1967
Werther aria
Manon: Ah! fuyez, douce image  
Cincinnati Summer Opera Farewell Gala, 12 July 1969
Tosca (Puccini): Recondita armonia 

 


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