From the Archives
From the Team.
Sound recordings: Link to Paris Sounds for 20th century music
Please link to the Rare Music, Archives and Special Collections pages of this University’s website to read Madeline Roycroft’s extended study of Louise Hanson-Dyer’s 78 rpm Oiseau-Lyre recordings of the music of her contemporaries. The article includes nearly two hours of digital transfers of this repertoire (on SoundCloud); all but one of the recordings is complete, rather than single movements. Image: …
Sound recordings: Trio d’Anches de Paris
Within the Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre catalogue of 78 rpm recordings, one ensemble that features particularly prominently is the Trio d’Anches de Paris, the pioneering French reed trio comprising Fernand Oubradous (bassoon), Myrtil Morel (oboe), and Pierre Lefèbvre (clarinet). Louise Hanson-Dyer was a fierce promoter of the group in the 1930s and beyond, and the three musicians appear on Oiseau-Lyre recordings …
Archival sources: Concert de musique française ancienne et moderne, 1939
On 18 February 1939 Louise Hanson-Dyer put on a concert featuring a characteristic pairing—of “ancient” with modern French music—the Press’s two specialisms at the time. It also furthered Dyer’s aims of having some of the music she published able to be heard, a particular passion of hers. Though this was an invitation only concert—albeit broadcast—past and planned recordings, on 78 …
Musicians, Writers and Authors Letters series (EOLA, 2016.0034).
This consists of two alphabetically arranged sections of letters (nine boxes): the first sequence of correspondence with musicians (A-Z by surname); the second section of correspondence with writers and artists (A-V by surname). There are also many other letters to be found in the Secretarial files relating to the Press. Amongst the correspondence are letters from Bela Bartok, Nadia Boulanger, Thurston …
LHD’s Personal Library (EOLA LB 001-257)
Louise Hanson-Dyer’s personal library consists of 257 books on a very broad range of subjects. These include language studies and reference books, mainly in French, Italian, Spanish and Polish; religion and philosophy, with a focus on Christianity; theatre studies covering works from Greek classics through English medieval plays and Shakespeare to Strindberg and Paul Claudel; art history incorporating Byzantine, Renaissance …
From the Community.
Recording Artists: Isabelle Nef
Louise Hanson-Dyer helped to establish, strengthen, and promote the careers of many recording musicians. From the 1930s, she carefully considered the artists who appeared on the Éditions de l’Oiseau-Lyre’s recordings, once writing that she only engaged professional musicians of the highest standing, “regardless of cost,” and that she had once waited two years to get “the right singer, the right …