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us: Godfrey, Isidore

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    • us: Godfrey, Isadore
    • us: Godfrey, I. (Isidore)
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        London, England
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        London. England
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        • Organization: (naf) D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
        • Affiliation Start: 1925-04
        • Affiliation End: 1968-02
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        (lcsh) Conductors (Music)
    • Sources

      • found: Sullivan, A. S. [Iolanthe. English] [Phonodisc] Iolanthe. [Complete recording with dialogue by] Gilbert and Sullivan.
      • found: Sullivan, A. H.M.S. Pinafore [SR] 1985: labels (Isadore Godfrey)
      • found: Sullivan, A. The heyday of Gilbert & Sullivan [SR] p1985: labels (Isidore Godfrey) container (b. Sept. 1900, London; d. 9-12-77, London)
      • found: Trial by jury, 1949: label (I. Godfrey) container (Isadore Godfrey)
      • found: Wikipedia, September 4, 2013 (Isidore Godfrey; musical director of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company for 39 years, from 1929 to 1968; he conducted most of the company's performances during that period; born September 27, 1900 in London; he trained at the Guildhall School of Music; Godfrey joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company as chorus master and assistant musical director of its smaller touring company in April 1925; he moved to the main company in May 1926 and in 1929 took over as musical director; thereafter, his entire career was with D'Oyly Carte; Godfrey conducted the first complete broadcast of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, The Yeomen of the Guard, on Christmas Eve 1932, relayed live from the Savoy Theatre by the BBC; Godfrey was awarded the O.B.E. in June 1965; he retired from the D'Oyly Carte company in February 1968; Godfrey died in London on September 12, 1977)
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