Julius Benedict: La Capinera (The Wren). Gwen Catley, soprano; Geoffrey Gilbert, flute; orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold. The recording was made in 1948.
Geoffrey GilbertGeoffrey Gilbert (1914–1989), like many of his contemporaries, was a very busy soloist and chamber and orchestral musician. He was first flute in the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester before moving to London, where at different times he was first flute in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Geoffrey Gilbert was a hugely influential teacher whose students included William Bennett and Sir James Galway.
Photograph of Geoffrey Gilbertcourtesy of Monya Gilbert