From: Philip Hyman (BBC Radio 3 Presentation)
I wonder whether any of your readers and reviewers has any information
at all about the Italian musician / conductor Lorenzo Molajoli.
In the late 1920s a number of very fine opera recordings were issued
using the La Scala Milan forces conducted by Molajoli: examples include
Rigoletto starring Stracciari, and the first-ever complete recording
of Ponchielli's La Gioconda (recently reissued by Naxos).
There is no trace of Lorenzo Molajoli in any reference book, and
the only Internet mentions of him are where he is named conductor of opera
sets. He seems to have disappeared after about 1932.
His recordings have a swing and bite that are quite splendid and I would
very much like to glean some biographical information about him. Perhaps
even a photograph ... .!!. . ??
Where did he come from, who educated him, where did he go to, why
did he disappear so soon ...?
In short ..... Who was Lorenzo Molajoli ?
I do hope 'someone out there' can help.