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Music Samples

Number in parentheses refers to the item number in this catalogue. The final number is the year the disc was recorded, in some instances approximate. Note that in some (but not all) examples only a portion of each disc listed below is presented. For further record details, check the artist and item number in the listing section.

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ACOUSTICAL RECORDINGS

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Track 1 - #3320. EMMA CARELLI [s], G. MARIO SAMMARCO [b]. TOSCA: Act II Scene (Puccini) Red G&T 054028. 1903.

Track 2 - #1822. Dr. SAMUEL HYBENETTE [t]. TONERNA (Sjöberg). HMV V 81. 1913.

Track 3 - #1190. JOSEF WINOGRADOFF [b]. MELECH OCHUS: Majim hamorerim (Allmann). Odeon 12834a. 1912?

Track 4 - #1537. CHARLES DALMORÈS [t]. JE T'AIME (Massenet). Victor 87120. 1912.

Track 5 - #1707. DORA LABBETTE [s]. EVENSONG (Lisa Lehmann). Eng. Columbia D.1466. 1923.

Track 6 - #1411. MEDEA MEI-FIGNER [s], NICOLAI FIGNER [t]. DO NOT TEMPT ME (Glinka). Russian Gram. 24058 [370x]. 1901.

Track 7 - #1781. MARGUERITE NIELKA [s]. LE COLIBRI (Chausson). French Gram. P.510. 1921.

Track 8 - #3580. SIGRID ONEGIN [ms]. PUR DICESTI (Lotti). Polydor 72922 (pitched in key of D) c.1921.

Track 9 - #1294. FRITZ WINDGASSEN [t]. HEIMLICHE AUFFORDERUNG (Strauss). Polydor 62497. c.1923.

Track 10 - #3380. FRANCES ALDA [s]. LORELEY: Ei dunque m'amara (Catalani). Victor 88325. 1912.

Track 11 - #2133. Cantor MENDEL SHAPIRO [t]. VISHOMRU (Shapiro?). Victor 72474. 1919.

Track 12 - #3164. MAFALDA SALVATINI [s], HERMANN JADLOWKER [t]. AIDA: Pur ti riveggo (Verdi). Polydor 72996. c. 1919.

Track 13 - #2233. DORRIS KENT-ROTHAUG [s]. NACHTIGALL (Alabieff). Vox 2018. 1921.

Track 14 - #1612. GUNNAR GRAARUD [t]. IDEALE (Tosti). Polydor 62376. c.1922.

Track 15 - #3780. ETTORE BERGAMASCHI [t]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Improvviso (Giordano). Fonografia Nazionale G2131. 1923.

Track 16 - #1659. OLIVE FREMSTAD [s]. DIE WALKÜRE: Ho-yo-to-ho (Wagner). Eng. Columbia A1451. 1913.

Track 17 - #3124. MARIA GAY [ms], GIOVANNI ZENATELLO [t]. IL TROVATORE: Perigliarti ancor languente (Verdi). Eng. Columbia A5370. 1911.

Track 18 - #2166. SIGRID ARNOLDSON [s]. ECHOLIED (Eckert). HMV 43777. (Key of D flat). 1906.

Track 19 - #1840. DAN BEDDOE [t]. IRISH LOVE SONG (Lang). Victor 64195. (Key of F). 1910.

Track 20 - #1421. MARIA BRIAN [s]. OH, IF YOU COULD FOR A MOMENT (Tschaikowsky, Op. 39, No. 1). Russian Amour Gram. 2-23814. 1913,

Track 21 - #3923. KARL ERB [t]. QUEEN OF SHEBA: Da plätschert eine Silberquelle (Goldmark). Odeon Rxx 76486. 1914.

Track 22 - #3939. MARIA BARRIENTOS [s]. I PURITANI: Vien diletto (Bellini). Columbia 68052-D. 1918.

Track 23 - #1296. CLARA BUTT [c]. MY AIN FOLK (Lemon). Eng. Columbia X306. 1921.

Track 24 - #3295. FLORENCE AUSTRAL [s], MIGUEL FLETA [t]. TOSCA: Amaro sol per te (Puccini). HMV DB 956. 1923.

ELECTRICAL RECORDINGS

Track 25 - #3841. ARMAND CRABBÉ [b]. AMARYLLIS: Les adieuxd d'Apollon (Crabbé (233)-Maurage). Disque Gram. DB 4824. c.1932.

Track 26 - #3273. EIDÉ NORÉNA [s]. OH! QUAND JE DORS (Liszt, orch. Felix Mottl). Disque Gram. L-992. c 1931.

Track 27 - #3579. DAVID DEVRIÈS [t]. L'INVITATION AU VOYAGE (Duparc). Odeon 123.553. c.1927.

Track 28 - #3752. HÉLÈNE CALS [s]. MIGNON: Je suis Titania (Thomas). Parlophone E10990. c.1928.

Track 29 - #1939. LUIGI FORT [t]. ANIMA ALLEGRA: È arrivata primavera (Adami-Vittadini). It. Columbia DQ 1979. c.1935.

Track 30 - #1885. LOUISE HELLETSGRUBER [s]. TURANDOT: Du von Eis umgürtet (Puccini). Odeon O-11936a. c.1932.

Track 31 - #1426. RUDOLF SCHOCK [t]. TURANDOT: Nessun dorma (Puccini). HMV JK 2668. c.1948.

Track 32 - #1224. LUISE WILLER [c], CARL BERGNER [pianist]. SCHADE, DASS DIE LIEBE EIN MÄRCHEN IST (Bergner). Polydor 62772. 1937.

Track 33 - #1343. JOHN McCORMACK [t]. GOD GAVE ME FLOWERS (Torrence). Unpublished. Victor mat. PBVE-61097-2. "High fidelity microphone". 1931.

Track 34 - #3834. DOROTHY MAYNOR [s]. RUSALKA: O Lovely Moon (Dvorák). RCA Victor 12-1078. c.1949.

Track 35 - #1540. SERGEI LEMESHEV [t]. TRILBY: Billy's Aria (Yurosovsky). Victrola 4068. 1927.

Track 36 - #3081. FERNANDO AUTORI [b]. L'AMORE DEI TRE RE: Italia! (Montemezzi). Piano acc. Australian Parlophone AR 1006 (only form of issue). c.1927.

Track 37 - #1795. CESARE VALETTI [t]. GIANNI SCHICCHI: Firenze è come un albero fiorito (Puccini). Cetra AT 0215. 1948.

Track 38 - #1344. RINA GIGLI [s]. ANDALUSA (Lorente-Granados). VdelP DA-11353. 1953.

Track 39 - #1941. TOMASO ALCAIDE [t]. MIGNON: Ah dispar vision (Massenet). It. Columbia GQ 7161. c.1928.

Track 40 - #3830. LOTTE SCHÖNE [s], WILLY DOMGRAF-FASSBAENDER [b]. DON PASQUALE: Pronto io son [part II] (Donizetti). Australian HMV DB 1545. c.1930

Track 41 - #1669. KERSTIN THORBORG [c]. GIB MIR DEIN HERZE (Melartin). Australian Parlophone A6568. c.1929.

Track 42 - #3195. GÖTA LJUNGBERG [s], JOSEPH SCHMIDT [t]. TOSCA: Amaro sol per te (Puccini) [in German]. Vinyl pressing. HMV D.2019. c.1929.

Track 43 - #3985. YVONNE PRINTEMPS [s], PIERRE FRESNAY [actor]. O MISTRESS MINE: Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye (Porter). Vinyl pressing. HMV DA 1539. c.1936

Track 44 - #1470. CARLOS RAMIREZ [b]. RICA PULPA [LUSCIOUS FRUIT] (Pregon). Victor 10-1090. c.1944

Track 45 - #1482. RIA ROSA [popular Neapolitan singer]. TARANTELLA SGUNIZZA (Bovio-Albano). Columbia 14408-F. c.1927.

Track 46 - #1472. BLOSSOM SEELEY [popular American singer]. YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY (Kahn-Donaldson). Columbia 386-D With duo pianists. 1925

Track 47 - #1611. VESTA VICTORIA [popular British music hall singer]. OLD TIME MEDLEY [part 2]. with "The Jolly Old Fellows" NOW I HAVE TO CALL HIM FATHER; POOR JOHN. Regal- Zonophone MR 414. c.1928.


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