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Full Trackisting - The Very Best of Volumes 1-4
CD 1
THE CASTRATO VOICE
Allesandro Moreschi castrato
1 BACH-GOUNOD: Ave Maria
with piano accompaniment and violin obbligato
Recorded: IV.1904, Sistine Chapel, Rome
Recording engineer: William Sinkler-Darby
Matrix number: 2187h (Catalogue number: 54777)
THE OLD SCHOOL
Adelina Patti soprano
2 BELLINI: Ah! non credea (La sonnambula, Act III)
Alfredo Barili piano
VI.1906, Craig-y-Nos, Wales •Fred Gaisberg & Charles Scheuplein •683c (03084)
Emma Albani soprano
3 CHAMINADE: L’Éte
Orchestra
c1904, London •(Pathé 50332)
Marcella Sembrich soprano · Emma Eames soprano
4 MOZART: Sull’aria…Che soave zeffiretto (Le nozze di Figaro, Act III)
Orchestra
25.I.1908, Camden, New York •C 5040-3 (Victor 95202)1
Nellie Melba soprano
5 BEMBERG: Les Anges pleurent
Gabriel Lapierre piano
4.X.1913, Camden, New York •88457 (C 13908-1 unpublished)1
Ellen Beach Yaw soprano
6 AUBER: C’est l’histoire amoureuse (Manon Lescaut, Act I)
with piano accompaniment
11.III.1899, London •Fred Gaisberg •1574 (Berliner 3097)
Blanche Marchesi soprano
7 GOLDSCHMIDT: Im Mai
Bruno Seidler-Winkler piano
1906, Berlin •William Sinkler-Darby •4136h (43754)
ENGLISH-SPEAKING SINGERS
Lillian Nordica soprano
8 ERKEL: Ah rebéges, a mi vadúl (Hunyadi László)
Romayne Simmons piano
23.V.1907, USA (American Columbia 30144)2
Geraldine Farrar soprano
9 TOSTI: Mattinata
with piano accompaniment
1904, Berlin •William Sinkler-Darby •2250h (53363)
Louise Homer contralto
10 GLUCK: Away with mourning and crying (Orfeo)
with piano accompaniment
2.XI.1903, New York •C 622-1 (Victor 85015)1
Sir Charles Santley baritone
11 HATTON: Simon the Cellarer
with piano accompaniment
8.VI.1903, London •Will Gaisberg & B. Royal •WCG 3860-R (2-2862)
Sir George Henschel baritone
12 SCHUMANN : Ich grolle nicht (Dichterliebe) · Lied eines Schmiedes
Sir George Henschel piano (P) 1977
19.I.1914, Hayes, Middlesex •George Dillnutt •AK 17388e
Emilio de Gogorza baritone
13 OFFENBACH: Sérénade (La Chanson de Fortunio)
Orchestra / Josef Pasternack
23.X.1916, Camden, New York •B 18574-1 (Victor 64632)1
THE FRENCH
Victor Maurel baritone
14 VERDI: Era la notte (Otello, Act II)
with piano accompaniment
XI.1904, Milan •XPh 58-3 (Fonotipia 39342)
Charles Gilibert baritone
15 BLANGINI: Per valli, per boschi
Nellie Melba soprano
Orchestra / Walter B.Rogers
28.III.1907, Camden, New York •C 4347-1 (Victor 89011)1
Pol Plançon bass
16 GODARD: Embarquez-vous?
with piano accompaniment
VIII.1902, London •Fred Gaisberg •Mx 2203 FG (2-2717)
É douard de Reszke bass
17 FLOTOW: Chi mi dira (The Porter Song) (Martha, Act III)
Charles A. Prince piano
1903, USA •1222-1A (American Columbia 1222)
Emma Calvé soprano
18 BIZET: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (Carmen, Act I)
Remualdo Sapio piano
6.VI.1916, Camden, USA •C 17809-1 (Victor 88085)1
Félia Litvinne soprano
19 VERDI: Les mots sacrés (Aida, Act I)
with piano accompaniment
1905, Paris •XPh 694 (Fonotipia 39217)
Mary Garden soprano
20 MASSENET: Liberté ! (Le Jongleur de Notre Dame)
Orchestra
21.III.1911, New York •30699-1 (American Columbia A 5289)2
THE EMERGENCE OF VERISMO
Mattia Battistini baritone
21 TOSTI: Amour, amour
Carlo Sabajno piano
2.VI.1911, Milan •Fred Gaisberg •269ai (052311)
Antonio Scotti baritone
22 DONIZETTI: Come Paride vezzoso (L’elisir d’amore, Act I)
with piano accompaniment
2.III.1905, New York •C 2361-1 (Victor 85068)1
Giuseppe de Luca baritone
23 CILEA: Bene! Benissimo! (Adriana Lecouvreur, Act I)
Francesco Cilea piano
12.XII.1902, Milan •Will Gaisberg & B. Royal •52420 (G&T 2881R)
Antonio Pini-Corsi baritone
24 DONIZETTI: Udite! Udite! (L’elisir d’amore, Act I)
1912, Milan •Pathé 84538
Pasquale Amato baritone
25 VERDI: Questa dunque (I due Foscari, Act III)
Chorus & Orchestra
15.VI.1911, Milan •XPh 3932 (Fonotipia 92508)
Titta Ruffo baritone
26 THOMAS: O vin, discaccia la tristezza (Brindisi) (Hamlet, Act II)
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Carlo Sabajno
1907, Milan •Fred Gaisberg •1315c (052188)
CD 2
Fernando di Lucia tenor
1 RICCIARDI: Luna-lù
Chorus & Orchestra
21.V.1909, Naples •Fred Gaisberg •13340B (2-52724)
Alessandro Bonci tenor
2 GLUCK: Spiagge amate (Paride ed Elena, Act I)
with piano accompaniment
II.1905, Milan •XPh 178 (Fonotipia 39127)
Francesco Tamagno tenor
3 VERDI: Niun mi tema (Otello, Act IV)
with piano accompaniment (P) 1977
7-11.II.1903, Varese •Will Gaisberg •14FT
Giovanni Zenatello tenor
4 GIORDANO: Colpito qui m’avete…Un dì all’azzuro spazio
(Andrea Chénier, Act I)
with piano accompaniment
15.II.1906, Milan •XPh 1617 (Fonotipia 39244)
Enrico Caruso tenor
5 DONIZETTI: Una furtive lagrima (L’elisir d’amore, Act II)
Salvatore Cottone piano
11.IV.1902, Milan •Fred Gaisberg •1786B (52346)
Medea Mei-Figner soprano
6 TCHAIKOVSKY: It is midnight (The Queen of Spades, Act III)
Sung in Russian with piano accompaniment
XI.1901. St Petersburg •William Sinkler-Darby •342x-D-22 (23135)
Olimpia Boronat soprano
7 GIANELLI: La via, o Dio...E lo sapevi (Olga)
Orchestra
1908, Milan •Fred Gaisberg •1542c (053189)
Gemma Bellincioni soprano
8 MASCAGNI: Voi lo sapete, o mamma (Cavalleria rusticana)
with piano accompaniment
X.1903, Milan •Will Gaisberg & B. Royal •574R (G&T Concert 053018)
Rosina Storchio soprano
9 LEONCAVALLO: Mimì Pinson (La bohème, Act I)
Orchestra
2.II.1911, Milan •XPh 4514 (Fonotipia 92861)
Luisa Tetrazzini soprano
10 GOUNOD: O d’amor messagera (Mireille)
Orchestra
5.VII.1909, London •Will Gaisberg •3426f-II (2-053013)
WAGNER AND THE GERMAN STYLE
Marie Gutheil-Schoder soprano
11 BOIELDIEU: Ce domaine (La Dame Blanche, Act II)
Franz Naval tenor
with piano accompaniment
1902, Vienna •William Sinkler-Darby •851x-N2-2 (44066)
Frieda Hempel soprano
12 DONIZETTI: In tiefem Schweigen (Lucia di Lammermoor, Act I)
Orchestra / Herr Kark
X.1907, Berlin •XB 3644-1 & XB 3643-1 (Odeon 64852 & 64861)
Selma Kurz soprano
13 VERDI: Caro nome (Rigoletto, Act I)
Orchestra
1905, Vienna •William Sinkler-Darby •398lh (53431)
Lilli Lehmann soprano
14 MOZART: Or sai chi l’onore (Don Giovanni, Act I)
with piano accompaniment
1906, Berlin •XB 1479 (Odeon 50099)
Anna Bahr-Mildenburg soprano
15 WEBER: Ozean, du Ungeheuer! (Oberon, Act II)
with piano accompaniment
1904, Vienna •Will Gaisberg •805e (43630)
Johanna Gadski soprano
16 MOZART: In quali eccessi…Mi tradì (Don Giovanni, Act II)
Orchestra
29.IX.1910, Camden, New York •C 9489-1 (Victor 88253)1
Emmy Destinn soprano
17 SMETANA: Jac je mi (Dalibor, Act II)
Orchestra
1908, Berlin •Charles Schuplein •12719u (73309)
Ernestine Schumann-Heink contralto
18 ARDITI: Leggiero invisibile (Bolero)
Orchestra
24.VII.1907, Camden, New York •C 4701-1 (Victor 88093)1
Hermann Winkelmann tenor
19 SMETANA: Blickst du, mein Freund (Dalibor, Act I)
with piano accompaniment
1905, Vienna •Fred Gaisberg •6770b (3-42299)
Leo Slezak tenor
20 GOLDMARK: Magische Töne (Die Königen von Saba, Act II)
with piano accompaniment
1905, Vienna •Fred Gaisberg •6837b (3-42419)
Anton van Rooy baritone
21 WAGNER: Leb’ wohl, du kühnes, herrlisches Kind (Die Walküre, Act III)
with piano accompaniment
1902, London •Fred Gaisberg •1945G (2-2685)
SINGERS OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA
Antonina Nezhdanova soprano
22 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Hymn to the Sun (The Golden Cockerel, Act 2)
Sung in Russian
Orchestra
28.I.1910, Moscow •Fred Gaisberg •1417lb (2-23483)
Nicolai Figner tenor
23 TCHAIKOVSKY: I swear before God and thee (The Opritchnik)
Sung in Russian with piano accompaniment
XI.1901, St Petersburg •William Sinkler-Darby •295x-D22 (22549)
Leonid Sobinov tenor
24 GRETCHANINOV: Flowers were blooming (Dobrynia Nikitich)
Sung in Russian
Orchestra
6.II.1910, Moscow •Fred Gaisberg •1985c (022150)
CD 3
Lev Sibiriakov bass
1 TCHAIKOVSKY: My Lord, if I offend (Iolanthe) Sung in Russian
Orchestra
1910, Russia •Max Hampe •4909r (4-22016)
Volume 2: 1914-1925
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
Feodor Chaliapin bass
2 MEYERBEER: Le rovine...Suore, che riposate (Robert le diable, Act III)
Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon
3.I.1924, Camden, New York •C 2946-1 (Victor 15-1045-A)1
Dimitri Smirnov tenor
3 NAPRAVNIK: O give me oblivion (Doubrovsky) Sung in Russian
Orchestra
19.X.1912, Moscow •2680½c (HMV 022306 & DB 566)
THE FRENCH TRADITION IN DECLINE
Fernand Ansseau tenor
4 MEYERBEER: Pays merveilleux…O paradis (L’Africaine, Act IV)
Orchestra
21.X.1921, Paris •H. Fleming •Bs 576-II (HMV 7-32077)
Dinh Gilly baritone
5 DIAZ: Il est venu ce jour de lutte (La Coupe du roi de Thulé)
Orchestra
24.VIII.1924, Hayes, Middlesex •Bb 3357-II & Bb 3358-I (HMV DA 558)
Marcel Journet bass
6 GOUNOD: Sous les pieds (La Reine de Saba, Act I)
Orchestra
11.I.1912, Camden, New York •C 11454-I (Victor 74269)1
Jean-Emile Vanni Marcoux bass
7 FÉVRIER: Ce n’est pas un vieillard (Monna Vanna)
Orchestra / Piero Coppola
6.X.1924, Paris •Douglas Larter •CL 52-I (HMV DB 809)
Marie-Louise Edvina soprano
8 CHARPENTIER: Depuis le jour (Louise, Act III)
Orchestra / Percy Pitt
5.XI.1919, Hayes, Middlesex •Ho 4087af (HMV 2-033071 & DB 548)
Fanny Heldy soprano
9 DUPONT: Air de l’Oasis (Antar)
Orchestra
1921 •3386 (Pathé 0317)
Gabrielle Ritter-Ciampi soprano
10 MASSÉ: Variations du Carneval de Venise
Orchestra
1923 •370 (Pathé 0382)
THE HEYDAY OF VERISMO
Claudia Muzio soprano
11 CILEA: Del sultano Amuratte...Io son l’umile ancella
(Adriana Lecouvreur, Act I)
Orchestra
29.IV.1921 •7950-A-2-I (Edison 82247-L)2
Carmen Melis soprano
12 MASSENET: Ah, mi rendi il tuo cor ...La tua mano non è (Manon, Act III)
Orchestra
c1924, Milan •B109 (Columbia D 5060)
Gilda Dalla-Rizza soprano
13 MASCAGNI: Questo mio bianco manto (Isabeau)
Orchestra
c1915, Milan •(Columbia D 9338)
Amelita Galli-Curci soprano
14 BELLINI: A te diletta...Come per me sereno...Sovra il sen (La sonnambula, Act I)
Orchestra / Josef Pasternack
21.VI.1920 & 23.IX.1919, Camden, New York
Victor A 24177 & A 23170 (HMV DB 256 & DA 213)1
Elvira de Hidalgo soprano
15 YRADIER: La perla de Triana  
with piano accompaniment
16.X.1908 •XPh 3523 (Fonotipia 62348)
Lucrezia Bori soprano
16 WOLF-FERRARI: O gioia la nube (Il segreto di Susanna)
Orchestra
23.XI.1921 •Victor A 25301 (HMV 2-053203 & DB 603)1
Beniamino Gigli tenor
17 BOITO: Dai campi, dai prati (Mefistofele, Act I)
Orchestra
14.X.1918, Milan •20253b (HMV 7-52110)
Hipolito Lazaro tenor
18 BELLINI: Vieni fra queste braccia (I puritani, Act III)
Orchestra
1.V.1916, New York •46752-I (Columbia RS 5002)2
Miguel Fleta tenor
19 BIZET: Il fior che avevi a me (Carmen, Act II)
Orchestra / Carlo Sabajno
17.IV.1922, Milan •CE 392-1 (HMV 2-052216)
Bernado de Muro tenor
20 GIORDANO: Un dì all’azzuro spazio (Andrea Chénier, Act I)
Orchestra / Carlo Sabajno
1.III.1912, Milan •Charles Scheuplein •02323½ (HMV 052338 & DB 553)
CD 4
Giovanni Martinelli tenor
1 VERDI: Mercé, diletti amici...Come rugiada al cespite (Ernani, Act I)
Orchestra / Walter B. Rogers
27.IV.1915, Camden, New York •Victor A 16021 (HMV 7-52076 & DA 330)1
Renato Zanelli baritone
2 DONIZETTI: A tanto amor (La Favorita, Act III)
Orchestra / Josef Pasternack
10.X.1919, Camden, New York •A 23401 (Victor 2-052182)1
Riccardo Stracciari baritone
3 FRANCHETTI: Orsù, finiam...Ascolta, io morirò! (Germania)
Orchestra
8.II.1909, Milan •XPh 3769 (Fonotipia 92431)
SINGERS FROM THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD
Frances Alda soprano
4 CATALANI: Ah! dunque ei m’amerà (Loreley)
Orchestra
4.IV.1912, Camden, New York •C 11150 (Victor 88325)1
Alma Gluck soprano
5 LOEWE: War schöner als der schönste Tag (Canzonetta)
Francis Lapitino, harp •Orchestra / Richard Hageman
26.IX.1916, Camden, New York •B 18052-1 (Victor 657-B)1
Eva Gauthier soprano
6 DUPARC: Chanson triste
with piano accompaniment
c1917 •(Canadian Victor 69669-A)1
Mabel Garrison soprano
7 HALÉVY: Call me thine own (L’Eclair)
Orchestra / Josef Pasternack
18.II.1920, Camden •A 23742 (Victor 74612)1
Rosa Ponselle soprano
8 VERDI: Surta è la notte...Ernani, Ernani involami (Ernani, Act I)
Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon
Recorded: 11.XII.1923, Camden
C-29062 (Victor 6440-B)1
Florence Easton soprano
9 PUCCINI: O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Orchestra
1918 •(Pathé 30025)
Charles Hackett tenor
10 PUCCINI: Che gelida manina (La bohème, Act I)
Orchestra
24.II.1924, London •AX 100-6 (Columbia 7366)
Edward Johnson tenor
11 WRIGHTON: Her bright smile haunts me still
Orchestra / Josef Pasternack
8.XII.1919, Camden •B 23459-2 (Victor 64839)1
Alfred Piccaver tenor
12 WEBER: So soll denn dieses Herz (Silvana, Act I)
Orchestra
VII.1920, Vienna •XXB 6531 (Odeon 76802)
Joseph Hislop tenor
13 PINSUTI: Queen of the earth
with piano accompaniment
18.VI.1914, Hayes, Middlesex •Will Gaisberg •Af 8008f (Zono Z 042071)
Gervase Elwes tenor
14 HENSCHEL: Morning Hymn
with piano accompaniment
III.1912 •Will Gaisberg •Ab 14297e (HMV 4-2189 & B 322)
John McCormack tenor
15 RACHMANINOV: Before my window Op.26 No.10
Fritz Kreisler violin •Edwin Schneider piano
24.IX.1924, Hayes, Middlesex •Bb 5116 (HMV DA 644)
Reinald Werrenrath baritone
16 Scarlatti: O cessate di piagarmi (Il Pompeo)
Orchestra / Ted Levy
24.IX.1914, Camden, New York •B 15217-1 (Victor 17718-A)
Peter Dawson baritone •Robert Radford bass
17 HANDEL: The Lord is a man of war (Israel in Egypt)
Orchestra / George W. Byng
5.I.1924, Hayes, Middlesex •Cc 5527-II (HMV D 967)
Malcolm McEachern (1883-1945) bass
WALLACE: Hear me gentle Maritana...The mariner and his barque (Maritana) 3.57
THE GERMAN STYLE IN EVOLUTION
Helen Wildbrunn soprano
18 BEETHOVEN: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung (Fidelio, Act I)
Orchestra
1922 •771as & 772as (HMV 72802/3)
Gertrude Kappel soprano
19 WAGNER: Hojotoho! (Die Walkure, Act II)
Orchestra (P) 1979
1924 •1936ax (HMV)
Frida Leider soprano
20 WEBER: Ozeon, du Ungeheuer (Oberon, Act II)
Orchestra
1921 •605as & 606½as (HMV 65625)
CD 5
Claire Dux soprano
1 THOMAS: Dort bei ihm ist sie jetzt (Mignon, Act II)
Orchestra
14.VIII.1911 •Fred Gaisberg •2290c (HMV 0943011 & Z 128)
Maria Ivogün soprano
2 VERDI: Teurer Name (Rigoletto, Act I)
Orchestra (P) 1979
1917 •XXB 6322 (Odeon)
Maria Jeritza soprano
3 RICHARD STRAUSS: Es gibt ein Reich (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Orchestra
1913 •XXB 5770-2 & 5771-2 (Odeon AA 79201-2)
Elena Gerhardt mezzo-soprano
4 RICHARD STRAUSS: Wiegenlied Op.41 No.1
Arthur Nikisch piano
30.VI.1911 •Will Gaisberg •5114f (HMV 043198)
Julia Culp soprano
5 BRAHMS: Muss es eine Trennung geben? (Die schöne Magelone Op.33)
Coenraad von Bos piano
IX.1914, Berlin •Fritz Hampe •779m (HMV 043274)
Richard Mayr bass
6 BEETHOVEN: Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (Fidelio, Act I)
Orchestra
1922 •1404ar (HMV 62388)
Alexander Kipnis bass
7 TCHAIKOVSKY: Ein Jeder kennt (Eugene Onegin, Act III)
Orchestra (P) 1979
1921 •Max Hampe •621½as (HMV)
Hermann Jadlowker tenor
8 MOZART: Noch tönt mir ein Meer im Busen (Idomeneo, Act II)
Orchestra
1917 •Fritz Hampe •1151m (HMV 042527)
Volume 3: 1926-1939
THE GERMAN SCHOOL
Lauritz Melchoir tenor
9 WAGNER: Die töne Lob (Tannhäuser, Act I)
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli
29.V.1930, Kingsway Hall, London •Cc 19609-1A (HMV D 2057)
Max Lorenz tenor
10 WAGNER: Winterstürme (Die Walküre, Act I)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Ernst Viebig
12.III.1928, Singakademie, Berlin •Douglas Larter •BLR 3947-2 (Electrola EG 861)5
Helge Rosvaenge tenor
11 WILLIE: Euren König (Königsballade)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Bruno Seidler-Winkler
Recorded: 9.XI.1937, Berlin •Walter Michael Berten •Robert Beckett
2RA 3427-1 (HMV DB 4623)5
Richard Tauber tenor
12 JOHANN STRAUSS II: Dieser Anstand (Die Fledermaus, Act II)
Vera Schwarz soprano
Berlin Staatskapelle / Frieder Weissmann
29.X.1928, Berlin •XXB 8205 (Odeon O 177070)5
Marcel Wittrisch tenor
13 KIELZL: Selig sind (Der Evangelimann, Act II)
Children’s Chorus
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Cornelius Kun
15.IX.1932, Berlin •2D 1103 (HMV DB 4411)5
Josef Schmidt tenor
14 KORNGOLD: Glück, das mir verblieb (Die tote Stadt, Act I)
Orchestra / Otto Dobrindt
24.IV.1933, Berlin •133775-2 (Odeon O 25991)5
Karl Erb tenor
15 BEETHOVEN: Der Wachtelschlag
Bruno Seidler-Winkler piano
XI.1939, Electrola Studios, Berlin •Walter Michael Berten •Johannes Huebener
2RA 3656 (HMV DB 4677)5
Gerhard Hüsch baritone
16 HUMPERDINCK: Ra-la-la-la...Ach, wir armen (Hansel und Gretel, Act I)
with unnamed soprano
Berlin State Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Hanns Udo Müller
5.I.1937, Berlin •Walter Michael Berten •Robert Beckett
2RA 1704 (Electrola EH 1024)5
Willi Domgraf Fassbaender baritone
17 KREUTZER: Ein Schütz bin ich (Das Nachtlager in Granada, Act I)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Erich Orthmann
18.XI.1931, Berlin •OD 675-1 (Electrola EG 2510)5
Herbert Janssen baritone
18 SCHUBERT: Die Stadt (No.11 of Schwanengesang, D957)
Gerald Moore piano (P) 1985
16.XI.1938, No.3 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge •2EA 7118-1 (HMV)
Friedrich Schorr bass-baritone
19 MENDELSSOHN: Herr Gott Abrahams (Elijah)
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli
11.V.1931, Kingsway Hall, London •2B 537-2 (HMV DB 1564)
Sigrid Onegin contralto
20 MEYERBEER: O prêtres de Baal (Le Prophète, Act V)
Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon
21.III.1929, Liederkranz Hall, New York •CVE 50962 (Victor 7146)1
CD 6
Elisabeth Schumann soprano
1 MARX: Marienlied
Vienna State Orchestra / Karl Alwin
15.VIII.1928, Vienna •A. D. Lawrence •BW 1911-2 (Electrola E 532)5
Miliza Korjus soprano
2 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: In Novgorod (The Tsar’s Bride, Act II)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Bruno Seidler-Winkler
29.I.1936, Berlin •Walter Michael Berten •Robert Beckett
2RA 1034 (Electrola EH 994)5
Erna Berger soprano
3 OBOUSSIER: Weine du nicht
Hans Walter Schleif oboe •Eta Harich-Schneider harpsichord
1937, Electrola Studios, Berlin •Walter Michael Berten •Robert Beckett
2RA 3326-1 (part) (HMV DB 4596)5
Tiana Lemnitz soprano
4 RICHARD STRAUSS: Nacht dem Matteo? (Arabella, Act I)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Bruno Seidler-Winkler
28.X.1940, Berlin •Walter Michael Berten •Johannes Huebener
2RA 4765 (HMV DB 5606)
Maria Cebotari soprano
5 PUCCINI: Mann nennt mich jetz nur Mimi (La bohème, Act I)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Fritz Zweig
24.XI.1932, Berlin •2D 1303-1 (HMV DB 4415)5
Elisabeth Rethberg soprano
6 MEYERBEER: Leb’ wohl, freundlich Gestade (L’Africaine, Act I)
Odeon Opera Orchestra / Frieder Weissmann
22.IV.1933, Berlin •Be 10391 (Odeon O 4530)5
Lotte Lehmann soprano
7 RICHARD STRAUSS: Oh, sei er gut, Quinquin (Der Rosenkavalier, Act I) 4.08
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Manfred Gurlitt
13.XII.1927, Berlin •XXB 7887-2 (Odeon O 8726)5
Maria Müller soprano
8 REGER: Waldeinsamkeit Op.76 No.3
Ivor Newton piano
24.V.1937, Abbey Road Studios, London •2EA 4798 (HMV DB 3285)
Nanny Larsen-Todsen soprano
9 WAGNER: Ewig war ich (Siegfried, Act III)
Orchestra / Eduard Mörike
7.V.1928, Berlin •2-20771 (Parlophone P 9534)5
THE ITALIAN SCHOOL
Conchita Supervia mezzo-soprano
10 PAISIELLO: Chi vuol la zingarella (I zingari in fiera)
Orchestra / Maestro Capdevila
4.III.1930, Barcelona •SO 6042-2 (Parlophone RO 20305)3
Giannina Arangi-Lombardi soprano
11 VERDI: Te, vergin santa (I Lombardi, Act I)
Orchestra / Lorenzo Molajoli
IV.1934, Milan •CBX 1327 (Columbia GQX 10702)4
Dusolina Giannini soprano
12 VERDI: Pace, pace mio Dio (La forza del destino, Act IV)
Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli
17.XII.1928, London •Cc 15056-2 (HMV DB 1228)
Maria Caniglia soprano
13 GIORDANO: Qual vergogna (Siberia, Act III)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Giuseppe Antonicelli
10.IV.1936, Conservatorio, Milan •0BA 1234-4 (HMV DA 1563)
Gina Cigna soprano
14 PUCCINI: L’amore è un’altra cosa...Laggiù nel Solidad (La fanciulla
del West, Act I)
Orchestra / Lorenzo Molajoli
c1934, Milan •WB 4846 (Columbia GQ 7186)
Margaret Sheridan soprano
15 PUCCINI: Con onor muore (Madama Butterfly, Act II)
Browning Mummery tenor
Orchestra (P) 1985
7.VI.1927, Conservatorio, Milan •CD 1439-2 (HMV)
Licia Albanese soprano
16 PUCCINI: In quelle trine morbide (Manon Lescaut, Act II)  
Orchestra / Dino Olivieri
1940, Conservatorio, Milan •0BA 4140-2 (HMV DA 5391)4
Bidù Sayão soprano
17 GOMES: Gentile di cuore (Il Guarany, Act II)
Orchestra of RCA Victor Brasiliana / Maestro Giannetti
XI.1940, Rio de Janeiro •BCVE 65863-2 (Brazilian Victor 11561)1
Toti dal Monte soprano
18 JAMES: Maori Lullaby Sung in English
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Carlo Sabajno
21.XI.1927, Milan •CD 4933-2 (HMV DB 1315)
Lina Pagliughi soprano
19 VERDI: Gualtier Maldé...Caro nome (Rigoletto, Act I)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Carlo Sabajno
5.VII.1929, Milan •CM 1016-1 (C 1488)
Ezio Pinza bass
20 VERDI: Confutatis maledictis (Messa da Requiem)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Carlo Sabajno
5.IX.1929, Milan •CM 1060-1ATI (HMV D 1755)
Salvatore Baccaloni bass
21 RICCI: Fermola!...Dapprima, figuratevi (Crispino e la comare)
Irma Mion soprano
Orchestra / Lorenzo Molajoli
III.1930, Milan •WBX 789 (Columbia CQX 16451)4
Mariano Stabile baritone
22 VERDI: L’onore! Ladri! (Falstaff, Act I)
Orchestra / Lorenzo Molajoli
3.XII.1926, Milan •WBX 60-1 (Columbia CQX 16499)4
CD 7
Apollo Granforte baritone
1 LEONCAVALLO: Buona Zazà (Zazà, Act II)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Carlo Sabajno
12.IV.1929, Milan •BM 808-1 (HMV DA 1053)
Dino Borgioli tenor
2 HAGEMAN: Do not go, my love
Ivor Newton piano
20.VI.1935, Abbey Road Studios, London •CA 15115-1 (Columbia LB 24)
Tito Schipa tenor
3 MASSENET: Tradure...Ah! non mi ridestar (Werther, Act III)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Franco Ghione
4.V.1934, Conservatorio, Milan •2W 2482-2 (HMV DB 2237)
Francesco Merli tenor
4 PUCCINI: Donna non vidi mai (Manon Lescaut, Act I)
Orchestra / Lorenzo Molajoli
29.II.1928, Milan •WB 1841 (Columbia GQ 7091)4
Beniamino Gigli tenor
5 TOSTI: Aprile
Orchestra / Lawrance Collingwood
12.V.1939, Abbey Road Studios, London •2EA 7902-2 (HMV DB 3815)
Giacomo Lauri-Volpi tenor
6 PUCCINI: Che avvien?...Ah, non m’avvicinate (Manon Lescaut, Act III)
Luigi Borgonovo baritone
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Franco Ghione
30.V.1934, Conservatorio, Milan •0W 2539-2 (HMV DA 1385)
Aureliano Pertile tenor
7 CILEA: La dolcissima effigie (Adriana Lecouvreur, Act I)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Carlo Sabajno
Recorded 10.XII.1930, Conservatorio, Milan •BF 3707-2 (HMV DA 1185)4
Lily Pons soprano
8 SAINT-SAËNS: Le Rossignol et la rose
Orchestra / Gustav Cloëz
26.II.1929, Paris •Ki 2276-2 (Odéon 188 645)
Ninon Vallin soprano
9 FAURÉ: Les berceaux, Op.23 No.1
Marguerite Long piano
12.VI.1933, Paris •CL 4392 (Columbia LF 129)3
Claire Croiza mezzo-soprano
10 DE BRÉVILLE: Une jeune fille parle
Pierre de Bréville piano
28.XII.1928, Paris •WL 1334 (Columbia D 13085)3
Georges Thill tenor
11 REYER: Le bruit des chants...Esprits, gardiens de ces lieux vénérés
(Sigurd, Act II)
Orchestra / Eugène Bigot
7.VII.1933, Paris •CLX 1729-1 (Columbia LFX 324)3
Charles Panzéra baritone
12 BERLIOZ: Esprits des flammes ! (La Damnation de Faust, Scene II)
Pasdeloup Orchestra / Piero Coppola
18.II.1931, Paris •2G 294-2 (HMV C 2405)3
Pierre Bernac baritone
13 FAURÉ: Aurore, Op.39 No.1
Francis Poulenc piano (P) 1985
5.XII.1947, London •0EA 12615-1 (HMV)
Yvonne Printemps soprano
14 OFFENBACH: Dites-lui (La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein Act II)
Henri Busser piano
22.XI.1929, Paris •BS 4392-1 (HMV P 835)
Reynaldo Hahn tenor
15 OFFENBACH: (a) Les Charbonniers et fariniers
(b) Que voulez-vous faire ? (La Boulangère a des écus)
Reynaldo Hahn piano
19.IX.1927, Paris •WL 579 (Columbia D 2022)3
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN SCHOOL
Lawrence Tibbett baritone
16 VERDI: E’ sogno, o realtà (Falstaff, Act II)
Orchestra / Rosario Bourdon (P) 1985
3.III.1926, Camden, New York •CVE 34930-2 (Victor)1
John Charles Thomas baritone
17 THOMAS: O vin, dissipe la tristesse (Hamlet, Act II)
Orchestra / Nathaniel Finston
14.I.1934, Hollywood, California •PBS 68698-1 (Victor 1639)1
Dennis Noble baritone
18 ROSSINI: I’m the factotum (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act I)
Orchestra / Clarence Raybould
24.I.1928, London •WAX 3200-1 (Columbia 9556)
John Brownlee baritone
19 THOMAS: Comme une pâle fleur (Hamlet, Act V)
Orchestra / Georges Lauweryns
6.III.1929, Paris •CN 388-2 (HMV D 1654)
Harold Williams baritone
20 COWAN: Onaway, awake beloved
Orchestra / Clarence Raybould
11.XI.1931, London •CA 12177-1 (Columbia DB 857)
Charles Kullman tenor
21 OFFENBACH: Ha, wie in meiner Seele (Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Act III)
Orchestra
8.XII.1931, Berlin •WR 224-2 (Columbia DW 3011)5
Heddle Nash tenor
22 BIZET: She is there...Hear the voice of one who adores thee (Serenade)
(La Jolie Fille de Perth, Act II)
Orchestra / Clarence Raybould
9.IX.1932, Abbey Road Studios, London •CAX 6511-1 (Columbia DX 540)
Richard Crooks tenor
23 PUCCINI: Wie sich die Bilder gleichen (Tosca, Act I)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Clemens Schmalstich
1.XI.1929, Singakademie, Berlin •BLR 5753-2 (HMV EW 75)
Dame Clara Butt contralto
24 SULLIVAN: The Lost Chord
with piano and organ accompaniment
7.VIII.1930, Westminster Central Hall, London •WAX 5666-1 (Columbia DX 389)
Marian Anderson contralto
25 SCHUBERT: Der Tod und das Mädchen D531
Kosti Vehanen piano
Recorded 13.XI.1936, Studio Albert, Paris •Georges Cailly
0LA 1025-6 (HMV DA 1550)
CD 8
Maggie Teyte soprano
1 PALADILHE: Psyche
Gerald Moore piano
26.III.1941, Abbey Road Studios, London •Walter Legge •Arthur Clarke
0EA 9223-1 (HMV DA 1779)
Isobel Baillie soprano
2 HANDEL: Angels ever bright and fair (Theodora)
Orchestra / Charles Prentice
13.XI.1928, London •WAX 4275-2 (Columbia 9697)
Joan Cross soprano
3 PUCCINI: One fine day (Madama Butterfly, Act II)
Orchestra / Lawrance Collingwood
21.XII.1935, Abbey Road Studios, London •2EA 2863-1 (HMV C 2824)
Marjorie Lawrence soprano
4 REYER: O palais radieux ! (Sigurd Act IV)
Pasdeloup Orchestra / Piero Coppola
7.IX.1934, Paris •George W. Clarke •2LA 2-1 (HMV DB 4937)3
Eva Turner soprano
5 PUCCINI: In questa reggia (Turandot, Act II)
Orchestra / Lorenzo Molajoli
28.IV.1928, Milan •WB 1926 & 1928 (Columbia D 1619)
Florence Austral soprano
6 ROSSINI: Inflammatus (Stabat Mater)
Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir John Barbirolli
27.VIII.1928, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London •CR 2166-2A (HMV D 1506)
THE EAST EUROPEAN/SLAVIC SCHOOL
Jarmila Novotná soprano
7 DVORÁK: My hair is golden (Rusalka, Act III) Sung in Czech
Arpad Sándor piano
X.1931, Electrola Studios, Berlin •0D 562-2 (Electrola AM 3783)5
Oda Slobodskaya soprano
8 GRAETCHANINOV: Lullaby Op.1 No.5 Sung in Russian
Percy Kahn piano (P) 1985
13.II.1931, Small Queen’s Hall, London •0B 348-1 (HMV)
Mark Reizen bass
9 GOMEZ: Di sposo, di padre (Salvator Rosa, Act III)
Albert Coates piano (P) 1985
4.XII.1929, London •Bb 18451-1 (HMV)
Volume 4: 1939-1952
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN SCHOOL
Dorothy Kirsten soprano
10 PUCCINI: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (La rondine, Act I)
RCA Victor Orchestra / Jean Paul Morel
30.XII.1947, Manhattan Center, New York •Richard Mohr
D7-RC-8310-1A (RCA Victor 12-0999)1
Eleanor Steber soprano
11 CHARPENTIER: Depuis le jour (Louise, Act III)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Walter Susskind
17.IX.1947, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Robert Beckett
2EA 12298-2 (HMV DB 6514)
Helen Traubel soprano
12 WAGNER: Einsam in trüben Tagen (Lohengrin, Act I)
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York / Artur Rodzinski
Recorded 23.V.1945, Carnegie Hall, New York •XC0 34815/16 (CBS 12321D)2
Jennie Tourel soprano
13 BIZET: Quand je vous aimerai ?... L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (Carmen, Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Walter Susskind
25.IX.1951, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Lawrance Collingwood •Robert Beckett
CAX 11407-4D (Columbia LX 1507)
Kathleen Ferrier contralto
14 J. S. BACH: Qui sedes (B Minor Mass)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1991
VI.1950, Musikvereinssaal, Vienna •Anthony C. Griffith •(Columbia rehearsal tape)
Peter Pears tenor
15 TRAD (French): The King is gone a-hunting (arr. Britten)
Benjamin Britten piano (P) 1980
29.IX.1950, No.3 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Arthur Clarke
0EA 15069 (HLM 7201)
Jan Peerce tenor
16 HERBERT: Ah! sweet mystery of life (Naughty Marietta)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Anatole Fistoulari
7.IX.1950, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •0EA 14985-2 (HMV DA 2010)1
Richard Tucker tenor
17 PONCHIELLI: Cielo e mar (La Gioconda, Act II)
Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera Association, New York / Emil Cooper
18.VI.1947, Metropolitan Opera House, New York •XC0 37927-1A (CBS 72399D)2
Robert Merrill baritone
18 MASSENET: Ce breuvage...Vision fugitive (Hérodiade, Act II)
RCA Orchestra / Jean Paul Morel
21.V.1946, Lotus Club, New York •D6-RC-5887-1A (RCA Victor 11-9291)1
George London bass-baritone
19 MUSSORGSKY-RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: I have attained the highest
power (Boris Godunov, Act II) Sung in Russian
Virginia Pleasants piano (P) 1989
22.X.1949 Brahmssaal, Vienna •Walter Legge •Douglas Larter
Columbia tape (EX 7 69741 1)
CD 9
Oscar Natzke bass
1 HANDEL: From the rage of the tempest... Hear me, ye winds (Scipio)
(arr. Somervell)
H. Robinson Cleaver organ
23.II.1939, London •Oscar Preuss •CXE 9635-2 (Parlophone E 11426)
THE FRENCH SCHOOL
Mado Robin soprano
2 DELL’ACQUA: Chanson provençale
Orchestra / Georges Briez
10.XI.1942, Paris •Walter Ruhlmann •0LA 3882-1 (La Voix de son Maître DA 4980)3
Géori Boué soprano
3 HAHN: Le Rossignol des lilas (Dauphin)
André Collard piano
c1942, Paris •Ki 10487-1 (Odéon 188.953)3
Victoria de los Angeles soprano
4 RESPIGHI: Stornellatrice
Gerald Moore piano
9.V.1949, No.3 Studio, Abbey Road, London •David Bicknell •Douglas Larter
0EA 13822 (HMV DA 1930)
Suzanne Danco soprano
5 ANON 15th Century: Amor amaro (ed. F. Ghisi)
Professor E. Bellinzona vielle
II.1941, Milan •0BA 4253 (La Voce del Padrone HN 1870)4
Solange Michel mezzo-soprano
6 GODARD: Viens avec nous (La Vivandière, Act I)
Orchestre de l’Opéra-Comique / Louis Fourestier 
12.III.1951, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris •CPT 8109 (Pathé PD 145)3
Hugues Cuénod tenor
7 LIPATTI: Sensation (Rimbaud)
Madeleine Lipatti piano (P) 1989
23.VI.1951, Zurich •Walter Legge •CZX 333-4 (Columbia) EX 7 69741 1
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf soprano
8 BEETHOVEN: Ach wär ich schon (Fidelio, Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Alceo Galliera
19.X.1950, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road •Walter Legge •Douglas Larter
CAX 10946-2A (Columbia LX 1410)
Irmgard Seefried soprano
9 WOLF: Elfenlied (Mörike) 0.00
Gerald Moore piano (P) 1987
15.IV.1948, No.3 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge •Douglas Larter
CA 20743 (Columbia) EX 29 1057 1
Sena Jurinac soprano
TCHAIKOVSKY: Es geht auf Mitternacht (The Queen of Spades, Act III)
10 Philharmonia Orchestra / Lawrance Collingwood (P) 1989
10.VIII.1950, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London
Lawrance Collingwood •Arthur Clarke •2EA 14955-1 (HMV) (EX 7 69741 1)
Ljuba Welitsch soprano
11 VERDI: Ritorna vincitor! (Aida, Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Josef Krips
25.IX.1947, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge •Robert Beckett
CA 20500/501 (Columbia LB 65)
Leonie Rysanek soprano
12 RICHARD STRAUSS: Das war sehr gut (Arabella, Act III)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Wilhelm Schüchter
21.IV.1952, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge •Douglas Larter
CAX 11662-4A (Columbia LX 1559)
Inge Borkh soprano
13 MENOTTI: Mein Kind ist tot (The Consul, Act III)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra / Artur Rother
10.XII.1951, Berlin •Fritz Ganss •Horst Lindner
2RA 6858 (part) & 6859 (Electrola DB 11537)5
Julius Patzak tenor
14 SCHUBERT: Der Müller und der Bach (Die schöne Müllerin)
Michael Raucheisen piano (P) 1966
1943, Vienna •Preiser PR 31286
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau baritone
15 SCHUMANN: Mondnacht (Eichendorff) (No.5 of Liederkreis, Op.39)
Gerald Moore piano
7.X.1951, No.3 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge •Douglas Larter
2EZ 15952 (HMV DB 21515)
Erich Kunz baritone
16 MOZART: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Die Zauberflöte, Act I)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Rudolf Moralt (P) 1989
21.XI.1947, Brahmssaal, Vienna •Walter Legge •Douglas Larter
CHA 979-1 (Columbia) (EX 7 69741 1)
Paul Schoeffler baritone
17 BEETHOVEN: Ha! welch ein Augenblick (Fidelio, Act I)
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Karl Böhm
1944, Vienna
Aksel Schiøtz tenor
18 DOWLAND: Flow my tears
Jytte Gorki Schmidt guitar
17.X.1941, Copenhagen •Johann Saendler •2CS 1979-1 (Danish HMV DB 5270)10
THE RUSSIAN AND SLAVONIC SCHOOLS
Zara Dolukhanova mezzo-soprano
19 MUSSORGSKY-RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Mysterious powers
(Khovanshchina, Act II) Sung in Russian
All-Union Radio Symphony Orchestra / Alexei Kovaliev
c1951/2, Moscow •(USSR D 1422/3)7
Claudia Novikova mezzo-soprano
20 OFFENBACH: Ah! quel dîner (La Perichole, Act I) Sung in Russian
Orchestra
USSR •6300-2 (USSR 0313)7
Beno Blachut tenor
21 SMETANA: Ah, whose is the spell? (Dalibor, Act III) Sung in Czech
Prague Opera Orchestra / Jožka Charvát
1945, Prague •4772 (Esta H 1572)8
Boris Christoff
22 BORODIN: The Sleeping Princess Sung in Russian
Gerald Moore piano (P) 1979
17.V.1950, No.3 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Walter Legge •Arthur Clarke
2EA 14707 (RLS 735)
CD 10
THE ITALIAN SCHOOL
Ferruccio Tagliavini tenor
1 DONIZETTI: Una furtiva lagrima (L’elisir d’amore, Act II)
RCA Victor Orchestra / Antal Dorati
23.IX.1947, Hollywood •D7-RC-6960 (RCA Victor 18-0106)1
Giuseppe di Stefano tenor
2 THOMAS: Addio, Mignon (Mignon, Act II)
La Scala Orchestra / Emidio Tieri
2.IV.1947, Milan •2BA 6147 (La Voce del Padrone DB 11311)4
Luigi Infantino tenor
3 FALVO: Dicitencello vuje
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Alberto Erede
14.IV.1948, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Victor Carne •Arthur Clarke
CAX 10226-1 (Columbia LX 1213)
Mario del Monaco tenor
4 VERDI: Esultate! (Otello, Act I)
Milan Symphony Orchestra / Argeo Quadri
16.I.1951, Milan •2BA 7568 (part) (La Voce del Padrone DB 11337)4
Paolo Silveri baritone
5 DONIZETTI: Leonora!...A tanto amor (La Favorita, Act III)
London Symphony Orchestra / Walter Goehr
6.XII.1948, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Victor Carne •Arthur Clarke
CAX 10390-2 (Columbia LX 1240)
Giampiero Malaspina baritone
6 PUCCINI: Tre sbirri, una carozza (Tosca, Act I)
Keith Hardwick tenor
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Michael Mudie
1.VII.1948, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Victor Carne •Douglas Larter
CAX 10293-1 (Columbia DX 1514)
Gino Bechi baritone
7 VERDI: O Carlo, ascolta (Don Carlo, Act IV)
Milan Symphony Orchestra / Argeo Quadri
7.II.1949, Milan •2BA 6800-2 (La Voce del Padrone DB 11322)4
Nicola Rossi-Lemeni bass
8 GLINKA: They guess the truth (A Life for the Tsar, Act IV) Sung in Russian
Philharmonia Orchestra / Tomaso Benintende-Neglia
4.VIII.1952, Kingsway Hall, London •Walter Legge •Robert Beckett
2EA 16694 (HMV DB 21559)
Tancredi Pasero bass
9 MUSSORGSKY-RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: I have attained the
highest power (Boris Godunov, Act II) Sung in Italian
Orchestra / Dick Marzollo (P) 1966
13.VII.1944, Milan •2BA 5581-2 (La Voce del Padrone 3C 053 17674M)4
Giulietta Simionato mezzo-soprano
10 MASSENET: Mi scrivo qui (Werther, Act III)
Milan Symphony Orchestra / Argeo Quadri
20.IV.1951, Milan •CBX 1663 (Columbia GQX 11499)4
Fedora Barbieri mezzo-soprano
11 VERDI: Condotta ell’era in ceppi (Il trovatore, Act II)
Mariano Caruso tenor
Milan Symphony Orchestra / Argeo Quadri
14.I.1949, Milan •2BA 6771 (La Voce del Padrone DB 11319)4
Ebe Stignani mezzo-soprano
12 SAINT-SAËNS: La notte cadente (Samson et Dalila, Act I)
Orchestra / Umberto Berrettoni
X.1941, Milan •0BA 3712-1 (HMV DA 5383)
Alda Noni soprano
13 BIZET: Siccome un dì caduto il sole (Les Pêcheurs de perles, Act I)
Milan Symphony Orchestra / Argeo Quadri
25.I.1951, Milan •2BA 7370-1 (La Voce del Padrone DB 11346)4
Margherita Carosio soprano
14 BELLINI: O quante volte (I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Act I)
Philharmonia Orchestra / Anatole Fistoulari
20.V.1951, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •David Bicknell •Douglas Larter
2EA 15622-2 (HMV DB 21336)
Magda László soprano
15 A. SCARLATTI: Su venite e consiglio
Luigi Cortese piano
c1950, Paris •10278-1 (Boîte à Musique BAM 206)
Margherita Grandi soprano
16 VERDI: Tu che le vanità (Don Carlo, Act IV)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Alberto Erede
7.II.1948, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London •Lawrance Collingwood •Arthur Clarke
2EA 12719/20 (HMV DB 6631)
Zinka Milanov soprano
17 VERDI: Vanne!... D’amor sull’ali rosee (Il trovatore, Act IV)
Orchestra / Frieder Weissmann
14.II.1946, Lotus Club, New York •D6-RC-963 (RCA 11-9839)

 


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