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VOCAL 78 rpm Discs - Holdridge Records
V OCAL 78 rpm Discs
Minimum bid as indicated per item.
Listings “Just about 1-2” should be considered as mint and “Cons. 2” with just slight
marks. For collectors searching top copies, you’ve come to the right place! The further we
get from the era of production (in many cases now 100 years or more), the more difficult it
is to find such excellent extant pressings. Some are actually from mint dealer stocks and
others the result of having improved copies via dozens of collections purchased over the
past fifty years.
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For those looking for the best sound via modern reproduction, those items marked “late”
are usually of high quality shellac, pressed in the 1950-55 period. A number of items in
this particular catalogue are excellent pressings from that era. Also featured are many “Z”
shellac Victors, their best quality surface material (later 1930s) and PW (Pre-War) Victor,
almost as good surface material as “Z”. Likewise laminated Columbia pressings (19231940) offer particularly fine sound.
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Please keep in mind that the minimum bids are in U.S. Dollars, a benefit to most collectors.
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“Text label on verso.” For a brief period (1912-‘14), Victor pressed silver-on-black labels on
the reverse sides of some of their single-faced recordings, usually featuring translations of
the text or similarly related comments.
VERTICALLY CUT RECORDS. There were basically two systems, the “needle-cut” method
employed by Edison, which was also used by Aeolian-Vocalion and Lyric and the “sapphire
ball” system of Pathé, also used by Rex. and vertical Okeh. While the grooving is similar, an
Edison reproducer and its diamond point would ruin any other needle-cut vertical record.
Emerson used the needle cut system early on but cut on a 45 degree angle, supposedly
then playable either as a vertical or a lateral record.
BESSIE ABOTT [s]. Riverdale, NY, 1878New York, 1919. Following the death of her
father, which left her family penniless, Bessie and
her sister Jessie (born Pickens) formed a vaudeville sister vocal act, accompanying themselves on
banjo and guitar. Upon the recommendation of
Jean de Reszke, who heard them by chance
entertaining on a ship, Bessie began operatic
training in New York with Frida Ashforth. She
subsequently studied with de Reszke himself and
appeared with him at the Paris Opéra, making her
debut as Gounod’s Juliette. She also sang the
Forest Bird in Wagner’s Siegfried with de Reszke
in the title role. Despite various biographical
references to the contrary, Abott seems not to
have studied with Marchesi. She appeared at the
Met during the seasons of 1906-08, and left,
dissatisfied with her roles assigned for the next
season. She then began arrangements with
Mascagni for a new opera in which she would star
and tour. The work turned out to be Isabeau.
Mascagni, however, developed other ideas as to
what would be done with the opera when it was
completed, a decision which produced lawsuits on
both sides. After touring with her own opera
BESSIE ABOTT
company and appearing in operetta as well, Abott
married sculptor T. Waldo Story (brother of Emma
Eames’ first husband, artist Julian Story) in 1912 and subsequently spent much time in Italy,
where they had an estate. She evidently met Puccini during this period, as she claimed the
composer presented her with one of her proudest possessions, a Pomeranian puppy.
2253. 10” White lbl. Vla 87007. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Valse (Gounod). Lt. rubs, 2. $7.00.
2474. 12” Red Pats. Vla 88051. MAGIC FLUTE: Aria della Regina (Flotow). Just about
1-2. $12.00.
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3333. 12” Red Vla 88084. LAKMÉ: Bell Song (Delibes). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4120. 12” Red ’08 Pats. “B” plate Vla 88171. MIGNON: Io son Titania (Thomas). A
particularly rare Abott disc, issued some months after her other discs and quickly
discontinued. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4121. 12” Red GP ’07 VicTor 89009.
MARTHA: Mesta ognor (Flotow).
With LOUISE HOMER [c]. Cons. 2.
$12.00.
4136. 12” Red GP ’07 Victor 89013. RIGOLETTO: Tutte le feste … Piangi fanciulla (Verdi). With MARIO ANCONA [b]. IMs. NR on lbl. Surface gen.
2. $8.00.
AÏNO ACKTÉ [s]. Helsinki, 1876-Numela,
1944.
Having studied voice with Edmond
Duvernoy, Giraudet and Paul Vidal, as well as
with her mother (Emmy Ackté, a soprano with
the Helsinki Opera), Ackté made her debut at
the Paris Opéra, 1897, as Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust. Her subsequent career included all
the major European operatic centers and the
Metropolitan Opera (1903-05). In 1910, she was
England’s first Salome (and one of the few
sopranos at the time to do the “Dance of the
Seven Veils” herself). Her repertoire was diverse,
including Micaela in Carmen, Nedda (which she
sang in the Paris Grand Opera premiere of Pagliacci in 1902) and Brünnhilde in Wagner’s
Siegfried, among other Wagnerian heroines.
4392. 10” Red Monarch “A” plate 91042
[1505-F]. À MA FIANCÉE [WIDMUNG] (Schumann). A really
superior copy of this rarity. Few
TBs, couple LGTs. 2-3. $350.00.
AÏNO ACKTÉ in Le Statue (Reyer)
ESTHER ADABERTO [s].
Adaberto had been active with the touring Lombardi (or
Lambardi?) Opera Company, appearing in San Francisco with them in 1906 and again as a
recitalist in 1907 in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, performing “some of the most popular
hits of her operatic career”. In 1909 she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, singing two
performances of Leonora in Il Trovatore with Maria Gay, Riccardo Martin, Pasquale Amato, and
Enzo Bozano (who, by coincidence, sings on the reverse side of the record below). She also sang
“Vissi d’arte” on a Sunday Evening Concert. She evidently returned to touring after her short Met
career ended.
1905. 10” Red vertical Rishell F-2020 [039/890]. LA BOHÈME: Quando m’en vo (Puccini)/
ENZO BOZANO [bs]. GIOCONDA: Pescator, affonda l’esca (Ponchielli). Labels
lightly faded. Cons. 2. $15.00.
SUZANNE ADAMS [s]
1442. 10” B&S Columbia Grand Opera 1198 [take 1]. COQUETTE (Leo Stern). Few tiny
bumps, rubbed but only a few MGTs. 4-5. $100.00.
AGUSTARELLO AFFRE [t]. St. Chinian, France, 1858-Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, 1931.
He studied at the Toulouse Conservatoire and then in Paris. 1890 marked his Paris Opèra debut
as Edgardo to Nellie Melba’s Lucia, the soprano appearing in Paris for the first time the same
evening. He remained a leading tenor of that institution for twenty years, also appearing in various
other French houses as well as in Brussels, and at London’s Covent Garden. In 1911 he moved to
the United States, where he was heard in operas in New Orleans and San Francisco, and in
Havana. According to one source, Affre became director of the French Opera House in New Orleans
in 1913 when it came under the ownership of Tulane University, and he remained there until his
house burned down in 1919. He then retired to a villa on the Côte d’Azur.
9002. 11” Odeon 97002/92068 [XP4259/XP4356]. WILLIAM TELL: O Mathilde / WILLIAM
TELL: Accours dans ma nacelle (Rossini). Both with LUCIEN RIGAUX [b]. Cons. 2.
$20.00.
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GUIDO AGNOLETTI [t].
Agnoletti’s career as
an operetta tenor seems to have begun in Buenos
Aires in 1912. From 1914 he toured in Italy with
major operetta companies. In 1919 he first appeared in opera, singing principal tenor roles in La
Traviata, Fedora and Rigoletto, later in 1920 returning to operetta. He ventured again into opera in
1932, his roles having included Prunier in La
Rondine and Pinkerton, as well as comprimario
parts such as Gastone in La Traviata and Parpignol
in La Boheme. These performances included radio
broadcasts over Rome’s EIAR.
3125. 12” elec. Blk. Edison Bell X549 [1829/
1829]. SI: Act I Duet / SI: Act II Duet
(Mascagni). With AMELIA ARNOLDI [s].
Si (1919) was Mascagni’s only venture
into operetta. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
ADELINA AGOSTINELLI
[s].
Bergamo,
1882- Buenos Aires, 1954. A student in Milan of
Giuseppe Quiroli, whom she later married,
Agostinelli made her debut in Pavia, 1903, as
Giordano’s Fedora. She appeared with success in
South America, Russia, Spain, England and her
native Italy and was on the roster of the Hammerstein Manhattan Opera, 1908-10. One New York
press notice indicates that her rendering of the
ADELINA AGOSTINELLI
“Suicidio” from La Gioconda on a Manhattan
Sunday night concert “kept her busy bowing in
recognition to applause for three or four minutes”. At La Scala she was cast with Battistini in
Simon Boccanegra and created for that house in 1911 the Marschallin in their first Rosenkavalier.
Her career continued into the mid-1920s, when she retired to Buenos Aires and taught.
9069. 11” (oversized 10”) SS B&S U.S. Columbia Trial Record, mat. M-2096-1. TOSCA:
Vissi d’arte (Puccini). Piano acc. Data engraved on outer rim in addition to the
above includes March 21, 1908, NY, SP. #21 (I think the horn size) and “for Tosi”.
She and the pianist are a bit disjoined shortly after the beginning but connect as the
aria progresses. Fine singing. This is the only known copy. 2. $250.00.
GIUSEPPE AGOSTINI [t] Verona 1870 - Abdington 1951.
Agostini made his debut at the
Teatro Municipale in Alessandria in 1895 as Alfredo in La Traviata, replacing an ailing Gaetano
Pini-Corsi. He was active in Italy’s smaller houses and first visited New York in 1898, creating for
the U.S. the role of Rodolfo in La Boheme at Wallack’s Theater. He appeared in San Francisco and
toured the U.S. for a number of years with the San Carlo Opera and other touring companies. In
1903, he replaced Caruso for two Metropolitan Opera performances (Rodolfo in La Boheme and the
Duke in Rigoletto). Agostini’s career continued until 1928, the last years mainly in the Philadelphia
area where he lived in neighboring Abington. He subsequently taught at Temple University.
9023. 11” Odeon 37029/37089 [XM34/XM193]. LA GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar / LA SCALA
CHORUS. LA GIOCONDA: Coro dei marinai (Ponchielli). Lt. rubs, 2-3. $25.00.
FEDOR D. AVGUSTOV [b]
4432. 10” Blk. Monarch 61056 [139-Do-Z2]. DEMON: Demon’s Song (Rubnstein). Piano
acc. Bright lbl., cons. 2-3. $60.00.
LINA AIMARO [s]
3688. 12” Red late VdP DB 5358 [2BA3664/2BA3665-II]. LA TRAVIATA: E strano …
Sempre libera (Verdi). Two sides. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
MARINO AINETO [b]
2399. 7” G&T 62662 [924-F]. LAS ASTAS DEL TORO: Excerpt (Gaztambide). Few LGTs,
gen. 2-3. $30.00.
LICIA ALBANESE [s]
3131. 12” Red late RCA Victor 12-3277. BACHIANAS BRASILEIRAS, No. 5: Aria (VillaLobos). Two sides. With LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI [conductor] and FRANK MILLER
[solo cello]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
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CARLO ALBANI [t]. Trieste, 1872- ?
. Born of an Italian-French family, Albani sang in the
French provinces before coming to the U.S. in 1907. His debut was with the Manhattan Opera as
Manrico in Il Trovatore. After one repetition, Albani claimed illness, necessitating the postponement of a production of Ernani in which he was to star. The Manhattan’s Impresario, Oscar
Hammerstein, discovered that Albani had not only recovered but was appearing in Boston with the
San Carlo Opera in what must have been his favorite work, Il Trovatore. Hammerstein promptly
sued, and a constable was dispatched to arrest the tenor, then at work on stage. The performance
was allowed to continue, providing that the officer might follow the Pavarotti sized tenor about
until the opera ended. Whenever the constable appeared from behind a tree or some other stage
prop, he was roundly hissed by the audience. This ended Albani’s American career, but he was
more successful in Europe, appearing at the Paris Opéra and the Costanzi in Rome, among other
theaters, in, again, Il Trovatore and Aida, among other operas. There seems to be no sign of him
after World War I.
9103. 11” Brown Odeon X.110097/X.110098 [XM.1557/XM.1558]. NORMA: Meco all’altar
di Venere / NORMA: Me protegge (Bellini). IMs. Fine copy, few lightest mks., cons.
2. $20.00.
9101. 11” Brown Odeon X.110409/X.110410 [XM.1694/XM.1819]. LA FAVORITA: Vieni,
ah vieni (Donizetti). With GINA STEFANI MORETTI [s] / OLIMPIA FRATTI [s].
LA CONTESSA D’AMALFI: Io son la farfalla (Petrella). One harmless discoloration
area side two. IMs. Cons. 2. $15.00.
1610. 10” Blue Odeon A.82634/Z.82635. LUCREZIA BORGIA: Di pescator ignobile
(Donizetti) / LA JUIVE: Rachele, allor che Iddio (Halévy). Lightest NR on lbls.,
couple tiny PBs. 2. $15.00.
1243. 10” Red GP ’06 Victor 64081. TROVATORE: Deserto sulla terra (Verdi). Few lightest
rubs, cons. 2. $12.00.
2135. 10” Red GP ’07 Victor 64082. BALLO IN MASCHERA: Di tu se fedele (Verdi). Few lt.
mks., cons. 2. $12.00.
1717. 10” Mauve HMV AGSA 13. TOSCA: Recondita armonia (Puccini) / ANDREA
CHÉNIER: Come un bel di dì maggio (Giordano). Both sides are first and only
editions from orig. 1907 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4101. 12” Red GP ’06 Victor 74097. PAGLIACCI:
Vesti la giubba (Leoncavallo). One tiny
PB. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3858. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 65. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Improvviso (Giordano) / LUCREZIA
BORGIA: Di pescatore ignobile (Donizetti). Side one unpublished (other than limited HRS edition). Both from orig. 1907
Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
EMMA
ALBANI (-GYE) [s]. Chambly (near
Montréal, 1847 – London, 1930. Born Marie
Louise Emma Cécile Lajeunesse, Emma and her
family moved to Albany, NY, when the future diva
was eighteen. She was subsequently given the
opportunity to study in Paris with Duprez and then
Lamperti in Milano. Lamperti considered her as “the
most accomplished musician and the most finished
singer in style that ever left my studio.” Her elocution
instructor, one Signor Delorenzi, suggested her name
change to Emma Albani, as it was simpler and “more
European”. Her debut took place in Messina in 1870
as Amina in La Sonnambula. From 1874 she made
London her home, although she travelled from there
all over the world for concert and opera work. Her
repertoire was wide and varied, including Isolde
(which she sang to Jean de Reszke’s Tristan at
EMMA ALBANI
Covent Garden in 1896), Senta, Gilda, Marguerite
and Lucia. Through poor investing, Albani and her husband lost most of their (her) wealth, and
upon his death in 1925 she was kept afloat by benefit concerts arranged by friends and income
from teaching.
3232. 12” Dog Gram. Concert 03014 [321c]. THEODORA: Angels Ever Bright and Fair
(Händel). This exceptional rarity, with label autographed by Mme Albani, is in
remarkably fine condition. Just about 1-2. $800.00.
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TOMMASO ALCAIDE [t]
1671. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2447-D
[WB3721/WB3724. MIGNON: Ah! non
cre-devi tu / MIGNON: Addio Mignon
(Thomas). In Italian. Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
1479. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2447-D
[WB3721/WB3724]. Same as preceding listing (item #1671). Few lightest
rubs, excellent copy. Cons. 2. $10.00.
1999. 10” Purple Late It. Columbia DQ 1138
[WB3723/WB3375]. RIGOLETTO: La
donna è mobile (Verdi) / MARIA CANIGLIA [s]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini). Excellent late pressing material.
Few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
MERLE ALCOCK [c]
1994. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45169. ‘TIS ALL
THAT I CAN SAY (Temple) / GENTLE
ANNIE (Foster). Just about 1-2. $8.00
1979. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45257. THE
COMING OF THE KING: The Virgin’s
Lullaby (Dudley Buck) / OLIVE KLINE
[s], LAMBERT MURPHY [t]. AN OLD
SACRED LULLABY (Liddle). Just about
1-2. $8.00.
TOMASO ALCAÏDE 2359. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45377. GRASS
AND ROSES (Bartlett) / HOLD THOU MY HAND (Briggs). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
FRANCES ALDA [s]
2026. 10” Red Vla 64689. FOR YOUR
COUNTRY AND MY COUNTRY
(Irving Berlin). Spirited W.W. I
song, with drums and brass,
probably intended to compete with
“Over There”. Few lightest mks.,
cons. 2. $10.00.
4197. 10” Red Vla 64692. RULE BRITANNIA! (Arne). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1629. 10” Red “A” plate Vla 64981. LA
WALLY: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
(Catalani). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1422. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 87066. O SI
LES FLEURS AVAIENT DES YEUX
(Massenet). Piano acc. The first of
two issued takes, the second acc.
by orchestra. Rare. Few lt. mks.,
2. $10.00.
1980. 10” Red “B” plate Victor 87216.
TES YEUX! (Rabey). With MISCHA
ELMAN [vln]. Piano acc. Frank
LaForge. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4198. 10” Red EE Vla 1094. PLEASE
KEEP OUT OF MY DREAMS (Nora
Bayes-Elsa Maxwell) / INDIAN
DAWN (Zamecnik). Just about
FRANCES ALDA
1-2. $8.00.
1022. 10” PW Red (gold print) Victor 1176. THE BELLS OF ST. MARY’S (Adams) / EVER
OF THEE I’M FONDLY DREAMING (Hall). Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
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1283. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1330. WAIATA MAORI (Hill) / A MAORI SLUMBER SONG
(Princess Te Rangi Pai). Piano acc. Frank LaForge. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1198. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1359. LA CENA DELLE BEFFE: Sempre così / LA CENA DELLE
BEFFE: Mi chiamo Lisabetta (Giordano). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1209. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1474. MANON LESCAUT: In quelle trine morbide / MANON
LESCAUT: L’ora, o tirsi (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4164. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Victor 74335. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel di (Puccini). Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
3556. 12” Red Victor 74401. SARI: Love’s Own Sweet Song (Kálmán). Piano acc. Frank
LaForge. Doubled version with orchestra (rerecorded in 1924) and down a half-step.
Small lbl. stain. Surface just about 1-2. $8.00.
2797. 12” White lbl. vinyl Vla mat. C-8506-1. IL TROVATORE: Miserere (Verdi). With
ENRICO CARUSO [t]. Unpublished take without chorus. Just about 1-2. $50.00.
3208. 12” Red Pats. “A” plate Victor 95209. MARTHA: Presto, presto (Flotow). With
JOSEPHINE JACOBY [c], ENRICO CARUSO [t], MARCEL JOURNET [bs]. Small
lbl. stkr. Few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $7.00.
4117. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 95211. LOMBARDI: Qual voluttà (Verdi). With ENRICO
CARUSO [t], MARCEL JOURNET [bs]. Text label on verso. Excellent, bright
pressing. Few very faint rubs, cons. 2.
ANDRÉ ALLARD [bs]
1928. 10” acous. Disque Apollon 3068/3069. GRISÉLIDIS: L’oiseau captive (Massenet) /
LES LARMES (Flégier). Few MGTs, gen. 3. $15.00.
MAUD PERCEVAL ALLEN [s]. Ripley, Derbyshire, 1880-London, 1955.
She studied
voice with William Shakespeare in London and made her debut in 1905 with the London
Symphony. That she was known prior to this is apparent, as her first recordings (see below) date
from 1901-02. 1908 marked her debut with the London Royal Opera as Brünnhilde under Hans
Richter, and she created there in 1910 the role of Lia in the first staged performance of Debussy’s
l’Enfant Prodigue. Allen was known particularly for dramatic Wagner and Strauss repertoire.
Outside of England she gained operatic success in Australia as well as the U.S. (in Chicago,
Boston and Philadelphia). She made a world tour in 1913-14.
2400. 7” Berliner 3237 [ ? ]. SPRING IS HERE (E. Dicks). Piano acc. Greying, 5. $25.00.
2401. 7” Blk. London G&T 3305 [4997-w2]. O DRY THOSE TEARS (del Riego). Piano acc.
Lovely. 72.6 rpm (if in A flat). Few LGTs, 2-3. $40.00.
2402. 7” Blk. London G&T 3306 [4999-w2]. MADCAP MARJORIE (Norton). Piano acc.
These 7” G&Ts all have inherent surface depressions which are harmless. Couple
LGTs, 2-3. $40.00.
2404. 7” Blk. London G&T 3312 [5012]. A ROUNDELAY (Lidgey). Few LGTs, cons. 2-3.
$40.00.
2403. 7” Blk. London G&T 3346 [6150a]. SING ME TO SLEEP (Greene). Few LGTs, 2-3.
$40.00.
Mme. ALPERT-ROSANOFF [s].
Russian soprano apparently active in Japan.
1443. 10” acous. Japanese Nitto 1804 [no mat. nos.]. THE NIGHTINGALE (Alabieff) / THE
NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE (Rimsky-Korsakov). Piano acc. A. Kaloogsky.
Couple. LGTs, 2. $15.00.
ELSA ALSEN [s]. Obra, Poland, 1880-New York City, 1975.
Born of Norwegian and
French parents, Alsen began her career in concert as a contralto in 1900 and in 1902 in opera in
Heidelberg. A decade or so later she switched to dramatic soprano, concentrating on Wagner roles,
and became an important member of the Berlin Staatsoper. In 1923 she appeared in New York as
a member of the German Opera Company. Much of the remainder of her career, through 1935,
was spent in the U.S. in concerts, opera (mainly with the Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles
Operas) and as soloist with orchestras under Toscanini, Stokowski, Walter, Koussevitsky and
other leading maestri. She retired in 1935 and taught in California and then New York. In her late
years she could frequently be seen at the NY Vocal Record Collectors’ Society monthly meetings,
on occasion nodding off when the singing was less than inspiring.
3595. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 5065-M [W98262-10/W98263-10]. CARO MIO BEN
(Giordani) / RINALDO: Lascia ch’io pianga (Händel). Piano acc. Frank Bibb (side
one), Alderson Mowbray (side two). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2767. 12” PW Blue Columbia 7177-M [W98260-12/W98261-13]. DU BIST DIE RUH’ /
GRETCHEN AM SPINNRADE (both Schubert). Piano acc. Alderson Mowbray. Top
pressing. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
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2770. 12” PW Blue Columbia 7296-M [W98408-2/W98409-2]. LITANEI / AVE MARIA
(both Schubert). Piano acc. Celius Dougherty. Just about 1-2. $6.00.
3184. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 50083-D [W98564-2/W98565-1]. TRISTAN UND
ISOLDE: Liebestod (Wagner). Two sides.
Tiny rim patina just to grooves side two,
otherwise just about 1-2. $7.00.
PAUL ALTHOUSE [t]
1986. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45055. PAGLIACCI:
Vesti la giubba (Leoncavallo) / TOSCA: E
lucevan le stelle (Puccini). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
3521. 12” Red Victor 76031. BORIS GODOUNOV:
Finale Atto 3 (Moussorgsky-Rimsky-Korsakov). In Italian. With MARGARETE OBER
[c]. A wonderful record if you don’t mind
the internationalization of Moussorgsky.
With these beautiful results I don’t! Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
PASQUALE AMATO [b].
9058. 11” Fonotipia 62174/62175
[XPh2440/XPh2510]. LA TRAVIATA: Recit.
… Di Provenza (Verdi) / ZAZÀ: Zazà,
piccolo zingara (Leoncavallo). Piano acc.
Cons. 2. $20.00.
9050. 11” Fonotipia SS 62013 [XPh2415]. LA
GIOCONDA: O grido di quest’ anima
PAUL ALTHOUSE
(Ponchielli). With GIOVANNI ZENATELLO
[t]. Piano acc. Beautiful mint pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
9017. 11” White lbl. test Fonotipia 92008/92009 [XPh2690/XPh2691]. ZAZÀ: Buona Zazà
/ ZAZÀ: Zazà, piccolo zingara (Leoncavallo). Orch. acc. Label information inked in.
Lt. rubs, 2-3. $15.00.
2420. 11” Fonotipia 92569/92570 [XPh4025/XPh4024]. IL TROVATORE: Giorni poveri
vivea (Verdi). With FERRUCCIO CORRADETTI [b], ARMIDE PARSI-PETTINELLA
[ms]. Two sides. Lbl. tear (trademark area) side two. Lt. rubs, 2. $15.00.
1542. 10” Red “B” plate Vr 87180. TORNA A SURRIENTO (DeCurtis). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
1770. 10” Red Victor 87180. TORNA Á SURRIENTO (De Curtis). Label autographed in
black ink by Amato (clearly visible but not the greatest contrast). Cons. 2. $15.00.
1071. 10” Red Vla 539. GIOCONDA: Pescator, affonda l’esca (Ponchielli) / JEWELS OF
THE MADONNA: Serenata Rafaele (Wolf-Ferrari). Both with Met. Chorus. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
3115. 12” Red Victor 88326. PAGLIACCI: Prologo (Leoncavallo). Just about 1-2. $6.00.
3740. 12” Red Victor 88327. CARMEN: Canzone del Toreador (Bizet). Just about 1-2.
$6.00.
2918. 12” Red “C” plate Victor 88438. I DUE FOSCARI: O vecchio cor, che batti (Verdi).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2669. 12” Red Victor 88474. LA TRAVIATA: Di Provenza (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $6.00.
2487. 12” Red “A” Plate Victor 88490. L’AFRICAINE: Adamastor, rè dell’ onde profonde
(Meyerbeer). Just about 1-2. As new, as the grading indicates. $10.00.
4337. 12” Red “A” plate Pats. 89057. IL SEGRETO DI SUSANNA: Il dolce idillio (WolfFerrari). With GERALDINE FARRAR [s]. Perfect copy. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3483. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “B” plate Vla 89067. AIDA: Ciel! Mio Padre! (Verdi). With
JOHANNA GADSKI [s]. Text label on verso. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
3440. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Vla 89068. AIDA: Su dunque! (Verdi). With JOHANNA
GADSKI [s]. Text label on verso. Amato is an Amonasro of searing intensity! Just
about 1-2. $7.00.
3590. 12” Green SS Homocord 51497. HAMLET: Brindisi (Thomas). 1924 acous. master.
Lightest NR on lbl. and lightest mks. Nice copy. Cons. 2. $25.00.
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PAOLO ANANIAN [bs].
Ananian was early on with the Monte Carlo Opera, making his debut
there in 1905, then emigrating to the U.S. in 1908. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut that
year and remained with the company through 1935, singing 99 roles. He also appeared with the
Boston Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and the Ravinia Summer Opera (Chicago). He was also
traced to Hammerstein’s London Opera House in 1914. Mentions of him indicate that he was
Armenian, but other details of his birth, early years and retirement haven’t been found. While in
Boston, he was involved in a dispute with tenor Zanco de Primo, who, along with his secretary,
inflicted “several blows” upon Mr. Ananian for remarks they considered offensive. “They departed
separately, vowing vengeance.” How very operatic!
9018. 11” Brown Odeon 60231/60232 [XP.3210/XP.3211]. LE CHÂLET: Arrêtons-nous ici
/ LE CHÂLET: Chant de nos Montagnes (Adam). Minor lbl. tears/stains side one.
Surfaces cons. 2. $20.00.
MARIO ANCONA [b]. Leghorn, 1860-Firenze,
1931. Beginning a career in business, Ancona
subsequently studied voice and made his debut in
Trieste, 1889 in Massenet’s Le Roi de Lahore, with
appearances the following year at La Scala. He was
chosen to create Silvio in the world premiere of
Pagliacci at the Teatro dal Verme, but apparently
illness prevented this from happening (the part
actually created by Mario Roussel). The following
year he took the role of Tonio in the British premiere
of Pagliacci with Melba and de Lucia, a part he
repeated in the Metropolitan Opera American premiere, 1893. While active in South America and
throughout Italy, Ancona also sang with the Manhattan Opera, the Boston Opera and, in 1916, with
the Chicago Opera.
2358. 10” Red ’08 GP Victor “B” plate 87015.
OTELLO: Era la notte (Verdi). Just about
1-2. $15.00.
3135. 12” White lbl. HMV 052075 [227m].
PAGLIACCI: Prologo (Leoncavallo). Piano
acc. Excellent pressing from orig. 1904
G&T master. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3632. 12” White lbl. Vla 88500 [C-4285-2]. I
PURITANI: Suoni la tromba (Bellini).
With MARCEL JOURNET [bs]. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
4136. 12” Red GP ’07 Victor 89013. RIGOLETTO: Tutte le feste … Piangi fanciulla (Verdi).
With BESSIE ABOTT [s]. IMs. NR on lbl. Surface gen. 2. $8.00.
3833. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 108 [C-4286/C-6044]. LA FAVORITA: A tanto amor
(Donizetti) / DINORAH: Sei vendicata assai (Meyerbeer). From orig. 1908/1909
Victor matrices. Few tiny rubs near rim of side one, otherwise just about 1-2.
$12.00.
PETER ANDERS [t]
1881. 10” Orange Polydor 49260 [5644/5645]. GYPSY BARON: Wer uns getraut (J.
Strauss) / THE OPERA BALL: Im Chambre separée (Heuberger). With RITA
STREICH [s]. Lt. superficial rubs, gen. 2. $8.00.
MARIAN ANDERSON [c].
Philadelphia, 1897-1993. On Dec. 16, 1923, Anderson
appeared in her native Philadelphia as a soloist with Josef Pasternack conducting the
Philharmonic Society of Philadelphia, her most important concert appearance thusfar in her
beginning career. The reviews were raves. For example, the Evening Pulic Ledger stated, “It is not
too much to say that she has one of the most superb contralto voices that has been heard in
Philadelphia for a very long time. Her voice is of vast range, splendid quality and color and
absolute evenness of tone throughout.” Her first record, the first disc listed below, was recorded
just six days before this concert.
1027. 10” Blk. acous. Victor 19227. DEEP RIVER / MY WAY’S CLOUDY (both arr. H. T.
Burleigh). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1072. 10” Blk. acous. Victor 19560. NOBODY KNOWS DE TROUBLE I’VE SEEN (arr. L.
Brown) / MY LORD, WHAT A MORNIN’ (arr. H. Burleigh). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
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2030. 10” PW Plum HMV B.4253 [Bb20204-II/
Bb20205-II]. TRAMPING (Boatner) / OH,
WASN’T DAT A WIDE, WIDE RIBBER (arr.
Harry Burleigh). Never on Victor. Piano acc.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1184. 10” Red “Z”-type Shellac Victor 1766. SAF,
SAF, SUSA, Op. 36, No. 4 / FLICKAN KOM
IFRAN SIN ALSKLINGS MOTE (both
Sibelius). Piano acc. Kost Vehanen. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
1386. 10” Purple elec. PW Artiphon 11749/11750.
SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS
CHILD (Brown) / HEAVEN, HEAVEN (Burleigh). Piano acc. William King. Recorded
1930. Minor lbl. stain. Gen. 2. $15.00.
PAVEL Z. ANDREEV [bs]
1418. 10” Green Russian Zonoophone X-2-62131/X2-62132 [4405h/4406h\. DEMON:
Accursed world (Rubinstein) / RUSALKA:
The Miller’s Aria (Dargmyzhsky). 2. $25.00.
IVAR ANDRESEN [bs]. Oslo, 1896-Stockholm,
MARIAN ANDERSON 1940.
His debut was at the Stockholm Royal Opera, 1919, as the Landgrave in Tannhäuser,
where he remained as a principal bass until 1934. His career was particularly successful in
Germany, singing there with The Dresden Opera (1925-[34), the Berlin State Opera (1934-36),
Bayreuth (1927-1936) as well as having sung at Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, the
Teatro Liceo in Barcelona and New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
3849. 12” Blue PW Eng. Columbia OL2358 [WAX4890/WAX4891]. IM KUHLEN KELLER
SITZ’ ICH HIER (Fischer) / PER SVINAHERDE (Swedish Folk Song). Piano acc.
Franz Hallabch. In German/Swedish. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
ADELAIDE ANDREYEVA VON SKILONDZ [s]. St. Petersburg, 1882-Stockholm,
1969. Her debut was in 1904 at the Marinsky Theater. In 1909 she created the Queen in
Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le Coq d’Or and the following year came to the Berlin Hofoper, sharing
coloratura roles with Frieda Hempel. Much of her later career was in Sweden, where she taught at
the Royal Academy. Her pupils included Kim Borg and Elisabeth Söderstrom.
3905. 12” Girl-and-Gram. Parlophon P.573/P.1647. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Rosen-arie
(Mozart) / MARGARETHE SIEMS [s]. RIGOLETTO: Teurer Name (Verdi). 2.
$275.00
3280. 12” Girl-and-Gram. Parlophon P.1647/P.1648. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Rosen-arie
(Mozart) / VILLANELLE (dell-Acqua). Small PB side one, couple tiny bumps side
two, otherwise cons. 2. $20.00.
2791. 12” Purple Dog Mon. Gram. 043221/043222 [330al/332al]. ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:
Arie und Rondo der Zerbinetta (Strauss). Two sides. Tiny lbl. stkr. Small PB,
otherwise just about 1-2. $35.00.
MARTHA ANGELICI [s]. Cergèse, Corsica, 1907-Ajaccio, 1973. Angelici’s vocal studies
took place in Brussels. She was a noted concert and radio singer and made her operatic debut in
Marseille, 1936, as Mimi in La Boheme. Her Opèra Comique debut was in 1938, and she starred
at the Paris Opèra beginning in 1953. In addition, she appeared as a guest at Brussels, Monte
Carlo, and La Scala. Her repertoire, both in song and opera, was extensive.
2282. 10” late Red VdeSM DA 5032 [OLA5794/OLA5796]. NON, JE N’IRAI PLUS AU BOIS
(Weckerlin) / LE TEMPS DES CERICES (Renard). With LILY LASKINE [harp].
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2164. 10” late Red VdeSM DA 5048 [OLA5609/OLA5610]. BERCEUSE (Mozart) / MA
POUPÉE CHÉRIE (de Sévérac). Piano acc. Maurice Faure. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
GIUSEPPE ANSELMI [t]. Near Carania, 1876-Near Rapallo, 1929.
He first appeared as
a violinist in his native city at the age of 13. After operetta experience, he made his operatic debut
in Greece in the late 1890s, singing leading roles. Further study followed in Italy with Mancinelli,
and he then appeared in Genoa and the Naples San Carlo (1900). A well received guest at Covent
Garden (1901, 1904, 1909), Anselmi also was particularly admired in Russia, Buenos Aires and
Spain. In addition to writing songs (a few of which he recorded), he was a composer of chamber
music and a larger scale Poema Sinfonico for orchestra. Desmond Shawe-Taylor noted in the Grove
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Opera Dictionary that Anselmi’s “beautiful timbre and impassioned delivery were helped by vivid
enunciation as well as by a romantic appearance.” He retired in 1918 and returned to the violin
toward the end of his life. His recordings were for Fonotipia (1907-11) and a few sides in 1912 for
Edison, and all the Fonotipias are piano accompanied.
9106. 11” Cream Odeon Historic ‘30s pressing O-5600 [XPh2569/XPh2559]. LUISA
MILLER: Quando le sere al placido (Verdi) / DON
PASQUALE: Sogno soave e casto (Donizetti). Piano
acc. 1907 Fonotipia masters. Excellent surfaces. Cons.
2. $15.00.
9121. 11” Yellow PW Odeon HRS 2002 [XPh2836/XPh2845].
LUISA MILLER: Ah fede negar potessi (Verdi). Piano
acc. 1907 Fonotipia masters. Glassy surfaces. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
FERNAND ANSSEAU [t]
1006. 10” Red PW Disque Gram. DA 898 [Bb10949-1/
Bb10950-1]. TOSCA: Recondita armonia / TOSCA: E
lucevan le stelle (Puccini). In Italian. Orch. dir. Piero
Coppola. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2226. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1471 [BS4259-I/BS5260-1]. MONNA
VANNA: Air de Prinzivalle / MONNA VANNA: Elle est à
moi (Février). Beautiful performance! Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2889. 12” Red acous. French Disque Gram. DB 782 [CL38I/CL487-I]. LA PROCESSION / PANIS ANGELICUS
(both Franck). Just about 1-2. $20.00.
2804. 12” Red PW French Disque Gram. DB 1410 [CTR3368II/CF2994-II]. MANON: Duo de Saint-Sulpice
(Massenet). Two sides. With FANNY HELDY [s].
Minor lbl. stain side two, few lt. rubs. 2. $8.00.
2902. 12” Red Orth. Vla 8185 [CS4270-II/CS4271-I]. FAUST:
Mais ce Dieu que peut-il pour moi? [Conclusion Act I]
(Gounod). Two sides. With MARCEL JOURNET [bs].
As new. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
GIOVANNI APOSTOLU
GIOVANNI APOSTOLU [t]. Athens, 1863-Naples, 1905.
After success in his native
Greece, Apostolu studied further in Italy and made his debut in Ascoli as Don Alvaro in Verdi’s La
Forza del Destino. At La Scala in 1895, he created the leading tenor role in Leoncavallo’s I Medici
(with Adini and Kaschmann) and Karloo in Paladilhe’s Patrie, likewise in 1895 and again with the
same two artists. He also sang the title part in the first La Scala
performances of Andrea Chenier (1897), sharing the role with
Giuseppe Borgatti. Apostolu was a popular artist at the Naples
San Carlo, but his career also took him to the principal theaters in
Russia as well as Monte Carlo, where in 1897 he appeared with
Adelina Patti (at her request) in Traviata and Lucia, as well as with
Marie Van Zandt in Rigoletto.
2451. 7” Blk. Milano G&T 52284 [5521-R]. MANON
LESCAUT: Tra voi belle (Puccini). Few LGTs, gen. 3.
$150.00.
LUCRÈCIA
ARANA [s/c]. Haro, 1871-Madrid, 1927. A
popular operetta and zarzuela singer noted for her “poise and great
temperament”, Arana made her debut in 1889 in Audrain’s La
Mascotte. By 1895 she began concentrating more on zarzuela and
became known as a leading soprano in that genre, creating a
number of roles. In 1908 she wed the famous sculptor Mariano
Beniliure. Upon the death of his wife, Beniliure created the Medal
of the "Concurso de canto Lucrecia Arana", awarded each year by
the Madrid Conservatory to the most outstanding graduating
singer. Much material on Arana appears (in Spanish and Catalan)
on the Internet.
LUCRÊCIA ARANA
4242. 10” Blk. GP ’08 Victor 52194 [9264u]. EL DÚO DE LA AFRICANA: Jota-Duo
(Caballero). With OLARO MORENO [b]. Excellent copy, few lightest mks. Cons. 2.
$12.00.
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GIANNINA ARANGI-LOMBARDI [s]. Marigliano, 1891-Milan, 1951.
After studies in
Naples at the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella with Beniamino Carelli, she made her debut in
Rome in 1920, singing mezzo-soprano roles for the next three years. After further studies (with
Adelina Stehle and Tina Poli-Randaccio), she made a second debut as a soprano in 1923. From
1924-1930 she was on the roster of La Scala, her debut there having been as Elena in Boïto’s
Mefistofele, conducted by Toscanini. Her career encompassed most of the major Italian houses as
well as South America. She toured Australia with Nellie Melba in 1928, creating for Australia the
title role in Puccini’s Turandot. She never appeared in England, France or the United States. In
1935 she sang at the Salzburg Festival and retired three years later, still in good voice. She then
taught at the Milan Conservatory and subsequently in Ankara, Turkey, where one of her pupils
was soprano Leyla Gencer. –Wikopedia
2624. 12” White lbl. Vinyl It. Columbia (plain lbl.) GQX 10702 [CBS-1327-1]. I LOMBARDI:
Te, Vergin santa (Verdi). The ideal performance. Perfect copy. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
PHYLLIS
ARCHIBALD [c]. British born, probably around 1890, Archibald was early on
championed by Ada Crossley. She studied in Paris and within a year was hired by Covent Garden
as a Walkyre. Further studies and coaching then took place with Blanche Marchesi. A contract
with the Berlin Imperial Opera was voided with the beginning of W.W. Two in 1914. Archibald was,
however, again to appear at Covent Garden, this time as Kundry in Parsifal, directed by Thomas
Beecham. She subseqently sang leading roles with the Moody-Manners and Carl Rosa Opera
Companies, including Carmen, which, she advised an interviewer, “is considered one of my best
characters”. In 1918 she made a concert tour of the U.K. as an assisting artist to Luisa Tetrazzini.
She supposedly sang at the Paris Opera in Hérodiade with John O’Sullivan (although she is not
listed in either the Gourret or Wolff Paris Opera volumes). However she is documented as having
appeared at the Monte Carlo Opera in 1923 as Brangäne, Madelon (in Andeat Chénier with de
Muro), Amneris (with Muzio as Aida), Azucena (again with Muzio) and Nancy in Martha (with Joyn
McCormack as Lionel). Appearances in Australia took place in 1924 with a touring company
organized by Melba. Here, again, she was very successful, particularly as Carmen. Unfortunately,
shw soon became afflicted by a “nervous disorder” that necessitated the ending of her career
prematurely and her being cared for in a sanitorium, apparently for the rest of her life.
3381. 12” Blue acous. Eng. Vocalion K-05196 [04061/04062]. LE PROPHÈTE: Ah, mon
fils (Meyerbeer) / CARMEN: Habanera (Bizet). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
TERESA ARKEL [s]. Lemberg, Austria, 1861-Milano, 1929.
Her studies were at the
Lemberg Conservatory, and her operatic debut in the same city, 1884. It was in Italy, however,
that Arkel became particularly celebrated. Her La Scala entry was as Venus in Tannhäuser, 1891,
and there she also sang Norma and Desdemona. She had similar success in Spain and South
America. Prominent in Arkel’s repertoire were the dramatic Wagner heroines. Noted as a teacher,
her pupils included Claire Dux, Lucette Korsoff, Eugenia Bronskaya and Irene Eden.
2422. 12” Blk. Milano G&T 053004 [514-R]. IL TROVATORE: D’amor sull’ ali rosee (Verdi).
Piano acc. Very individual performance (no cookie cutter approach here). Some
graying but plays decently. 4. $125.00.
2424. 12” Blk. Milano G&T 053061 [502c]. NORMA:
Casta diva (Bellini). Orch. acc. Some greying,
4. $100.00.
SIGRID ARNOLDSON [s]. Stockholm, 1861-1943.
Considered by the press as the suc-cessor to Jenny Lind,
Arnoldson studied in Paris with Mathilde Marchesi and
made her debut in Prague, 1885, as Rosina in Il Barbiere
di Siviglia. She was a sensation in Russia the following
year and made an equally successful entry at Covent
Garden in 1887. Other triumphs included performances in
her native Stockholm, the Paris Opéra Comique, Monte
Carlo, Berlin, Zurich and the Metropolitan Opera, where
she first appeared in 1893. Arnoldson’s warm lyriccoloratura voice and attractive appearance made her
among the most popular stars of the period.
2019. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 80 [1298r/10848L].
LA TRAVIATA: Ah, fors’ è lui (Verdi) / MANON:
Hélas! l’oiseau qui fuit (Massenet). Label side
one autographed by Arnoldson. Just about
1-2. $30.00.
2245. 10” White lbl. HMV 43777 [1288½r]. ECHOLIED (Eckert). Beautiful copy, as mint. Just
about 1-2. $30.00.
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BLANCHE ARRAL [s]. Liège, 1865-New York, 1945.
Arral studied with Marchesi and
appeared as Clara Lardinois (her birth name) in a small role in the 1884 world premiere of
Massenet’s Manon. Much of her career was spent giving concerts in exotic locales. Her biography is crammed with fascinating stories, some of which certainly must veer to the offside of reality.
It is known that her singing career was about over by 1920. In later years she married an elementary school principal (considerably her junior), opened a mail order beauty cream business, did
some radio broadcasting (fortunately mostly preserved) and taught in her Cliffside Park, NJ home.
1767. 10” White lbl. Vla 64098. BEGGAR STUDENT: Czardas (Millöcker). Small lbl. stkr.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2327. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Victor 64107. EL BOLERO GRANDE (Vasseur). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
2483. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Victor 74151. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Valse (Gounod). Just about
1-2. $15.00.
3608. 12” Green acous. IRCC 112. LE GRAND MOGOL:
Allons, petit Serpent [Snake Waltz] (Audran) /
LE PERLE DU BRÉSIL: Charmant oiseau
(David). RR from 1909 Edison cylin-ders (good
quality dubs). Label signed by Arral. Just about
1-2. $12.00.
ANITA ATWATER [s]
1398. 10” Blue Viva-Tonal Columbia 2066-M
[W145385-3/W145386-2]. COLONIAL SONG [A
SONG OF AUSTRALIA]. (Percy Grainger). Two
sides. With LUIS ALBERTO SANCHEZ [t].
Conducted by the composer. A number of
very tiny rim lams. side two, just to first groove
(i.e. harmless), otherwise just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1476. 10” Blue Viva-Tonal Columbia 2066-M. Same as
preceding listing. One tiny lbl. stkr. Just about
1-2. $12.00.
FLORENCE AUSTRAL [s]
2186. 10” Red PW Australian HMV E.561 [Bb18692II/Bb18712-II]. EVERYWHERE I GO (Martin) /
ZEMIRE ET AZOR: Rose Softly Blooming
(Spohr). Orch. dir. Lawrence Collingwood.
Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2989. 12” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 7117 [CR2163II/CR2162-I]. FLYING DUTCHMAN: Senta’s
Ballad / NELLIE WALKER [c]. FLYING
DUTCHMAN: Spinning Chorus (Wagner). Both
with Royal Opera House Chorus and Orch. dir.
John Barbirolli. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
F. D. AVGUSTOW [b]
4432. 10” Blk. Monarch 61056 [139z-Do-2z]. DEMON:
Demon’s Song (Rubinstein). Fine copy, gen. 2. $40.00.
FLORENCE AUSTRAL
ERNESTO BADINI [b]
1612. 10” Blue Victor 45001 [13038b/13053b]. LA TRAVIATA: Di Provenza / LA
TRAVIATA: Pura siccome un angelo (Verdi). Side two with GIULIETTA
BATTAGLIOLI [s]. Lightest NR on lbl. side two, otherwise just about 1-2. $10.00.
1758. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45012 [103ah/224ah]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Son sessant’
anni / EGIDIO CUNEGO [t]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Si, fui soldato (Giordani). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
1996. 10” Blue ’12 Pats. Victor 45032 [13179b/13173b]. RIGOLETTO: Pari siamo /
ALBERTINA CASSANI [s], FRANCESCO FEDERICI [b] RIGOLETTO: Piangi
fanciulla. (Verdi). IMs. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1258. 10” Green Flags acous. Columbia 14094-F [B441/B442]. NERONE: Sento che
ascende. With LINA LANZA [ms] / NERONE: Guarda quaggiù (Boïto). With
FERNANDO AUTORI [bs]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
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4318. 12” Blue Victor 55020 [224ai/209ai]. LA BOHÈME: C’è Rodolfo. With EBE
BOCCOLINI [s] / LA BOHÈME: Addio, dolce svegliare (Puccini).. With ANITA
SANIPOLI [s], MARIA PASSARI [ms], GUIDO CICCOLINI [t]. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
2961. 12” Blue Victor 55023 [1876c/212ai]. OTELLO: Credo / FANNY LOTTI [s], FRANCESCO CONTI [t]. OTELLO: Quando narravi (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3745. 12” Blue Victor 55043 [02325v/02288v]. CRISTOFORO COLOMBO: Aman lassù le
stelle (Franchetti) / DIANA (sic, should be ADELAIDE DI ANNA) [s], GINO
GIOVANELLI [s], GINO LUSSARDI [b], VINCENZO BETTONI [bs]: LUCIA: Sextette
(Donizetti). Missing a couple of folks! Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3692. 12” Red Dog Gram. Mon. 054241 [1969c]. LA GIOCONDA: Assasini! (Ponchielli).
With GENNARO DE TURA [t] and chorus. Small lbl. stkr. Lt. lbl. fade. Cons. 2.
$25.00.
ELSIE BAKER [c]. Philadelphia, 1885-1958. A pupil of Gilchrist and Henry Gordon Thunder
in Philadelphia and Oscar Saenger in New York, Baker was a well known concert and oratorio
artist, active from about 1910 well into the 1930s. After making a few cylinders for Edison and
Indestructible, Baker became an exclusive Victor artist and appeared on many solo and ensemble
recordings from 1912 through 1929.
4221. 10” Blk. acous. Victor 17868. CHRISTMAS EVE (Foster); O BIENHEUREUSE NUIT
(Normandie Carol) / OLIVE KLINE [s]. CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING;
GOOD NIGHT AND A CHRISTMAS PRAYER (M. B. Foster). Small lbl. stkr. side two.
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4222. 10” Blk. acous. Victor 17869. AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE (Riley-Gaynor);
LITTLE CHRISTMAS SHOES [Terhune) / OLIVE KLINE [s]. MERRY CHRISTMAS;
SLEIGHING SONG (both Riley-Gaynor). Small lbl. stkr. Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $8.00.
1475. 10” PW Blk. (gold print) Victor 19822. SILENT NIGHT (Gruber) / TRINITY CHOIR.
HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING (Mendelssohn). Few lightest mks., cons. 2.
$7.00.
1638. 10” Blue EE Victor 45495. SHANEWIS: Spring Song of the Robin Woman /
SHANEWIS: Her Shadow (Cadman). Side two, despite not being so indicated on the
label, was incorporated into the Shanewis score. Side one piano acc. by Grover
Tilden Davis. Excellent copy. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1474. 10” Blue EE Victor 45526. SECRET OF MINE (Fearis) / COME TO THE FAIR
(Martin). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2059. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4007. THE GYPSY’S WARNING (Coard) / TAKE BACK THE
HEART (Claribel). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2276. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4124. SWEET IS TRUE
LOVE (Gilchrist) / GOOD BYE, SWEET
DAY (Vannah). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3947. 12” Blk. acous. Victor 35617. HIAWATHA’S
CHILDHOOD: Ewa-Yea; Wah-wah- taysee /
OLIVE KLINE [s], ELIZABETH WHEELER
[s], MARGUERITE DUNLAP [c].
HIAWATHA’S CHILDHOOD: By the Shores
of Gitchie Gumee; Then the Little Hiawatha
(Longfellow-Bessie M. Whitley). Small lbl.
strs. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
GEORGE BAKER [b]
3591. 12” Orange acous. Aeolian-Vocalion C-01013
[01706/D01700]. HÉRODIADE: Vision
fugitive (Massenet) / EXPLANATORY TALK.
One lt. superficial scuff, otherwise just about
1-2. $12.00.
GEORGES BAKLANOFF [b]
1204. 10” Blue Columbia 2013-M [77911-1/4
GEORGE BAKLANOFF
7211-1]. LA GIOCONDA: Pescator, affonda
l’esca (Ponchielli) / HIPOLITO LAZARO [t].
IL TROVATORE: Di quella pira (Verdi). Beautiful pressing. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
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1762. 10” Red SR HMV 7-22002 [B-22884]. EUGEN ONEGIN: Alas, There Is No Doubt
(Tchaikowsky). Nice pressing. IMs. Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $8.00.
3828. 12” Vinyl Columbia 30621 [take 1]. OTELLO: Credo (Verdi). One indentation should
be harmless, otherwise just about 1-2. $12.00.
3686. 12” TC Columbia A5271 [30617-1/30618- ]. THE DEMON: Thou wilt be the world’s
queen / THE DEMON: The vow (Rubinstein). Good quality flush pressing. Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
3285. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 7028-M [49452-1/49020-1]. HAMLET: Brindisi (Thomas) / HIPOLITO LÁZARO [t]. PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba (Leoncavallo). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
GIUSEPPINA BALDASSARRE-TEDESCHI [s]. Triani, 1881-Rome, 1965.
A student
at the Liceo Musicale Rossini in Pesaro, Baldassarre-Tedeschi made her debut at the Coccia of
Novara, 1905, as Mascagni’s Iris. She performed throughout Italy, the major house perhaps
having been the Rome Costanzi, where she was heard a number of times. After her retirement in
1930, she was noted as a teacher, her pupils having included Licia Albanese, Stella Roman and
Pia Tassinari. She sang Eva in Die Meistersinger and Sieglinde, but her major repertoire emphasis
was of roles related to the verismo school, such as Manon Lescaut and her favorite part, Cio-CioSan. She was also notable as Wally, Maddelena, Tosca, Nedda and Fedora.
9042. 11” Fonotipia 69255/69256 [XPh5150/XPh5151]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Non più
danzar / MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Morte di Butterfly (Puccini). Just about 1-2.
$25.00.
9001. 11” Fonotipia 69257/69258 [XPh5152/XPh5153]. LA WALLY: Ebben? ne andrò
lontana / LA WALLY? Ne mai dunque avró pace (Catalani). 2. $20.00.
9010. 11” Fonotipia 69299/69292 [XPh5194/XPh5187]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel di
(Puccini) / MARIA PEROSIO [s], MANFREDO POLVEROSI [t]. RIGOLETTO: E il
sol dell’anima (Verdi). Cons. 2. $20.00.
1245. 10” Green Notes Columbia E2382 [42272-1/42273-1]. ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: Io
sono l’umile ancella / ANDREA LECOUVREUR: Poveri fiori (Cilèa). Cons. 2. $10.00.
SUZANNE BALGUERIE [s]
1922. 10” Blk. PW French Polydor 561054 [4979BKP/4980BKP]. TRISTAN UND ISOLDE:
Liebestod (Wagner). Two sides. In French. Orch. dir. Albert Wolff. Small lbl. stkr.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3908. 12” PW Blue Eng. Columbia LFX 23 [WLX968-4/WLX969-4]. ARIADNE ET BARBE
BLEUE: Oh! mes clairs diamants / ARIADNE ET BARBE BLEUE: Ah! ce n’est past
encore la claret veritable (Dukas). Some lbl. rubs and lt. lbl. staining. Surfaces are
as new. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
VICENTE BALLESTER [b]. 1887-Valencia, 1927.
After studies in Spain, Ballester worked
with Jean de Reszke in Paris beginning in 1913. He subsequently appeared in Spain in operas and
zarzuelas. His American debut was in 1916, and he remained active in North and Central America
for a decade. While scheduled for the Metropolitan Opera the season of 1923-24, he suffered an
upper respiratory tract infection (which proved to be a great break for Lawrence Tibbett). His
tonsils were eventually removed, but the recuperation evidently required the whole season and
continued to trouble him on and off the remainder of his life. He did, however, appear with the
Chicago Opera in July of 1924 as Rossini’s Figaro and Count Gil in Wolf-Ferrari’s The Secret of
Suzanne. His eventual Metropolitan debut was on November 11, 1924 as Valentin in Faust, his
other roles including Rigoletto, Alfio, the High Priest in Samson et Dalila and Enrico in Lucia.
Sporadic U.S. appearances in various locations took place in 1925. He returned to Spain in 1926,
where he died the next year.
1075. 10” Cream acous. Col. S104 [93112-2/93117-?]. FRIVOLINA / LA BARRAQUETA
BLANCA (both Penella). Good surface material. Lt. rubs, 2. $12.00.
2612. 12” Green Columbia 52001-X [83056-3/83057-2]. LA ALEGRIA QUE VUELVE:
Romanza No. 1 (Micelli) / TORNA A SURRIENTO (de Curtis). One tiny internal
patina side one should be harmless. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
ROSE BAMPTON [c/s]. Lakewood, OH, 1908-Bryn Mawr, PA, 2007.
A student at the
Curtis Institute, Miss Bampton first appeared in small roles with the Philadelphia Grand Opera.
Her Metropolitan Opera debut was as Laura in La Gioconda with Rosa Ponselle in 1932, three
years after she began voice studies. She sang the premiere of Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach in
1933. In 1937 Bampton made a second debut as a soprano, singing Leonora in Il Trovatore. She
also appeared in that capacity at Covent Garden, with the San Francisco and Chicago Operas, as
well as at the Buenos Aires Teatro Colón. After retiring from the Met in 1950, she continued
singing on occasion for a number of years, as well as teaching (primarily at Juilliard and the
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Manhattan School of Music). I saw her on stage in 1958 in the premiere of an opera by Paul
Bowles on Garcia Lorca’s Yerma, which was written for and starred a miscast Libby Holman
(1904-1971) as a young woman wanting to bear a child. Bampton (born four years earlier than
Holman) sang the role of her mother. The conductor was Carlos Surinach. I mentioned this to her
some years later after a tribute program. A young hanger-on immediately snapped, “Miss Bampton
was never in anything like that!” Of course she just as quickly, but more politely, corrected him,
and he remained silent through the rest of the conversation. The first three records below feature
Bampton as a contralto and the last as a soprano.
1315. 10” Red Scroll Vla 1607. SWANS (Kramer) / DO NOT GO, MY LOVE (Hageman).
Piano acc. Wilfred Pelletier. Beautiful performances. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1318. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1628. WHEN I BRING TO YOU COLOUR’D TOYS /
LIGHT, MY LIGHT (both from Gitanjali) (John Alden Carpenter). Piano acc. Wilfred
Pelletier. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1234. 10” Red Scroll “Z”-type Shellac Victor 1648. A SONG FOR LOVERS, Op. 13, No. 2
(Deems Taylor) / IN THE LUXEMBURG GARDENS (Manning). Uncommon. Piano
acc. Charles O’Connell/Sylvan Levin. Side one autographed (black ink) by Miss
Bampton. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2693. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 15642. SIMON BOCCANEGRA: Figlia, tal nome
palpita. With LAWRENCE TIBBETT [b] / GIOVANNI MARTINELLI [t], LAWRENCE
TIBBETT [b], LEONARD WARREN [b], ROBERTS NICHOLSON [bs]. SIMON
BOCCANEGRA: Plebe, Patrizi (Verdi). As new. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
SAMUEL BARBER [b/composer]
2510. 12” Red Scroll “Z” type shellac 8998. DOVER
BEACH (Samuel Barber). With CURTIS STRING
QUARTET. Two sides. Includes printed sheet
(text and info. on Barber) supplied with the first
issue of this disc. Few removable crayon mks.
(radio station). Just about 1-2. $60.00.
CARLO BARRERA [t]
3693. 12” Red Pats. Vla 88269 [1794c]. AIDA: Già I
sacerdoti (Verdi). With CAROLINA PIETRACEWSKA [c]. Very rare Victor issue. Note that the label
misidentifies the tenor as “Giuseppe Barrera”.
Just about 1-2. $35.00.
GENNARO BARRA [t].
Naples, 1892-Milano, 1969.
Barra began his vocal studies with Fernando de Lucia and
made his debut as Turiddu at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milano,
1914, continuing his career until 1940. In addition, he appeared in the U.S., mainly with the touring San Carlo Opera in
1923 and again in 1928. In addition to standard parts such as
Pinkerton, Alfredo, Enzo, Calaf and the Duke in Rigoletto, he
was heard in principal tenor roles in Loreley (Catalani),
Lodoletta (Mascagni), La Rondine (Puccini), Giulietta e Romeo
and Francesca da Rimini (Zandonai), and La Rondine (Puccini).
In later years he taught (under the name Gennaro BarraCarraciolo), his pupils having included tenors Gianni Raimondi
and Kenneth Lane. He appears never to have recorded
commercially (although please see Roberto Marcocci’s Website,
which cites a record issued of Barra under another name). The
record below is a private (“Personal”) U.S. Columbia 1928 disc.
3962. 10” White/Black Columbia elec. SS Personal Record
mat. W170500-1]. TU CA NUN CHIAGNE (DeCurtis-Bovio). Piano acc. Lt. rubs, 2. $60.00.
MARIA
BARRIENTOS
Paris,1946. Barrientos was
[s].
Barcelona,
GENNARO BARRA
1883-
a musical prodigy, having started studies at the Barcelona
Conservatory at the age of six. By twelve she had earned diplomas in composition, piano and
violin. She began vocal lessons at the age of 14 and made her debut the next year at the Teatro
Novidades in Barcelona, as Ines in l’Africaine, 1898, quickly following this with the role of
Marguerite de Valois in Les Huguenots. She then became a featured artist at the Teatro Costanzi
and La Scala, where she and director Giulio Gatti-Casazza became “an item”. Popular in Central
and South America as well, Barrientos was first heard at the Metropolitan Opera, 1916, as Lucia,
leaving in 1920 when Galli-Curci was hired. She continued operatic singing for another three
years and spent the remainder of her career in concert work and then teaching.
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9047. 11” Fonotipia 39011/39013
[XPh35/ XPh30]. LA SONNAMBULA: Ah, non giunge (Bellini) /
LAKMÉ: Bell Scene (Delibes).
Cons. 2. $15.00.
9107. 11” Fonotipia 39457/39458
[XPh1608/XPh1609]. LA
SONNAMBULA: Come per me
sereno / LA SONNAMBULA:
Sovra il sen la man (Bellini).
IMs. Cons. 2. $15.00.
9061. 11” Fonotipia 39461/39462
[XPh1621/XPh1607]. MIGNON:
Io son Titania (Thomas) / PEER
GYNT: Canzone del Solvejg
(Grieg). Cons. 2. $15.00.
1202. 10” Purple acous. Columbia 4010M [78363-2/A1880]. RIGOLETTO: Si, vendetta (Verdi).
With RICCARDO STRACCIARI
[b] / STRACCIARI [b]. LA
WALLY: T’amo ben io (Catalani].
Wonderful pressing. Just about
1-2. $20.00.
3479. 12” Gold Flags Columbia 68052-D
[49370-1/49371-2]. I PURITANI:
Qui la voce / I PURITANI: Vien
diletto (Bellini). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
3861. 12” Gold Flags Columbia 68057 MARIA BARRIENTOS and GIOVANNI MARTINELLI in Lakmé D [48651-3/49112-1].
MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Deh
vieni non tardar (Mozart) / PEARL OF BRAZIL: Gentil augel (David). IMs. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
3349. 12” Gold acous. Flags Columbia 68068-D [48650-2/49171-2]. MIREILLE: Valse
(Gounod) / VOCI DI PRIMAVERA (Strauss). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2899. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 5130-M [49793-2/49794-1]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:
Una voce poco fa / IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Io sono docile (Rossini). Just about
1-2. $15.00.
2531. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 7036-M [49171-2/49803-2]. VOCI DI PRIMAVERA
(Strauss) / THEME AND VARIATIONS (Proch). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3934. 12” Red acous. Regal (Spanish Col.) RS 5504 [49171/48651]. VOCI DI PRIMAVERA
(Strauss) / MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Deh vieni non tardar (Mozart). Lt. lbl. fade,
cons. 2. $12.00.
3866. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 8906-M [49113-1/49596-1]. MARTHA: Qui sola, vergine
rosa (Flotow) / DINORAH: Ombra leggiera (Meyerbeer). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2530. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 8908-M [49372-2/49598-1]. MIGNON: Io son Titania
(Thomas). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2529. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 8928-M [49354-4/49611-1]. TRAVIATA: Parigi, o cara.
With CHARLES HACKETT [t] / RIGOLETTO: Tutte le feste al tempio (both Verdi).
With RICCARDO STRACCIARI [b]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2523. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 8929-M [49612-1/49616-2]. BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:
Dunque io son (Rossini). With RICCARDO STRACCIARI [b] / RIGOLETTO: E il sol
dell’ anima (Verdi). With CHARLES HACKETT [t]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2554. 12” Purple acous. Columbia 9009-M [49622-3/49666-2]. LA TRAVIATA: Un dì,
felice etera (Verdi). With CHARLES HACKETT [t] / HACKETT [t], RICCARDO
STRACCIARI [b]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Solenne in quest’ ora (Verdi). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
2932. 12” Blk. vinyl Columbia 48629-1. LUCIA: Quando rapito in estasi (Donizetti). No
label test pressing. Unpublished. Supposedly from three to five copies were pressed
in the early 1960s and the matrix was then destroyed. Cons. 2. $150.00.
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3024. 12” Columbia (shellac) Graphophone “Personal Record” label (no printed or written
information). 49805-2. IL PENSIEROSO: Sweet Bird (Händel). In English.
Unpublished. Only known copy. In take 1 (also the only known copy, which I listed
a few years ago), the tuba player comes in early during the postlude. Here he enters
correctly. 2-3. $500.00.
2718. 12” PW Purple elec. Eng. Columbia D17701 [WLX308/WLX309]. EL PAÑO
MORUNO; SEGUIDILLA MURCIANA / ASTURIANA (Manuel de Falla). Nos. 1-3
from Sept Chansons Espagnoles. Accompanied by the composer. Just about 1-2.
$30.00.
3126. 12” Red Viva-Tonal Argentine Columbia A4043 [WLX308/WLX309]. Same as
preceding listing (item #2718) except South American pressing. Small lbl. stkr. Just
about 1-2. $25.00.
3299. 12” PW Purple elec. Eng. Columbia PFX 1 [WLX310/WLX1368-2]. JOTA / NANA;
CANCIÓN (de Falla). Nos. 4-6 from Sept Chansons Espagnoles. Accompanied by
the composer. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
VALERIA BARSOVA [s]
2577. 12” Blk. PW elec. Parlophone E11176 [XXRu618/XXRu619]. LES NOCES DE
JEANETTE: Along my pathway (Massé) / PEARL OF BRAZIL: Charmant oiseau
(David). Both in Russian. Orch. dir. Frieder Weissmann. Excellent laminated
pressing. Few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $12.00.
3279. 12” Blk. PW Elec. Parlophone E11186 [XXRu616/XXRu617]. MIGNON: Je suis
Titania (Thomas) / ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Je veux vivre (Gounod). Both in
Russian. Orch. dir. Frider Weissmann. Excellent laminated pressing. Just about
1-2. $12.00.
VALENTINA BARTOLOMASI [s]
4257. 12” Red HMV 2-054111 [883aj]. AIDA: Si,
fuggiam da queste mura (Verdi) [Finale Act III]
(Verdi). With GENNARO DE TURA [t],
MATTEO DRAGONI [b]. Never doubled.
Cons. 2. $20.00.
MARIA BASILIDES [c]
3254. 12” Plum PW Czech HMV AN 209 [CW20561/CW2057-II]. HÁROM ARVA (Zoltan Kodály).
Two sides. With BÉLA BÁRTOK [pianist]. One
tiny scr., few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $30.00.
4293. 12” Plum PW Czech HMV AN 210 [CW2068II/CW2069-II]. MÓNÁR ANNA (Kodály). Two
sides. With BÉLA BÁRTOK [pianist]. Few
lightest rubs, con. 2. $30.00.
MARIO BASIOLA [b]
2505. 12” PW Blue Master Works Columbia 69602D
[CBX1432/CBX1433]. L’ARLESIANA: Racconto del Pastore (Ciléa) / IL FIGLIUOL
PRODIGO: Raccogli e calma (Ponchielli). Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
4071. 12” PW Blue Microphone Columbia 70093-D
[CBX1435/CBX1436]. HÉRODIADE: Vision
fugitive / LE ROI DE LAHORE: Promesse de
mon avenir (both Massenet). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
MARIO BASIOLA JANE BATHORI [ms]. 1877-1970.
Born Jeanne-Marie Berthier. Despite success at La Scala
in 1902 in Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck) and in the world premiere of Franchetti’s Germania,
both directed by Toscanini, Bathori decided to devote her career to the concert stage and in
particular the music of contemporary French composers. She gave a number of song premieres
with the composers accompanying.
1464. 10” Blue PW Eng. Columbia D13086 [WL1416/WL1417]. LA FLÛTE DE PAN / LA
CHEVELURE [Nos. 1 and 2 of Trois Chansons de Bilitis ] (Debussy). Selfaccompanied. Couple tiny harmless mks., just about 1-2. $20.00.
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1319. 10” Blue PW Eng. Columbia D13097 [WL1414-2/WL1556]. CLAIR DE LUNE (Fauré)
/ LIED (Chabrier). Self-accompanied. Lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
1887. 10” Blue PW French Columbia D13097 [WL1414-2/WL1556]. Same as preceding
listing (item #1319). Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $20.00.
1598. 10” Blue PW Eng. Columbia LF 50 [WL1415-2/WL2081-1]. LE TOMBEAU DES
NAÎADES [No. 3 of Trois Chansons de Bilitis] / C’EST L’EXTASE [from ARIETTES
OUBLIÉES] (both Debussy). Self-accompanied. Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2.
$20.00.
2293. 10” Blue PW French Columbia LF 53 [WL2137/WL2138]. SIX CHANSONS FRANÇAISES (Germaine Tailleferre). Two sides. Accompanied by the composer. Just
about 1-2. $35.00.
3459. 12” Blue PW French Columbia D15179 [WLX961/WLX962]. HISTOIRES
NATURELLES: I. La Paon / II. Le Grillon; IV. Le Martin-Pêcheur (Ravel). Selfaccompanied. Bathori, accompanied by Ravel, created this group in a 1906 concert.
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
3169. 12” Blue PW French Columbia D15195 [WLX917-2/WLX918-2]. TROIS MÉLODIES
(Erik Satie) / TROIS POÈMES (Darius Milhaud). Accompanied by Darius Milhaud.
Just about 1-2. $30.00.
3185. 12” Blue PW Microphone Columbia 9132-M [WLX917-2/WLX328-1]. TROIS
MÉLODIES (Erik Satie) / CLAIRE CROIZA [s]. LE BESTIARE (Francis Poulenc).
Accompanied by the respective composers. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
FRANCESCO BATTAGLIA [t]. Catania, 1873-Milano, 1968.
After switching from
baritone to tenor, Battaglia made his operatic debut as Rhadames in Malta in 1923. He gave ten
performances of the same role in Berlin conducted by Mascagni, likely when his five records were
made. He had success throughout Italy and in Zagreb as well. His La Scala debut was in 1936 in
Giordano’s Siberia. He wasn’t heard in America until the late 1940s, having appeared at Carnegie
Hall, the Brooklyn and Philadelphia Academies of Music, Cleveland, and other U.S. sites as
Rhadames, Calaf, Canio, Cavaradossi and Manrico. A biographical sketch on Battaglia in The
Record Collector (Vol. 42, No. 3) by Paolo Padoàn (tran. Peter Dempsey) mentions that his five
records “are now near impossible to find”.
1908. 10” Red Schall. Gram. 70700 [3637ar/3638ar]. IL TROVATORE: Ah si ben mio / IL
TROVATORE: Di quella pira (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $50.00.
GIULIETTA BATTAGLIOLI [s].
Her vocal studies were in Milano with Lucia Baragli. She
seems to have made her debut in 1905, according to one source as Musetta at the Massa Teatro
Guglielmi and to another as Micaëla at the Spoleto Teatro Nuovo. Her career was relatively short,
although she managed to appear in a number of smaller Italian, Russian and Polish houses
through at least 1912. Her last traced appearance was as Fedora at the Mercadante in Cerignola
in company with her husband, tenor Vincenzo Leotti. Likely marriage and family led to the closing
of her career.
1612. 10” Blue Victor 45001 [13053b/13038b]. LA TRAVIATA: Pure siccome un angelo.
With ERNESTO BADINI [b] / BADINI [b]. LA TRAVIATA: Di Provenza (Verdi)
Lightest NR on lbl. side one, otherwise just about 1-2. $10.00.
MATTIA BATTISTINI [b]
1095. 10” White HMV 52669 [445z-Ao-2z]. ANCORA (Tosti). Unbuffed 1902 stamper. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
2174. 10” White HMV Advance Copy 52669 [445z-Ao-2z]. Same as preceding listing but
earlier pressing. Wavy surface (as with preceding listing) is inherent and should
sound better than a buffed pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2053. 10” Red “A” plate Vla 87338 [BA3-I]. VITTORIA, MIO CORE! (Carissimi). VrBk. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
4163. 10” White lbl. vinyl HMV (pressed on 12”) SS 7-62019 [BA-1-2]. LA MANTILLA
(Alvarez). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1733. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 153 [441z/446z]. EUGEN ONEGIN: Se dell’imen la dolce
cura (Tschaikowsky). THE DEMON: No, non plorar tu piangi invano (Rubinstein).
Piano acc. From orig. 1902 Warsaw G&T matrices. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
2006. 10” White HMV VA 5 [442z-Ao-2z/BA-13-2]. DON GIOVANNI: Deh, vieni alla
finestra (Mozart) / LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Egli è salvo (Verdi). From orig.
1902/1921 matrices. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
4048. 10” (pressed on 12”) White lbl. HMV blk. vinyl SS 2-52848 [17570b]. FAVORITA:
Vien Leonora (Donizetti). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
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4043. 10” (pressed on 12”) White lbl. HMV blk. vinyl
SS 2-52849 [17571b]. FAVORITA: Dei nemici
tuoi (Donizetti). Thrilling! Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2556. 12” White (plain label) Victor 92006 [885c].
DON SEBASTIANO: O Lisbona (Donizetti).
RCA Vr Bk. Excellent pressing. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
3389. 12” Red Victor 92008 [880c]. ERNANI: Vieni
meco sol di rose (Verdi). With EMILIA CORSI
[s]. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4331. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 052142 [877c].
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Alla vita (Verdi).
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4328. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 052309 [267ai].
HAMLET: Come il romito fior (Thomas). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
3853. 12” White lbl. blk. HMV 052310 [268ai]. LE
SOIR (Gounod). Piano acc. In French. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
4333. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 052314 [287ai].
TANNHÄUSER: O tu bell’astro (Wagner). Never
doubled. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4159. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 052320 [289aj]. IDEALE (Tosti). Piano acc. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
4037. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 052321 [290aj]. O MA CHARMANTE (Quaranta).
Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
4334. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 052370 [235ai]. NERONE: Epitalamio (Rubinstein).
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4038. 12” White lbl.blk. vinyl HMV 052403 [2807c]. MALIA (Tosti). Piano acc. Just about
1-2. $20.00.
4049. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 2-052203 [CA5-I]. DON CARLOS: Per mi giunto
(Verdi). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4046. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 2-052208 [CA10-I]. MARIA DI ROHAN: Voce fatal
(Donizetti). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4332. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 054103 [876c]. ERNANI: Da quel di (Verdi). With
EMILIA CORSI [s]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4329. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 054105 [879c]. ERNANI: Lo vedremo (Verdi). With
ARISTODEMO SILLICH [bs]. Just about 1-2. $12.00
4330. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 054106 [880c]. ERNANI: Vieni meco (Verdi). With
EMILIA CORSI [s]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4284. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 054389 [221af]. PAGLIACCI: Decidi il mio destin
(Leoncavallo). With MARIA MOSCISCA [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4285. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 054390 [222af]. PAGLIACCI: E allor perchè (Leoncavallo). With MARIA MOSCISCA [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4050. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 2-054118 [CA7-II]. ERNANI: O sommo Carlo (Verdi).
With JANNINA DE WITT [s] and GIUSEPPE TACCANI [t]. Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
2490. 12” Red Vla 6408. BALLO IN MASCHERA: Eri tu? / BALLO IN MASCHERA: Alla vita
(Verdi). As new (as the grading indicates). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3217. 12” Late Red VDP DB 201 [28gaj/225½af]. LA TRAVIATA: Di Provenza il mar /
TRAVIATA: Bella siccome un angelo (Verdi). Side two with MARIA MOSCISCA [s].
Beautiful late pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3332. 12” Red Czech HMV DB 736 [Ck1423-I/Ck1427-II]. LA FAVORITA: A tanto amor
(Donizetti) / MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Non più andrai (Mozart). Excellent pressing,
cons. 2. $15.00.
3151. 12” White lbl. SS HMV DB 737 [Ck1419-III]. DON CARLOS: O Carlo ascolta … Io
Morrò (Verdi). Beautiful pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
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2869. 12” Red Czech HMV DB 738 [Ck1418-I/Ck1424-I]. FORZA DEL DESTINO: Urna
fatale / UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Eri tu (both Verdi). Good pressing. Few lt. rubs,
2. $12.00.
3659. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 202. ZAMPA: Perchè, tremar (Hérold) / MACBETH: Pietà,
rispetto, amore (Verdi). From orig. Milan, 1907/London, 1912 Gram. matrices.
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
4420. 12” Red La Fonotecnica C3002/C5008. IDEALE (Tosti) / CARO MIO BEN (Giordani). Piano acc. Fine copy of this exceptional 1920 rarity. Excellent recording and
pressing. Cons. 2. $800.00.
S. A. BATURINA [s]
2113. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4116. OPRICHNIK: I Thought I Heard Voices / CHEREVICHKI:
I’ve Tormented Him Enough (both Tschaikowsky). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
MORDECHAI BAUMANN [b]. Bronx, NY, 1912 - New York City, 2007.
A graduate of
Columbia University and Juilliard, Bauman was a noted concert singer who toured the U.S. in the
late 1930s with Hanns Eisler as pianist. Bauman was connected with various socially conscious
causes and was also very much involved in 20th century music, having premiered a number of
compositions and having been the first to record songs of Charles Ives. He was also the original
interpreter of Earl Robinson’s The House I Live In, later sung and recorded by singers as diverse as
Lauritz Melchior and Frank Sinatra.
3164. 12” Blue New Music Records NMQR 16 [1412]. SIX SONGS (Charles Ives). Two
sides. With Albert Hirsh [pno]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
GINO BECHI [b]
1993. 10” Red late VdP DA 11338 [OBA8164/OBA8165]. HAWAI (Bertini-Olivieri) /
MARINARELLA (Nisa-Olivieri). Orch. dir. Dino Olivieri. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
DAN BEDDOE [t]
1018. 10” Red Victor 64195. IRISH LOVE SONG
(Lang). Perfect copy. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1834. 10” White lbl. Vla 64391. A MOONLIGHT
SONG (Cadman). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1604. 10” acous. Rainbow 1003. A HEART LIKE
THINE (Van De Venter) / CARRY YOUR
CROSS WITH A SMILE (Gabriel). Just about
1-2. $12.00.
1651. 10” Blk. elec. Brunswick 3847. ELIJAH: If
with All Your Hearts / ELIJAH: Then Shall
The Righteous Shine Forth (Mendelssohn).
Piano acc. (Mrs.) Thomie Prewit Williams.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
THÉO BEETS [t]
4325. 12” Green PW French Polydor 516.734
[1972BMP/1973BMP]. LA JUIVE: Dieu que
ma voix tremlante / LA JUIVE: Rachel,
quand du Seigneur (Halévy). Slightest lbl.
stain one side. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
XENIA BELMAS [s]
2969. 12” Blk. PW Grammophon 66847 [1590BM/
1591BM]. PAGLIACCI: Nedda-Silvio Duet
(Leoncavallo). Two sides. In Italian. With
WILLI DOMGRAF-FASSBAENDER [b]. Just
THÉO BEETS
about 1-2. $12.00.
3283. 12” Blk. PW Polydor 66857 [1596BM/1597½BM]. AIDA: Ritorna vincitor (Verdi).
Two sides. In Italian. Orch. dir. Alexander Kitschin. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
PAUL BENDER [bs]
1025. 10” Blk. Dog Gram. Concert 3-44031/3-44032 [323ab/5076r]. MIGNON: Schwalben-Duett (Thomas). With MARGARETE PREUSE-MATZENAUER [ms] / RIZA
EIBENSCHÜTZ [s], MINNIE NAST [s]. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Letter Duet
(Mozart). Just about 1-2. $50.00.
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LEILA BEN-SEDIRA [s]
1478. 10” Salabert 3326 [SS.1544A/SS.1545B]. LES NOCES DE JEANNETTE: Air des
Meusles (Massé) / MANON LESCAUT: L’éclat de rire (Auber). Few lt. mks., cons. 2.
$10.00.
3746. 12” Red Disque Gram. W-1507 [2LA3699-1/2LA3700-1]. HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE:
Rossignols Amoureux (Rameau) / PSYCHE (Aubry-de Falla). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
CELYS BERALTA [s].
A Spanish coloratura as stated in the Vocalion monthly catalogue
supplements, Beralta appeared at the Barcelona Teatro Liceo in 1920 as Gilda in Rigoletto opposite
Hipólito Lázaro and as Olga in Giordano’s Fedora. Her few records were apparently made in
England in 1922, but where else she appeared hasn’t been reported.
3377. 12” Green Engl. Aeolian Vocalion J-04107 [02880X/02882]. MIGNON: Polonaise
(Thomas) / LUCIA: Il dolce suono (Donizetti) Side two with Charles Stainer [flute].
Cons. 2. $10.00.
ETTORE BERGAMASCHI [t]
2236. 10” Pink acous. Fono.-Nazionale Dr5045/Dr5046. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Si! fui
soldato / ANDREA CHÉNIER: Come un bel dì di maggio (Giordano). Few lightest
mks., cons. 2. $60.00.
4315. 12” Pink acous. Fono.-Nazionale G2029/G2030. GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar (Ponchielli) / APOLLO GRANFORTE [b]. GIOCONDA: O Monumento. “Marco di Edizione”
stamps reversed. Bergamaschi’s is actually signed by him while Granforte’s is a
purple signature copy. 2. $90.00.
ERNA BERGER [s]. See also ELSA FOERSTER.
2736. 12” Red Scroll “Z”-type shellac Victor 11826 [2D1336-II/2D1337-II]. FIDELIO: Mir
ist so Wunderbar. With HENRIETTA GOTTLIEB [ms], MARCEL WITTRISCH [t],
WILLY DOMGRAF-FASSBAENDER [b] / GOTTLIEB [ms], WALTHER LUDWIG [t],
DOMGRAF-FASSBAENDER [b], WALTER GROSSMANN [bs]. FIDELIO: Er sterbe,
doc her soll (Beethoven). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
PIERRE BERNAC [b]
1920. 10” Red PW Disque Gram. DA 4894 [OLA-1184-1/OLA-1189-3]. LA TOURTERELLE
(Milhaud) / CHANSONS GAILLARDES: La belle jeunesse; Invocation au Parques
(Poulenc). Piano acc. FRANCIS POULENC. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2208. 10” Red Disque Gram. DA 4928 [OLA-3396-1/OLA-3397-1]. LE COLIBRI
(Chausson) / SOUPIR (Duparc). Piano acc. FRANCIS POULENC. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1886. 10” Red PW French Ultraphone BF1434 [77216-77217-D]. LE COLIBRI (Chausson) /
LES CLOCHES; MANDOLINE (both Debussy). Piano acc. Jean Doyen. Small lbl.
stkr. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1875. 10” Red PW French Ultraphone BF1435
[77218/77219-D]. COLLOQUE
SENTIMENTAL (Debussy) / TROIS MÉLODIES
POPULAIRES GRECQUES (Ravel). Piano acc.
Jean Doyen. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1921. 10” Red PW French Ultraphone BP1531
[77479/77480]. [TROIS] POÈMES
D’APOLLINAIRE / CHANSON GAILLARDES:
Sérénade; Madrigal (both Francis Poulenc).
Piano acc. FRANCIS POULENC. $15.00.
1888. 10” Red PW French Ultraphone BP1568
[77563/77564]. LES YEUX (Louis Aubert) /
CHANSON POUR LE PETIT CHEVAL (de
Séverac). Piano acc. Jean Doyen. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
GUSTAVO [DE] BERNAL-RES[Z]KY [b]. Agua-
scalientes, Mexico, 1875-Paris, 1918. He studied in
Mexico City and Italy and made his debut in Italy, 1899,
as Germont in La Traviata. Booked for the Metropolitan
Opera 1905-06 following a season in Mexico, Berl-Resky
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VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
(as his name appeared in New York and as we’ll refer to him from here on) was released from his
New York contract by (then) General Manager Heinrich Conried following the first rehearsal for his
debut as Enrico in Lucia late Nov. of 1905. Conried decided that the baritone’s voice “was not
perfectly suited to the require-ments of the Metropolitan,” whatever that might have meant. Still,
Berl-Resky did sing Enrico in the season’s one performance of Lucia on December 2nd, for which a
reporter stated, “People who heard him will be sorry that he is to go away.” He was given a full
month’s salary and expenses back to Europe, although it appears he stayed at least through April
of 1906, when he completed a group of records for Victor begun the month before. He and his
wife, Mme. Scarphy-Resky, also made use of the time to make some cylinders for Edison.
Sometime later, Gustavo made at least one record for Homocord. On this was listed as his first
credit “del Metropolitan Opera House of New York”. Also given was the “Imperial Opera di St.
Petersburgo”. One wonders if he had greater staying power there.
4438. 12” Blk. “A” plate GP ’06 Victor 39052 [take 2]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Monologo
(Giordano). Rare issue. Scr. first ¼”. Few rubs, 2. $20.00.
LUISA BERTANA [ms]
2984. 12” Green elec. Odeon N.6651 [XXPh6623-2/XXPh6624-2]. NERONE: Padre nostro.
With ANNA MARCANGELI [s] / NAZZARENO BERTINELLI [b]. NERONE: Vivete
in pace (Boïto). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
BARRON BERTHALD [t]
Berthald (sometimes
Berthold), is referred to by the press as American by
birth. He seems to have been active with various
touring companies in the U.S., England (notably the
Carl Rosa Opera) and Australia, as well as being on the
roster of Mainz Opera in Germany, particularly in the
1890-1915 period. His roles featured Wagner parts in
particular, such as Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and Siegmund. Berthold was appointed as the director of the
opera department of Baltimore’s Peabody Institute in
1916. He was hired by the Damrosh Opera on the spot
to be their leading tenor in 1895 after rescuing them in
a performance of Lohengrin when the scheduled tenor
became ill at the last moment. The following season he
created the leading tenor role in the Boston world stage
premiere of Damrosch’s opera The Scarlet Letter,
sharing the stage honors with soprano Johanna Gadski. He also sang at the Met in a company organized by
Henry W. Savage during the Autumn of 1900. Mr.
Berthald’s wife died in Nyack, NY, in 1951, but I
couldn’t locate birth and death information for him.
2005. 10” Grey Columbia Personal Record 91232
[take 1]. THE SPIRIT FLOWER (CampbellTipton). Superficial rubs, 3-4 but no
greying. $75.00.
BARRON BERTHALD
BIANCA BESALÙ [s/ms]. Buenos Ayres 1887
– 1935. She arrived in Italy in 1908 with Cleofante Campanini and his wife, Eva Tetrazzini, who
apparently sponsored her. Making her debut in 1908 as Santuzza, Besalù then appeared in
various provincial houses in Italy as well as in tours of Greece and Egypt. In 1910 she restudied as
a mezzo and had a successful career in Italy through at least 1920. In the early ‘20s she returned
to South America and continued singing for a few seasons, then retiring to teach.
2471. 12” Blue Victor 55022 [222ai/223ai]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Tu qui Santuzza
(Mascagni). Two sides. With GUIDO CICCOLINI [t]. Just about 1-2. As new, as
are most listings with this grading. $12.00.
EMMY [HECKMANN-] BETTENDORF [s]
3159. 12” Pink acous. Parlophon P.1222 [2-5510/2-6022]. MARIÄ WIEGENLIED (Max
Reger) / STILLE NACHT (Gruber). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3210. 12” Pink acous. Parlophon P.1219 [2-2910/2-2911]. FAUST: Es ist schon spät lebt
wohl (Gounod). Two sides. With EUGEN TRANSKI [t]. Side one just about 1-2.
Side two few rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
3716. 12” acous. Vox *2000 [38A/39A]. DER FREISCHÜTZ: Und ob die Wolke (v.Weber) /
MIGNON: Kennst-du das Land? (Thomas). Small lbl. stkrs. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3157. 12” Pink acous. Parlophn P.1272 [2-5555/2-2887]. TALES OF HOFFMANN: Romnze
der Antonia / TALES OF HOFFMANN: Hörst du es tönen (Offenbach)l Side two
with EUGEN TRANSKI [t]. Few rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
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3636. 12” acous. Parlophon P.1927 [2-7824/2-7825]. TANNHÄUSER: O Fürsten [II. Akt,
2. Szene duet]. Two sides With LAURITZ MELCHIOR [t]. Just about 1-2. $30.00.
3357. 12” Purple acous. Parlophone E10388 [2-7799/2-7800]. WHO IS SYLVIA?, Op. 106,
No. 4 / HEIDENRÖSLEIN, Op. 1, No. 3; WOHIN?, Op. 25 (all Schubert). Piano acc.
Cons. 2. $10.00.
3380. 12” Purple acous. Parlophone E10431 [2-8188/2-8189]. UN BALLO IN MASCHERA:
Morró, ma prima in grazia / UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Arie de Amelia, Act II
(Verdi). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4146. 12” Purple elec. Parlophone E10525 [2-8950/2-8951]. OBERON: Ozean, du Ungeheuer (v.Weber). Two sides. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3065. 12” Dk. Blue elec. Odeon O-7737 [2-21103/2-21104]. LOHENGRIN: 2.Akt duet
Elsa-Ortrud (Wagner). With KARIN BRANZELL [c]. Two sides. Lbl. stkr. Few
lightest mks. Cons. 2. $12.00.
VINCENZO BETTONI [bs]
3558. 12” Red Dog Mon. Gram. 054480 [760m]. MEFISTOFELE: Forma ideal purissima
(Boïto). With SARA SOLARI [s], GUIDO CICCOLINI [t]. Cons. 2. $12.00.
AUGUSTO BEUF [b]. Palermo, 1887-1969.
He studied cello and was a member of the
orchestra of the Palermo Teatro Massimo. Although he hadn’t preliminary vocal studies, he
was accepted into a travelling opera troupe that
appeared in Egypt and Greece. Upon returning, he
made his debut in Italy in 1908. His career
quickly gained momentum, but he interrupted it
from 1917-18 to study in Rome with Antonio Cotogni. 1920 marked his debut at the Rome Teatro
Costanzi, and Mascagni insisted on him for the
role of the Capitano in the 1921 premiere of his Il
piccolo Marat. From then into the 1950s he sang
internationally, including with the Chicago Opera,
at La Scala and at the Teatro Colón. In 1953 he
appeared at La Scala in the premiere of Pizzetti’s
Cagliostro.
1728. 10” acous. Columbia Popolare D800
[B869/B870]. FAUST: Dio possente
(Gounod) / PEARL FISHERS: Oh!
Nadir (Bizet). Excellent laminated
surface. Harmless rubs. Side one 2,
side two 2-3. $10.00.
LÉON BEYLE [t]
1016. 10” Blk. Victor 62750 [5828h/6732½h].
CARMEN: Je suis Escamillo (Bizet).
AUGUSTEO BEUF With HECTOR DUFRANNE [b] /
LUCETTE KORSOFF [s]. VALSE DES
ROSES (Métra). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1195. 10” Blue Victor 45011 [9115u/9100u]. SI J’ÉTAIS ROI: Un regard de ses yeux!
(Adam) / HECTOR DUFRANNE [b]. DON GIOVANNI: Sérénade (Mozart). Just
about 1-2. $12.00
2655. 12” Blk. Dog Gram. Mon. 034017/034018 [5085i/5070i]. LA REINE DE CHYPRE:
Triste exile (Halévy). With HECTOR DURFANNE [b] / LUCETTE KORSOFF [s],
DANIEL VIGNEAU [b]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Dunque io son (Rossini). In
French. Cons. 2. $15.00.
RAFAEL BEZARES [t]. Spain, 1860-1922.
Bezares had a substantial career in opera and
zarzuela in Spain and Central (and likely South) America. While singing in Mexico in 1911, he and
some of hundred spectators were seriously injured when the roof over the audience in the bull ring
in Pachuca collapsed. Evidently he survided this and continued with his career. His repertoire included roles such as Rodolfo, Elvino (in La Sonnambula) and the Duke (in Rigoletto).
4201. 10” Blk. GP ’08 “A” plate Victor
$12.00.
MARINA: Recit. and Barcarolle (Arrieta). Cons. 2.
TORCUM BEZAZIAN [b]
4083. 12” Green acous. Columbia E5192 [59572-3/59591-2]. BENVENUTO CELLINI:
Arioso (Diaz) / FAUST: Invocation (Gounod). Small lbl. stkr. Cons. 2. $10.00.
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WILLI BIRRENKOVEN [t]
1778. 10” Blk. Angel Pre-Dog Gram. 3-42991/3-2940 [3967r/3963r]. HEIMLICHE AUFFORDERUNG (R. Strauss) / ALLEN C. HINKLEY [bs]. BECAUSE I LOVE YOU
(Bowers). Piano acc. One LSS (i.e. harmless) side two, otherwise just about 1-2.
$40.00.
DAVID BISPHAM [b]
3498. 12” Blk. Columbia 5033-M [30210-2/
30211-3]. BELIEVE ME IF ALL
THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG
CHARMS (Moore) / ACIS AND
GALATEA: Oh, Ruddier Than the
Cherry (Händel). Excellent pressing.
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
JUSSI BJOERLING [t].
The “X” series
records are all sung in Swedish.
1852. 10” PW Plum HMV X.3377 [BE2119-II/
BE2120-I]. I DRÖMMEN DU ÄR MIG
NARA (Sjögren) / VITA ROSOR (Körling). Bjoerling was 18 at the time of
this 1929 recording. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2224. 10” Plum PW HMV X.3628 [BT5206-II/
BT5207-II]. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:
Ah, lève-toi soleil! (Gounod) / RIGOLETTO: Questa o quella (Verdi). Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
DAVID BISPHAM 2281. 10” Plum PW HMV X.3683 [OT144-II/
OT146-I]. DAS VEILCHEN VOM MONTMARTRE: Du går som en liten prinsessa
(Kálmán) / THE DESERT SONG: The Desert Song (Romberg). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2230. 10” Plum HMV X.3702 [OT130-II/OT131-II]. TANTIS SERENAD (Italiensk Folksvisa)
/ CARMELA (de Curtis). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1892. 10” Plum HMV X.3993 [OPF46-II/OPF47-II]. SLUT DINA ÖGON (Ammandt) / DAS
VIOLET VOM MONTMARTRE: Jag drömmer varje natt om dig [Heut’ nach hab’ ich
geträumt vom dir] (Kálmán). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1966. 10” Plum HMV X.4108 [OPA122-II/OPA123-II]. L’ILLUSTRE FREGONA: Serenade
(Raul Laparra) / PRINCE IGOR: Cavatina (Borodin). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2169. [as ERIK ODDE]. 10” White SS HMV X.4133 [OPA148-II]. ALT HVAD DER ER
DEJLIGT (Tognarelli). Just about 1-2. $35.00.
2170. [as ERIK ODDE]. 10” White SS HMV X.4133 [OPA149-II]. KANSKE ATT VI PÅ
SAMME DRÖMMAR BÄR (Tilling). Just about 1-2. $35.00.
2168. [as ERIK ODDE]. 10” White SS HMV X.4192 [OPA182-II]. DINA BLAÅ ÖGON LOVA
MER (Sylvain). The reverse on the record as originally issued record was by another
singer. Just about 1-2. $35.00.
2003. 10 SS White lbl. X.4196 [OPA-183-1]. KÄRLEKENS SÅNG (LeBeau). Unpublished
take. Issued take is 2. Just about 1-2. $75.00.
1891. 10” PW Plum HMV X.4436 [OSB-99-1/OSB-100-1]. FANAL: I männer över lag och
rätt (Kurt Atterberg) / FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Låt henne tro [Ch’ella mi creda]
(Puccini). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2049. 10” Plum HMV X.7255 [OSB-742-II/OCS-1834-I]. SJUNG AM STUDENTENS
LYCKLIGA DAR (Prins Gustaf) / STUDENTER-SANGFORENINGEN dir. JOHAN
HYDE-KNUDSEN. HEILGE FLAMME (Heilberg-Weyse). Side one about 1-2. Side
two few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
1795. 10” Plum HMV X.7947 [OSB-3843-1S/3846-1S]. TILL HAYS (Nordqvist) / JUNGFRAU UNDER LIND (Peterson-Berger). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1004. 10” Swedish HMV X.7964 [OSB3844/OSB3845]. SÅNGEN TILL HAVET / VISA
KRING SLANBLOM OCH MÅNSKÄRA (both Salén]. Orch. dir. Bertil Bokstedt.
Scarce. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
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1973. 10” Red HMV DA 1890 [OSB2880-2/OSB2881-1]. IN THE SILENCE OF THE
NIGHT, Op. 4, No. 3 / LILACS, Op. 21, No 5 (both Rachmaninoff). In English.
Orch. dir. Nils Grevillius. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
1805. 10” White PW blk. vinyl Victor mat. BS-046747-2. WANDRERS NACHTLIED
(Schubert). In German. Piano acc. Harry Ebert. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
4294. 12” Red late RCA Victor 13588 [2SB823-III/2SB824-I]. STABAT MATER: Cujus
animam (Rossini) / REQUIEM: Ingemisco (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
3074. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 17831. SKOGEN SOVER (Alfvén); MORGON
[SVERIGE] (Eklöf)./AN DIE LEIER, Op. 56, No. 2 (Schubert). Piano acc. Harry
Ebert. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3698. 12” Red HMV DB 21426 [E1-RC-2104-1A/E1-RC-2107-1A]. OTELLO: O monstro
colpo … Si, pel ciel (Verdi) / PEARL FISHERS: Au fond du temple saint (Bizet).
With ROBERT MERRILL [b]. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $8.00.
3548. 12” Red, White, Blue Vinyl V-Disc 863. LILACS (Rachmaninoff); CLORINDA (Biedlowe); MATTINATA (Leoncavallo) / LILY PONS [s]. DER FLEDERMAUS FANTASY
(Strauss, arr. LaForge). With Orch. dir. André Kostelanetz and Julius Baker [flute].
Lt. rubs, 2. $15.00.
ANDREW BLACK [b]
2411. 10” Blk. London G&T 3-2052 [4967]. PADDY’S PERPLEXITY (Kenward).Minor lbl.
rubs one area. Surface 2-3. $15.00.
RAMON BLANCHART [b]
9073. 11” Disque Néron 8004/8005. LA PALOMA (Yradier) / FLORENCIO CONSTANTINO
[t]. NON TE OLVIDO (Manuel Villar). 85 rpm. Piano acc., side two also with violin.
Side one gen. 2. Side two few LGTs, 2-3. $30.00.
9120. 11” Disque Néron 8006/8007. MELONCONIA [MALIA] (Tosti) / LOS OJOS NEGROS
(Alvarez). Piano acc. Small lbl. stkr. 2-3. $25.00.
1763. 10” Cream Columbia S50 [4436-1/19876-1]. RIGOLETTO: Si, vendetta (Verdi). With
EUGENIA BRONSKAYA [s] / BERNICE DE PASQUALE [s], ANDREAS DE
SEGUROLA [bs]. MIGNON: Leggiadre Rondinelle (Thomas). Excellent ‘20s laminated pressing.
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
LILLIAN BLAUVELT [s]
1724. 10” White lbl. Vla 64029 (18067 in
matrix) [B-424-2]. I VESPRI SICILIANI: Bolero (Verdi). Cons. 2.
$15.00.
1703. 10” White lbl. Vla 64030 (81069 in
matrix) [B-2472]. HOME,
SWEET HOME (Bishop). Piano
acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1246. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 8. I
VESPRI SICILIANI: Bolero (Verdi)
/ MARCELLA SEMBRICH [s]. LA
SONNAMBULA: Ah! non giunge
(Bellini). Piano acc. From orig.
1905/1904 Victor matrices. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
1723. 10” Mauve HMV AGSA 4. I VESPRI
SICILIANI: Bolero (Verdi) / PAULINE DONALDA [s]. FAUST: O
Dieu! que de bijoux! (Gounod).
From orig. 1905 Victor/1907 G&T
matrices. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3817. 12” TC Columbia A5120 [302521/30262-1]. RODELINDA: Le
Printemps (Händel) / A NORWEGIAN SONG (Logé). Piano acc. 2.
$15.00.
LILLIAN BLAUVELT 50 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
MAX
BLOCH [t]. Cologne, 1890-Düsseldorf, Aug. 19, 1930. He studied voice with his
father and became known as a concert singer in Berlin, as well as a member of the Berlin
Komischen Opera and the Deutschen Opernhaus Berlin before coming to New York. He made his
debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 1914 and sang 43 roles there, including German, Italian,
French and English parts. He had little opportunity to be assigned leading roles because of his
small stature, although he did sing the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss) as well as
some Wagnerian parts, such as David in Die Meistersinger and Mime in Siegfried and Das Rheingold. He also appeared at the Buenos Aires Teatro Colòn and sang in various concert performances. He recorded acoustically for Edison, Emerson, Victor and Columbia in the 1920-1925
period but strangely appears to never have made any electrical recordings, despite having been
active at the Met up to April 15, 1930. The obituary clipping with the dates quoted above was in
Musical America. Kutsch-Riemens, however, gives his dates as 1882-New York, 1943. See also
EDITH FLEISCHER.
1789. 10” Blk. acous. Emerson 10340 [41377-4/41598-1]. PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba
(Leoncavallo) / TOSCA: E lucevan le stelle (Puccini). Very fine copy, few lightest
mks., cons. 2. $12.00.
1844. [as MARIO BREFELLI]. 10” National Music Lovers 1029 [41377-2/LL-205-1].
PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giub-ba (Leoncavallo) / STELLAR MALE QUARTET. IL
TROVATORE: Anvil Chorus (Verdi). Few lt. rubs,
cons. 2. $8.00.
EBE BOCCOLINI [(ZACCONI) [s]
4318. 12” Blue Victor 55020 [224ai/209ai]. LA
BOHÈME: C’è Rodolfo. With ERNESTO
BADINI [b] / ANITA SANIPOLI [s], MARIA
PASSARI [ms], GUIDO CICCOLINI [t], E.
BADINI [b]. LA BOHÈME: Addio, dolce
svegliare (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
MICHAEL BOHNEN [bs-b]
1104. 10” Blk. Scroll Victor V-6308 [BLR4431II/BLR4430-I]. CASANOVA: Ständchen /
CASANOVA: Kein Weg ist zu Weit (J.
Strauss, arr. Benatzky). Side two with
EMMY STURM [s]. Orch. dir. Ernst
Hauke. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
3433. 12” Jockey lbl. acous. Favorite 2-15086/ 215087 [130-c/129-c]. MAGIC FLUTE: In
diesen heil’gen Hallen / MAGIC FLUTE:
Arie des Sarastro (Mozart). IMs. Cons. 2. $20.00.
3418. 12” acous. Odeon 76570/76571 [XXB6285/XXB6286]. DIE MEISTERSINGER:
Wahnmonolog (Wagner). Two sides. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3387. 12” SS Orange Nordisk Polyphon B22020 [348½av]. KOL NIDREI (Lewandowski).
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3434. 12” Grey acous. Polydor 85279 [1036as/1098as]. ROBERT LE DIABLE: Voici donc
les debris (Meyerbeer) / AFRICAINE: Dir, o Königin (both Meyerbeer). In French/
German. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
OSCAR BOLZ [t]
9113. 11” Dr. Blue Odeon 51617/51618 [XB.3841-2/XB.3845-2]. LE PROPHÈTE:
Triumphgesang / LE PROPHÈTE: Pastorale (Meyerbeer). Excellent ‘20s pressing.
Just about 1-2. $25.00.
ALESSANDRO BONCI [t]
9081. 11” Fonotipia 62300/92979[XPh2694/XPh4883]. ZAZÀ: Mai più Zazà (Leoncavallo)
/ CARLO DANI [t]. LA SONNAMBULA: Prendi l’anel ti dono (Bellini) / Side one
piano acc. by the composer. Side two orch. acc. Side one just about 1-2. Few tiny
harmless mks., side two, cons. 2. $25.00.
9084. 11” Col. Fonotipia 92218/92219 [XPh3403-2/XPh3404-2]. TESS: Stanotte ho fatto
un sogno / TESS: Il sogno XPh3404-2]. TESS: Stanotte ho fatto un sogno / TESS:
Il sogno è la coscienza (d’Erlanger). IMs. Cons. 2. $20.00.
1086. 10” Blue Eng. Columbia D8086 [38321-?/38588-1]. FEDORA: Amor ti vieta (Giordano) / ELISIR D’AMORE: Quanto è bella (Donizetti). Beautiful mid-‘20s pressing.
Side two harmless hair crk. from center to grooves, otherwise just about 1-2. $7.00.
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3506. 12” Blue U.S. Fonotipia 52201 [XXPh3391]. MARTHA: M’appari (Flotow). Just about
1-2. $12.00.
4140. 12” Blue Columbia blue shellace 5093-M [36657-1/30466-1]. AFRICAINE: O
Paradiso (Meyerbeer) / FLORENCIO CONSTANTINO [t]. PEARL FISHERS: Mi par
d’udire ancora (Bizet). Cons. 2. $10.00.
3804. 12” Blue Columbia 8923-M [36656-1/36657-1]. LA FAVORITA: Spirto gentil (Donizetti) / AFRICAINE: O Paradiso (Meyerbeer). Lightest NR on lbl. side one, otherwise
as new. Great surface material. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2615. 12” Red elec. Eng. Columbia D14681 [WBX69/WBX75]. BALLO IN MASCHERA: La
redro nell’estasi (Verdi). With AURORA RETTORE [s], SALVATORE BACCALONI
[bs], G. MANNI [?]/ LE VILLI: Torna ai felici dì (Puccini). Bonci was the tenor lead
in the 1908 first Met performance of
Le Villi. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
RICHARD BONELLI [b]. Port Byron, NY,
1887-Los Angeles, CA, 1980. student of Jean
de Reszke in Paris, Bonelli (born Bunn) made
his debut as Valentin in Faust at the Brooklyn
Academy in 1915. He later appeared with
success at the Chicago Opera and the Met and
made guest appearances in Europe, including
Monte Carlo and La Scala. His career lasted into
the 1950s. Bonelli’s nephew was film actor
Robert Stack. His first vertical Aeolian-Vocalion
records were issued as Riccardo Bonelli.
1646. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15183.
BIRD SONGS AT EVENTIDE (Coates)
/ LOVE WAS WITH ME YESTERDAY
(Golde). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1227. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15198.
VISIONE VENEZIANA (Brogi) / LUNA
D’ESTATE (Tosti). IMs. Obviously a
lovely copy as the grading indicates.
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2134. 10” PW Blue Microphone Columbia
17277-D [wco26643/wco26644].
COME TO THE FAIR (Taylor-Martin)
/ TIME TO GO (Weatherly-Sanderson). Piano acc. Ernesto Lopez. Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
4455 . 10” Yellow Metrolite M-G-M 30327.
THE PRAYER PERFECT (RileySpeaks) / STAR-EYES (De LeeowSpeaks). Orch. dir. Macklin Morrow.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD BONELLI
FRANCESCO MARIA BONINI [b]
9043. 11” Fonotipia 39045/39125 [XPh145/XPh100]. RIGOLETTO: Pari siamo (Verdi) /
ADDÒ SI GIUTO AMMORE? (Carelli). Side one some rubs, few LSSs, 3. Side two
2-3. $25.00.
CELESTINA BONINSEGNA [s]
2329. 10” Red Vla 87559 [7304½b]. TROVATORE: Mira d’acerbe lagrime (Verdi). With
FRANCESCO CIGADA [b]. Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3958. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 92026 [537c]. IL TROVATORE: Tacea la notte (Verdi). Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
2596. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 92027 [793c]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Pace mio Dio (Verdi).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3084. 12” Blue Opera Disc 053063 (72615) [537c]. IL TROVATORE: Tacea la notte placida
(Verdi). Couple lightest mks., cons. 2. $8.00.
4271. 12” Cream Brazilian Columbia S5022 [30383-1/30461-1]. LA FORZA DEL
DESTINO: Pace, Pace, mio Dio (Verdi) / FLORENCIO CONSTANTINO [t].
AURORA: Canto de la Bandiera (Ettore Panizza). Side two never issued in U.S.
Good surface material. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
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3856. 12” Dk. Blue Eng. Columbia A5195 [30355/30359]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte / LA
BOHÈME: Mi chiamano Mimì (both Puccini). Excellent laminated pressing. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
3061. 12” TC Columbia A5196 [30381-2/30382-2]. AIDA: Ritorna vincitor / AIDA: O
patria mia (Verdi). Flush pressing. Good surface material. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2838. 12” Lt. Blue Eng. Columbia A5199 [30380/30383]. ERNANI: Ernani involami / LA
FORZA DEL DESTINO: Pace, pace mio Dio (both Verdi). Excellent mid-‘20s
pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3615. 12” Blk. Columbia 5034-M [30356-1/30357-1]. NORMA: Casta diva (Bellini). Two
sides. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3623. 12” Dr. Blue Eng. Columbia Popolare D17301 [74711/74712]. UN BALLO IN
MASCHERA: Non sai tu (Verdi). Two sides. With NARISSO DEL RY [t]. ½” edge
patina start of side two, otherwise just about 1-2. $15.00.
GIUSEPPE BORGATTI [t]. Cento, Ferrara,
1871-near Laggo Maggiore, 1950. Born of a humble
family, Borgatti was originally a bricklayer. He entered
the service and through a connection there was
recommended to study voice with Alessandro Busi in
Bologna. His debut was as Gounod’s Faust in 1892. He
appeared throughout Italy, developing his talent and
repertoire and made a great success in Venice in
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, 1894. This led to the title
role in the 1896 world premiere of Giordano’s Andrea
Chenier. He also took principal Wagner tenor parts
and became known as Italy’s foremost heldentenor, as
well as being celebrated for his singing of Verdi and
Puccini roles. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with
glaucoma in 1907, and his eyesight steadily deteriorated. In 1914, after taking the role of Parsifal in
the Italian premiere of that opera, he retired from the
opera stage, although his voice was in first-rate
condition. He continued with concert appearances
until 1923, when he became completely blind, although he appeared one last time in 1928 and then
also made a few rare electric records for Italian
Columbia. His pupils included British tenor Heddle
Nash and German baritone Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender.
9048. 11” Fonotipia 39406/39407 [XPh1516/
XPh1517]. TOSCA: E lucevan le stelle
GIUSEPPE BORGATTI (Puccini) / LOHENGRIN: Di non t’incantan
(Wagner). Just about 1-2. $150.00.
2625. 11” Fonotipia (pressed on 12”) vinyl 39408 [XPh1524]. MEISTERSINGER: Nel verno
al piè (Wagner). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
DINO BORGIOLI [t]. Firenze, 1891-Firenze, 1960. A student of Eugenio Giachetti, Borgioli
made his debut as Arturo in Bellini’s I Puritani at the Milan Teatro Corso, 1914. He appeared at
the Teatro dal Verme in 1917 and then for a number of seasons at La Scala. He was enthusiastically received in England and sang in the U.S. with the Chicago Opera and one season at the
Met. Borgioli settled in London, where he remained as a voice teacher during and for a period
following W.W. II.
1480. 10” Blue PW Australian Columbia LO-11 [CA15115-2/CA15116-1]. DO NOT GO,
MY LOVE (Hageman) / MY LOVELY CELIA (Wilson). Piano acc. Ivor Newton.
Excellent pressing. Few lt. rubs, 2. $10.00.
2127. 10” Blue PW Australian Columbia LO-17 [CA15106-1/CA15107-2]. LA BARCAROLA
DELLA MARANCONA / GONDOLIERA VENEZIANA (both Geni Sadero). Piano acc.
Ivor Newton. Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3881. 12” Dk. acous. Italian Col. D16379 [74846/74847]. ELISIR D’AMORE: Una furtiva
lagrima (Donizetti) / FAVORITA: Spirto gentil (Donizetti). Few small rubs, cons. 2.
$12.00.
LUCREZIA BORI [s]
1145. 10” Red Vla 87181. LA DANZA (Rossini). VrBk. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
1984. 10” Red Victor 87190. MALAGUEÑA (Pagans). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
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1178. 10” Red Victor 87219. IRIS: In pure stille (Mascagni). Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
1581. 10” Red “A” plate Vr 87225. EL PUÑAO DE ROSAS: Romanza (Chapí), With ANDREAS DE SEGUROLA [bs].
Very lt. rubs, 2. $7.00.
1857. 10” Red acous. Vla 542. THE SNOW MAIDEN: Je connais, ma mère (Rimsky-Korsakov) / ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Valse (Gounod). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2225. 10” Red acous. Vla 546. LA DANZA (Rossini) /
VILLANELLA (Sibella). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1545. 10” Red EE Vla 1162. SIMONETTA (Hugo Rum-bold) / THE LITTLE DAMOZEL (Ivor Novello).
In English. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2133. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1190. LA CRUZ DE MAYO
(Font) / PATOTERO SENTIMENTAL (Jovés).
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1587. 10” Red Scroll “Z” type shellac Victor 1333.
VALSE D’OISEAU (Varney) / LA BOHÈME:
Quando m’en vo (Puccini). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
4200. 10” Red Scroll “Z” type shellac Victor 1348. LA
VIOLETERA (Goetz-Padilla) / SEGUIDILLA
(arr. H. Reimann). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1328. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1385. MALAGUEÑAS
(Pagans) / CLAVELITOS (Valverde). Just about
1-2. $10.00.
1112. 10” PW Red (gold print) Victor 1978. CONSEJO
(Obradors) / JOTA (de Falla). With GEORGE
COPELAND [pianist]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1625. 10” PW Red (gold print) Victor 1984. MALAGUEÑA (Nin) / SEGUIDILLA (de Falla);
JOTA TORTOSINA (Nin). Piano acc. GEORGE COPELAND [pianist]. Just about
1-2. $12.00.
1197. 10” PW Red (silver print) Victor 2201. ARIA DE ACIS Y GALATEA (Literes, arr. Nin) /
EL JIGUERITO CON PICO DE ORO (de Laserna, arr. Nin). With GEORGE
COPELAND [pianist]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2456. 12” Red Victor 88398. PAGLIACCI: Ballatella (Leoncavallo). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2506. 12” Red Victor “B” plate 88524. IRIS: Un dì al tempio (Mascagni). VrBk. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
2514. 12” Red Victor 89127. LA REVOLTOSA: Por qué de mis ojos (Chapi). With ANDREA
PERELLO DE SEGUROLA [bs]. VrBk. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2598. 12” EE “Z” shellac Vla 6561. LOUISE: Depuis le jour (Charpentier) / BOHÈME:
Addio (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3004. 12” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 7438. LA TRAVIATA: Ah, fors’ è lui (Verdi) / ROSA
PONSELLE [s]. AIDA: Ritorna vincitor (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3569. 12” Red acous. Vla 8004. DON PASQUALE: Pronta io son /DON PASQUALE: Vado
corro (Donizetti). With GIUSEPPE DE LUCA [b]. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
3655. 12” Red Scroll “Z” type shellac Victor 8068. BOHÈME: Death Scene (Puccini). Two
sides. With TITO SCHIPA [t]. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2720. 12” PW Mauve acous. HMV AGSB 58 [C-29286/C-27714]. CARMEN: Parle-moi de
ma mere (Bizet). With MIGUEL FLETA [t] / ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Ange adorable
(Bizet). With BENIAMINO GIGLI [t]. Both sides unpublished. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
OLIMPIA BORONAT [s]. Genoa, 1867-Warsaw, 1934. Boronat’s musical education was at
the Milan Conservatory, where she was sponsored as a young girl by Italy’s Queen Mother. She
began her career around 1885, singing in Central and South America, Spain and Portugal, then
appearing in Italy’s major houses and in Alexandria. She was invited to sing in Russia in the
early 1890s, where she became a particular favorite in St. Petersburg. It was there, in 1892, that
she met and in 1893 married “the immensely wealthy” Polish nobleman, Count Rzewuski. He
insisted that she retire from the stage. She agreed, and enjoyed a period of luxury and “brilliant
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social life”. Eventually, however, she persuaded her reluctant husband to permit her to perform
again, which she did sporadically up to 1922. Her musical interests were of the bel canto school,
Wagner and verismo holding no appeal to her.
2315. 10” White HMV VA 11 [1775L/1777L]. PURITANI: O rendetemi la speme … Qui la
voce (Bellini) / PEARL FISHERS: Siccome un dì (Bizet). Piano acc. From original
1904 G&T masters. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
HERMINE BOSETTI [s]
1559. 10” Dog Con. Gramophone 2-44132/243350 [4453L/1899y]. TALES OF HOFFMANN: Barcarolle. With MARGARETE
MATZENAUER [ms] / MINNIE NAST [s].
TALES OF HOFFMANN: Puppen-Arie
(Offenbach). Small PB side two, otherwise
just about 1-2. $15.00.
4268. 12” Dog Schall. Gram. 65319 (043288/
043289) [986m/987m]. RIGOLETTO: Arie
der Gilda (Verdi) / FRÜHLINGSSTIMMEN
(J. Strauss). Just about 1-2. $50.00.
ROGER BOURDIN [b]
1484. 10” Red elec. PW Odeon 188.513 [KI-11521/KI-1155-1]. SOPHIE ARNOULD: J’ai six
moutons / SOPHIE ARNOULD: Dorval
jeune ingénue (Gabriel Pierné). With
EMMA LUART [s]. Creator recording
(Opéra-Comique, 1927). One lt. rub side
two, otherwise just about 1-2. $20.00.
2072. 10” Red elec. Odeon 188.583 [KI-1652-1/
KI-1653-II]. LE BON ROI DAGOBERT:
C’est une toute petite histoire / LE BON
HERMIONE BOSETTI
ROI DAGOBERT: Majeste, Madam, mon
Enfant (Samuel Rousseau). Both with EMMA LUART [s]. Creator recording
(Opéra-Comique, 1927). Just about 1-2. $25.00.
1668. 10” Red elec. PW Odeon 188.634 [KI-2169-1/K(I-2170-2]. LYDIA / LES ROSES
D’ISPAHAN (both Fauré). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
ENZO BOZANO [bs]. Trentino, Italy, 1877-Arcachon, France, 1975.
originally Lorenzo
Bozano (and sometimes spelled Bozzano), was active with smaller U.S. opera companies in the
1905-1925 period. From 1908-09 he was a member of the Metropolitan Opera, his six-role
repertoire that season having included the King in Aida, Schaunard in La Boheme, Ferrando in Il
Trovatore and Monterone in Rigoletto. He also appeared in 1912 in London with Hammerstein’s
summer company at the London Opera House, as well as in Malta and Algiers. From Aug., 1916
into May, 1917, he was in the cast of The Big Show at the New York Hippodrome in a total of 425
performances. He was mentioned as one of the singers to be added to the Met roster 1924-25, but
apparently nothing came of it. In 1924, Mrs. Bozano, then living in Trenton, NJ, attempted suing
her husband for divorce and the custody of their ten year old daughter. He was reported then as
having returned to Italy, so perhaps that was what ended plans for his 1924-25 Met season. In
1931, Bozano appeared in the Paramount Italian language film, La vacanza del diavolo.
1905. 10” Red vertical Rishell F-2020 [890/039]. GIOCONDA: Pescator, affonda l’esca
(Ponchielli) / ESTHER ADABERTO [s]. LA BOHÈME: Quando m’en vo (Puccini).
Labels lightly faded. Cons. 2. $15.00.
KARIN BRANZELL [ms]
1609. 10” acous. Polydor 62404 [568at/179ax]. ICH LIEBE DICH / EIN TRAUM (both
Grieg). Piano acc. Slight warp (no tracking problem). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1691. 10” Purple acous. Brunswick 10207 THY BEAMING EYES / TO A WILD ROSE (both
MacDowell). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1639. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 10228. THE MOON DROPS LOW (Cadman) / ROSES OF
FORGIVENESS (d’Hardelot). In English. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1689. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15180. LE PROPHÈTE: Donnez, donnez (Meyerbeer) /
MIGNON: Connais-tu le pays (Thomas). In French. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1766. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15190. FAUST: Faites-lui mes aveux / FAUST: Si le
Bonheur (Gounod). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
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3711. 12” Blk. acous. No-Dog Gramophone 65626 [482av/483½av]. RHEINGOLD: Erda’s
Warnung (Wagner) / SAMSON ET DALILA: O Liebe! Meinem Hss steh’ zur Seite!
(Saint-Saëns). Few very minor rubs, cons. 2. $15.00.
2931. 12” Blk. PW Polydor 66690 [623bm/624bm]. LE PROPHÈTE: Segensarie (Meyerbeer) / ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Che farò (Gluck). Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
SOPHIE BRASLAU [c]. New York, 1892-
1935. Born of Ukrainian émigrés, Braslau was
originally trained as a pianist, but her voice was
discovered in 1910 by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia, who
became her teacher. After being heard by Toscanini
in a Buzzi-Peccia studio recital in 1913, Braslau
was recommended to audition for the Met. The result was an immediate contract. She remained with
the Met several seasons but left for a combination
of reasons, primarily the roles offered and the
salary. Braslau subsequently performed internationally in concert and occasionally opera with
much acclaim. Her final performances, 1934, were
of El Amor Brujo (de Falla) with Toscanini and the
New York Philharmonic, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and finally at Lewisohn Stadium. (I wonder
if anyone recorded this broadcast?). She appeared
on the radio early in 1935 (again, do recordings
exist?) but was then suffering with lung cancer,
which was to take her life six months later at the
age of 43.
1753. 10” Red “A” plate Victor 64428. CHANT
JUIF (Moussorgsky). Piano acc. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
SOPHIE BRASLAU
4217. 10” Red Vla 66083. MA LI’L’ BATTEAU
(Strickland). VrBk. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
1947. 10” Red Vla 549. BID ME GOOD-BYE (Tosti) / EVER OF THEE I’M FONDLY
DREAMING (Hall). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
1330. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 1897-D [W148387-2/W148388-2]. MA LI’L’ BATTEAU / MAH LINDY LOU (both Lily Strickland). Sung with a Creole accent.
Charming. Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1553. 10” Blk. Blue Shellac Viva-Tonal Columbia 156-M [W146395-1/W146400-2].
CARMEN: Habanera / CARMEN: Air des Cartes (Bizet). In October, 1928, Braslau
opened the season of the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company singing Carmen. Her
colleagues were Ralph Errole (Don Jose), Chief Caupolican (Escamillo), Helen Jepson
(Frasquita), Rose Bamption (Mercedes) and Charlotte Simons (an “artist-pupil” of
Marcella Sembrich) as Micaëla. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2810. 12” Blue Viva-Tonal Columbia 7133-M [W98380-5/W8381-1]. COME TO ME O
BELOVED! (Bassani, arr. Malipiero) / LUCREZIA BORGIA: Brindisi (Donizetti). As
new. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2747. 12” Blue Viva-Tonal Columbia 67431-D [W98497-5/W98498-5]. DER TOD UND
DAS MÄDCHEN (both Schubert). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2771. 12” Blue Viva-Tonal Columbia 67432 [W98499-6/W98510-5]. DIE FORELLE;
HAIDENRÖSLEIN / DIE JUNGE NONNE (all Schubert). Piano acc. Louise Lindner.
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
MARIO BREFELLI [t]. See: MAX BLOCH
WIKTOR BREGY [t]. Kiev, 1903-Warsaw, 1976.
His family moved to Warsaw in 1920,
where he began both legal and vocal studies. His debut was at the Warsaw Opera in 1927, singing
twenty roles there in the next four seasons. The Paris Opera Comique was his next home for two
seasons, and he then appeared in Switzerland through 1939 in four major opera houses there.
Remaining in Warsaw as a teacher through the War, he subsequently held professorships in two
important Polish conservatories and was active in operatic production work.
1028. 10” Blue elec. Odeon O-236121 [Wo658/Wo659]. STRASZNY DWÓR [HAUNTED
HOUSE]: Arja z kurantem (Moniuszko). Two sides. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
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GEORGETTE BRÉJEAN-SILVER [s]. Paris, 18701951. Born Georgette-Amélie Sixsout, her professional name,
Bréjean, was apparently adapted from her mother’s maiden
name, Bregeon. Her debut was in Bordeaux, 1890, and she
wed the company’s director, Gravière, the same year. In 1894
she appeared at the Paris Opéra-Comique as Massenet’s
Manon. The enthusiastic composer was so impressed with her
work that he wrote the Fabliau as an alternative to the Act III
Gavotte for her to use in the Brussels premiere of Manon given
later that year. She also created the Fairy Godmother in
Massenet’s Cendrillon in 1899. Upon the death of her first
husband in 1899, she wed composer/conductor Charles Silver.
Her enthusiastically collected records were made for Fonotipia
and Odeon between 1905 and 1909.
9036. 11” Odeon 56004/56005 [XP622-5/XP623].
TRAVIATA: Ah, fors’ è lui / TRAVIATA: Sempre
libera (Verdi). In French. Just about 1-2. $50.00.
3989. 11” Odeon 56008/56009 [XPh653/XPh658].
FAUST: Le Roi de Thulé / ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:
Valse (both Gounod). Lightest wear first couple
grooves side two. Small lbl. stkrs. Cons. 2. $25.00.
3988. 11” Odeon 56039/56045 [XP2853/XP2854].
LAKMÉ: Tu m’as donné le plus doux ré le plus
doux rêve / LAKMÉ: Pourquoi dans les grands bois
(Delibes). Cons. 2. $40.00.
3987. 11” Odeon 56071/56073 [XP3267/XP3268-2]. LES
NOCES DE JEANNETTE: Air du Rossignol (Massé).
Two sides. Lt. rubs, side one cons. 2, side two 2.
$40.00.
9014. 11” Odeon 56212/56213 [XP4770/XP4716].
MIGNON: Polonaise (Thomas) / LA REINE
TOPAZE: Variations du Carneval de Venise (Victor
Massé). Wonderful copy, just about 1-2. $60.00.
GEORGETTE BRÉJEAN-­SILVER
3975. 11” Odeon 56206/Fonotipia 56051 [XP ? /XPh728-4]. BOHÈME: On l’appelle Mimì
(Puccini) / ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Madrigal (Gounod). Side two with ÉMILE
SCAREMBERG [t]. Small lbl. stkrs. Side one cons. 2. Side two just about 1-2.
$250.00.
3976. 11” Fonotipia 39324/39325 [XPh623-2/XPh624-2]. LA TRAVIATA: Sempre libera /
RIGOLETTO: Caro nome (both Verdi). In French. Fine copy of this rarity. Cons. 2.
$50.00.
C. C. BRENNER [ms]
1445. 10” Blk. acous. Eng. Columbia D6527 [68881/68882]. CARMEN: Seguidilla /
CARMEN: Habanera (Bizet). In Dutch. Lbl. stkr. Excellent pressing. Just about
1-2. $12.00.
CAROL BRICE [c]
1519. 10” Blue PoW Columbia 17524-D [co30129/co30130]. ON MA JOURNEY (Boatner) /
MY GOOD LORD DONE BEEN HERE (Johnson). Piano acc. Jonathan Brice.
Highly recommended. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2251. 10” Blue PoW Columbia 17559-D [co39112/co39113]. TO THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN
(Dunhill) / SWEET LITTLE JESUS BOY (MacGimsey). Piano acc. Jonathan Brice.
Few lt. mks., cons. 2. $7.00.
FRIEDRICH BRODERSON [b]
3481. 12” Blue acous. Homocord B.8448 [51344/51347]. DER DOPPELGÄNGER / WANDERERS NACHTLIED (both Schubert). Piano acc. Linde Brodersen. Lt. rubs, few
tiny harmless indentations. 2. $12.00.
EUGENIA BRONSKAYA [s]
1763. 10” Cream Columbia S50 [4436-1/19876-1]. RIGOLETTO: Si, vendetta. With
RAMON BLANCHART [b] / BERNICE DE PASQUALE [s], ANDREAS DE
SEGUROLA [bs]. MIGNON: Leggiadre Rondinelle (Thomas). Excellent ‘20s
laminated pressing. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
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2519. 12” Blk. Columbia 5036-M [30427-1/30426-1]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Una
voce / IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Io sono docile (Rossini). Just about 1-2. $20.00.
CORNELIS BRONSGEEST [bs-b]. Leiden, 1878-Berlin, 1957.
Despite his birth in
Holland, most of his career was spent in Germany, where he made his debut in Magdeburg in
1900. In 1906 he became a leading member of the Berlin Hofoper and also appeared as a guest
throughout Europe, including performances in London, 1914, under Beecham. Other venues
included Bayreuth and in the U.S. He took a particular interest in broadcasting and founded the
Berlin Rundfunk Orchestra and Choir in the early 1920s. From 1924 to 1933 he was Director of
the Opera Department of the Berlin Radio. He was removed from this position in 1933 for political
reasons but from 1935 to 1944 he was a singer and Stage Director of the Berliner Theater der
Jugend. Although his repertoire was diverse, Bronsgeet is particularly remembered for his
Wagnerian roles.
9110. 11” Dk. Blue. Odeon X51412/X51424 [XB4409-II/XB2987]. UNDINE: Es wohnt am
Seegestade / AN DES RHEINES GRÜNEN UFERN [Einlage zu Lortzings “Undine”]
(Gumbert). Excellent ‘20s pressing, as new. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
YVONNE BROTHIER [s]. St. Julien l’Ars, 1889-Paris, 1967. Brothier studied at the Paris
Conservatoire and made her official debut in 1916 as Lakmé at the Paris Opéra-Comique. While
she sang at the Paris Opéra after 1931, she seldom appeared outside of France, exceptions
having been in Amsterdam and, during her early years, in Brussels and La Scala. She retired in
1939 and subsequently taught.
2148. 10” Blk. elec. PW Disque Gram. P-775 [BT4005-II/BT4006-II]. LA FORÊT BLEU: Oh
suis-je, la forêt / LA FORÊT BLEUE: J’ai rêve de princesses blanches (Louis
Aubert). Creatrice in the Paris Opéra-Comique premiere, 1924. The world premiere
had been at the Boston Opera in 1911. Attractive Debussyian music. Just about
1-2. $20.00.
3597. 12” Red PW Disque Gram. DB 4858 [2W1472-1/
2W1473-1]. LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT: Par le
rang et par l’opulence (Donizetti) / LE DOMINO
NOIR: Aragonaise (Auber). Scarce issue. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
3737. 12” Red PW Disque Gram. DB 4890 [2PG9192/2PG920-1]. LOHENGRIN: Duo de 2e Acte,
Elsa et Ortrude (Wagner). Two sides. In
French. With MARJORIE LAWRENCE [s].
Orch. dir. Piero Coppola. One rub, just about
1-2. $15.00.
ELISA BRUNO [ms]
2404. 7” Red G&T 53133 [4338 w]. LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX: Cari luoghi (Donizetti). IMs. Lbl.
faded. Looks gen. 4 but little greying. Plays well
with 1.5 mil stylus. $40.00.
MURIEL BRUNSKILL [c] Kendal, Westmorland,
England, 1899-Bishops Tawton, Devon, 1980. Brunskill’s career began in 1920, and by 1923 she was garnering
ELISA BRUNO
rave reviews, both in opera (then with the British National
Opera Company) and as a concert soloist and recitalist. .Her career continued well into the 1950s.
She must have cut an imposing figure on stage. In a 2001 history of London's main recital venue,
the Wigmore Hall, the critic Alan Blyth remembered Brunskill's "formidable presence with her
handbag plonked on the piano lid." - Wikopedia
1997. 10” Blk. late acous. Columbia 3681 [A1887/A1888]. LIKE A BLADE O’ GRASS
(Wilson) / CA’ THE YOWES TO THE KNOWES (Robert Burns). Piano acc. Fine
contralto. Excellent recording. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
IRIS BUBULIAN [s].
Noted Armenian singer.
1448. 10” Plum PW Disque Gram. K-7000 [OPG-866-1/OPB-867-1]. CHANT NOSTALGIQUE (Hussein). With A. Hossein [Tar], Danya [tambourine] / AMINOULIAH
HOSSEIN [Persian Tar]. PASTORALE CHOBANI (both arr. Hussein). Lovely
soprano voice. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
ROSINA BUCKMAN [s]
2870. 12” Blk. acous. SR HMV D897 [Cc4440-II/Cc4441-II]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Love
Duet (Puccini). In English. Two sides. With TUDOR DAVIES [t]. Orch. dir. Eugene
Goossens. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $10.00.
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MARCELLE BUNLET [s]
3284. 12” PW Blk. Polydor 568129 [1280½BMP/ ? ].
FLYING DUTCHMAN: Ballade de Senta /
PARSIFAL: Récit du Kundry (both Wagner).
Excellent pressing, few lightest rubs. Cons. 2.
$12.00.
MARGA [JUNKER-] BURCHARDT [s]. Berlin,
1880-Winnenden near Stuttgart, 1947.
Her debut
was in Rostock. She was with the Hofttheater Schwerin
1904-97, then Hanover and following this, Stüttgart.
Here she sang (role of Naide) in the premiere of Ariadne
auf Naxos in 1912. She also appeared as a guest at
Covent Garden, Dresden, Karlsruhe and at the Berlin
Hofoper. Her repertoire was large, including roles such
as Senta, Mimì, Aida, Mignon, Pamina, Micaëla and Elsa.
In 1908 she wed Stuttgart stage director Kurt Junker
and subsequently sang as Marga Junker-Burchardt.
9112. 11” Dk. Blue Odeon X.51951/X52752
[XB.4901/XB.4968]. DER TROMPETER
VON SÄKKINGEN: Wie stolz un stattlich /
TILLMAN LISZEWSKY [bs]. DER TROMPETER VON SÄKKINGEN: Behüt dich Gott
(Nessler). Excellent ‘20s pressing. IMs. Just
about 1-2. $30.00.
EMIL BURIAN [b]. Rakovnik, 1876-Prague, 1926.
MARCELLE BUNLET Emil was the younger brother of the famous Czech tenor Karel Burian. Both had studied with
Franz Pivoda in Prague. Emil made his debut in Köln, 1895 and appeared as a important artist in
various houses in Bohemia and Germany. From 1910 until his death in 1926, Burian was among
the leading singers with the Prague National Theatre. He specialized there in the Czech repertoire
but was also noted as Telramund (Lohengrin) and Amfortas (Parsifal), as well as Rossini’s Figaro.
3589. 12” Plum acous. Czech HMV AN 35 [CT2755-I/CT2756-I]. DALIBOR: Arie Vladislava
(Smetana) / EUGEN ONEGIN: Arie Onegin (Tschaikowsky). Few lightest mks.,
cons. 2. $15.00.
KAREL BURIAN [t]. 1870-1924
A leading Czech tenor and major international artist,
Burian was a principal tenor in Dresden (where he created Herod in the premiere of Strauss’
Salome, 1905) and also an important guest at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden (his debut
there as Tristan in 1904), Bayreuth, as well as in important venues throughout Germany. He was
a principal figure with the Prague National Opera, where he was active into the 1920s.
2814. 12” Green Mon. Gram. 072023/072024 [2251c/2259c]. PSOHLAVCI: Arie Koziny
(Kova ovi e) / TRAGEDIE (Fibicha). Side two piano acc. Side one dig in blank
inner margin area, otherwise just about 1-2. $20.00.
3730. 12” Plum Czech HMV AN 254 (072021/072022) [2253c/2258c]. EUGEN ONEGIN:
Lenski’s Aria, “Whither, whither” (Tschaikowsky) / DER FREISCHÜTZ: Jetzt ist
wöhl (v.Weber). Excellent heavy early raised-rim pressing. Cons. 2. $20.00.
EUGENIA
BURZIO [s]. 1872 (or 1879?), Poirino, near Turin-Milan, 1922.
A leading
verismo singer, Burzio’s “vibrant voice and passionate style” offer a commitment and intensity that
is “admirable, even awesome”. Her debut was as Santuzza in 1899 in Torino, and she was soon a
familiar name throughout Italy, including La Scala. In addition she was successful in Russia (the
Mariinsky Theatre) and South America. Her finale appearance was in 1919. She died three years
later, the result of a “nervous disorder and general ill-health”– taken from Wikopedia and from William
Ashbrook’s notes on Burzio for the Marston CD and Wikopedia.
3979. 11” Fonotipia 39439/39440 [XPh1534/XPh1535]. IL TROVATORE: Qual voce? [Act
IV duet] (Verdi). Two sides. With ANTONIO MAGINI-COLETTI [b]. Cons. 2.
$15.00.
3984. 11” Fonotipia 39543/39544 [XPh1543/XPh1544]. UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Ma
dall’ arido stelo divulsa (Verdi). Two sides. Cons. 2. $15.00.
3982. 11” Fonotipia 62414/61415 [XPh4272/XPh4268]. MEFISTOFELE: Spunta l’aurora
(Boïto) / AIDA: O patria mia (Verdi). Piano acc. Small lbl. stkrs. Cons. 2. $15.00.
9008. 11” Fonotipia 62416/62417 [XPh4266/XPh4267]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Madre
pietosa Vergine / LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Me pellegrina ed orfana (Verdi). Piano
acc. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
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3985. 11” Fonotipia 62418/62419 [XPh4273-2/
XPh4270]. OTELLO: Piangea cantando /
OTELLO: A terra! si … nel livido fango
(Verdi). Cons. 2. $15.00.
3981. 11” Fonotipia 62420/62521 [XPh4264/
XPh4265]. BACIO VIVO / LONTANANZA
(both Bettinelli). Piano acc. by the
composer. Few LGTs, superficial rubs,
3-4. $20.00.
3980. 11” Fonotipia 92160/92161 [XPh3079/
XPh3091]. ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: Io
sono l’umile ancella (Cilèa) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Voi lo sapete (Mascagni). Pressing No. 2. Side one just
about 1-2. Side few few LGTs, cons. 2..
$20.00.
3972. 10” Pink Eng. Col. Grand Op. D4289 [ ? /
? ]. AVE MARIA (Bach-Gounod) / AFRICAINE: Figlia del sol (Meyerbeer). Cons.
2. $12.00.
3973. 10” Brown Eng. Col. D4833 [11370/
11392]. NORMA: Ah! Bello a me ritorna /
NORMA: Qual cor tradisti (Bellini). ExcelEUGENIA BURZIO
lent glassy surface. Small lbl. stkrs. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
1696. 10” Lt. Blue Notes Eng. Columbia D8077 [11050/11051]. ZULMA: Da tanto tempo
ardevo / ZULMA: Oh, si ricordamo (Romano Romani). Superb glassy surface
material. IMs. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
3971. 10” Lt. Blue Notes Eng. Columbia D8011 [11050/11051]. Same as preceding listing.
No IMs. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
3919. 12” Green acous. Odeon F5513 [XXPh2279/XXPh2391]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:
Pace, pace mio Dio (Verdi) / LA GIOCONDA: Così mantieni il patto? (Ponchielli).
Side two with GIUSEPPE DE LUCA [b]. Piano acc. Excellent pressing from orig.
1907 Fonotipia matrices. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3843. 12” Purple Eng. Columbia Popolare D6001 [74723/74724]. ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: Io sono l’umile ancella (Cilèa) / LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Me pellegrina ed
orfana (Verdi). Excellent ‘20s laminated pressing. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
CLARA BUTT [c]
1573. 10” Purple PW acous. Eng. Columbia X305 [69999/70000]. TILL I WAKE / LESS
THAN THE DUST [both from Indian Love Lyrics] (Woodforde-Finden). Orch. dir.
Hamilton Harty. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4220. 10” Pruple PW acous. Eng. Columbia X306 [71316/71850]. MY AIN FOLK (Lemon) /
EILEEN ALANNA (Thomas). Orch. dir. Hamilton Harty side two. Few lightest mks.,
cons. 2. $10.00.
1940. 10” Purple PW acous. Eng. Columbia X307 [71851/A73]. BARBARA ALLEN (Old
English Song) / SMILIN’ THROUGH (Penn). Side one orch. dir. Hamilton Harty.
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2163. 10” Purple PW acous. Eng. Columbia X316 [A723/A748]. JUST A RAY OF SUNLIGHT (Squire) / A PAGE’S ROAD SONG (Ivor Novello). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1932. 10” Purple PW acous. Eng. Columbia X325 [A2141/A2181]. FOR A DREAM’S SAKE
/ AN IDLE POET (both Cowen). Side one with W. H. SQUIRE [cellist] and piano.
Side two orch. dir. Albert W. Ketelbey. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1656. 10” Purple PW acous. Eng. Columbia X325 [A2141/A2181]. Same as preceding
listing (item #1932). Few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $8.00.
1658. 10” Purple PW acous. Eng. Columbia X329 [A2195/A2197]. THE LEAVES AND THE
WIND (Leoni) / DOWN BY THE RIVER SIDE I STRAY (Thomas). Piano acc. Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
1931. 10” Purple PW elec. Eng. Columbia X340 [WA6182/WA6549]. THE FOLD (Squire) /
WERE YOU THERE? (Harry Burleigh). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
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1930 10” Purple PW elec. Eng. Columbia PB5
[WA10579/WA10984]. A FAIRY WENT
A-MARKETING (Goodhart) / DOWN
HERE (Brahe). Piano acc. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
2304. 10” Gold Flags acous. U.S. Columbia
33044-D [29901/29903]. THE FAIRY
PIPERS (Brewer) / MY TREASURE
(Trevalsa). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1702. 10” Gold Flags acous. U.S. Columbia
33044-D. Same as preceding listing
(item #2304). Few lightest mks. Cons.
2. $10.00.
2056. 10” Purple Columbia 4011-M [29901/
69149]. THE FAIRY PIPERS (Brewer) /
YE BANKS AND BRAES O’ BONNIE
DOON (Burns). Minor lbl. stain side.
two, few lightest mks, cons. 2. $10.00.
4139. 12” Blue Dog Gram. Mon. 03156 [3510f].
THE LITTLE SILVER RING (Chaminade). Piano acc. IMs. Cons. 2. $12.00.
3718. 12” Purple Eng. Columbia 7246 [74157].
SEA PICTURES: Where Corals Lie
(Elgar). Orch. dir. Hamilton Harty. Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
3862. 12” Purple acous. Eng. Columbia 7314
[76021/76026]. LOVE’S OLD SWEET
SONG (Molloy) / DADDY (Behrend).
Side one orch. acc. Side two piano acc.
Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $12.00.
CLARA BUTT-­RUMFORD, husband KENNERLY RUMFORD and their children
FEDERICO CABALLÉ [b]
3098. 12” Blue acous. Vicor 55231. BENAMOR: Canción del español / BENAMOR: Dúo
(Luna). Side two with TANA LLURÓ [s]. ULCs (not extending beyond lbls.),
otherwise just about 1-2. $15.00.
CARLO CAFFO [t]. Bassano del Grappa, 1877-Milano 1931.
Caffo appears to have made
his debut in Torino, 1903, at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele as Alfredo in La Traviata. His career as
a lyric tenor was centered exclusively in Italy and continued until at least 1919.
1815. 10” Blk. Victor 62090 [7021b/10647b]. LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX: A consolarmi
affrettati (Donizetti). With EMMA TRENTINI [s] / GIUSEPPINA HUGUET [s].
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX: O luce di quest’ anima (Donizetti). Small lbl. stkr. Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
1139. 10” Blk. Victor 62621 [7027b/B-2510-2]. FRA DIAVOLO: Quell’uom dal fiero
aspetto (Auber). With EMMA TRENTINI [s] / ARCHANGELO ROSSI [bs].
CENERENTOLA: Miei rampoli (Rossini) Side two particularly amusing. Cons. 2.
$10.00.
Mme. CHARLES CAHIER [c]. Nashville, TN, 1870-Manhattan Beach, CA, 1951.
Cahier studied in Paris with Jean de Reszke, Victor Capoul and Fidele König and, as Mrs. Morris
Black, made her debut in Nice, 1904, as Gluck’s Orfeo. There she met and married Charles
Cahier, a Swede of French extraction (one wonders what happened to Morris Black), and used his
name professionally from then on. She was mainly active in Germany and Austria, as well as
Budapest. Germany remained her home base from 1904 until 1911, when she returned to the U.S.
Cahier sang as a guest with the Metropolitan Opera in 1912 and then with the Stockholm Opera
from 1914-18. In 1906 she was engaged by Gustav Mahler for the Vienna Opera to sing Carmen
and subsequently was often associated with Mahler’s music, singing in the premiere of his Lied
von der Erde in Munich, 1911. She taught and coached for many years and gave master classes at
Juilliard, 1925-26. Among those whom she helped through teaching and advice over the years
were Marian Anderson and Lauritz Melchior. It was Cahier who encouraged the youthful baritone
Melchior to become a tenor and who later taught him in 1926 when he first came to the U.S.
2413. 10” Blk. G&T 43945/43944 [10910u/10894u]. CARMEN: Kartenarie / CARMEN:
Habanera (Bizet). Clean labels. Side one few MGTs, couple harmless rubs, 2. Side
two some needle digs, scratches and stuck groove. 4. $75.00.
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ROSA CALIGARIS [s].
While nothing seems to be known of her personal life, Caligaris (or
Caligaris-Marti or Marty) sang leading roles in Piacenza (her debut there in 1884 as Isabella in
Robert le Diable) and at the Teatro Argentina in Rome (including Selika in L’Africaine and Elena in
Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani). She also appeared in Odessa and Trieste as well as at La Scala, 1902, as
Leonora in fourteen performances of Il Trovatore (with Bruno, Biel, Magini-Coletti and Gravina,
directed by Toscanini). Her records are understandably in considerable demand among collectors.
2434. 12” Blk. Milano G&T 053012 [567R]. IL TROVATORE: Tacea la notte (Verdi). Piano
acc. Salvatore Cottone. Bright label. Small scr., LGTs, 3-4. $125.00.
2423. 12” Blk. Milano G&T 053012 [568R]. AIDA: Ritorna vincitor (Verdi). Piano acc. S.
Cottone. Bright label. Some LGTs, 3. $150.00.
MARIA CALLAS [s]
3626. 12” Orange Cetra 20481 [ 2-71294-2/2-71295]. TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Morte di
Isotta (Wagner). Just about 1-2. $60.00.
3274. 12” Red Cetra 20483 [2-71298/2-71299]. I PURITANI: Rendetemi la speme … Qui la
voce / I PURITANI: Vien diletto (Bellini). Callas in 1949. Few lt. rubs, 2. $40.00.
3310. 12” Maroon Parl.-Odeon R.33043 [2-71298/2-71299]. Same as previous listing.
Just about 1-2. $50.00.
HÉLÈNE CALS [s]. Near Amsterdam, 1903Rimini, 1937 A First Prize winner as a graduate of
the Amsterdam Conservatory, her voice was soon
recognized as particularly well suited to broadcasting. Over AVRO in Hilversum, she appeared in
concerts, operas and oratorios. On stage, she was
heard primarily in concerts. In 1933 she appeared
with Jacques Urlus in his farewell: a performance of
Händel’s Messiah. Her death occurred during a
vacation in Italy. Dr. Weissmann, who conducted
most of her few recordings, spoke very highly to me
of her voice and musicianship.
1455. 10” Red PW Odeon A164177 [De1458/
De1461]. TANGO DELLE ROSE (Bottero)
/ IL TANGO DELLA SEDUZIONE (Cuscina). Orch. dir. Frieder Weissmann.
Lt. rubs. Side one 2-3. Side two 2. Should
play as new. $15.00.
3504. 12” Dk. Blue PW Odeon 178010
[XXAoo1269/ZZA001274]. IL RE
PASTORE: Aria (Mozart) / CORE
‘NGRATO (Cardillo). Both sides with
JOHN HELDEN [violin]. Few lt. rubs,
cons. 2. $20.00.
HÉLÈNE CALS
3650. 12” Dk. Blue PW Odeon 178026
[XXAoo1505-2/XXAoo1282]. FRÜHLINGSSTIM-MEN WALZER (Strauss) /
MIGNON: Je suis Titania (Thomas). Side one (duo?) piano acc. Side two orch. dir.
Frieder Weissmann. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
EMMA CALVÉ [s].
Decazeville, France, 1858-Millau, 1942. Sir Landon Ronald, in his
autobiography, Variations On a Personal Theme, describes accompanying (both as a companion
and a pianist) Calvé to and during her first recording session in London, 1902. She feared leaving
the carriage, the location of the Gramophone and Typewriter Company at that time being in a
somewhat seedy area, and insisted that it must be “a thieves’ den”. She absolutely would not
budge, but an inspiration caused Ronald to insist that Madame wait and that he would be right
back. He hurriedly enlisted the services of a handsome young man, Sydney Dixon, who had just
joined the Gramophone Company staff, to run down to Calvé’s carriage and present her with the
check in advance. This he did, and the next thing Ronald remembered was Calvé “cooing” to Dixon
and saying that she would accompany him with pleasure. The session itself didn’t go without a few
unfortunate moments, such as when Calvé turned to accompanist Ronald midway through the
Carmen “Habanera” to ask if she was in good voice. During another selection she insisted that she
be allowed to dance during the recording. Still, the results and eventual sales made it a worthwhile
investment of time and energy on the part of all. The earlier obliging Mr. Dixon rushed to Calvé’s
departing carriage to advise Madame that they had found her check crumpled in a corner of the
studio.
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4063. 12” Red Victor 88085 [2nd issued take, C-17809-1, 6 June 1916]. CARMEN:
Habanera (Bizet). Piano acc. Romualdo Sapio (despite label stating orchestral
acc.). Sung at quite a frisky tempo. Text label on verso. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2524. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88087 [2nd iss. take]. PERLE DU BRÉSIL: Charmant oiseau
(David). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3149. 12” Red late ‘30s Vla 88123. MA LISETTE (18th Cent.); LE PRINTEMPS (Gounod).
Piano acc. VrBk. The first song ends on a haunting pianissimo high C. Beautiful
pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2595. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88124. CARMEN: Les tringles des sistres (Bizet). Having made
this recording the year before, Calvé had returned to New York in 1908 after a four season
absence for a debut with Hammerstein’s Manhattan Opera. The Musical America critic
observed that she was “as recklessly capricious as ever” and noted “a rather unfortunate
increase of avoirdupois.” Continuing in the same vein, the anonymous reviewer noted
Calvé “unconsciously appealed to the audience’s sense of the ludicrous when she threw
herself upon Don José at the end of the second act expecting him to carry her off the
stage. Mr. [Charles] Dalmorès, although stronger and more athletic than the average man,
staggered under his burden and was reduced to dragging her off.” Gleaming pressing.
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3720. 12” Red Vla 88123. MA LISETTE (18th Cent.); LE PRINTEMPS (Gounod). Piano acc.
The first song concludes with an extended, almost ghostly, floated high C. VrBk.
Excellent later ‘30s pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2898. 12” Red Victor 88130. HÉRODIADE: Il est doux (Massenet). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
3218. 12” Red Victor 88572. THREE LITTLE SONGS FOR VERY LITTLE CHILDREN
[FRÈRE JACQUES; AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE; UNE POULE] (French Folk Songs).
Piano acc. Romualdo Sapio. Beautiful copy. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3493. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 89019. CARMEN: La-bas dans la montagne (Bizet). With
CHARLES DALMORÈS [t]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
LÉON CAMPAGNOLA [t]
1836. 10” Pink Dog Con. Gram. 4-32227/4-32228 [16916¾u/16969u]. L’AFRICAINE: O
Paradis (Meyerbeer) / MARTHA: Air des Larmes (Flotow). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2298. 10” Purple Dog Disque Gram. 4-34358/4-34357 [18604u/18606u]. LA NAVARRAISE: O ma bien aimée (Massenet) / LE ROI D’YS: Aubade (Lalo). Side one just
about 1-2. Side two few LGTs, 2. $8.00.
3739. 12” Purple Dog Disque Gram. Y48 (2-032232/032251) [02195v/02481v]. MIREILLE:
Anges du Paradis / MIREILLE: O Magali (Gounod). Cons. 2. $12.00.
4130. 12” Blue Victor 55083 [01972v/01990v]. PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba (Leoncavallo) /
LA BOHÈME: Che gelida manina (Puccini). In French. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
GIUSEPPE CAMPANARI [b]
2214. 10” B&S Columbia Grand Opera Record 1227 [take 2]. CARMEN: Toreador Song
(Bizet). One mark (in stamper). Just about 1-2. $250.00.
1548. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 81071 [B-2478]. TRAVIATA: Di Provenza il mar (Verdi). Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
2199. 10” White Vla 81080 [B2479]. BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Largo al factotum (Rossini).
Cons. 2. $12.00.
2153. 10” White Vla 81081 [B-2690]. TARANTELLA (Rossini). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3851. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Victor 85081. PAGLIACCI: Prologo (Leoncavallo). IMs. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
MARINA CAMPANARI [s]
1749. 10” Purple acous. Okeh 6006 [S-7266-B/S-7311-B]. VOCI DI PRIMAVERA
(Strauss) / ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Je veux vivre (Gounod). Minor lbl. stain and
couple tiny lbl. tears side two, otherwise cons. 2. $15.00.
FIDELIA CAMPIGNA [CAMPIÑA]-ALCARAZ [s]. Almeiria, Spain, 1894-Buenos
Aires, 1983. She studied in Madrid with Antonio Dabuyo and made her debut at the Madrid
Royal Theater as Margherita in Boïto’s Mefistofele, 1913. Between then and her retirement in
1952, she appeared in a host of houses in Italy as well as North and South America. At the Teatro
Colón, beginning in 1920, she sang several roles, including Minnie (in La Fanciulla del West) and
Aida. In the U.S., she appeared with the Cincinnati Summer Opera in the late 1930s and earlier
had performed in Pittsburgh’s Syria Mosque with her husband, Jesús de Gaviria in Tosca and
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Pagliacci, also sharing the stage with Titta Ruffo. At La Scala she was in the premiere of
Mascagni’s Nerone, 1933. Her career in Italy lasted at least until 1947, when she appeared at the
Teatro Verdi in Trieste as Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung. One source indicates that she retired
in 1952.
3694. 12” acous. Eng. Columbia Populare D17300 [74831/74828]. AIDA: O patria mia
(Verdi) / MEFISTOFELE: L’altra notte (Boïto). Quite the emotional diva!. A few
edgy notes, but good laminated surface material and otherwise cons. 2. $20.00.
MARIA CANIGLIA [s]
1999. 10” Purple Late It. Columbia DQ 1138 [WB3723/WB3375]]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte
(Puccini) / TOMMASO ALCAIDE [t]. RIGOLETTO: La donna è mobile (Verdi).
Excellent late pressing material. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
2182. 10” Red PW Italian Disco Gram. DA 1497 [OBA1401-I/OBA1428-I]. Rare.
STORNELLO / MI MADRE, SE MI DATE GIOVANNINO (both Barbara Elena
Giuranna). Acc. by the composer. Very tiny scr. end side two. Cons. 2. $10.00.
LINDA CANNETTI [s]. Near Verona, 1871-Milan, 1960.
A pupil of Melchiorre Vidal in
Vienna, Cannetti made her debut in 1899. Later that year she appeared in Lohengrin with tenor
Francesco Bravi, whom she married. He died in 1906, and Cannetti temporarily retired from the
stage, returning about two years later. She created the role of Chrysothemis in the La Scala Italian
premiere of Strauss’s Elektra in 1909 with great success and in 1914 created the title role in the
1914 world premiere of Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini. In addition to her work in Italy, Cannetti
had great success in South America. She retired in 1928 and subsequently taught. Her only
recordings were for Fonotipia.
9025. 11” Fonotipia 92733/92734 [XPh4452/XPh4458]. LORELEY: Da che tutta
(Catalani) / IRIS: Io pingo (Mascagni). Good pressing. Few minor, harmless marks.
Cons. 2. $25.00.
9044. 11” Fonotipia 92736/92813 [XPh4459/XPh4687]. TRAVIATA: Addio del passato /
TRAVIATA: Parigi o cara (Verdi). Side two with GIOVANNI ZENATELLO [t]. Cons.
2. $20.00.
2427. 12” Fonotipia 74163/74164 [XXPh
AFRICAINE: Addio, terra native (Meyerbeer) /
MADAMA BUTERFLY: Un bel di (Puccini). Side one 3. Side two 3-4 but no
apparent graying. $20.00.
MARIA CAPUANA [c]
2532. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 52808-D [WBX159/WBX281]. DON CARLO: O don
fatale (Verdi) / ORFEO: Che faro senza Euridice (Gluck). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
EMMA CARELLI [s]
2991. 12” Red Milano G&T 054026 [Con644].
LORENZA: Susanna al bagno
(Mascheroni). With MARIO SAMMARCO [b]. Accompanied by the
composer. Rare! Superficial rubs, few
LGTs, gen. 3-4. $300.00.
3394. 12” Red Milano G&T 054028 [Con703].
TOSCA: “Quanto? Il prezzo!” to the
lead-in to “Vissi d’arte” (Puccini). With
MARIO SAMMARCO [b]. Piano acc.
1903 recording. Such melodrama
here! Plays cleanly with a narrow (c.
1.5 mil) stylus. Lt. lbl. wear and fade,
small lbl. stkr. Few LGTs. Surface
gen. 3. $150.00.
MARGHERITA CAROSIO [s]
2854. 12” Red late VdP DB 21336 [2EA156591/2EA15662-2]. MANON: Ebben! lo
deggio … Addio o nostro piccolo desco
EMMA CARELLI in Lorenza (Massenet) / I CAPULETI ED I MONTECCHI: Oh! quante volte (Bellini).
Fine singing. Beautiful pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
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OLGA CARRARA [s].
Carrara’s career began in her native Italy as Amelia in Verdi’s Un Ballo
in Maschera at Comachio, followed by performances at the Naples Teatro Mercadente: Leonora in
Il Trovatore, Santuzza and Fedora. She next appeared in Madrid in three Wagnerian roles:
Sieglinde, Freia and Gutrune. Returning to Italy she was hired as a last minute replacement for
Ester Mazzoleni in Aida. Her success led to performances in Padua, of Fiora in Amore di Tre Re
and Desdemona in Verdi’s Aida. Her American debut was in concert in New York’s Aeolian Hall.
She then married her voice teacher, Astolfo Pescia, and retired for five years, returning in 1919 for
concert appearances of Aida in the New York Lewisohn Stadium and to make records for Pathé.
She was then engaged by the Chicago Opera, making her debut as Glorianda in the 1920-21
season opener, Gino Marinuzzi’s Jacquerie. In addition, she appeared there as Leonora in Il
Trovatore. She was also announced as Fata Morgana in Prokofiev’s Love of Three Oranges, but this
wasn’t given until the following season and then with Nina Koshetz. Later in 1921 she toured as a
member of the Scotti Opera Company and in 1922 gave a Town Hall recital of Italian songs, where
it was announced that she would be accompanied by nine of the composers represented. She was
listed in 1933 on the roster of the Hippodrome Opera in New York. Her husband died in 1961,
and she is stated as having survived him. They resided in New York’s Ansonia Hotel.
1575. 10” Maroon Pathé Actuelle 025076 [N67133-1/N67911?-1]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Voi lo sapete (Mascagni) / LA BOHÈME: Mi chiamano Mimì (Puccini). Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
ROSANNA CARTERI [s]. Verona, 1930.
Carteri made her concert debut at the age of 12.
In 1948 she won an RAI singing contest which let to her debut as Elsa in Lohengrin, 1949, at the
Rome Baths of Caracalla. Two year later she was at La Scala, then Salzburg, Covent Garden, the
Paris Opéra, the San Francisco and Chicago Operas, the Arena di Verona, and most other
important operatic venues, but somehow or other managing to bypass the Met. Her repertoire
including a variety of lyric roles, including creations of two operas by Pizzetti and one of
Castelnuovo-Tedesco. She chose to retire in her mid-30s to devote herself to her family.
3507. 12” Late Orange Cetra 20538 [2-71519/2-72520]. CAPULETI E MONTECCHI: Oh
quante volte (Bellini). Two sides. Label side one inscribed and signed by Carteri.
Just about 1-2. $40.00.
EARL CARTWRIGHT [b].
Cartwright was an American baritone who was centered in
Boston and particularly active in the New England area in the 1905-1918 period. His main work
was as a soloist with choral societies and as a recitalist, as well as teaching. In 1909, a Musical
Courier reviewer noted, “The audience was deeply stirred with his singing. His earnestness and
appreciation of the finer merits of the composition were apparent. The voice is full, large, flexible,
warm, thrilling, and its owner knows the finer uses to which passion may be put, and just here is
his special charm and power”. This review was in line with the enthusiasm in a number of others.
1253. 10” White lbl. Vla 5871. NATOMA: Vaquero’s Song (Victor Herbert). Minor lbl. stains.
Surface just about 1-2. $12.00.
ENRICO CARUSO [t].
2175. 10” White Vla 91010 [2879-w2]. LA MIA
CANZONE (Tosti). Unbuffed 1902
master. Somewhat inherently ripply
surface but probably better sound than a
later pressing. Just about 1-2. $35.00.
2176. 10” White Vla 91013 [2877-w2]. NON
T’AMO PIÙ (Denza). Unbuffed 1902
master. Excellent copy. Just about 1-2.
$35.00.
4407. 10” Red GP ’04 Victor 81025 [B-994].
RIGOLETTO: Questa o quella (Verdi).
Piano acc. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2.
$10.00.
1170. 10” Red GP ’06 Victor 81026 [B-995].
RIGOLETTO: La donna è mobile (Verdi).
Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1673. 10” Red Vr 81027 [B-996]. ELISIR
D’AMORE: Una furtiva lagrima (Donizetti). Piano acc. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1134. 10” Red Vla 81028 [B-998]. TOSCA: E
lucevan le stelle (Puccini). Piano acc.
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
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VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
1084. 10” Red Victor 81031 [B1001-2] MANON: Il
sogno (Massenet). Piano acc. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
1081. 10” Red GP ’06 Victor 87001 [B-3103].
TROVATORE: Di quella pira (Verdi). Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
1008. 10” Red Vr 87017. RIGOLETTO: La donna è
mobile (Verdi). Text label on verso. Just
about 1-2. $6.00.
1970. 10” Red Victor 87041. QUEEN OF SHEBA:
Magische note (Goldmark). Just about 12. $8.00.
1083. 10” Red Pats. Vla 87043. TOSCA: Recondita
armonia (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1054. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 87044. TOSCA: E
lucevan le stelle (Puccini). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
2217. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 87053. GERMANIA:
Studenti, udite (Franchetti). Creator
recording. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1199. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 87054. GERMANIA:
Non chiuder gli occhi vaghi (Franchetti).
Creator recording. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1101. 10” Red Pats. “C” plate Vla 87071. OTELLO:
Ora e per sempre addio (Verdi). Just about
1-2. $8.00.
1239. 10” Red Pats “B” plate Vla 87091. BALLO IN Self-­caricature: CARUSO as Cavaradossi in Tosca
MASCHERA: Di tu se fedele (Verdi). Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
1137. 10” Red Pats “A” plate Vla 87092. CANTA PE’ ME (DeCurtis). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1747. 10” Red Victor 87095. LOVE IS MINE (Gartner). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1020. 10” Red ’12 Pats. “B” plate Vla 87122. BECAUSE (d’Hardelot). In French. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
1177. 10” Red ’12 Pats. “B” plate Vla 87128. PIMPINELLA (Tschaikowsky, Op. 38, No. 6).
Piano acc. Gaetano Scognamiglio. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1250. 10” Red Victor 87159. YOUR EYES HAVE TOLD ME WHAT I DID NOT KNOW
(Bowles-Geoffrey O’Hara). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1030. 10” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Vla 87161. LASCIATI AMAR (Leoncavallo). Just about
1-2. $12.00.
1057. 10” Red Vla 87176. AMOR MIO (Ricciardi). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1007. 10” Red Vla 87186. PARTED (Tosti). In English. Includes photocopy of a word sheet
in Caruso’s hand giving his phonetic English for the first verse. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
1620. 10” Red ‘B” plate Victor 87213. LA MIA CANZONE (Tosti). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1748. 10” Red “A” plate Vla 87266. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Come un bel dì di maggio
(Giordano). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1125. 10” Red Vr 87271. POURQUOI? (Tschaikowsky). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1171. 10” Red Victor 87272. L’ALBA SEPARA DALLA LUCE L’OMBRA (Tosti). Just about
1-2. $10.00.
1058. 10” Red Vla 87335. MESSE SOLENELLE: Crucifixus (Rossini). Just about 1-2.
$7.00.
1862. 10” Red PW (silver print) Victor 501. O SOLE MIO (di Capua) / ‘A VUCCHELLA
(Tosti). Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2235. 10” Red Scroll “Z”-type shellac Victor 502. L’ADDIO A NAPOLI (Cottrau) / CANTA
PE’ ME (de Curtis). Wonderful pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1660. 10” Red Vla 503. L’ALBA SEPARA DALLA LUCE L’OMBRA / LA MIA CANZONE
(both Tosti). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
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1874. 10” Red Vla 510. LOVE IS MINE (Gartner) / PARTED (Tosti). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
1873. 10” Red Vla 514. YOUR EYES HAVE TOLD ME WHAT I DID NOT KNOW (O’Hara) /
TRUSTING EYES (Gartner). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2039. 10” Red Vla 519. LUNA D’ESTATE (Tosti) / NINA (Pergolesi). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
1247. 10” Red Vla 1007. SCORDAME (Fucito) / SENZA NISCIUNO (De Curtis). Never
issued single face. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2080. 10” Red Vla 1117. VAGHISSIMA SEMBIANZA (Donaudy) / SULTANTO A TE
(Fucito). Never issued single face. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1800. 10” Red Vinyl 1947 RCA Victor Christmas Greetings (to Dealers). Matrix B-21774.
SEI MORTA NELLA VITA MIA (Costa). Piano acc. Vinzenzo Bellezza. First pressing
of this wonderful record. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
1509. 10” Mauve HMV AGSA 2. SEI MORTA NELLA VITA MIA (Costa) / NOCHE FELIZ
(Pasadas). Side one, piano accompanied by Vincenzo Bellezza, first and only issue
(other than“Christmas Gift” pressing for Victor dealers, above). Just about 1-2.
$20.00.
2552. 12” Blue Opera Disc 76062 [268i]. PEARL FISHERS: Mi par d’udir ancora (Bizet).
Piano acc. Salvatore Cottone. Beautiful copy, as new. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4343. 12” Red ’08 GP Victor 85043 [C-2340]. DON PASQUALE: Com’è gentil (Donizetti).
Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2618. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 85048 [C-2340]. Same as preceding listing (item #2618).
Slightly later pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2473. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 88001 [C-3100-1]. MARTHA: M’appari (Flotow). Just about
1-2. $7.00.
2798. 12” White lbl. vinyl Vla 88025 [C-3180-1]. AIDA: Celeste Aida (Verdi). Unpublished.
Just about 1-2. $50.00.
4065. 12” Red ’08 GP Victor 88061. PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba (Leoncavallo). A record
not likely to be missing from many collections, but this is a first class original Grand
Prize label pressing. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
4157. 12” Red ’08 GP Victor 88106. DON SEBASTIANO: In terra solo (Donizetti). Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
2489. 12” Red ’07 GP Victor 88115. VALSE LENTE-“ADORABLES TOURMENTS” (CarusoBarthèlemy). Excellent copy, couple minor rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
4156. 12” Red ’08 GP Victor 88127 [1st iss. take]. AIDA: Celeste Aida (Verdi). Early version
without recitative. Fine copy, few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $8.00.
2541. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 88246. GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar (Ponchielli). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2900. 12” Red Vla 88554. LE CID: O souverain (Massenet). IMs. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2.
$8.00.
2542. 12” Red Victor 88555. MIA SPOSA SARÀ LA MIA BANDIERA (Rotoli). Just about
1-2. $10.00.
2901. 12” Red Victor 88558. MACBETH: Ah, la paterna mano (Verdi). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
3514. 12” Red “B” plate Victor 88579. CHANSON DE JUIN, Op. 102, No. 6 (Godard).
Another wonderful pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2528. 12” Red Victor 88582. EUGEN ONEGIN: Air de Lienski (Tschaikowsky). Just about
1-2. $10.00.
4310. 12” Red Victor 88617. XERXES: Largo (Händel). Just about 1-2. $6.00.
2464. 12” Red Vla 88629. MESSE SOLENNELLE: Domine Deus (Rossini). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
2486. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 89036. MARTHA: Solo, profugo (Flotow). With MARCEL
JOURNET [bs]. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4269. 12” Red Victor 89059. MANON: On l’appelle, Manon (Massenet). With GERALDINE
FARRAR [s]. IMs. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2485. 12” Red Vr 89077. BALLO IN MASCHERA: La rivedrà nell’ estasi (Verdi). With
FRIEDA HEMPEL [s], ARTHUR ROTHIER [bs], ANDREA DE SEGUROLA [bs].
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
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3208. 12” Red Pats. “A” plate Victor 95209. MARTHA: Presto, presto (Flotow). With
FRANCES ALDA [s], JOSEPHINE JACOBY [c], MARCEL JOURNET [bs]. Small lbl.
stkr. Few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $7.00.
4117. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 95211. LOMBARDI: Qual voluttà (Verdi). With FRANCES
ALDA [s], MARCEL JOURNET [bs]. Text label on verso. Excellent, bright pressing.
Few very faint rubs, cons. 2. $7.00.
2604. 12” Red Vla 6009. I’ M’ ARRICORDO E NAPULE! (Gioe) / MAMMA MIA, CHE VÒ
SAPÈ! (Nutile). ‘30s RCA Victor label. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3471. 12” Red Vla 6012. LA BOHÈME: Testa adorata / LA BOHÈME: Io non ho che una
povers stanzetta (Leoncavallo). Just about 1-2. $8.00
4308. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 6016. ELISIR D’AMORE: Una furtive lagrima (Donizetti) / RIGOLETTO: Parmi veder le lagrime (Verdi). Wonderful pressing. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
2896. 12” Red Vla 6023. XERXES: Largo (Händel) / THE LOST CHORD (Sullivan). Just
about 1-2. $8.00
3613. 12” Red Vla 6027. LO SCHIAVO: Quando nascesti tu (Gomes) / BALLO IN
MASCHERA: Ma se m’è forza perdeti (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2462. 12” Red Vla 6458. EL MILAGRO DE LA VIRGEN: Flores purissima (Chapi) / LA
PARDITA (Alvarez). Side one piano acc. Gaetano Scognamiglio. Side two with
orchestra. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2843. 12” Red Vla 7156. AFRICAINE: Deh ch’io ritorni (Meyerbeer) / ADDIO (Tosti). Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
4144. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 10000. LUCIA: Sextette (Donizetti). With AMELITA
GALLI-CURCI [s], MINNIE EGENER [c], ANGELO BADA [t], GIUSEPPE DE LUCA
[b], MARCEL JOURNET [b] / RIGOLETTO: Quartet (Verdi). With GALLI-CURCI
[s], FLORA PERINI [c], DE LUCA [b]. As fine a pressing of this as you are ever
likely to see. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3847. 12” Red Late PW VdP DB 149. TRISTE RITORNO (Barthèlemy) / FENESTA CA
LUCIVE (att. Bellini). Superb pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3848. 12” Red Late PW VdP DB 119. MAMMA MIA CHE VO’ SAPE’ (Nutile) / PECCHÈ
(Pennino). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2719. 12” Red PW Czech Gramola DB 639. EL MILAGRO DE LA VIRGEN: Flores
purissima (Chapi) / LA PARTIDA (Alvarez). Both sides piano acc. Small lbl. stkrs.
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
2797. 12” White lbl. vinyl Vla mat. C-8506-1. IL TROVATORE: Miserere (Verdi). With
FRANCES ALDA [s]. Unpublished take without chorus. Just about 1-2. $50.00.
2842. 12” Silver PW Victor IRCC 61. LA BOHÈME: O soave fanciulla (Puccini). With
GERALDINE FARRAR [t] / CARUSO [t]. PEARL FISHERS: Mi par d’udire ancora
(Bizet). From orig. Camden 1912 and Milano 1904 matrices. Side one first edition.
Just about 1-2. $30.00.
3898. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 50. LA BOHÈME: O soave fanciulla (Puccini). With
GERALDINE FARRAR [s] / FARRAR [s], JOSEPHINE JACOBY [c]. MADAMA
BUTTERFLY: Tutti I fior (both Puccini). From orig. 1912/1909 Victor matrices. Side
one only edition other than IRCC. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
ANNA CASE [s]. Clinton, NJ, 1889-New York, 1984.
Daughter of a New Jersey blacksmith,
Case studied voice with Mme. Ohrström-Renard in New York. She made her debut with the
Metropolitan Opera in 1909 and appeared in mostly secondary roles for several seasons. Her
glamour and attractive lyric voice gained her a large following on the recital stage, and her
recordings for Edison created further demand for her recital appearances, so she left the Met in
favor of concert tours. She was the mistress of the wealthy Clarence Mackay. After a well publicized divorce from his wife in the mid-1920s, Mackay wed Case. One interesting result of this
union was that Case became, via Mackay’s daughter Ellen, the stepmother-in-law of Irving Berlin,
her senior by one year.
1298. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2213-D [W150129-8/W150130-7]. FLORIDANTE:
Amor commanda (Händel) / MANON LESCAUT: In quelle trine morbide (Puccini).
Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1697. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2274-D [W148501-2/W150128-8]. ESULTATE
JUBILATE: Alleluia (Mozart) / SEMELE: Care selve (Händel). Piano acc. Carroll
Hollister (side one. Pianist for side two not known). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
68 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
1733. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2274-D. Same as preceding listing (item #1697). One
tiny harmless rim patina side one, few lightest mks., cons. 2. $12.00.
1734. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2341-D [W150597-5/W150598-6]. MY MOTHER
BIDS ME BIND MY HAIR (Haydn) / THE LASS WITH THE DELICATE AIR (Arne).
Piano acc. Carroll Hollister. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2307. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2359-D [W250591-3/W150592-3]. SADKO: Song of
India (Rimsky-Korsakov) / THE NIGHT WIND (Farley-Field). Piano acc. Carroll
Hollister. Lt. lbl. stains side one. Surfaces just about 1-2. $10.00.
ALBERTINA CASSANI [s]
1996. 10” Blue ’12 Pats. Victor 45032 [13173b/13179b]. RIGOLETTO: Piangi fanciulla.
With FRANCESCO FEDERICI [b] / ERNESTO BADINI [b]. RIGOLETTO: Pari
siamo (Verdi). IMs. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
BRUNA CASTAGNA [ms]
1599. 10” PW Red (gold print) Victor 2161. MIGNON: Gavotte (Thomas) / CARMEN:
Chanson Bohême (Bizet). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4147. 12” White lbl. SS test Victor mat.CS-022492-1. CARMEN: Gypsy Song (Bizet). The
issued version was dubbed to a 10” disc. RCA Victor bk. Lt. scuffs (superficial), 2.
$30.00.
AMY CASTLES [s]
1645. 10” Blk. London G&T 3667 [9009b]. WIND IN THE TREES (Goring Thomas). Piano
acc. Fine copy. Cons. 2. $25.00.
CHIEF CAUPOLICAN [b]. Temuco, Chi-
le, 1876-Seattle, WA, 1968. Born Emile
Barragon, son of an Ararucanian Indian and a
French mother, he was sent to France at the
age of four to live with his grandfather. He ran
away to sea at 16 and ended up in the U.S.
Somehow or other he became interested in
show business. Touring in vaudeville as an
Indian Chief, he was heard at New York’s
Palace Theater in 1920 by Caruso, who, as a
result, wanted him to sing Tonio in Pagliacci
with him at the Met. Caruso’s death in 1921
prevented this from happening, although he
did sing one Tonio there in 1922 and three
performances as Hans Mathis in Der Polnische
Jude (Karel Weis), also appearing in three
Sunday evening concerts. He sang with Gallo’s
and other opera touring opera troupes and
was particularly active with the Philadelphia
Opera from 1928 to 1932. One of his roles
there was as Boniface in Massenet’s Le
Jongleur de Notre-Dame, which starred Mary
Garden. He was also appearing on Broadway
during that period as Black Eagle in Whoopie!
with Eddie Cantor, beginning in 1928, and he
likewise was in the 1930 filmed version. In
1935, by which time vaudeville has virtually
disappeared, he retired from the stage. He was
always referred to as “Chief Caupolican” in
programs and even as “Chief” by his daughter.
He made only one record.
2201. 10” Blk. PW (gold print) Victor 20983. THE SUNRISE CALL / LOVER’S WOOING
(from Traditional Zuni Songs harm. by Carlos Troyer). Piano acc. Myrtle C. Eaver.
Small rim chip side one to first groove. 3-4 because of superficial rubs. Plays without
problems. $10.00.
ELDA CAVALIERI [s]
2333. 10” White lbl. Vla 64064. TU [HABANERA] (de Fuentes). Orch. acc. Just about
2. $60.00.
1001. 10” White lbl. Vla 64066. A UNA MORENA [TENGO UN VOLCAN ARDIENDO]
(Alvarez). Piano acc. Rare. Just about 1-2. $60.00.
69 1-
VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
4125. 12” Red GP ’06 Victor 74055. AIDA: O
patria mia (Verdi). Cons. 2. $30.00.
4263. 12” White lbl. Red Vinyl Vla 74055 [C3805]. Same as previous listing (item
#4125) but vinyl pressing. Just about
1-2. $35.00.
2687. 12” Red GP ’06 Victor 74055. Same as
preceding listing (item #4125). Very
small pressing defect in last quarter inch.
Cons. 2-3. $20.00.
3767. 12” Blue Pats. Victor 55015. MEFISTOFELE: L’altra notte (Boïto) / GIOCONDA: Sui-cidio (Ponchielli). Piano acc.
Ndle run on lbl side two (near center),
otherwise cons. 2. $20.00.
LINA CAVALIERI [s]
2526. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 7030-M
[30397-1/30973-4]. FAUST: Aria dei
Gioielli (Gounod) / EMMY DESTINN [s].
AIDA: O cieli azzurri (Verdi). Beautiful
pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
LOUIS CAZETTE [t]
1665. 10” Blk. acousl Disque Gram. P-436
LINA CAVALIERI
[Be215-I/Be280-II]. GRISÉLIDIS: Je
suis l’oiseau (Massenet) / FORTUNIO: J’aimais la vielle maison grise (Messager).
Side one particularly attractive. Gorgeous copy. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
LIONELLO CECIL [t]
1777. 10” Green Viva-Tonal Columbia 4111-X [WB2473/WB2554]. MANON: Ah! dispar
vision (Massenet) / MIGNON: Addio Mignon (Thomas). Superficial rubs. Side one
3. Side two 2-3. $7.00.
GERMAINE CERNAY [ms]
3755. 12” PW French Columbia RFX 69 [CLX2183-1/CLX2184-1]. CHANSONS DE BILITIS: Berceuse; Les Contes / La pluie au matin; Scène (Georges Dandelot). Acc. by
the composer. Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
3906. 12” PW Purple L’Oiseau-Lyre OI-137, OI-138. LA VOYANTE (Henri Sauguet). Four
sides. Orch. dir. Rober Désormière. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
DANILO CESTARI [t] Legnago, 1924-2009.
He received his diploma from the Benedetto
Marcello Conservatory in Venice. His debut was also in Venice, 1954, as Rodolfo. Singing roles
such as Rhadames, Manrico, Canio and Don Jose, Cestari was heard in most of Italy’s major and
provincial houses.
1268. 10” Blue Cetra AT 0399 [11624/11626]. ANIMA ALLEGRA: Ancora non so bene
(Vittadini) / MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Addio fiorito asil (Puccini). Opera side one was
given at the Met with Lauri-Volpi. Only recording? Just about 1-2. $60.00.
ROSALIA CHALIA [s]
4249. 7” Zonophone Q9199-2. UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Ma dall’ arido stelo divulsa
(Verdi). This could be take one (number 1 appears in script at 12 o’clock position) or
take 2 (number 2 is in print at 3 o’clock). The record includes the beginning of the
aria, a bit from the middle, and the close. One superficial scr., minor pressing defect
first ¼”. Few MGTs. Plays well, no sounding greying. Gen. 3-4. $250.00.
4251. 7” Zonophone T9137 [take 4]. LA CALASERA (Yradier). 3-4. Plays well, couple
LGTs. Gen. 3-4. $250.00.
4255. 7” Zonophone Q9206 [take 8?]. IL BACIO (Arditi). Plays well, few LGTs. Gen. 3-4.
$250.00.
4254. 7” Zonophone 9672 [take 2]. BOHEMIAN GIRL: Then You’ll Remember Me (Balfe).
In English (more or less). Few MGTs, 2-3. $250.00.
70 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
4422. 10” Blk. Eldridge Johnson Victor Monarch 3404.
I LIVE AND LOVE THEE [VIVO E T’AMO]
(Campana). With EMILIO DE GOGORZA
(Sig. FRANCISCO) [b]. The Fagan-Moran Victor Discography indicates that only 182 copies
were pressed. Very light NR on lbl. A rim area
pressing flaw (probably the reason for it being
discontinued so quickly) causes the lightest
sound about half an inch or so. Few LGTs,
otherwise clean 2. $250.00.
1616. 10” Blk. Eldridge Johnson Victor Monarch 3497.
LA BORRINQUEÑA (Spanish). Piano acc.
1901 recording. Announced by De Gogorza.
Nice bright copy, just about 2. Few LGTs.
$250.00.
FEODOR CHALIAPIN [b]
1540. 10” Blue Opera Disc 74609 (4-22580) [y16743e].
SADKO: Oh, threatening rocks (Rimsky-Korsakov). Piano acc. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
1116. 10” PW Red (gold print) Victor 1237. BORIS
GODOUNOV: In the Town of Kazan (Moussorgsky) / PRINCE IGOR: Song of Prince Galitsky
ROSALIA CHALIA
(Borodin). Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2.
$7.00.
1334. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1365. THE BLIND PLOUGHMAN (Clarke) / OH, COULD I BUT
EXPRESS IN SONG (Malashkin). Side one a particularly powerful performance. (in
English). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1322. 10” Red late VdP DA 962 [BVE-27088-5/BVE-27089-7]. MEFISTOFELE: Ave, Signor
(Boïto) / LA SONNAMBULA: Vi ravviso (Bellini). Fine pressing. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1293. 10” Red PW Disque Gram. DA 1310 [OPG-428-4/OPG-429-3]. DON QUICHOTTE:
Chanson du Duc / DON QUICHOTTE: Chanson du Départ (Jacques Ibert).
Conducted by the composer. Scarce original pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1294. 10” Red PW Disque Gram. DA 1311 [OPG-430-1/OPG-637-1]. DON QUICHOTTE:
Chanson à Dulcinée / DON QUICHOTTE: Mort de Don Quichotte (Jacques Ibert).
Conducted by the composer. Scarce original pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2953. 10” White lbl. HMV (pressed on 12”) acous., mat. 5303ae. ON THE HILLS OF
GEORGIA (Rimsky-Korsakov). Piano acc. Unpublished except as Historic Masters
HMA 127. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2954. 10” White lbl. HMV (pressed on 12”) acous., mat. 5304ae. WHEN YESTERDAY WE
MET (Rachmaninoff). Piano acc. Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
4423. 10” Pink Amour Angel Russian Gram. 4-22722 [5931½ae]. A WORD OF FAREWELL
(Slonov). Lovely original copy (only form of issue). Cons. 2. $50.00.
2955. 10” White lbl. HMV (pressed on 12”) acous., mat. 5934ae. PARTING; VERSES IN AN
ALBUM (Grieg). Piano acc. Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
4347. 10” pressed on 12” White lbl. blk. elec. vinyl HMV mat. OPG 431. BOLERO (Dargomizhsky). Unpublished except on Historic Masters HMV 46. Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
3738. 12” White lbl. HMV Blk. Vinyl 2-022012 [Cc541-II]. O COULD I EXPRESS MY
SORROW (Malashkin). Piano acc. Max Rabinowitsch. Obviously a beautiful
pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3717. 12” Green Schall. Grammophon 85230 (022093/022261) [283m/2535c]. WHEN
THE KING WENT FORTH TO WAR (Koenemann) / THE TWO GRENADIERS
(Schumann). Side one piano acc. P. P. Gross. Side two with orchestra. Nice heavy
pressing. Couple tiny (harmless) LSSs and few rubs, 2. $15.00.
3942. 12” Blue Opera Disc 76218 (052354) [14m]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: La calunnia
(Rossini). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3878. 12” Blue Opera Disc 76222 (052356) [616m]. LA SONNAMBULA: Vi ravviso (Bellini).
In Italian. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
71 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
3303. 12” Blue Opera Disc 76427 (022111)
[615i]. LIFE FOR THE CZAR: They
suppose the truth (Glinka). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
3360. 12” Blue Opera Disc 76435 (022185)
[2014c]. SHE MADE A NOISE AND
BECAME VERY GAY [So it says on
this label]. Usually transliterated as
THE TEMPEST RAGES] (Sokolov).
Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3509. 12” White lbl. vinyl HMV 2-022012
[CC541-II]. O COULD I EXPRESS
MY SORROW (Malashkin). Piano
acc. Max Rabinowitsch. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
3567. 12” Red Hist. No. 2 HMV DB 106
[613m/2692c]. NORMA: Ite sul colle
(Bellini) / ROBERTO IL DIAVOLO: Le
Rovine … Donne che riposate
(Meyerbeer). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
3444. 12” Red Czech DB 1182 [CR21341A/CR2138-1T1]. BORIS GODOUNOV: Oh! I am suffocating / BORIS
GODOUNOV: Come, let us vote
Boyars (Moussorgsky). Orch. dir.
Vincenzo Bellezza. From live Covent
Garden performance, 7 July 1928.
3444.
2544.
2516.
3738.
2722.
3423.
2986.
2651.
3425.
2700.
3127.
4339.
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
FEODOR CHALIAPIN 12” Red Czech HMV DB 1183
[CR2139-IA/CR2141-IA]. BORIS GODOUNOV: It is a pity Prince Shuisky is absent
/ BORIS GODOUNOV: Farewell, my son! (Moussorgsky). Orch. dir. Vicenzo
Bellezza. Recorded live during 1928 Covent Garden performance. Excellent
pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
12” Red SR HMV DB 757 [Cc540-III/Cc544-I]. THE LAST VOYAGE, Op. 17, No. 2
(Alnaes) / NIGHTINGALE (Tschaikowsky). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
12” Red Late VdP DB 1096. DON QUICHOTTE: La morte di Don Quichotte (Massenet). Two sides. With OLIVE KLINE [s]. Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
12” Red PW Electrola DB 1469 [CF3357-III/2B883-II]. STEN’KA RAZIN (Folk Song) /
DOUBT (Glinka). Piano acc. side one Jean Bazilevsky, side two Ivor Newton. Cello
side two Cedic Sharpe. Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
12” Red Scroll “Z”-type shellac Victor 6619 [Cc8413-IIA/Cc8416-IA]. THE TWO
GRENADIERS (Schumann) / MIDNIGHT REVIEW (Glinka). Glassy surfaces. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
12” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 6724 [CR375-I/Cc10938-III]. BORIS GODOUNOV:
Farewell of Boris / BORIS GODOUNOV: Death of Boris (Moussorgsky). Just about
1-2. $7.00.
12” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 6783. SONG OF THE FLEA (Moussorgsky) / IL
BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: La calunnia (Rossini). Top pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
12” Red Orth. “Z” shellac Vla 6867. SADKO: Song of the Viking Guest (Rimsky-Korsakov) / PRINCE IGOR: How Goes It Prince? (Borodin). IMs. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
12” Red Orth. Vla 7422 [Cc17102-IIA TI/Cc17103-II TI]. LE COR (Flégier) / THE
OLD CORPORAL (Dargomwijsky). Orch. dir. George Byng. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
12” Red Orth. “Z”-type shellac Vla 7601 [Cc16992-II/Cc17115-II]. SIBERIAN
PRISONER’S SONG (arr. Karategen) / SHE LAUGHED (Lishkin). Both piano acc.
Ivor Newton. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
12” Red Orth. “Z” shellac Victor 7717 [2W1229-IV/2W1328-II]. THE LEGEND OF
THE TWELVE BRIGANDS (arr. Zharof) / DOWN THE VOLGA (arr. Alexandroff).
With Male Choir dir. Afonsky. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 7717 [2W1229-IV/2W1328-II]. Same as the
preceding listing. Slightly later pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
72 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
3424. 12” Red PW Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 11485 [Cc7064-III/Cc7066-I]. BORIS GODOUNOV: Coronation Scene (Moussorgsky). Two sides. Orch. dir. Albert Coates. Just
about 1-2. $7.00.
2749. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 14901, SONG OF THE VOLGA BOATMEN (ChaliapinKoenemann) / SONG OF THE FLEA (Moussorgsky). Piano acc. G. Godzinski.
Recorded in Japan. Matrix signed by Chaliapin and dated Febr. 6, 1936. Tokyo. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
2952. 12” White lbl. SS HMV blk. vinyl acous., mat. Cc542-I. AN OLD SONG; VERSES IN
AN ALBUM (both Grieg). In Russian. Piano acc. Max Rabinowitsch. Unpublished.
1-2. $30.00.
LYDIA CHALIAPINE [s]
1391. 10” Blue PW Columbia Master Works P-4230-M [CPT-1803-1/CPT-1805-1].
COMPLAINTE D’ABDURACHMAN (Folk Song of Bashkir) / CHANSON D’AMOUR
DU TURKESTAN (Turkestan Love Song) [both arr. Maximillian Seinberg]. Orch.
dir. Julius Erlich. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1390. 10” Blue PW Columbia Master Works P-4231-M [CPT-1804-1/CPT-1806-1]. ALTAÏ
(Folk Song of Siberia) / DUDAR-AT (Folk Song of Kazakstan) [both arr. Maximillian
Steinberg). Orch. dir. Julius Erlich. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
MARIO CHAMLEE [t]. Los Angeles, 1892-1966. His real name was Archer Cholmondeley.
As his career began to advance, he sang as Mario Rodolfi, returning to Chamlee (but retaining the
stage "Mario"), as he put it, "when I graduated to the big time." He first studied with the voice
teacher William Shakespeare, who suggested that he hadn't any of the requisites for a musical
career. He then worked with Achille Alberti, who remained through his lifetime his only teacher,
and made his debut at the age of 22 with the National Opera Company, a touring ensemble. A
reporter asked the tenor if anyone ever told him that he looked like Caruso. He replied in the
affirmative, adding, "But that doesn't make me sing like him, worse luck." Chamlee was first heard
at the Met in November, 1920, as Cavaradossi the month before Caruso's final stage performances. He remained active there for a number of seasons. According to one report, Chamlee's singing
of "Che gelida manina" on a 1922 Met Sunday concert was the first time in twelve years that it had
been sung there without downward transposition, excepting performances on stage by Orville
Harrold. The audience was so taken by the brilliance of his high C [I wonder how the general
audience would know he wasn’t transposing?] that he had to take twelve curtain calls.
1790. [As MARIO RODOLFI] 10” acous. Vertical Lyric 7101 [ ?/ ? ]. CAVALLERIA
RUSTICANA: Siciliana and Intermezzo (Mascagni) / FORREST LAMONT [t] (as
JOSEPH O’HARA). CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Siciliana and Intermezzo
(Mascagni). Just about 1-2. $25.00.
1710. 10” Green SS Brunswick 10000 [3015]. FOR YOU ALONE (Geehl). Earliest form of
the U.S. Brunswick celebrity label, Chamlee here as Archer Chamlee. Just about
1-2. $12.00.
1011. 10” Green SS Brunswick 10026 [4756]. THANK GOD FOR A GARDEN (Del Riego).
Never doubled. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1757. 10” Purple acous. Brunswick 10105 [4761/11475]. FOR YOU ALONE (Geehl) /
DREAMS OF LONG AGO (Caruso). One LSS side two, otherwise just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2360. 10” Purple acous. Brunswick 10121. THE OLD REFRAIN (Kreisler) / SERENADE
(Drigo). Side one with FREDRIC FRADKIN [violinist]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1122. 10” Purple acous. Brunswick 10126. PAQUITA (Buzzi-Peccia) / JOCELYN: Berceuse
(Godard). Side two with MAX ROSEN [violinist]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2185. 10” Purple acous. Brunswick 10201. GIVE ME ONE ROSE TO REMEMBER (Grey) /
I LOOK INTO YOUR GARDEN (Wood). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1607. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 10214. DEAREST ENEMY: Here in my Arms (HartRodgers) / VAGABOND KING: Only a Rose (Friml). IMs. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1635. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 10217. I LOVE YOU SO (Robison) / WILL THAT DEAR
ONE BE YOU (Schuler). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1683. 10” Purple acous. Brunswick 10218. CRUCIFIX (Faure). Side two with JOHN
CHARLES THOMAS [b] / THOMAS [b]. THE LOST CHORD (Sullivan). Just about
1-2. $15.00.
1002. 10” Gold acous. Brunswick 15037 [9355/9359]. LOLITA (Buzzi-Peccia) / MATTINATA (Leoncavallo). Side two harp acc. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $12.00.
73 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
1164. 10” Gold acous. Brunswick 15056
[10205/10362]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Brindisi (Mascagni) / LA GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar (Ponchielli). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
1238. 10” Gold acous. Brunswick 15093. TROVATORE: Ai nostri monti / TROVATORE: Mal reggendo (Verdi). With
SIGRID ONEGIN [c]. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1745. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15111. AFRICAINE: O Paradiso! (Meyerbeer) /
MANON: Le Rêve (Massenet). Just about
1-2. $10.00.
1156. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15161. FOR
YOU ALONE (Geehl) / DREAMS OF
LONG AGO (Earl Carroll-Enrico Caruso). Couple minor rubs, cons. 2. $8.00.
2085. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15178. SI
VOUS L’AVIEZ COMPRIS (Denza) /
SÉRÉNADE FRANÇAISE (Leoncavallo).
Both in French. Side one with FREDRIC
FRADKIN [vln]. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
MARIO CHAMLEE
1890. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15192.
TOSCA: Recondita armonia (Puccini) / LA GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar (Ponchielli).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1059. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15194 [E28483A/E28490A] DON PASQUALE: Com’ è
gentil (Donizetti) / RIGOLETTO: La donna è mobile (Verdi). ’Earlier 30 pressing.
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1969. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15207. MATTINATA (Leoncavallo) / LOLITA (Buzzi-Peccia).
Side one with FREDRIC FRADKIN [vln]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2827. 12” Gold acous. Brunswick 50003 [X7270/X7272]. MANON: Ah, fuyez, douce image
(Massenet) / LA BOHÈME: Che gelida manina (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3933.
12” Gold acous. Brunswick 50020[X9087/X9091]. TRISTE RITORNO (CarusoBarthèlemy) / L’ALBA SEPARA DALLA LUCE L’OMBRA (Tosti). Small lbl. stkrs.
Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $12.00.
2716. 12” Gold acous. Brunswick 50030 [X9928/X10114]. ELISIR D’AMORE: Una furtiva
lagrima (Donizetti) / FAUST: Salut, demeure (Gounod). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2735. 12” Gold elec. Brunswick 50157. FAUST: Lasse-moi … Eternelle (Gounod) / LA
TRAVIATA: Parigi, o cara (Verdi). With FLORENCE EASTON [s]. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
GINA CIAPARELLI [s]. See: GINA VIAFORA [s]
ROMANO CIAROFF-CIARINI [t].
1878-Odessa, Ukraine, 1964. He studied in St.
Peterburg and made his debut in 1905. He subsequently was heard in Kiev, Odessa, Kazan and in
St. Petersburg at the Mariinsky Theatre, making his debut there as Lenski in Eugen Onegin. His
international career seems to have been during 1910-1920 period when he sang in Genova,
Venezia, the Costanzi in Rome, Milano, Florence, Rome, the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, London,
Bucharest and Zürich, to mention a few locations. Following his retirement he taught at the
Conservatory of Odessa, having appeared in concert as late as 1946 in Leningrad.
2417. 11” Fonotipia 69106/69105 [XPh4961/XPh4964]. I GIOIELLI DELLA MADONNA:
Prostrato nella polve / I GIOIELLI DELLA MADONNA: Sanno odor d’incenso (WolfFerrari). Side two with ZORIADE SARZANINI [s]. Pressing nos. 16/40. Side one
few rubs, 2. Side two cons. 2. $100.00.
2418. 11” Fonotipia 69183/69184 [XPh4952/XPh4958]. LA DONNE CURIOSE: Deh! per
pietà. With MARIA ALESSANDROVICH [s] … not given label credit / LE DONNE
CURIOSE: Io non amarvi? (Wolf-Ferrari). Very fine copy. One rub mark side two.
Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $150.00.
74 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
GUIDO CICCOLINI [t].
Rome, 1885-Neptune, NJ, 1963. A pupil of baritone Antonio
Cotogni, Ciccolini made his debut in Bologna as Alfredo in La Traviata, 1907. He appeared in a
number of European and Russian locales successfully with various opera troupes. In 1911, he
toured Australia with Melba’s company. Supposedly, she would help him to keep in tempo by
tapping on his back when they were embraced in duets. After one performance, Ciccolini “gallantly
bowed to her and said, ‘Madame, you still sing beautiful!’.” The word “still” did not set well with
her and “she gave Ciccolini one withering look, then turned on her heel and strode away.”
Evidently she eventually forgave him, as he was the leading tenor of her only operatic performance
in New York in 1919 (Boheme with the Chicago Opera). Later, in vaudeville, Ciccolini’s billings
would include a description of himself, supposedly on Melba’s authority, as being “the greatest
living tenor”. In 1914 he was in the La Scala world premiere of Wolf-Ferrari’s I Quattro Rusteghi.
That same year he emigrated to the U.S., wedding an American girl in 1919, also in the same
period making a few appearances with the Chicago Opera. He subsequently was a guest with
touring troupes and in various concerts in the New York area, also having been the soloist at the
funeral of Rudolph Valentino in 1926. In 1927 he was involved in a well publicized suit against
actress Hope Hampton and the producers of a play on Broadway entitled My Princess. In it, the
main character was named “Ciccolini”, a “roustabout singer” who, in one scene was called “you big
wop” by Miss Hampton. While the judge didn’t find sufficient facts on which to base an action, he
declared that the events “displayed shockingly bad taste. They [producers and author of the play]
must have known … that there was a tenor of great reputation named Ciccolini.”… “To have used
that name as the lead character in their play”, the judge further stated, “was an act which hardly
merits the approval of people of refinement and judgment.” In 1959 Ciccolini was guest of honor
at a New York Public Library concert of his Edison recordings, presented by Philip L. Miller and
the N.Y. Public Library. Ciccolini first recorded for the Gramophone Company in Italy in 1910.
From 1914 to 1920 he was Edison’s most prolific operatic tenor. He also made one electrical disc
for Victor in 1927. -from NY Times articles and Hetherington’s biography, Melba.
2471. 12” Blue Victor 55022 [222ai/223ai].
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Tu qui Santuzza (Mascagni). Two sides. With
BIANCA BESALÙ [s]. Just about 1-2.
As new, as are most listings with this
grading. $12.00.
4318. 12” Blue Victor 55020 [224ai/209ai]. LA
BOHÈME: Addio, dolce svegliare. With
ANITA SANIPOLI [s], MARIA PASSARI
[ms], ERNESTO BADINI [b]. LA BOHÈME: C’è Rodolfo (Puccini). With EBE
BOCCOLINI [s], E. BADINI [b]. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
3558. 12” Red Dog Mon. Gram. 054480 [760m].
MEFISTOFELE: Forma ideal purissima
(Boïto). With SARA SOLARI [s], VINCENZO BETTONI [bs]. Cons. 2. $12.00.
FRANCESCO CIGADA [b]
2329. 10” Red Vla 87559 [7304½b]. TROVATORE: Mira d’acerbe lagrime (Verdi).
With CELESTINA BONINSEGNA [s]. Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
FRANCESCO CIGADA
GINA CIGNA [s]
3009. 12” Blk. Telefunken SK 3301, SK 3302 [026533/026536, 026534/026535].
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI: Act III Love Duet (Zandonai). Four sides. With ALESSANDRO ZILIANI [t]. La Scala Orch. dir. Alberto Erede. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
CLARA CLAIRBERT [s]
3369. 12” PW Blk. Polydor 66918 [848Bi/849Bi]. MANON: Adieu notre petite table
(Massenet) / TRAVIATA: Addio del passato (Verdi). Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
EDMOND CLÉMENT [t]
1138. 10” Red “C” plate Pats. Victor 64223. BERGERE LÉGERE (Weckerlin); L’ADIEU
MATIN (Pessard). Piano acc. Frank LaForge. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1130. 10” Red “B” plate Pats. Victor 64226. ÇA FAIT PEUR AUX OISEAUX (Bernard).
Piano acc. Frank LaForge. Beautiful. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1270. 10” Red “A” plate Pats. Victor 64232. CHANSON LORRAINE (Arcadet). Piano acc.
Frank LaForge. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
75 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
1483. 10” White lbl. Victor 64232. Same as preceding listing (item #1270). Just about
1-2. $12.00.
1142. 10” Red ’12 Pats. Victor 64294. SONNET MATINAL (Massenet); IL NEIGE (Bemberg).
Piano acc. Frank LaForge. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1127. 10” Red Vla 64234. WERTHER: Pourquoi me réveiller (Massenet). VrBk. Just about
1-2. $8.00
1811. 10” Red Vr 87508. DANTE: Nous alons partir (Godard). With GERALDINE
FARRAR [s]. Superb copy, similar to the others in this Clément grouping. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
1146. 10” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Vla 87509. AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE (Lully). With
GERALDINE FARRAR [s]. Piano acc. Rosario Bourdon. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1987. 10” Red acous. Vla 902. WERTHER: Pourquoi me réveiller (Massenet) / GIUSEPPE
DE LUCA [b]. BEAU SOIR (Debussy). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4064. 12” Red Pats. “B” plate Victor 74258. MANON: Le Rêve (Massenet). Piano acc.
Frank La Forge. Is there a recorded performance to equal this? Just about 1-2.
$7.00.
4062. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “C” plate Victor 74319. LES RAMEAUX (Faure). Text label on
verso. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2851. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Vla 76020. ROBERT LE DIABLE: Du rendevous
(Meyerbeer). With MARCEL JOURNET [bs]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2916. 12” Red Pats. Victor 74258. MANON: Le Rêve (Massenet). Wonderful copy. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
2786. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88421. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Ange adorable (Gounod). With
GERALDINE FARRAR [s]. Glassy surface. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4018. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88421. Same as preceding listing (item #2786). Text label on
verso. Few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $10.00.
4080. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88422. MEFISTOFELE: Lontano, lontano (Boïto). With
GERALDINE FARRAR [s]. Lovely copy, few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $12.00.
JOHN COATES [t].
Girlington, England, 1865-1947. His original career was as a
bookkeeper. Then deciding to become a singer, he studied as a baritone and appeared as such for
several seasons with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. Desiring to become a tenor, he studied
further and by 1901 was able to make his debut in opera at Covent Garden. While he was noted in
Wagnerian operatic roles, he was, perhaps, even more celebrated as an oratorio and concert
singer. Coates retained his voice for a long period and sang in concerts well into his 70s.
1935. 10” acous. Eng. Vocalion B-3119 [04031/04036X]. IT WAS A LOVER AND HIS
LASS (Morley) ; LAWN, AS WHITE AS DRIVEN SNOW (Wm. Linley) / BLOW, BLOW,
THOU WINTER WIND (Quilter). Piano acc. Berkeley Mason. Cons. 2. $15.00.
2028. 10” Lt. Blue acous. Eng. Columbia D1402 [69258/69260]. NINETTA (Brewer) /
AWAKE (Pother). Piano acc. Ellen Tuckfield. Excellent surface material. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
3203. 12” Blue PW Eng. Columbia LX77 [WAX WAX5094/WAX5178]. BRONWEN: Bran’s
Answer to Matholoc; The Bard’s Song / BRONWEN: Taliessin’s Song (Joseph
Holbrooke, Op. 75). Orch. dir. Claud Powell. Recorded in Central Hall, Westminster. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3549. 12” Blue PW Eng. Columbia LX77 [WAX5094/WAX5178]. BRONWEN: Bran’s
Answer to Matholoc; The Bard’s Song / BRONWEN: Taliessin’s Song (Joseph
Holbrooke, Op. 75). Orch. dir. Claud Powell. Recorded in Central Hall, Westminster. Lbl. stkrs. partially removed top half, otherwise just about 1-2. $12.00.
JOSE COLLINS [s]. London, 1887-1958.
Beginning as a child performer, Collins was
popular as both a singer and actress. One of her great hits was the musical, The Maid of the
Mountains (1917), in which she played the title role, Teresa, throughout its long run and in a
number of revivals. She was also popular in silent films and, toward the end of her career, sound.
3050. 12” Eng. Columbia 9005 [75405/75406]. FAREWELL / LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (H.
Fraser-Simpson) Both from The Maid of the Mountains. Excellent ‘20s lam.
pressing. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $12.00.
FLORENCIO CONSTANTINO [t]
9073. 11” Disque Néron 8005/8004. NON TE OLVIDO (Manuel Villar) / RAMÓN
BLANCHART [b]. LA PALOMA (Yradier). Piano acc. Side one gen. 2. Side two 2-3.
$30.00.
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9130. 11” Brown Odeon 36366/36367
[XP.2099/XP.2100]. MANON: Le Rêve
(Massenet) / TOSCA: E lucevan le stelle
(Puccini). Both in French. Also
announced in French by Constantino.
Gen. 2. $35.00
1012. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Victor 64070. LA
GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar (Ponchielli).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1865. 10” Red Victor 64091. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Ne fuis pas encore (Gounod).
With ALICE NIELSEN [s]. As mint (as is
the case with most listings in this
category). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1729. 10” Blk. Columbia 1902-M [4044-2/
4045-1]. RIGOLETTO: La donna è
mobile / RIGOLETTO: Questa o quella
(Verdi). One tiny PB. Lt. rubs, cons. 2.
$10.00.
1730. 10” Blk. Columbia 1903-M [4046-1/
4047-1]. TOSCA: Recondita armonia /
TOSCA: E lucevan le stelle (Puccini).
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
FLORENCIO CONSTANTINO 1229. 10” Blk. Columbia 1904-M [4057-1/
4064-1]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA:
Siciliana / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Brindisi (Mascagni). Side one harp acc.
Beautiful pressing, as new. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4270. 12” TC Disco Doble Columbia H1001 [30226-1/30236-1]. VORREI (Tosti) /
ADORABLES TOURMENTS (Caruso-Barthèlemey). Couple rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
4271. 12” Cream Brazilian Columbia S5022 [30461-1/30383-1]. AURORA: Canto de la
Bandiera (Ettore Panizza) / CELESTINA BONINSEGNA [s]. LA FORZA DEL
DESTINO: Pace, Pace, mio Dio (Verdi). Side one never issued in U.S. Good surface
material. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
4140. 12” Blue Columbia blue shellac 5093-M [30466-1/36657-1]. PEARL FISHERS: Mi
par d’udire ancora (Bizet) / ALESSANDRO BONCI [t]. AFRICAINE: O Paradiso
(Meyerbeer). Cons. 2. $10.00.
3114. 12” Red Pats. Victor 74066. LUCIA: Tu che a Dio spiegasti l’ali (Donizetti). Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
4128. 12” Red ’08 Pats. “C” plate Victor 74174. MANON: Ah, fuyez, douce image
(Massenet). In Italian. Scarce. Issued some months after his other Victors and
quickly deleted. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2878. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla mat. C-6125-3. FAUST: Salve dimora (Gounod).
Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2683. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla mat. C-6132-2. MARTHA: M’appari (Flotow).
Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2682. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla mat. C-6147-2. TRAVIATA: Un dì felice eterea (Verdi).
With ALICE NIELSEN [s]. Unpublished. Rec. 23 Apr. 1908. Just about 1-2.
$25.00.
2799. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla mat. C-6147-1. AMA (Tirindelli). Unpublished. One of his
best recordings. I can’t imagine why it wasn’t issued. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
FRANCESCO CONTI [t]. Palermo, 1874 - ? .
First working as an accountant, Conti
studied voice with Cantelli and made his debut as a baritone in 1900. He restudied shortly after as
a tenor and made a second debut in 1902 as Pollione in Norma. For at least the next twenty years
he appeared in various mostly provincial houses in principal dramatic parts such as Otello,
Rhadames and Manrico. In 1921, which singing in Palermo at the Politeama Garibaldi, he had an
affair with the wife of another tenor, Matteo Bruno. It was quickly ended by Bruno, who shot his
wife.- Roberto Marcocci
2961. 12” Blue Victor 55023 [212ai/1876c]. OTELLO: Quando narravi (Verdi). With
FANNY LOTTI[s] / ERNESTO BADINI [b]. OTELLO: Credo (Verdi). Just about
1-2. $15.00.
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FRANCO CORELLI [t]
4427. 12” Blue Cetra AT.0413 [12186/12206].
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Ch’ella mi
creda / LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Or
son sei mesi (Puccini). Just about 1-2.
$100.00.
GERMAINE CORNEY [s]
1615. 10” Blk. PW French Polydor 561013
[3608½BKP/3612?BKP]. CHANSON
POUR LE PETIT CHEVAL / MA POUPÉE CHÉRIE (both Déodat de Sévérac).
Acc. Ibos Quintette. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
1917. 10” Blk. PW French Polydor 561051
[4518BKP/ ? ]. AMOUR D’ANTAN
(Chausson) /LE TEMPS DES LILAS
(both Chausson). Acc. Ibos Quintette.
Small lbl. stkrs. and one small lbl. tear
side two. Surface just about 1-2.
$12.00.
PIERRE CORNUBERT [t]. Paris, 1863-1922.
While still a student at the Paris Conservatoire in
FRANCO CORELLI in La Fanciulla del West 1887, Cornubert made his debut at the OpéraComique in Adam’s Le Châlet. In 1894 he was
among the first tenors to perform Massenet’s Werther there. In addition he was a leading tenor at
Rouen for three seasons between 1892 and 1903, and also was on the roster of the opera in
Marseilles. His Metropolitan Opera debut was in 1900 in L’Africaine (Meyerbeer) with Nordica, de
Vere, Scotti and Edouard de Reszke. In 1904 he was a guest artist at Covent Garden. By 1916 he
had retired from the stage and then he replaced Saléza, who had died, as Professor of Voice at the
Paris Conservatore.
9104. 11” French Fonotipia 39274/39277 [XPh647/XPh639]. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:
Scène du Tombeau (Gounod) / MANON: Ah, fuyez, douce image (Massenet). Labels
actually signed in black ink by Cornubert. A minor PB about an inch from the end
both sides (extending no more and ¼”) could thump lightly, otherwise a beautiful
copy, cons. 2. $600.00.
FERRUCCIO CORRADETTI [b]. San Severino, Italy, 1869-New York, 1939. His
early
career was as a journalist. Following voice studies with Giuseppe Faini he made his debut in
1892, singing the following decade in most of the principal Italian houses, including the Costanzi
and the Milan dal Verme. His repertoire included both buffo (his specialty) and serious parts, and
he was the creator of several roles. During the first decade of the 1900s he often appeared with
his first wife, soprano Bice Adami, and was a guest in opera houses in South America, London and
Paris. Around 1914 he emigrated to the U.S., remarried, and worked variously as a singer, impresario, teacher and journalist. A portrait of the daughter of his first marriage, soprano Iris AdamiCorradetti graced the piano of his Long Beach, NY, home, although it was some time before his
two American daughters (Adriana and Fiora) discovered that the mystery woman was their half-sister. The
three daughters eventually were to become good friends. Most of Corradetti’s operetta recordings on
Fonotipia are listed as sung by “Fercor”. See also RUSS [s], AMATO [b] and GINO VANNUTELLI [t]
Odeon 37009/37014 [XM.22/XM.19]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: La calunnia / IL
BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Largo al factotum (Rossini). Two different label styles.
Excellent copy, con. 2. $15.00.
9011. 11” Fonotipia 39882/39883 [XPh2175/XPh2176]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Scena
ed Aria buffo di Fra Militone, Part I / Part II (Verdi). Excellent pressing, few lightest
mks., cons. 2. $15.00.
9079. 11” SS Fonotipia 92123 [XPh3007]. ALLA STELLA CONFIDENTE (Robaud). Excellent
pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
9075. 11” Fonotipia 92334/92528 [XPh4021/XPh3615]. L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Io son ricco,
tu sei bella. With LINA PASINI-VITALE [s] / ELVIRA DE HIDALGO [s]. L’ELISIR
D’AMORE: Della crudele Isotta (Donizetti). Just about 1-2. $20.00.
9030. 11” Fonotipia 92625/92626 [XPh3966/3843]. IL VOTO: Canzone di Piedigrotta
(Giordano) / LA BOHÈME: Bella donna (Leoncavallo). Pressings nos. 5/3. Small lbl.
stkr. Excellent copy, cons. 2. $20.00.
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9004. 11” PW Gold Odeon HRS 1036 [XPh459/
XPh2423]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:
Manca un foglio (Rossini) / LA FORZA
DEL DESTINO: Urna fatale (Verdi). From
orig. 1905/1907 piano acc. Fonotipia
matrices. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
EMILIA CORSI [s]
2335. 10” White lbl. Vla 52507 [8007b]. PEARL
FISHERS: Temer non soper me (Bizet).
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
ANTONIO CORTIS [t]. Born on a ship en
route to Spain, 1891-Valencia, 1952. Cortis began
solfège lessons at the age of five and sang in a church
choir. At 18, he was a member of the Madrid Teatro
Real opera chorus. His career advanced to secondary
roles, appearing with Caruso in South America in
1918, singing Beppe in Pagliacci to Caruso’s Canio.
Within two years he was on his way to becoming one
of the leading tenors of the period. His U.S. debut
was opening night of the Chicago Opera season of
1924-25 in Gioconda with Rosa Raisa. There he sang
a number of roles as varied as Alfredo in La Traviata
and Manrico in Il Trovatore. He also appeared at
Covent Garden and throughout Italy. After 1935, he
confined his singing exclusively to Spain, singing
Cavaradossi in 1951 as his farewell. His wife was a
Barcelona native, and they had a daughter born in
1918.
EMILIA CORSI 2252. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1118. LA ALEGRIA DEL
BATALLÓN: Canción y Guajiras (Serrano)
/ UNA VIEJA: Cavatina (Gaztambide). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1114. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1241 [BVE-37870-2/BVE-37871-2]. CALABAZAS [JILTED] (Antonio Cortis) / EL TROPEZÓN (José Mojica-Antonio Cortis) . Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2001. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1526 [BF3466-I/BFR3467-I]. IL TROVATORE: Ah si,
ben mio / IL TROVATORE: Di quella pira (Verdi). Beautiful pressing. Just about 12. $15.00.
1115. 10” Red late VdP DA 757 [BVE-33486-1/BVE-33485-1]. LA FAVORITA: Una vergine
(Donizetti) / LA BOHÈME: Mimì è una civetta (Puccini). Beautiful pressing. Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
1046. 10” Red late VdP DA 1076 [BM1107-II/BM1122-I]. WERTHER: Ah! non mi ridestar
(Massenet) / IRIS: Apri la tua finestra (Mascagni). Another beautiful pressing. Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
2849. 12” Pink acous. Parlophon P.1612 [2-482/2-6502]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Vedi? la
luce incerta (Giordano) / LA BOHÈME: O soave fanciulla (Puccini). Both with ZITA
FUMIGALLI-RIVA [s]. IMs. Just about 1-2. $60.00.
2594. 12” Red Orth. Vla 7401 [CF3453-II/CF33473-II]. LA BOHÈME: Che gelida manina
(Puccini) / FAUST: Salve dimora (Gounod). Orch. dir. Carlo Sabajno. Just about
1-2. $12.00.
EMILE COSSIRA [t]. Orthez, Basses-Pyrénées, France, 1854-1923.
He studied voice in
Bordeaux with Sarreau and made his Paris Opéra-Comique debut in 1883 in Richard-Coeur-deLion, performing also extensively in the provinces and in Belgium. His Paris Opéra debut was in
1888, where he sang a number of leading roles, including Rhadames, Roméo, Raoul and Faust. In
1890 he created the title role there in Saint-Saëns’ Ascanio, sharing the stage with an all-star cast
including Ada Adini, Emma Eames, Jean Lasalle, Jean Martapoura and Pol Plançon. A favorite in
Brussels, Cossira sang Tristan there in 1894 and two years later Walter in Die Meistersinger.
Covent Garden heard him in 1891, 1894 and 1900. He later emigrated to Canada and taught voice
in Québec. He was regarded among the leading tenors of the 1890s. He recorded only for French
G&T in 1904. These records were transferred to Zonophone the next year and then quickly
discontinued. His records are major rarities in either form.
2450. 10” Blk. Paris Disque Gram. 3-32142 [3007-F]. LA MUETTE DE PORTICI: Air du
sommeil (Auber). Really clean copy. Few lightest scrs. (scuffs), small half-moon crk.
grooved side only from raised rim in ¼” inch (hardly visible, few possible lt. ticks).
2. $150.00.
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ANTONIO COTOGNI [b] ??
1738. 10” White lbl. HMV mat. 3023ft. PERCHÉ (Filippi). Recorded during Tamagno’s first
(1903) recording sessions and unpublished. This baritone voice has been attributed
by some to Antonio Cotogni (a respected friend of Tamagno) or by others to
Tamagno’s brother. For details, see The Record Collector, Vol. 40, No. 2, a Tamagno
discography and an article on Tamagno’s records by Paul D. Lewis. There is no
definitive identification known at present, although the song was known to be in the
concert repertoire of Tamagno’s brother. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
KATE COVE [s]
2406. 7” Berliner 3225 [411-h-15]. HUSHEEN (Needham). Inherent pressing depressions,
otherwise clean 2-3. $40.00.
EUGENE COWLES [bs]
3075. 12” Blk Victor 31543 [take 3]. THE FORTUNE TELLER: Gypsy Love Song (Victor
Herbert). Creator in the 1898 Broadway premiere. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
ARMAND CRABBÉ [b]
1060. 10” Purple SS Argentine Disco
Nacional 82003. MY CURLY
HEADED BABY (Clutsam). 3.
$40.00.
2131. 10” Red EE Vla 1088. MIREILLE:
Chanson du Berger (Gounod) /
SOIR DE PÂQUES (Maurage).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1637. 10” Red EE Vla 1090. LA CANCIÓN DEL OLVIDO: Junto al
Puente de la Pena (Serrano) /
RANCHITO VIEJO (Auguste
Maurage). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1302. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4136 [BT4143I/BT4144-II]. L’ANGELUS DE
LA MER (Goublier) / LES
CLOCHES DE CORNEVILLE:
J’ai fais trois fois (Planquette).
Orch. dir. Piero Coppola. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
1109. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4137 [BV621T1/BV64-1]. TRUST DE LOS
TENORIOS: Te quiero (Serrano)
ARMAND CRABBÉ in an unidentified Chicago Opera role / SUR L’EAU (Pedrell). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
2073. 10” Plum PW Disque Gram. K-6440 [OW560-1/OW561-1]. ALMA MIA [TANGO]
(Crabbé) / ROSES DE PICARDIE (Haydn Wood). Scarce. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2260. 10” Plum PW Disque Gram. K-7546 [OPG1673-1/OPG1674-1]. LA PAYSE A JEAN
(Dupin) / PLAISIR D’AMOUR (Martini, harm. Février). With MAY RUBIA [s]. Just
about 1-2. $25.00.
3355. 12” Red PW Disue Gram. DB 4824 [2W558-1/2W559-2]. AMARYLLIS: Les adieux
d’Appolon (Maurage) / IL TROVATORE: Il balen (Verdi). In French. Couple lightest
rubs, cons. 2. $30.00.
LUCIA CRESTANI [s]. Verona, 1886-Ferrara, 1972.
A pupil of Vittorio Gelich, Crestani
made her debut in 1904 at the Teatro Carignano in Torino as Aida, a role which she was
eventually to sing well over 500 times. The following year she appeared at La Scala in Catalani’s
Loreley and subsequently sang in many of the leading Italian houses. She was admired in South
America as well and was selected to open the new Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires) in 1908 as Aida. In
1913 she travelled the west coast of the U.S. with the touring Western Metropolitan Opera
Company. Her retirement from the stage was in 1924 after she ended a relationship with an
impresario who, in turn, insisted by gunpoint that she return to him. She had earlier begun
teaching, one of her major pupils having been tenor Nino Martini, with whom she worked from
1922 to 1925. He, in turn, assisted her financially in her last years when he discovered that she
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had no income and was ill in a rest home. Despite her success, she made only five recordings for
G&T at the outset of her career in 1905 at the age of 19.
2181. 10” Blk. ’12 Victor Pats. 16810 [7298b/7028b]. IL TROVATORE: D’amor sull’ali
rosee / MARIA BERNACCHI [s], ERNESTO CARONNA [b]. IL TROVATORE: Mira
d’acerbe lagrime (Verdi). Beautiful copy, as the grading describes. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
GIULIO CRIMI [t]. Paternò, Sicily, 1885-Rome, 1939. His
debut was as Manrico in 1910.
After singing in various Italian theaters, he was selected for the role of Paolo in the Turin world
premiere of Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini. The same year he made his London debut as Avito in
the British premiere of Wolf-Ferrari’s L’Amore di Tre Re. Following his Met debut as Rhadames, he
created the roles of Luigi in Il Tabarro and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi in the Met world premiere of
Puccini’s Il Trittico, Another of his Met successes was the part of Milio in the first Met performance
of Leoncavallo’s Zaza, Jan. 16, 1920. Crimi had a relatively short (1910-1927) but active and
important career that included many of the world’s major opera houses. After retiring he taught in
Rome, his most noted pupil Tito Gobbi. He recorded only for Aeolian-Vocalion.
1838. 10” Brown Shellac Aeolian-Vocalion 30105 [5670?]. PECCHÈ (Pennino). Just about
1-2. $10.00.
1402. 10” Brown Shellac Vocalion 60030 [7876/7079]. MANON LESCAUT: Donna non vidi
mai / TOSCA: Recondita armonia (both Puccini). Lt. rubs, gen. 2. $8.00.
3712. 12” Blue Blk. Shellac Aeolian-Vocalion 55005 [5546]. L’ULTIMA CANZONE (Tosti).
Lt. rubs, 2. $8.00.
4106. 12” Red Shellac Aeolian-Vocalion 52011 [7359]. IL TROVATORE: Ai nostri monti
(Verdi). With MARGUERITE D’ALVAREZ [c]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4127. 12” Red Shellac Vocalion 52045 [8494]. LA BOHÈME: Che gelida manina (Puccini).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2939. 12” Brown Shellac Vocalion 70023 [ ? / ? ]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Addio alla
Madre (Mascagni) / AIDA: Celeste Aida (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
CLAIRE CROIZA [ms]
2045. 10” PW Blue Eng. Columbia D13084
[WL1212/WL1328]. ARIETTES OUBLIÉES: No. 2 (Debussy) / SARABANDE (Albert Roussel). Acc. by
Francis Poulenc (side one) and Albert
Roussel (side two). Just about 1-2.
$30.00.
2264. 10” PW Blue Eng. Columbia D13085
[WL1334/WL1335]. UNE JEUNE
FILLE PARLE / LA BELLE AU BOIS
(both Pierre de Bréville). Acc. by the
composer. Just about 1-2. $30.00.
3485. 10” (pressed on 12” disc) vinyl D13085
[WL1335]. LA BELLE AU BOIS (Pierre
de Bréville). Acc. by the composer.
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
2136. 10” PW Blue Eng. Columbia LF 60
[WM35/WM39]. MA POUPÉE CHÉRIE
/ AUBADE (both Déodat de Séverac).
Piano acc. George Reeves. Side one
particularly attractive and beautifully
sung. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
2890. 12” Red Lumen 32.045 [YL91/YL92].
BALLAD A NOSTRE DAME / LES
CLOCHES; LES ANGELUS (all Debussy). Piano acc. Ivana Meedintiano.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
CLAIRE CROIZA
RICHARD CROOKS [t]
1043. 10” Blk. elec. HMV E.393 [BVE-31840-?/BVE-32844-1?]. SACRAMENT [MacDermid) / THE GREEN HILLS OF IRELAND (del Riego). Scarce. Side one unissued
by Victor. Cons. 2. $15.00.
1764. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45373. IRISH LOVE SONG (Lang) / COLLEEN AROON
(Strickland). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
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1715. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45422. LOVE IS MINE (Gartner) / FOR YOU ALONE (Geehl).
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1680. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45481. SUN GIRL (Tours) / RED, RED ROSE (Shauer).
Uncommon early Crooks. As new. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1123. 10” Red PoW Victor 10-1150. THE AMERICANS COME (Fay Foster) / CHEVAUCHÉE COSAQUE (Foudrain). Orch. dir. Maximillian Pilzer. Side one introduced
with a spoken remark by Crooks. Just
about 1-2. $7.00.
2024. 10” Red HMV DA 1330. MACUSHLA (MacMurrough) / TOO LATE TOMORROW
(Langenberg). Side two I believe only on
HMV. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2067. 10” Red Vinyl Green Label (no company
name) mat. RR23087/RR23088. AT
CHRISTMASTIME / CHRISTMAS CANDLE. Matrix dated 1946. Side one
announced by Crooks: “Hello! Mildred and
I wish you a Merry Christmas.” With
orchestra. Composers not given. Lt.
superficial scuffs, gen. 2-3. $35.00.
3604. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 7105 [takes
5/5]. MEISTERSINGER: Preislied / LOHENGRIN: In fernem Land (both Wagner).
Just about 1-2. $8.00
Pool hustler ADA CROSSLEY
ADA CROSSLEY [c]
1889. 10” White lbl. Vla 64007 [2186]. CARO MIO BEN (Giordano). Piano acc. Originally
the first issued domestic Red Seal Victor (Monarch) record. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
JULIA CULP [c]
9015. 11” Brown Odeon 30600/30601 [XB2178/XB2180]. MOEDERKE ALLEEN (Hullerbroeck) / WIEGELIEDJE (Catarina v. Rennes). Piano acc. Side one very tiny PB,
small lbl. stkr., two edge patina crks. about half-inch each, silent and not through to
the reverse. 2-3. Side two small lbl. stkr., few lt. superficial surface scrs., one PB
(may sound lightly a few grooves), otherwise cons. 2-3. Despite all this, a fine
playing copy. $20.00.
3000. 11” Blk. vinyl Odeon on 12” pressing. X.64005 [XB2177]. VERBORGENHEIT (Wolf).
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1576. 10” Red Schall. Grammophon 2-43456 [17178½L]. SAPPHISCHE ODE (Brahms).
Piano acc. Coenraad v.Bos. Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
1781. 10” Red Victor 64403. MIGNONETTE (Weckerlin). Piano acc. Coenraad v. Bos. Just
about 1-2. $8.00
1627. 10” Red “A” plate Vla 64721. AN INDIAN LOVE SONG [BY THE WATERS OF MINNETONKA (Lieurence). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2074. 10” Red Vla 569. AVE MARIA (Schubert) / MONDNACHT, Op. 39, No. 5 (Schumann). Side one take 17 (recorded 1924), available only on this short lived doublefaced issue. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $15.00.
3542. 12” Red Dog Schall. Gram. 043274 [779m]. MUSS ES EINE TRENNUNG GEBEN?
(Brahms). Piano acc. Coenraad Van Bos. Scarce 1914 European recording, never
on Victor. Excellent early heavy raised-rim pressing. Just about 1-2. $30.00.
4126. 12” Red Victor 74523. THE BLUE PARADISE: Auf Wiedersehn! (Sigmund Romberg).
In English. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
EGIDIO CUNEGO [t]
1758. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45012 [224ah/103ah]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Si, fui soldato /
ERNESTO BADINI [b]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Son sessant’ anni (Giordani). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
2137. 10” Red Victor 87069 [13830b]. TOSCA: Trionfa di nuova speme (Puccini). With
ELENA RUSZKOWSKA [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1304. 10” Blue elec. Odeon B3769 [Mo2913/Mo2921]. FEDORA: Vedi, io piango
(Giordano). Two sides. With ETY MAROLI [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
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2668. 12” White lbl. vinyl Vla 88261 [1863c]. AIDA: Ahimè di Guerra (Verdi). With ELENA
RUSZKOWSKA [s], BIANCA LAVIN DE CASAS [c]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
ROYAL DADMUN [b]
1643. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45350. I WANT WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT IT (BlossomVictor Herbert) / ROLLING DOWN TO RIO (Edward German). Uncommon. Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
1736. 10” PoW RCA Victor 4083. JOHN
PEEL; JOCK O’ HAZELDEAN;
SCOTS WHA HAE WI’ WALLACE
BLED / LAMBERT MURPHY [t].
FLOW GENTLY SWEET AFTON;
SALLY IN OUR ALLEY; YE BANKS
AND BRAES (English and Scottish
Folk Songs). Excellent late pressing.
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
ROBERTO D’ALESSIO [t]
2149. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 1938-M
[WB1148/WB1166]. AY, AY, AY
(Pérez- Freire) / BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Ecco ridente (Rossini). Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
GILDA DALLA RIZZA [s]
2070. 10” Purple acous. Cigale Popolare
(Columbia) D1052 [42080/42082].
ANDREA CHÉNIER: La mamma morta (Giordano) / ISABEAU: Questo
mio bianco manto (Mascagni). Excellent laminated surfaces. Harmless
very small rim bump. Side one 2-3.
Side two 2. $15.00.
GILDA DALLA RIZZA
TOTI DAL MONTE [s]
1529. 10” Red late VdP DA 5350 [OBA2281-II/OBA2282-II]. AMURI, AMURI / FA LA
NANA BAMBIN (both Geni Sadero). Very touching performances. Excellent
pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2643. 12” Red acous. Vla 6487. CARNIVAL OF VENICE (Benedict). Two sides.
Uncommon. Replaced quickly by the electric version. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2818. 12” Red acous. Vla 6495. RIGOLETTO: Caro nome (Verdi) / BARBIERE DI
SIVIGLIA: Una voce poco fa (Rossini). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
3602. 12” Red Orth. Vla 7198 [CM1004-II/CM1015-I]. LA SONNAMBULA: Ah! non credea
mirarti (Bellini) / FALSTAFF: Sul fil d’un soffio (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3304. 12” Red Orth. Vla 7485t [CM1020-II/CM1022-I]. NINNA-NANNA (Bianchini) /
MIGNON: Io son Titania (Thomas). Side one particularly lovely. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
2807. 12” Red late VdP DB 1152 [CF1580-III/CF1581-I]. DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT:
Le ricchezze ed il grado / DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT: Lo dice ognun (Donizetti). Another superb pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
CHARLES DALMORÈS [t]. Nancy, France, 1872-Hollywood, 1939.
Dalmorès studied
piano and cello as a youth and was accepted by the Paris Conservatoire before he was sixteen,
pursuing there a complete course in music. His lessons included the basics of different instruments. While studying French horn, he quickly became so adept that he was soon playing in
major orchestras, including the Lamoureux. When scarcely 23, he was appointed a Professor of
French horn at the Lyons Conservatoire. Gifted with an exceptional voice, which he realized only
after he began teaching at Lyons and encouraged by the prodding of the Director of the Lyons
Conservatory, Dalmorès begin vocal studies on a serious basis. By 1899 he felt himself ready for a
debut, which was the role of Siegfried and took place at the Théâtre des Arts of Rouen. He quickly
became known internationally as a leading dramatic tenor in the French, Italian and German
repertoire. In Germany he appeared as Lohengrin at Bayreuth and was also well received at
London’s Covent Garden, his debut there in 1904 as Gounod’s Faust. In America, he was a great
success with Hammerstein’s Manhattan Opera and then the Chicago Opera, his repertoire
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running the gamut from Debussy’s Pelléas through
Herod in Strauss’s Salome. He kept himself in good
physical condition and was an amateur boxer of ability.
As Samson, according to an obituary reminiscence, Dalmorès “was one of the few tenors whose physique
enabled him to look the part as well as sing it”. In later
years he taught voice, first in New York and then in
Hollywood.
2197. 10” Red GP ’06 “A” plate Victor 81088. TALES
OF HOFFMANN: C’est elle (Offenbach). One
rub, cons. 2. $10.00.
2198. 10” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 87089. TALES OF
HOFFMANN: C’est elle (Offenbach). 1911 remake. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1278. 10” Red Victor 87088. LOHENGRIN: Athmest
du nicht (Wagner). In German. Just about
1-2. $7.00.
2062. 10” Gold PW Victor HRS 1054. SAMSON ET
DALILA: Arrêtez, o mes frères (Saint-Saëns)
/ JE T’AIME (Massenet). Side two piano acc.
From orig. 1911 Victor matrices. Side two
particularly highly recommended. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
3754. 12” White lbl. Vla 85114. CARMEN: Je suis
Escamillo (Bizet). With MARCEL JOURNET
[bs]. Excellent pressing (as is the case with
CHARLES DALMORÉS
almost all white label special pressings), few
lightest mks. Cons. 2. $12.00.
3879. 12” Red Pats. “A” plate Vla 88330. NINON (Tosti). Tiny lbl. stkr. Few lt. rubs, cons.
2. $10.00.
3493. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 89019. CARMEN: La-bas dans la montagne (Bizet). With
EMMA CALVE [s]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4109. 12” Gold PW Victor HRS 1016. FAUST: Alerte! (Gounod). With EMMA EAMES[s],
POL PLANÇON [bs]. / EAMES [s]. FAUST: Air des bijoux (Gounod). From orig.
1907 and piano acc. 1905 Victor matrices. Both sides autographed, side two by
Eames and side one by Dalmorès. Side one 1-2. Side two lt. superficial rubs, 2-3.
Side two 1-2. $20.00.
3768. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 9. IL TROVATORE: Ah si, ben mio (Verdi) / GRISÉLIDIS:
Ouvrez-vous sur mon front (Massenet). Side one in Italian, side two in French.
From orig. 1907/1912 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3936. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 19 [C-4253/C-4254]. CARMEN: Je suis Escamillo (Bizet) /
FAUST: Vision céleste (Gounod). Both with MARCEL JOURNET [b]. From orig.
1907 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
MARGUERITE D’ALVAREZ [c]
2033. 10” Red Shellac Aeolian-Vocalion 30121 [7030]. HOMING (Del Riego). Just about
1-2. $10.00.
1409. 10” Red Shellac Aeolian-Vocalion 30124. CARMEN: Seguidilla (Bizet). Small lbl. stkr.
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2115. 10” Red Shellac Vocalion 30143 [7348]. MIRA LA BIEN [from CANZONES
ARABESCAS] (S. Pedrell). IMs. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $10.00.
1701. 10” Red EE Vla 1116. DO NOT GO, MY LOVE (Hageman) / HOMING (del Riego).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1421. 10” Red EE Vla 1116. Same as preceding listing (item #1701). For listening
purposes, both should of course sound identical. Cons. 2. $8.00.
1772. 10” Red EE Vla 1139. LA ZAGALINA (Tabuyo) / TUS OJILLOS NEGROS (de Falla).
Piano acc. Blair Neale. George Blair Neale (Chatham, NB, Canada, 1893-Toronto,
Canada, 1930) accompanied a number of singers (Reimers, Easton, Edward Johnson,
and so on). He died at a relatively youthful age as a result of “serious symptoms”
following a cold. Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1954. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1139. Same as preceding listing (item #1772). Slightly later
pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
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1185. 10” Red “Z”-type Shellac Victor 1145. CARMEN: Seguidilla / CARMEN: Habanera
(Bizet). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1704. 10” Red PW HMV DA 836 [Bb9314-II/Bb9315-I]. DOWN HERE (Brahe) / CARO MIO
BEN (Giordani). Piano acc. Ivor Newton. Few lt. mks., cons. 2. $8.00.
4106. 12” Red Shellac Aeolian-Vocalion 52011 [7359]. IL TROVATORE: Ai nostri monti
(Verdi). With GIULIO CRIMI [t]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4105. 12” Red Shellac Vocalion 52020 [7019]. SILENT NIGHT (Gruber). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
CARLO DANI [t]. Firenze, 1872?- ? .
Prior to his
vocal career, Dani, like bass Ezio Pinza, had been a
professional bicyclist and won a number of competitions.
Deciding to develop his lyric tenor voice, he studied in
Firenze with Mo. Contrucci and made his debut at the
Pagliano in Firenze, 1894, as the Duke in Rigoletto. He
was featured in various Italian houses and in 1901
toured Australia with the Williamson Opera. He
subsequently appeared in New York at the Met, singing
Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Alfredo (Traviata) and Canio,
among other parts. In subsequent years he sang in
South America, returned to the U.S. with a touring
company, and then spent
the rest of his career
primarily in Italy. After his retirement, he settled in
Australia and opened a school of singing.
9076. 11” Fonotipia 39963/39964 [XPh2299/
XPh2347]. ELISIR D’AMORE: Una furtiva
lagrima (Donizetti) / PEARL FISHERS: Mi
par d’udire ancora (Bizet). Just about 1-2.
$35.00.
9081. 11” Fonotipia 92979/62300
[XPh4883/XPh2694]. LA SONNAMBULA:
Prendi l’anel ti dono (Bellini) / ALESSANCARLO DANI
DRO BONCI [s]. ZAZÀ: Mai più Zazà (Leoncavallo). Side one orch. acc. Side two piano
acc. by the composer. Few tiny harmless mks., side one, cons. 2. Side two just
about 1-2. $25.00.
GIUSEPPE DANISE [b]. Naples, 1883-New York City, 1963.
He studied with Luigi
Colonnesi and Abramo Perillo in Naples and made his debut there at the Teatro Bellini in 1906 as
Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana. After singing for some time in small Italian houses, he had his first
great success at the Teatro Massimo in 1913. He was Rigoletto in the Italian Gramophone
Company’s first complete recording of that opera, dating from around 1915. His Met debut was as
Amonasro in 1920, and he remained on the roster as a principal baritone through 1932. He
managed to maintain a solid footing there, despite such competition as Ruffo, Tibbett, De Luca
and Basiola. Returning to Italy in 1932, Danise was immediately accepted at La Scala, despite the
fact that he had been absent from Italy for well over a decade. He remained active in Italy with a
few guest appearances in Rio de Janiero until the end of World War II. He then settled in New York
City, married soprano Bidù Sayão (1947) and taught, Regina Resnik having numbered among his
students. Leo Riemens considered Danise “among the best Italian baritones of his generation: he
combined the lyriciso of De Luca and the dramatic temperament of Scotti with Stracciari’s
sonority.”
1938. 10” acous. Purple Brunswick 10150. SONG OF THE VOLGA BOATMEN (Russian
Folk Song) / WHEN THE KING WENT FORTH TO WAR (Kënemann). Side one in
Russian and side two in French. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1064. 10” elec. Purple Brunswick 10238. FORTUNIO: Chanson de Fortunio (Offenbach) /
LE RÉGIMENT DE SAMBRE ET MEUSE (Planquette). In French. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1207. 10” elec. Purple Brunswick 10283. L’ULTIMA CANZONE (Tosti) / CAMPANA DI SAN
GIUSTO (Arona). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1630. 10” elec. Gold Brunswick 15140. SERENADE (Panizza) / SÉRÉNADE NAPOLITAINE
(Leoncavallo). Both in French. Side one piano acc. Dan Lieberfeld. Just about
12. $10.00.
2915. 12” White lbl. acous. Brunswick test mat. X5324. FAUST: Dio possente (Gounod).
Cons. 2. $10.00.
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3316. 12” Gold acous. Brunswick 5006 [X5325/X5355]. PAGLIACCI: Prologo (Leoncavallo)
/ BALLO IN MASCHERA: Eri tu (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3630. 12” Gold acous. Brunswick 50011 [X7263/X7469]. LA PARTIDA (Alvarez) / LA
DANZA (Rossini). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2915. 12” White lbl. acous. Brunswick test mat. X5324. FAUST: Dio possente (Gounod).
Cons. 2. $10.00.
3821. 12” Gold elec. Canadian Brunswick 50082. LE ROI DE LAHORE: Promesse de mon
avenir / JONGLEUR DE NÔTRE DAME: Légende de la Sauge (both Massenet).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
GLENN DARWIN [b]. Kansas City, MO, 1913-1982.
Darwin’s Met career included only one
performance of one role: Aaron Burr in Damrosch’s The Man Without a Country, Feb. 2, 1938. He
was kept much busier in concert work and in radio, where he achieved a degree of popularity.
Darwin made only one commercial record (for Victor) and one “V-Disc” during World War II (1944).
3148. 12” Blk. PW Victor 36224. WHEN I BRING TO YOU COLOUR’D TOYS (Carpenter);
BY A LONELY FOREST PATHWAY (Griffes) / PILGRIM’S SONG Op. 47, No. 5
(Tschaikowsky). Piano acc. Elsa Fiedler (Arthur Fiedler’s sister). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
LÉON DAVID [t]. 1867-1962.
David studied at the
Conservatoire in Nantes and then in Paris. His debut was in
1892, and he was heard in many principal houses of
France, including the Opéra-Comique. His large and varied
repertoire included Almaviva, Paco in La vida breve, George
Brown in La Dame blanche, Gérald in Lakmé, des Grieux,
Roméo, Nadir in The Pearl Fishers, and the Duke in
Rigoletto, among many other parts. Despite his exceptional
voice and popularity, he made few records: four sides for
Odeon in 1907 and several for Fonotipia in 1904, all rare.
9064. 11” French Fonotipia 39069/39219 [XPh546/
XPh551]. LA VERITABLE MANOLA (Bourgeois)
/ CARMEN: La fleur (Bizet). Side one superficial scuffing, one tiny scr. at end, 4. Side two
one small, harmless, PB, rubs. 4-5. Both sides
have no graying and should play without
problems. $500.00.
9065. 11” French Fonotipia 39094/39221 [XPh545/
XPh513]. MIGNON: Elle ne croyait pas
(Thomas) / RIGOLETTO: Comme la plume au
vent (Verdi). Superficial scuffs and rubs, one
small PB side two, 4-5. Again, there appears to
be no graying. $500.00.
TUDOR DAVIES [t]
2870. 12” Blk. acous. SR HMV D897 [Cc4440-II/
Cc4441-II]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Love Duet
(Puccini). In English. Two sides. With ROSINA
BUCKMAN [s]. Orch. dir. Eugene Goossens.
Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $10.00.
LÉON DAVID
ALEXANDRE M. DAVIDOV [t]. 1872-1944.
1644. 10” PW elec. Plum Disque Gram. EK-103 [OG569-II/OG570-II]. JE NE PUIS
OUBLIER CETTE NUIT SOMBRE (Artemieff) / TU T’ES MOQUE! (Ritter). Piano
acc. One harmless light pressing indentation. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
PETER DAWSON [bs-b]
2410. 10” Blk. London G&T 3-2433 [3273e]. UNLESS (Caracciolo). Few MGTs, cons. 2-3.
$15.00.
2412. 10” Blk. London Angel Pre-Dog 3-2857 [9890b]. THE BANDOLERO (Stuart). Small
lbl. stkrs. 2. $10.00.
2192. 10” PoW Plum B.2297 [Bb7565-I/Bb9894-I]. THE VAGABOND (Vaughan Williams) /
THE GAY HIGHWAY (Drummond). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2060. 10” PW Plum HMV B.2884 [Bb14550-II/Bb14553-I]. CAPTAIN HARRY MORGAN
(Granville Bantock) / CARGOES (Shaw). Piano acc. G. Moore. Lt. rubs., 2. $6.00.
86 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
1367. 10” PW Plum HMV B.4482 [OB4386-II/OB4389-II]. DRAKE’S DRUM / OUTWARD
BOUND [both from Songs of the Sea] (Stanford). With Male Chorus and Orch.
Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $8.00.
1959. 10” PW Plum HMV B.8196 [OB5938-II/OB5940-II]. JERUSALEM (Parry) / CHRIST
IS RISEN (Rachmaninoff). Orch. dir. Lawrance Collingwood. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
3133. 12” PW Plum acous. HMV C.1169
[Cc1691-1/Cc2990-II]. TO THE
FOREST (Tschaikowsky) / THE
SIEGE OF ROCHELLE: Travellers
all of every station (Balfe). Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
NAZZARENO DE ANGELIS [bs]
2553. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia
52816-D [WBX193-2/WBX194-2].
DON CARLOS: Ella giammai m’amò
(Verdi). Two sides. Just about
12. $10.00.
2616. 12” Blue PW Eng. Columbia D18042
[WBX189/WBX190]. DER FREISCHÜTZ: Viva Bacco (v.Weber) / IL
BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: La calunnia (Rossini). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2613. 12” Late Blue Italian Col. GQX10183
[WBX184/WBX195].MEFISTOFEEcco il mondo (Boïto) / FAUST:
Serenata (Gounod). Fine pressing.
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3515. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia
52819-D [WBX184/WBX195].
Same as previous listing (item #2613). Earlier, equally fine pressing. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
ORESTE DE BERNARDI [t]
1528. 10” Blk. Fonit 12919 [70960/70962]. CORE ‘NGRATO (Cardillo) / MARECHIARE
(Tosti). Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $10.00.
HEDWIG VON DEBICKA [s]
2698. 12” Blk. PW Polydor 66924 [740bi/741bi]. HÖRT DOCH DER SANFTEN FLÖTEN
CHOR (J. S. Bach) / O DEL MIO DOLCE ARDOR (Gluck). Side two in Italian with
piano acc. by Julius Prüwer. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
BIANCA LAVIN DE CASAS [c]
1551. 10” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 87068 [13833b]. MEFISTOFELE: La luna immobile (Boïto).
With NINA ARDONI [s], GAETANO PINI-CORSI [t]. Slightest label discoloration.
Surface just about 1-2. $8.00.
2668. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla 88261 [1863c]. AIDA: Ahimè di Guerra (Verdi). With
ELENA RUSZKOWSKA [s], EGIDIO CUNEGO [t]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3700. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla 88262 [1860c]. AIDA: Fu la sorte dell’armi (Verdi). With
ELENA RUSZKOWSKA [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4289. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla 88263 [1861c]. AIDA: Ebben qual nuovo (Verdi). With
ELENA RUSZKOWSKA [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2428. 12” Red Dog Gram. Mon. 054276 [1862c]. AIDA: Pietà ti prenda del mio dolor
(Verdi). With ELENA RUSZKOWSKA [s]. Few MGTs, 2-3. $15.00.
2654. 12” White lbl. vinyl Vla 88373 [1862c]. AIDA: Pietà di prenda (Verdi). With ELENA
RUSZKOWSKA [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
INEZ DE FRATE [s]
3335. 12” Blk. Pe-Dog Angel Gram. Mon. 052236/053191 [1289c/1349c]. NORMA: Casta
diva / ANDRÉAS DE SEGUROLA [bs]. NORMA: Ite sul colle (Bellini). Just about
1-2. $400.00.
87 v VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
HARRY
DE GARMO [b]. Detroit, 1887- Wiesbaden, 1919. He emigrated to Germany as a medical
student but also studied voice, which was to eventually
take precedence. His debut was at the Hamburg Opera
in 1910 and in 1911 he appeared as Wolfram in
Tannhäuser at the Berlin Hofoper. Other companes with
which he sang principal roles include Wiesbaden,
Cologne, Frankfurt am Main and Lübeck. In 1914 he
wed soprano Tilly Jonas (Dresden, 1888-Hollywood,
1990), who outlived him by seventy years. She later wed
conductor Fritz Zweig but was always known
professionally as Tilly de Garmo. Harry was set to make
his Met debut in 1919, but died as the result of an
immunization shot given shortly before his planned
departure.
3422 12” Blk. No-Dog Gramophone 65464 (042520/
042521) [1212m/1213m]. MEISTERSINGER:
Flieder-Monolog / MEISTERSINGER:
Schusterlied (Wagner). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
EMILIO DE GOGORZA [b]. Brooklyn, NY, 1874New York City, 1949. Educated in Europe, DeGogorza
returned to the United States in the mid-1890s and
made his debut in a concert with soprano Marcella
Sembrich in 1897. He later toured with and wed soprano
HARRY DE GARMO Emma Eames. DeGogorza’s career was devoted to the
concert and oratorio stages, his being exceptionally
nearsighted having made operatic work impractical. As a recitalist, he was, as Richard Aldrich
wrote in a 1925 N.Y. Times review, “a great master, such as there are all too few of today in so
many of the elements of consummate vocal art”. He taught first at Curtis and then privately in
New York City.
1634. [as E. FRANCISCO]. 10” Blk. Victor Monarch Dog 173 [3051]. MARTHA: Drinking
Song (Flotow). In Italian. Announced by De Gogorza. Recorded 22 Jan. 1901. Nice
copy. One small LSS, few LGTs, gen. 2. $20.00.
1252. [as HERBERT GODDARD]. 10” Blk. Monarch 1962 [B-1459]. HOSANNA (Granier).
Bright lbl. Surface a very clean 2. $15.00.
1867. [as CARLOS FRANCISCO]. 10” Blk. ’12 Pats. Victor 16812 [B-1106-2/7310½b]/
MARTHA: Porter Song (Flotow) / FRANCESCO CIGADA [b]. IL TROVATORE: Il
balen (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2081. [as HERBERT GODDARD]. 10” Blk. ’12 Pats. Victor 16815 [B-2613/B- ? ].
GOOD BYE [Tosti) / HARRY MADCDONOUGH [t]. GOOD NIGHT BELOVED,
GOOD NIGHT (Fay). Small lbl. stkr. side one, otherwise just about 1-2. $12.00.
1160. [as CARLOS FRANCISCO] 10” Blk. ’12 Pats. Victor 62595. DORMI PURE (Scuderi) /
SANTA LUCIA (Braga). Piano acc. 1904 matrices. Small lbl. stkr. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
1582. 10” Red GP ’07 Vr 87501. SAMSON ET DALILA: Vengeance at Last! (Saint-Saëns).
With LOUISE HOMER [c]. DeGogorza and Homer sang their roles in various
musical festivals and occasionally together, such as at the Worcester Festival in
1904, where a reviewer mentioned the “perfect unity” in their duets. Just about
1065.
1950.
1737.
2242.
1860.
1368.
1948.
1-
2. $15.00.
10” Red Vla 64898. EN CALESA (Alvarez). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
10” Red acous. Vla 1107. MOTHER O’ MINE (Tours) / THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
(Schubert-Geoffrey O’Hara). Cons. 2. $8.00.
10” Red late RCA Victor 1141. LA PALOMA (Yradier) / LA GOLONDRINA (Mexican
Air). Side one notable for De Gogorza’s lengthy rolled “r”. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
10” Red Scroll “Z”-shellac Victor 1179. IN OLD MADRID (Trotère) / JUANITA
(Norton). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1263. O SOLE MIO (di Capua) / SANTA LUCIA
(Cottrau). As new. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1263. Same as preceding listing (item #1860) but
Few lt. rubs, 2. $7.00.
10” Red Orth. Vla 1278. NOCHE SERENA (Mexican Folk Song) / AY! (Isidore
Hernandez). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
88 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
2263. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1294. EL
RELICARIO (Padilla) / ROSARIO DE LA AURORA (Folk
Song). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1868. 10” Red acous. Vla 3024. LILY
OF KILLARNEY: The Moon
Has Raised Her Lamp Above
(Benedict) / CRUCIFIX
(Faure). Both with REINALD
WERRENRATH [b]. Just
about 1-2. $7.00.
1946. 10” PW Silver IRCC 72 [B-4172/BVE-43617-1]. FAUST:
Dio possente (Gounod) / VOICI QUE LE PRINTEMPS (Debussy). Piano acc., side two
by Helen Winslow. Label
signed by De Gogorza. From
orig. 1903/1928 Victor
matrices. Side two particularly attractive. Just about
3835.
4092.
3097.
3566.
4088.
4107.
2484.
2498.
3121.
3054.
EMILIO DE GOGORZA and wife EMMA EAMES
1-2. $25.00.
12” Blk. De Luxe 31314 [C-1734-4]. FOR ALL ETERNITY (Mascheroni). Nice copy,
bright lbl. 2. $15.00.
12” Blk. De Luxe 31326 [C-1763-1]. THE CLANG OF THE FORGE (Rodney). Bright
lbl. Some superficial rubs, gen. 2-3. $15.00.
12” Red ’08 Pats. Victor 74118. MOTHER O’MINE (Tours); THE LARK NOW LEAVES
ITS WAT’RY NEST (Horatio Parker). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
12” Red “B” plate Victor 74438. THE PIPES OF PAN (Edward Elgar). Just about
1-2. $10.00.
12” Red “A” plate Victor 74478. THE MAGIC SONG [DAS ZAUBERLIED] (MeyerHelmund). One tiny, harmless mk., otherwise just about 1-2. $10.00.
12” Red GP ’07 Victor 89004 [2nd issued take]. CRUCIFIX (Faure). With EMMA
EAMES [s]. Rare. Rec. 5/22/07, replacing 1906 version. Cons. 2. $15.00.
12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 89004 [3rd issued take]. CRUCIFIX (Faure). With EMMA
EAMES [s]. Rec. 4/6/09, replacing 1907 version. Lovely bright copy. Few lightest
rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
12” PW Silver Vr IRCC 113. RIGOLETTO: Pari siamo /IL TROVATORE: Mira d’acerbe
lagrime (Verdi). Side two with EMMA EAMES [s]. Side two lbl. signed by De
Gogorza. Neat white ink index mks. in inner margins. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
12” White RCA Victor blk. vinyl test pressing mat. C-6200. LE MARIAGE DES
ROSES (Franck); LE PLONGEUR (Widor). Unpublished (except for AGSB). Piano
acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla mat. CVE-13726-3. LA PARTIDA (Alvarez). Piano acc.
Helen Winslow. Unpublished take. Take 4 was issued on Victor 6839. Just about
1-2. $35.00.
ELVIRA
DE HIDALGO [s]. Valderrobres (Spain), 1892-Milan, 1980. She studied with
Melchiorre Vidal (also the teacher of Barrientos, Pareto, Vignas, and Storchio, among others) and
made her debut when but 16 at the Naples Teatro San Carlo as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
She was soon engaged for Paris, Monte Carlo and, in 1910, the Metropolitan Opera, appearing
with Caruso in Rigoletto and Bonci in La Sonnambula. Her La Scala debut was in 1916, and she
returned to the Met in 1925, also singing that year with the Chicago Opera. She began teaching
in 1933 in Greece at the Athens Conservatory, where her most extraordinary pupil was Maria
Callas. Said Callas of De Hidalgo, “I owe all my preparation and my artistic formation as an
actress [to] this elect woman, who, besides giving me her precious teaching, gave me her whole
heart as well.” –parts from Wikipedia.
9075. 11” Fonotipia 92334/92528 [XPh3615/XPh4021]. L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Della crudele Isotta (Donizetti) / LINA PASINI-VITALE [s], FERRUCCIO CORRADETTI [b].
L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Io son ricco, tu sei bella (Donizetti). Just about 1-2. $20.00.
1936. 10” Blue acous. Columbia 2035-M [A706/A1284]. CLAVELITOS (Valverde) /
SADKO: Chanson Hindoue (Rimsky-Korsakov). Just about 1-2. $25.00.
89 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
1953. 10” Blue acous. Columbia 3900-M [A706/ A707]. CLAVELITOS (Valverde) / EL
NIÑO JUDIO (Manuel de Falla). Just about 1-2. $25.00.
4104. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 7076-M [AX378/ AX386]. DINORAH: Ombra leggiera
(Donizetti). Two sides. Should play as new. Superficial rubs, 2-3. $15.00.
SOFIA DEL CAMPO [s]
1292. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1249. CLAVELITOS (Valverde) / LA BORRACHITA [THE LITTLE
TIPPLER] (Esperó). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2330. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1250. YO-YA SABIA [CANCIÓN CHILENA] (Netto) / EL MAJO
DISCRETO (Granados). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1909. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4036. Same as preceding listing (item #2330) but renumbering.
Lbl. side two somewhat faded. Cons. 2. $12.00.
1327. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4037. MANON LESCAUT: L’eclat de Rire (Auber) / IL GUARANY:
Gentile di Cuore (Gomes). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1300. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4049. NO QUIERO CASARME (Spanish Folk Song) / PESARES
(Alvarez). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1783. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4050. EL BARBERO DE SEVILLA: Polonesa (Nieto) / LA
TRANQUERA (Pérez-Friere). Side one a sparkling arietta. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1750. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4150. OLHOS TRISTES (Netto) / CORAÇÃO INDECISO (Nepomuceno). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2303. 10” Red PW Disque Gram. P-866. NO QUIERO CASARME (Spanish Folk Song) /
PESARES (Alvarez). Tiny lbl. stkr. Glassy late ‘30s pressing. Just about 1-2.
$20.00.
1929. 10” Blue PW Telefunken A10443 [26282/
26283]. MI VIEJO AMOR (Oteo) / EL
SEGRETO (Rengifo). Rare. Her only nonVictor. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2699. 12” Red Scroll “Z”-type shellac Victor 9206.
VILLANELLE (dell’ Acqua) / ROMÉO ET
JULIETTE: Je veux vivre (Gounod).
Reviewer’s “X” on lbl. side one, otherwise
just about 1-2. $15.00.
JEANNE MARIÉ DE L’ISLE [c]
1628. 10” Green Disque Zonophone X-83174/X82175 [6125o/6126o]. LA DAMNATION
DE FAUST: Le roi de Thulé (Berlioz) /
RÊVERIE (Reynaldo Hahn). Nice copy. Few
lt. mks., cons. 2. $20.00.
JEAN FRANÇOIS DELMAS [bs].Lyons, 1861-
1933. Except for some guest performances elsewhere,
Delmas remained an exclusive and leading Paris Opéra
bass from 1886 until 1927. He was Athanaël in the
1894 world premiere of Massenet’s Thaïs and sang
principal roles in the Paris premieres of Die Walküre,
Götterdämmerung, and Parsifal. His voice was very
large and had an upper extension that made some
baritone roles possible. Despite his long, notable career, he recorded only in the 1902-1907 period.
9109. 11” Gold SS Gold French Fonotipia 39027
[XPh512-?). LES HUGUENOTS: Bénédiction des Poignards (Meyerbeer). 2-3.
$50.00.
DELMAS as The Wanderer in Siegfried
MARIO DEL MONACO [t]
1089. 10” Blk. London P.18212 [IDR.773/IDR.771]. MATTINATA VENEZIANA (Cinque) /
ADDIO A NAPOLI (Cottrau). Small lbl. stkr. Few rubs side one, cons. 2. $15.00.
1090. 10” Blk. London P.18213 [DR.768/DR.769]. I MILIONI D’ARLECCHINO (Drigo) /
MUSICA PROIBITA (Gastaldon). Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $15.00.
1088. 10” Blk. London P.18214 [IDR.772/IDR.774]. MATTINATA (Leoncavallo) / CORE
‘NGRATO (Cardillo). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
90 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
RÉGINE DE LORMAY [ms]
3961. 12” PW Plum PW Disque Gram. L-898 [2G403-I/2G404-I]. SEPTOUR, Op. 3, No. 1
(Arthur Hoérée). Two sides. With PIERRE-MAIRE [pianist], MARCEL MOYSE
[flute], SCHWARTZ [vln], GALLAND [vln], QUATTROCHI [viola], PASCAL [cello].
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
VICTORIA DE LOS ANGELES [s]
1601. 10” Red HMV DA 1977 [OEA15022-1/OEA15023-1]. EL CANT DES OCELLS
(Catalán Carol, arr. Tarragó) / DIN DAN BOLERAN (Trad. Basque, arr Tarragó).
Guitar acc. Renata Tarragó. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3890. 12” Red late RCA Victor 12-3213. LOHENGRIN: Elsas Traum / TANNHÄUSER:
Dich, theure Halle (both Wagner). Orch. dir. A. Fistoulari. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
GINO DEL SIGNORE [t]
2844. 12” Red VdP DB 2828 [2BA1204-II/2BA1205-I]. IL DIBUK: Eccoti, bella amica / IL
DIBUK: Ma ora torno verso l’anima tu (Rocca). With AUGUSTA OLTRABELLA [s].
Excellent pressing. One small mark. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
GIUSEPPE DE LUCA [b]
9052. 11” Brown Odeon 59070/59071 [XPh207/
XPh209]. DAMNATION OF FAUST: C’era
una volta un sire / DAMNATION OF
FAUST: Su queste rose (Berlioz). Piano
acc. Excellent copy, cons. 2. $30.00.
9054. 11” Maroon Odeon 59097/59098
[XPh2358/XPh2359]. NOZZE DI
FIGARO: Apri un po’ gli occhi / NOZZE
DI FIGARO: Se vuol ballar (Mozart). Piano
acc. Wonderful later ‘20s pressing. Just
about 1-2. $30.00.
1312. 10” Red late. VdP DA 1028 BVE-41236-1/
BVE-41237. RIGOLETTO: Ah! Veglia, o
donna /RIGOLETTO: Piangi, fanciulla
(Verdi). With AMELIA GALLI-CURCI [s].
Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
1987. 10” Red acous. Vla 902. BEAU SOIR
(Debussy) / EDMOND CLÉMENT [t].
WERTHER: Pourquoi me réveiller
(Massenet). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
GIUSEPPE DE LUCA getting shoes shined. "Oops. You missed a spot!"
2216. 10” Red acous. Vla 1036. OCCHI DI FATA
(Denza) / CANTA IL MARE (De Leva). Reviewer’s “X” on lbl. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1869. 10” Red Orth. Vla 3055. IL TROVATORE: Per me ora fatale (Verdi) / GIOIELLI
DELLA MADONNA: Serenata (Wolf-Ferrari). With Met Op. Chorus and Orch. dir.
Giulio Setti. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3919. 12” Green acous. Odeon F5513 [XXPh2279/XXPh2391]. LA GIOCONDA: Così
mantieni il patto? (Ponchielli). With EUGENIA BURZIO [s]. / BURZIO [s]. LA
FORZA DEL DESTINO: Pace, pace mio Dio (Verdi). Piano acc. Excellent pressing
from orig. 1907 Fonotipia matrices. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3877. 12” Red Orth. “Z” shellac Vla 7086. LA TRAVIATA: Di Provenza (Verdi) / FAUST: Dio
possente (Gounod). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3569. 12” Red acous. Vla 8004. DON PASQUALE: Pronta io son /DON PASQUALE: Vado
corro (Donizetti). With LUCREZIA BORI [s]. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2678. 12” White lbl. Victor vinyl (95213) [C-27392-2]. WILLIAM TELL: Troncar suoi dì
(Rossini). With GIOVANNI MARTINELLI [t], JOSÉ MARDONES [bs]. Unpublished
take. Issued take is 4. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
3854. 12” Red HMV DB 1165 [CVE-41234/CVE-41235]. LA TRAVIATA: Imponete! / LA
TRAVIATA: Dite alla giovine (Verdi). With AMELITA GALLI-CURCI [s]. Crayon
mks. (former radio station copy). Quiet surfaces. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
91 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
2589. 12” Red late VdP DB 1172 [CVE-41425/CVE-41426]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:
Invano Alvaro (Verdi). With GIOVANNI MARTINELLI [t]. Two sides. Great
pressing, really exciting performance. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
FERNANDO
DE LUCIA [t]. Naples,
1860-1925. De Lucia’s debut was as Gounod’s
Faust at the Naples San Carlo, 1885. This was
followed by success in other Italian houses and
then in Madrid, London, South America and
New York. He created several Mascagni roles,
including Fritz in L’Amico Fritz (1891) and
Osaka in Iris (1898) as well as the principal
tenor part, Giorgio, in Giordano’s Marcella
(1907) and was the first to sing Turiddu in
Caval-leria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci in
several important venues. Aside from contemporary works, his repertoire encompassed the
leading tenor roles in operas as diverse as Lohengrin and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. His pupils
included, among others, Georges Thill, Enzo de
Muro Lomanto, Ciro Formisano, Maria Nemeth,
Tom Burke and Gianna Pederzini. For just
about anything anyone would want to know
about this remarkable artist, the biography by
Michael Henstock is highly recommended (pub.
Amadeus Press).
9013. 11” Fonotipia 92723/92724
[XPh4476/XPh4471]. MAMMA MIA
CHE VO’ SA-PÈ? (Nutile) / AMMORE
FERNANDO DE LUCIA
CHE GIRA (Buongiovanni). Beautiful
pressing, just about 1-2. $20.00.
9087. 11” Green Phonotype C.2558/C.2559. MANON LESCAUT: Fra voi belle / MANON
LESCAUT: Donna non vidi mai (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $60.00.
9123. 11” Phonotype C.2561/C.2562. PAGLIACCI: No, pagliaccio non son / PAGLIACCI:
Serenata d’Arlecchino (Leoncavallo). Cons. 2. $50.00.
4179. 10” Red Milano G&T 52081 [2157L]. LA FAVORITA: Una vergin, un angel divino
(Donizetti). Piano acc. Carlo Sabaino. Excellent copy, cons. 2. $50.00.
1440. 10” Red Milano G&T 52411 [2883-R]. RIGOLETTO: La donna è mobile (Verdi).
Bright label. Unusually clean copy. Couple MGTs. 2. $35.00.
4425. 10” Red Milano G&T 52415 [2869-R]. FUNESTA CHE LUCIVI (Canzone Napolitana).
Glowing label. Only form of issue. Inherent (harmless) 1903 wavy surface, cons. 2.
$75.00.
2027. 10” Red Milano G&T 54293 [8053b]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Numero quindici
(Rossini). With ANTONIO PINI-CORSI [bs]. Minor rubbing. 2-3. $15.00.
2051. 10” Silver PW Victor IRCC 5001 [13331b/13334b]. SULLA BOCCA AMOROSA /
SERENAMENTE (both Richard Barthélemy). From orig. 1908 Milano matrices. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
1709. 10” White PW Victor HRS 2001 [2883-R/2868-R]. RIGOLETTO: La donna è mobile
(Verdi) / TOSCA: Recondita armonia (Puccini). From orig. Nov., 1902 matrices.
Some lt. superficial rubs, 2. $25.00.
4051. 12” White Phonotype M.1808/M.2342. LE ROI DE LAHORE: Sia benedetto il dolore
(Massenet). With ANGELA DE ANGELIS [s] / PEARL FISHERS: Del tempio al
limitar (Bizet). With BENVENUTO FRANCI [b]. Nice copy of a particularly scasrce
(and desirable) Phonotype. A few lt. rubs, 2. $90.00.
4052. 12” Green Phonotype N.1756/N.2306. LA GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar / BENVENUTO
FRANCI [b]. LA GIOCONDA: O monumento (Ponchielli). Few lightest mks., cons. 2.
$75.00.
2607. 12” Red Victor 76000 [214m]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Ecco ridente (Rossini).
Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4260. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 89045 [1443c]. LA SONNAMBULA: Prendi, l’anel ti dono
(Bellini). With MARIA GALVANY [s]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2527. 12” Red Vla 8057. SONNAMBULA: Prendi, l’anel ti dono (Bellini). With MARIA
GALVANY [s] / GIUSEPPINA HUGUET [s], ARISTODEMO GIORGINI [t].
SONNAMBULA: D’un pensiero (Bellini). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
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ZÉLIE DE LUSSAN [ms]. Brooklyn, 1861-London, 1949.
Of French ancestry, de Lussan
studied with her mother, a singer, and made her concert debut at the age of nine. Her official stage
debut, however, was in Boston seven years later, singing Arlene in Balfe’s The Bohemian Girl. She
appeared in London as Carmen in 1888, a role she sang over a thousand times internationally. In
1897 she was London’s first Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme. At the Met, beginning in 1894, she
was a favorite Carmen as well as Nedda, Zerlina and Nanetta (in the first New York performance of
Falstaff). Her career continued until the early ‘teens, from which point she devoted her time
teaching until her death.
1463. 10” Rec ’08 Pats. Victor 64005. MIGNON: Connais-tu le pays? (Thomas). 1903 recording, with
piano. Gleaming pressing. Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
JEAN DELVOYE [b]. Liège, Belgium,1861-Ourgée,
1938. A voice student at the Liège Conservatoire, Delvoye
appeard for a number of seasons in the French provinces,
His Paris Opéra-Comique was in 1898 as Ourrias in Mireille.
He subsequently enjoyed a long career there, creating roles
in such operas, among many others, as Le Chemineau,
L’Heure Espagnole and La Reine Fiammette. In addition to
much exotic repertoire, his standard parts included
Sharpless, Masetto, Alfio and Escamillo.
2340. 10” Blk. Paris G&T 2-032600 [2498-F]. A UNE
MÈRE (René de Boisdeffre). Nice copy of this
rarity. Lt. rubs, 2. $40.00.
JEAN DELVOYE
MARIA DE MACCHI [s] 1868-1909.
Despite her short life, De Macchi is credited as having
had a repertoire of 82 roles. Her debut was as a mezzo in Brescia, 1889, singing Laura in La
Gioconda. In 1892 she began her career as a soprano as Leonora in La Forza del Destino. By 1905
she had appeared throughout Italy, including La Scala, as well as in Spain, at the Berlin Hofoper,
and in other major European houses. Her brother, Celestino, was a teacher and impresario and
had a voice studio in Carnegie Hall. He and supposedly a recommendation from Caruso were
responsible for Maria having made her Met debut with Caruso in 1904 in the title role of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia. The performance received disparaging reviews and was given only once,
although de Macchi also appeared that 1904-05 season as Santuzza eleven times, as well as Aida
once, Gioconda twice and Valentine in Les Huguenots three times. Most of de Macchi’s performances, however, were with the Met on tour rather than in New York. An obituary noted that
“everywhere outside of New York she was received with acclaim. But disappointment at failure in
this city [New York] was keen. Before she left America the soprano was taken ill, and her
condition, with its fatal result, was traced directly to chagrin at the treatment she received here”.
“Her condition”, however, was a tumor, and her death was attributed to an unsuccessful operation
to remove it. De Macchi’s few, rare records indicate a dramatic soprano with considerable flair,
hardly as “a degenerate member of the great line [of dramatic sopranos] that extended from Grisi
to Tietjens”, as she was described by the New York Times upon her U.S. debut. Her final performance at the Met as part of the season’s final Sunday evening concert was perhaps her most
triumphant. Her contribution was “Casta Diva” from Norma and she shared the stage with
baritone Eugenio Giraldoni, pianist Josef Hofmann, and violinist Fritz Kreisler, the finale being
Victor Herbert conducting his American Fantasie. The audience “packed every part of the house
and stood rows deep”.
3983. 11” Brown Odeon 59135/59136 [XPh1916/XPh2554]. LUCREZIA BORGIA: Come è
bello / POLIUTO: Di quai soavi lagrime (both Donizetti). 1907 Fonotipia matrices.
Piano acc. Excellent ‘30s pressing. Few lt. mks., cons. 2. $35.00.
BERNARDO DE MURO [t].
2154. 10” Red acous. Vla 949. LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Ch’ella mi creda (Puccini) /
AIDA: Pur ti riveggo (Verdi). Side two with IRMA VIGANÒ [s]. Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
1148. 10” Red PoW elec. VdP DA 997 [BVE-43755-3/BVE-43756-2]. LA FANCIULLA DEL
WEST: Ch’ella mi creda / LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Or son sei mesi (Puccini).
Good pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3242. 12” Red Vla 74649 [743m]. CARMEN: Ho nome Escamillo (Bizet). With ATTILA
JANNI [b]. Lt. rubs, cons. 2. $10.00
3278. 12” Mauve acous. HMV AGSB 63 [1-562aj/C-23460]. LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST:
Sono Ramerrez / EDWARD JOHNSON [t]. LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Una parola
sola (Puccini). Side two first and only edition. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
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LEOPOLD
DEMUTH [b]. Brno, 1861-Czernowitz, 1910. Demuth’s training was at the
Vienna Conservatory, and his debut was in Halle, 1889, in the title role of Marschner’s Hans
Heiling. He sang with the Leipzig Opera from 1891-1897 and in 1898 began as a member of the
Vienna Opera, where he remained until his death. He sang there nearly seventy roles, including
Vienna’s first Scarpia (1910) and first Falstaff (1904). He also made his mark as a concert singer.
It was during a concert that he died onstage, the result of a heart attack. One source mentions
that to keep his throat lubricated he was in the habit of drinking at least a pint of heavy cream
daily, perhaps helpful for his voice but not likely an aid to the rest of his system.
2120. 10” Blk. Victor 63198 [5146u/1746ab]]. LOHENGRIN: Telramunds Klage (Wagner) /
JOHANNES SEMBACH [t]. TROVATORE: Stretta (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
MARCELLE DENYA [s]
1560. 10” Blue PW French Ultraphone AP779 [P75962/P75963]. L’AMOUR, QUELLE
BELLE HISTOIRE [VALSE] / RACONTE MOI TES RÊVES (both Paul Segnitz).
Piano acc. Jean Wiener. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $15.00.
2339. 10” Red PW French Columbia RF 38 [WL-1396-2/WL-2704-1]. RETOUR DE
VÊPRES (Henri Busser) / SERENADE (R. Strauss). Piano acc. by Henri Busser.
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
1923. 10” Blk. PW French Columbia D19138 [WL1298-1/WL1300-1]. COUPS DE ROULIS:
Les hommes sont bien tous les memes / COUPS DE ROULIS: Tous les deux me
plaisent (Messager). Orch. dir. Pierre Chagnon. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
LOLA ARTÔT DE PADILLA [s]
3386. 12” Blue Victor 55071 [25½al/26al]. DIE KÖNIGSKINDER: Bin ein lustiger Jägersmann / DIE KÖNIGSKINDER: Willst du mein Maienbuhle sein (Humperdinck).
With KARL JÖRN [t]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
BERNICE DE PASQUALE [s]
1763. 10” Cream Columbia S50 [4436-1/19876-1]. MIGNON: Leggiadre Rondinelle
(Thomas). With ANDREAS DE SEGUROLA [b] / EUGENIA BRONSKAYA [s],
RAMON BLANCHART [b] RIGOLETTO: Si, vendetta (Verdi). Excellent ‘20s
laminated pressing. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
3030. 12” TC Columbia A5446 [30881-1/36389-1]. MIGNON: Je suis Titania (Thomas) /
FAUST: Jewel Song (Gounod). Both in English. Good surface material. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
ZANCO DE PRIMO [t].
Born in Nice, France, of an
Italian father and French mother, he appears (from magazine
articles) to have performed at Monte Carlo, the Rome
Costanzi, Rheims, Rouen and Rostand. A Rouen reviewer
stated, “He is destined to become one of the greatest singers
of this age”. In the U.S. he sang Avito in Montemezzi’s
L’Amore dei Tre Re with the Boston Opera on tour in Toronto,
St. Louis and Detroit in 1914. He also toured with the
Creatore Opera Company and appeared in Puerto Rico and
Cuba. He perhaps suffered from a persecution complex as the
press noted his secretary claiming that De Primo’s success
had “incurred for him the envy and spite” of his colleagues.
Bass Paolo Ananian was involved in an altercation with him,
calling DePrimo a Russian pig and grabbing his arm (no
specific reason cited for the bass’s ire). De Primo then struck
him with his cane. It all made for interesting press fodder in
the Boston papers. What happened to De Primo after 1923,
his last observed press notice, seems to be unknown. He also
appeared as Serge DeZanco.
4208. 10” Green acous. Columbia E3869 [44688/ 44689]. LE CID: O Souverain /
WERTHER: Pourquoi me réveiller (both Massenet). Cons. 2. $12.00.
JEAN DE RESZKE [t]
2064. 10” PW Gold IRCC 110. AFRICAINE: O Paradis [conclusion and applause] (Meyerbeer) / SIEGFRIED: Forge Scene fragment (Wagner). From Mapleson cylinders
recorded during Met performances March 15th and March 19th, 1901. The clearest
extant examples of De Reszke’s voice. 88.5 rpm. Just about 1-2. $35.00
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FÉLY DEREYNE [s]. Marseilles, 1884- ?
. Dereyne studied at the Paris Conservatoire,
beginning at the age of fourteen, and made her debut in Marseilles, 1905, singing Gounod’s
Mireille. She was then engaged for Nice during the winter season and Vichy the following
summer. Heard there by impresario Henry Russell, Dereyne accepted a contract with the U.S. San
Carlo Opera, making her U.S. debut as Musetta in New Orleans. She appeared with the San Carlo
in Los Angeles in 1907 as Carmen. When an interviewer asked as to how she prepared for that
role, she replied in French that she hadn’t. “Just natural. I’m just like that myself.” From 190709 she was a member of the London Covent Garden Opera and also during the 1907-08 season
appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Musetta nine times and twice as Nedda in Pagliacci to the
Canio of Caruso. In addition, she spent a period touring in Brazil and Argentina. 1909-10 marked
her first of three seasons with the Boston Opera. Urbain in Les Huguenots was her introductory
role, others later including Elsa in Lohengrin, Tosca, Marguerite, Cio-Cio-San and Musetta. She
was also a leading artist with the Montreal Opera Company and was that city’s first Louise
(Charpentier). Her last traced appearance was at Nice in 1916, singing Gilda to the Rigoletto of
Titta Ruffo. What subsequently became of her isn’t documented. She made only one record, the
item listed below.
1401. 10” TC Columbia A1234 [19852/19853]. MANON: Je marche sur tous les chemins
(Massenet) / LA BOHÈME: Quando m’en vo (Puccini). In French. Tiny lbl. stkr.,
cons. 2. $12.00.
TINA DESANA [s] Alessandria, 1885 - Abano Terme, 1979.
At the age of 16, Desana was
sent by her parents to study in Milano with Teresa Arkel. Shortly after, she made her debut at the
Milan Teatro Lyrico in Carmen (probably as Micaëla). “After that”, reported Desana, “I sang in
many of the larger cities of Italy, and afterward in South America”. A May, 1908 Musical America
article on Desana (from which the above quote comes) cites her four weeks of appearances with
the Ivan Abramson Italian Grand Opera Company in New York. She was described as a 21 yearold (apparently actually 23) with a repertoire of ten operas and only a year of stage experience
(likely understated). In the article from which she was quoted above, Desana further elaborated,
“Leoncavallo wished that I should create in the country [the U.S.] the leading soprano parts in his
two operas, Zaza and La Bohème. I could not accept this offer, having already signed with the San
Carlo Opera Company. It was while singing In Boston with this company that I married M[ario]
Farese.” Farese was a composer who had followed her to America from Italy. While Desana didn’t
appear in the largest Italian theaters, she was well received in many of the smaller houses. For
example, singing Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Pergolesi in Jesi, she was described by the press as
making “a believeable character, with her powerful, clear and flexible voice, fine artistic talent,
exact knowledge of the scene, slim, elegant figure, perfect form, and ability to relate well to the
audience.” Desana appeared in Mexico in 1912 with the touring Sigaldi Opera Company and in
various Italian houses to about 1920.
9111. 11” Fonotipia 92665/92666 [XPh4338/XPh4341]. RUY BLAS: O madre mia dall’
intimo / RUY BLAS: Larva dorata del mio pensiero (Marchetti). Excellent ‘20s
pressing. Side one tiny scr. (should be superficial), one small mk., 2. Side two IMs.,
just about 1-2. $25.00.
9026. 11” Fonotipia 92786/92787 [XPh /XPh ]. IRIS: In pure stille (Mascagni) / PORTAMI VIA (Ferraresi). Pressings nos. 13/7. Just about 1-2. $40.00.
MAX
DE SCHAUENSEE [t]. Rome, 1899-Philadelphia, 1982.
Born Giovanni Saverio
Massimiliano Meyer de Schauensee. His particular fame was as a music critic for the Philadelphia
Evening Bulletin, mainly in the 1940s through ‘70s period. He was also an author of books on
musical subjects and his writing appeared as well in a number of magazines. De Schausensee
took a particular interest in singing himself, and from 1928 for about a decade would occasionally
visit the Victor recording studios to make records as gifts for friends, the repertoire often beyond
the standard excerpts. In his travels (which his inherited financial wealth permitted), he reported
on having visited Boninsegna in the 1930s in Italy and that they sang through the first act of
Tosca together in her villa. Although having retained her voice, Boninsegna said that she had
retired when she realized that she could no longer could create the physical illusion her roles
required.
1264. 10” Private White lbl. RCA Victor elec. mat. BS-83157-1. HANTISE D’AMOUR
(Szulc). Piano acc. Theodore Wahlstrom. RCA Vr Bk. Label signed by De
Schauensee to William H. Seltsam (founder of IRCC). Just about 1-2. $25.00.
3789. 12” White lbl. Victor CS 87045-1/CS 87046-1. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Bimba dagli
occhi pieni di malia [Love Duet] (Puccini). Two sides. With EUFEMIA GIANNINIGREGORY [s]. Piano acc. Theodore Wahlstrom. A private Victor studio performance from the mid-1930s, distributed by Mr. De Shauensee to friends. This
appears to be the only recording by Mme. Giannini-Gregory. Few lt. mks., cons. 2.
$50.00.
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ANDREA PERELLÓ DE SEGUROLA [bs]. Valencia, 1874-Barcelona, 1953. His debut
was in Barcelona, 1898. Shortly after he was heard in France, Buenos Aires and then at Milan’s
La Scala. His Metropolitan Opera appearances were during the seasons of 1901-02 and again
1909-20. In 1910 he created there the role of Jake Wallace in the world premiere of Puccini’s
Fanciulla del West. DeSegurola’s repertoire featured parts such as Mefistopheles in Gounod’s Faust
as well as occasional baritone roles, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly being one of these. One article
mentioned that he sang the role of Don Giovanni at the inauguration of the Mozarteum in 1914,
sharing the stage with Lilli Lehmann, Farrar, Gadski and McCormack. In the 1930s he appeared
in films, including Grace Moore’s One Night of Love.and taught voice in Hollywood.
2334. 10” Blk. Barcelona G&T 54018 [7257-F]. MIGNON: Duo del 3u Acto (Thomas). With
GIUSEPPINA HUGUET [s]. Piano acc. Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $30.00.
1763. 10” Cream Columbia S50 [4436-1/19876-1]. MIGNON: Leggiadre Rondinelle
(Thomas). With BERNICE DE PASQUALE [s] / EUGENIA BRONSKAYA [s],
RAMON BLANCHART [b] RIGOLETTO: Si, vendetta (Verdi). Excellent ‘20s
laminated pressing. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
1581. 10” Red “A” plate Vr 87225. EL PUÑAO DE ROSAS:Romanza (Chapí), With
LUCREZIA BORI [s]. Very lt. rubs, 2. $8.00.
1674. 10” Pink Angel Gram. Pre-Dog 54360 [10906b]. I PURITANI: Suoni la tromba
(Bellini). With TITTA RUFFO [b]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3158. 12” Blue Pats. Victor 55004 [1323c/1386c]. MIGNON: Introduzione / GAUDIO
MANSUETO [bs]. MIGNON: Ninna-Nanna (Thomas). IMs. Couple (harmless) LSSs
side two, IMs, otherwise just about 1-2. $10.00.
2514. 12” Red Victor 89127. LA REVOLTOSA: Por qué de mis ojos (Chapi). With LUCREZIA BORI [s]. VrBk. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
SUZANNE DESSOIR [s]
2370. 10” Blk. Schall. Gram. 62526 (2-43368/2-43369) [7901r/7902r]. DA UNTEN IM
TALE / ACH, ENGLISCHE SCHÄFERIN (both Brahms). Piano acc. IMs. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
EMMY DESTINN (EMA DESTINNOVÁ) [s]
3986. 11” Odeon 50029/50030 [XPh1017/XPh1019]. AUFENTHALT / DIE LIEBE FARBE
(both Schubert). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $30.00.
3978. 11” Odeon 50153/99287 [XB1662/XB.4693]. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Heilige
Quelle (Mozart) / FAUST: Der König von Thule (Gounod). NS covering about ½” of
grooves side one should be superficial, otherwise just about 1-2. $15.00.
9038. 11” Odeon Rx50230/Rx50231 [XB.2087/XB.2088]. CARMEN: Habanera / CARMEN: Seguidilla (Bizet). Orch. acc. A gleaming pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00
9088. 11” Purple U.S. Odeon 70403 [XB.5290]. SAMSON ET DALILA: Sieh, mein Herz
(Saint-Saëns). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2183. 10” Blk. Dog Gram. Concert 73309/73310 [12719u/12720u]. DALIBOR: Arie
Milady (Smetana) / PSOHLAVCI: Písen Kateriny (Kovarovic). In Czech. One tiny
PB. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2328. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 91084 [12654u]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Sai cos’ ebbe cuore
(Puccini). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2037. 10” White lbl. Vla 91084 [12654u]. Same as preceding item (#2328) but later special
white label pressing. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
1765. 10” Blk. Vinyl White lbl. Vla 87318. TEN OSTRO SKY ZÂMEK (Jindrich). Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
1716. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 16 [4870h/4871h]. SALOME: Jochanaan! Ich bin verliebt
/ SALOME: Dein Haar ist grässlich! (Strauss). Destinn was the Salome of the first
performance in Paris, 1907, conducted by the composer. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
3753. 12” Plum Parl.-Odeon PXO 84 [XXB5293/XXB5300]. FLYING DUTCHMAN: Senta’s
Ballad / TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Liebestod (both Wagner). From orig. 1911 Odeon
matrices. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3142. 12” Green/Blk. Dog Mon. Gram. 043098/043099 [0819v/0807v]. HALLELUJA
(Hummel) / AVE MARIA (Bach-Gounod). Great copy. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3638. 12” Green/Blk. Dog Mon. Gram. 044079/044080 [816v/817v]. LES HUGUENOTS:
Zur Rettung Aller bin ich erkoren (Meyerbeer). Two sides. With KARL JÖRN [t].
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
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3850. 12” Red Victor 88468. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel di (Puccini). Just about 1-2.
$7.00.
3941. 12” Red Victor 88518. PIQUE DAME: Arie der Lisa (Tschaikowsky). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
2491. 12” Red Victor 88529. QUEEN OF SPADES: O viens mon doux berger (Tschaikowsky). With MARIA DUCHÊNE [c]. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2672. 12” Red Electrola DB 399 [206z/207z]. DER FREISCHÜTZ: Wie nahte mir der
Schlummer / DER FREISCHÜTZ: Und ob die Wolke (v. Weber). Excellent later ‘30s
pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2674. 12” Red Hist. No. 2 HMV DB 646 [C-17462/5147f]. IL TROVATORE: D’amor sull’ ali
rosee (Verdi) / AIDA: Ritorna vincitor! (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3606. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 12 [273ac/C-7025]. DALIBOR: Wär ich wahr? / JOHANNA
GADSKI [s], ALBERT REISS [t]. BARTERED BRIDE: Ich weiss Euch einen liebe
Schatz (both Smetana). From orig. Berlin, 1910/Camden, 1909 matrices. Side
one piano acc. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2526. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 7030-M [30973-4/30397-1].AIDA: O cieli azzurri (Verdi)/
LINA CAVALIERI [s]. FAUST: Aria dei Gioielli (Gounod). Beautiful pressing. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
GENNARO DE TURA [t]
1606. 10” Red Pats. Vla 87067. MEFISTOFELE: Folletto, folletto (Boïto). With GAUDIO
MANSUETO [bs]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4180. 10” Red G&T 2-52604 [10630b]. LA LETTERA (Puccio). Piano acc. Carlo Sabaino.
Few MGTs, 2-3. $50.00.
2987. 12” Red Victor 76015 [1185c]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Addio alla madre
(Mascagni). Light lbl. fade. Surface just about 1-2. $12.00.
3692. 12” Red Dog Gram. Mon. 054241 [1969c]. LA GIOCONDA: Assasini! (Ponchielli).
With ERNESTO BADINI [b] and chorus. Small lbl. stkr. Lt. lbl. fade. Cons. 2.
$25.00.
4257. 12” Red HMV 2-054111 [883aj]. AIDA: Si, fuggiam da queste mura (Verdi) [Finale
Act III] (Verdi). With VALENTINA BARTOLOMASI [s], MATTEO DRAGONI [b].
Never doubled. Cons. 2. $20.00.
DEVA-DASSY [ms]. France, 1911-
. Born Marie-Anne Lambert, her stage name came
from Edouard Churey and means “The Servant of God” or “The Sacred Dancer”. Her OpéraComique debut was in 1932 as Suzuki, although she was perhaps more noted for her work in
operetta. She also appeared in one film, 1946, “Monsieur Bibi”. In 2012 she resided in Mourries
(near Arles), France, and perhaps still does.
FLO DE VERE [s]
2407. 7” Blk. G&T 3311 [5005-w2]. COUNTRY GIRL: Molly the Marchioness (Monckton).
Few LGTs. Gen. 2. $25.00.
DAVID DEVRIES [t]
3029. 12” Red Odeon 171.084 [XXP5488-2/XXP6490]. SAPPHO: Qu’il est loin mon pays /
LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE-DAME: Liberté (both Massenet). Tiny lbl. stkr. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
ELEONORA DI CISNEROS [ms]. New York City, 1878-1934. Born as Eleonor Broadfoot,
she studied singing in New York under Mme. Murio-Celli. While still a student, she was
recommended to the Metropolitan Opera by Jean de Reszke, and she made her debut there in
1899. In 1901 she wed Count Francesco de Cisneros, a Cuban nobleman and singer and moved to
Europe, where she trained in Paris with Jean de Reszke and Victor Maurel and in Milano with
Trabadello and Lombardi. Her European debut was at the Turin Teatro Regio, and she appeared in
a number of Italian houses including La Scala. Notable appearances there included the first
Italian performances of Elektra and Pique Dame, a major revival of Verdi’s Don Carlos, as well as
the world premiere of Franchetti’s La Figlia di Jorio. From 1906-10 she was a leading mezzo with
Hammerstein’s Manhattan Opera and for several seasons from 1910 with the Chicago Opera. She
also traveled extensively overseas, singing principal roles in many locations, including London
(Covent Garden), St. Petersburg and Barcelona. She was active in the U.S. in concert and opera
well into the 1920s and taught in New York City until her death.
1937. 10” Maroon Pathé Actuelle 025073 [N65933-1/35965-1]. DIE WALKÜRE: Ho-Yo-ToHo! / TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Wachtlied (both Wagner). A bit of miscounting on
side one, but she quickly gets back on track. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
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ADAMO DIDUR [bs]
2443. 11” Fonotipia 39489/39490 [XPh1629/
XPh1662]. LES HUGUENOTS:
Dispersa sen vada [Piff, paff]
(Meyerbeer) / VITA BRETONE:
Canzone di Papà Silvestro (Mugnone).
Side one piano acc. Side two with solo
violin acc. by GINO NASTRUCCI.
Side one lbl. stkr., minor rubs, couple
tiny PBs, 2-3. Side two just about
12. $12.00.
4437. 10” Flush Blk. Warsaw G&T 22847
[489-F/12-2z] VIDMA: Children, don’t
you recognize me? (Moniuszko). 1901,
piano acc. Extremely rare. Lbl. rubs
and tiny lbl. tear. Edginess in spots but
no heavy blasting. 4-5. $500.00.
1481. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 60049.
PIE
CHORAZEGO / KOZAK (both
Moniuszko). Just about 1-2. $30.00.
JOLANDA DI MARIA-PETRIS [s]. Polo,
ADAMO DIDUR Italy, 1910-1987. She studied at the Bologna Academy of Music and made her debut the season
of 1935-36 in Rome as Margherita in Boïto’s Mefistofele. Her career was primarily in the Italian
provincial houses, where she was well received. After a performance of Ravel’s Scheherazade in
Rome, 1939, she subsequently performed frequently in concert. At some point she made Finland
her home and for a number of years taught at the Sibelius Academy. Her few HMV records
demonstrate a particularly attractive voice and excellent musicianship.
2084. 10” Red HMV DA 1886 [OSB2836-2/OSB2837-2]. MANON LESCAUT: In quelle trine
morbide / LA BOHÈME: Donde lieta uscì (both Puccini). Orch. dir. Sixten Ehrling.
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO [t].
1180. 10” Red late RCA Victor 10-1461. A’ BARCILLUNISA / CANTO A TIMUNI (Sicilian
Folk Songs). Orch. dir. Alberto Erede. Label side one signed in blk. marking pen by
both Di Stefano and Erede. Harmless discoloration side two in outer blank area,
otherwise just about 1-2. $15.00.
1453. 10” Red late RCA Victor 10-1461. Same as preceding item but not autographed.
Wonderful performances. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2207. 10” Red late RCA Victor 10-3268. MUTTETTI DI LU PALIU / ABBALLATI (both
Sicilian Folk Songs arr. A. Favara). Orch. dir. Renato Cellini. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
4449. 12” Red late RCA Victor 12-1018 [2EA12616-1/2EA12620-2]. TOSCA: E lucevan le
stelle (Puccini) / TRAVIATA: De’ miei bollenti spiriti (Verdi). Orch. dir. Alberto
Erede. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
NINA DMITRIEFF [s].
Although more specific details haven’t turned up, Dimitrieff was
Russian, had experience singing in Russia, Siberia and Italy and made her American debut in
1910. Her success was such, so states a newspaper article, that she turned down the opportunity
to sing in opera in St. Petersburg to remain for further seasons in the U.S. Here she was a
popular guest soloist with choral groups, orchestras and in oratorio. Reviewers described her
“vocal splendor” and a voice that was “brilliant and clear”, as well as her “consummate artistry”.
In sharing a program with John McCormack in 1911, she was described as “a singer far above the
average of those now on the concert stage”. She was also a popular solo recitalist, her programs
ranging from all Russian through a mixture of Italian, German, French and English. She and her
husband, James Massell, gave a summer music course at Saltaire, Fire Island, NY, in 1926.
Perhaps she retired from stage work in that period, as future press references refer to her as Nina
Massell and then a pianist, in 1926 at Aeolian Hall, accompanying Flora Negri and in 1933 at
Steinway Hall assisting bass Robert Duke.
4259. 12” Blk. acous. Victor 68464. JA SKASABA SATCHEM (Dargomischsky) / IF I HAD
ONLY KNOWN [KABE SNALA JA], Op. 47, No. 1 (Tschaikowsky). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
DMITRI DOBKIN [t]. St. Petersburg, 1886 - ? .
Dobkin’s musical studies were in Warsaw
and at the St. Petersburg Imperial Conservatory with Ivanoff Smolensky. He was granted a
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scholarship to study in Italy with Augusto Brogi in Milan. His debut was in Venice, 1908 and he
appeared elsewhere in Italy the 1908-09 season. From 1910-13 he was a member of the Petrograd
Opera in Russia. He toured Scandinavia and in 1920 emigrated to the United States, where he
made his debut in 1920 with the New York Philharmonic, making an appearance in recital the
same year at New York’s Aeolian Hall. Reviewers noted his “robust” and “fiery and impassioned
style”. He subsequently appeared in concert in the U.S. and taught voice in Brooklyn. Supposedly
he helped in “smuggling” Sergai Rachmaninoff from Russia to the U.S. “when that artist was in
danger of losing his life during the Russian Revolution”
4394. 10” EE Victor 78504. RAFAEL: Serenade (Arensky) / FAIRY TALE OF KING
ACHROMEIE: Prologue (G. Pergament). His only electric. Lbl. crease side one
(possible ULC). 2. $15.00.
ALESSANDRO DOLCI [t]
Bergamo, 1890-1954. After studies in Bergamo and Milano,
Dolci made his debut in 1912 and sang throughout Italy. His La Scala career began in 1916 with
Rhadames in Aida, and he was subsequently heard internationally, including seasons with the
Chicago Opera and at Covent Garden. He partnered with Rosa Ponselle in her Maggio Musicale
Fiorentino debut, 1933, in Spontini’s La Vestale. Dolci’s repertoire was large and varied, including
principal tenor roles in Ariadne auf Naxos, Khovantchina, Elektra, Bloch’s Macbeth, Malipiero’s
Giulio Cesare and Pizzetti’s Debora e Jaele, as well as parts such as Siegmund, Andrea Chenier
and Loge. His only records are a group of exceptionally rare Fonotipias from Mascagni’s Parisina,
made in 1914 at the outset of his career.- Sergio Alfonsi research.
9089. 11” Fonotipia 69141/69142 [XPh5047-2/XPh5048]. PARISINA: La grida e il clamore
/ PARISINA: Stanno in mucchio tra i Iauri (Mascagni). With FRANCESCA SOLARI
[s]. Small lbl. stkr. one side. Some lt., harmless indentations. 2-3. $100.00.
LOLA DOMMANGE [s]. 1899-1977.
She was a gifted amateur singer and musician. Through
her husband, an attorney involved with music, she was an acquaintance of most of the French
composers and musicians of her lifetime.
4205. 10” Blk. elec. PW Disque Gram. P-771 [BT4044-II/BT4045-II]. A UNE JEUNE
FEMME; SUR DESAUGIERS; L’AMITIE / LE ROSSIGNOL (all Jacques Durand).
Piano acc. Jacques Durand. Lola’s husband, René, was a cousin of Durand. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
WILLY DOMGRAF-FAßBAENDER [b]
2969. 12” Blk. PW Grammophon 66847 [1590BM/1591BM]. PAGLIACCI: Nedda-Silvio
Duet (Leoncavallo). Two sides. In Italian. With XENIA BELMAS [s]. Just about
1-2. $12.00.
PAULINE DONALDA [s]
2344. 10” White lbl HMV Advance Copy 3776 [8904b]. LOVE’S WAY (Tosti). Piano acc.
Label signed by Donalda. Just about 1-2. $150.00.
1723. 10” Mauve HMV AGSA 4. FAUST: O Dieu! que de bijoux! (Gounod) / LILLIAN
BLAUVELT [s]. I VESPRI SICILIANI: Bolero (Verdi) From orig. 1907 G&T/1905
Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
MATTEO
DRAGONI [b]. Split, Croatia, 1884 or 1890 - San Francisco, ? .
Dragoni
studied in Golognia and made his debut in Rovere, 1911, as Silvio in Pagliacci. He sang leading
roles in a number of Italian houses. The Gramophone Company in Italy recorded him for several
years beginning in 1918 as a Red Seal artist, although he never appeared at the most important
theaters, such as La Scala and the Rome Opera. His voice, however, indicates a major talent. He
left Italy in 1925, emigrating to San Francisco. There, too, he never appeared with major
companies but sang leading parts with various smaller troupes. In 1943 he was Rigoletto with the
Pacific Opera in San Francisco, the press announcements noting that he was “known here for
several years as a superb singer and actor”. Perhaps some of our West Coast friends can supply
further Dragoni details?
4257. 12” Red HMV 2-054111 [883aj]. AIDA: Si, fuggiam da queste mura (Verdi) [Finale
Act III] (Verdi). With VALENTINA BARTOLOMASI [t], GENNARO DE TURA [t].
Never doubled. Cons. 2. $20.00.
HENDRIK DROST [t]
3671. 12” Grey Eng. Columbia Notes D17111 [75638/75639]. AFRICAINE: Overheerlijk
Land / AFRICAINE: Wat willen zig? (Meyerbeer). In Dutch. Cons. 2. $12.00.
MARIA DUCHÊNE [c]
1819. 10” PW Red Disque Gram. DA 4819 [OW-479-4/OW-480-1]. SAMSON ET DALILA:
Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix (Saint-Saëns). Two sides. With CÉSAR VEZZANI [t].
Orch. dir Piero Coppola. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
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2491. 12” Red Victor 88529. QUEEN OF SPADES: O viens mon doux berger (Tschaikowsky). With EMMY DESTINN [s]. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
HECTOR DUFRANNE [b]
1016. 10” Blk. Victor 62750 [5828h/6732½h]. CARMEN: Je suis Escamillo (Bizet). With
LÉON BEYLE [t] / LUCETTE KORSOFF [s]. VALSE DES ROSES (Métra). Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
1195. 10” Blue Victor 45011 [9115u/9100u]. DON GIOVANNI: Sérénade (Mozart) / LÉON
BEYLE [t]. SI J’ÉTAIS ROI: Un regard de ses yeux! (Adam). Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
2655. 12” Blk. Dog Gram. Mon. 034017/034018 [5085i/5070i]. LA REINE DE CHYPRE:
Triste exile (Halévy). With LÉON BEYLE [t] / LUCETTE KORSOFF [s], DANIEL
VIGNEAU [b]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Dunque io son (Rossini). In French.
Cons. 2. $15.00.
3774. 12” TC Columbia A5558 [36885-3/36880-2]. THAÏS: Voilà donc la terrible cité
(Massenet) / I PURITANI: Suoni la tromba (Bellini). Side two with HENRI SCOTT
[bs]. Superb ‘20s laminated pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
TODD DUNCAN [bs-b]
2788. 12” Maroon Philips A56054G. VON EWIGER LIEBE (Brahms) / ERLKÖNIG
(Schubert). Piano acc. William Allen. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
LILY
DUPRÉ [s]. Geneva, 1881-Geneva, 1958.
Born Charlotte-Emma Demagnin, Dupré
studied at the Conservatory of Lyons with Mme. Milcamps and Léon Beyle and made her debut as
a greatly successful replacement lead in Massé’s Le Mariage de Jeannette at Amiens. Much of her
career was in Brussels at la Monnaie where she was a principal coloratura, but she also had great
success in Nantes, Vichy, Lausanne, and Geneva. Her repertoire included Lakmé, Massenet’s
Cendrillon and Junie in his Roma, Gilda, Violetta, Marguerite de Valois in Les Huguenots, as well
as Tharsyle in Pierre de Bréville’s now forgotton Eros le vainqueur. Her last tenure was with the
Lyons Opera, where she appeared from 1916 through 1928.
1267. 10” Blk. Dog Disque pour Gram. 33870/33874 [17492u/17720u]. MYRIALDE:
Notre amour a fleuri (Moreau) / SUZANNE BROHLY [ms]. LA LEPREUSE: Dans la
maisonette (Lazzari). The only recordings? Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $20.00.
3799. 12” Blk. Dog Disque pour Gram. 033158/033159 [02581v/02582v]. HUGUENOTS:
O beau pays / HUGUENOTS: Que Luther ou Calvin (Meyerbeer). Just about 1-2.
$20.00.
MAURICE DUTREIX [t]
3592. 12” Pink acous. Aeolian-Vocalion A-0174.
HÉRODIADE: Air de Jean (Massenet) /
EXPLANATORY TALK. Piano acc. Noël Gallon.
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
CLAIRE DUX [s]
1859. 10” Brown Shellac acous. Vocalion 24061
[19112L/19173L]. DER JÜNGLING AN DER
QUELLE (Schubert) / MARIÄ WIEGENLIED
(Reger). Piano acc. IMs. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1106. 10” Purple acous. Brunswick 10205. KOMM
LIEBE ZITHER (Mozart) / ABENDLIED
(Schumann). Side two with FREDRIC FRADKIN
[vln]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1287. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 10248. MONDNACHT
(Schumann) / MORGEN (R. Strauss). Side two
with MAX ROSEN [vln]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1194. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 10249. AVE MARIA
(Schubert) / TRÄUMEREI (Schumann). Side one
with MAX ROSEN [vln]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1514. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 10252. I WOULD
WEAVE A SONG FOR YOU (Geoffrey O’Hara) /
DUX and DOGGIE
LULLABY (Scott). In English. Side one with
orchestra. Side two piano acc. Dan Lieberfeld. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
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1244. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15144. ESTRELLITA (Ponce, arr. La Forge) / IN THE TIME
OF ROSES (Reichardt). Side one piano acc. Frederic Persson. Side two with orch.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2828. 12” Green SS Brunswick 30022 [X6613]. LA BOHÈME: Mi chiamano Mimì (Puccini).
IMs, tiny lbl. stkr. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $10.00.
EMMA EAMES [s]. Shanghai, 1865-New York, 1952.
After preliminary studies in Boston and work with Mathilde Marchesi, Eames made her debut at
the Paris Opéra in 1890 as Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, co-starring tenor Jean de
Reszke. The composer prepared her for both this work and his Faust as well. The next year she
created there the leading soprano role in Saint-Saëns’ Ascanio. She also was a particular favorite
at Covent Garden and the Met, where she remained until retiring in 1909. Among her major roles
at the Met were Aida and Tosca, her last new part having been the title role in Mascagni’s Iris. It
has been reported by many that hers was not among the most pleasant of personalities. Pianist
André Benoist, who had accompanied her in several concerts, referred to her in his autobiography
as “haughty, cold and unapproachable”. He mentioned that she had no musical skills and “when
she made a mistake of any kind, she was totally unaware of it until I called her attention to it.
Musically, she knew nothing.”
Eames made her first Victor Records in 1905 and engineer H. O. Sooy described the day
when she heard the tests:
Mme. Eames, at that time, carried with her what we called a “Yes, Ma’m” woman. Upon reproducing
the first record, which we considered the best of her voice, Eames raved and remarked, “That’s the
most hideous thing I ever heard; it doesn’t sound a bit like me, does it?” And, of course, the “Yes,
Ma’m” woman replied, “No, it does not.” While [I was] taking this “rotten” record off the Victrola and
putting another selection on, she was still raving, so much so [that] I thought it was about time for me
to make my exit; however, when we started to reproduce the second selection, she had come
somewhat to her reason, and thought it sounded better, more human, and more an interpretation of
her voice. “Don’t you think so?” [she addressed] to the “Yes, Ma’m” woman, and the reply, of course,
was “Yes, it is much better …”.
Mr. Sooy concluded his Eames remarks:
Mme. Eames’ last recording date was April 14, 1911, and the recording staff has not had one minute’s
unrest because she [no longer makes] records [for us].
3450. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla 85052 [C-2315]. STILL WIE DIE NACHT (Bohm). Piano
acc. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3455. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl Vla 85054 [C-2318]. AVE MARIA (Bach-Gounod). Piano acc.
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2748. 12” Red Vla 88006 [C-2317]. FAUST: Air des bijoux (Gounod). Piano acc. Lbl. stkr.
Late ‘30s pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4070. 12” Red Victor 88013 [C-2316]. WHO IS SYLVIA? (Schubert). Piano acc. Cons. 2.
$7.00.
2985. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88015 [C-3074]. CHANSON D’AMOUR (Hollman). With JOSEF
HOLLMAN [cellist] and piano. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4319. 12” White lbl. Red Vinyl Vla 88037 [C-4034-2]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Voi lo
sapete (Mascagni). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4036. 12” Red ’08 GP Victor 88135. SI TU LE VEUX (Koechlin); CHERUBIN: Aubade
(Massenet). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
4107. 12” Red GP ’07 Victor 89004 [2nd issued take]. CRUCIFIX (Faure). With EMILIO DE
GOGORZA [b]. Rare. Rec. 5/22/07, replacing 1906 version. Cons. 2. $15.00.
2484. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 89004 [3rd issued take]. CRUCIFIX (Faure). With EMILIO DE
GOGORZA [b]. Rec. 4/6/09, replacing 1907 version. Lovely bright copy. Few lightest
rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
3003. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 95202. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Che soave zeffiretto (Mozart).
With MARCELLA SEMBRICH [s]. Lovely copy. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3675. 12” PW Silver Vr IRCC 43. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Valse (Gounod) / DOPO (Tosti).
From orig. 1906/1911 Victor matrices. Orch. acc. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
3342. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 190. LA CHANSON DES BAISERS (Bemberg) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Voi lo sapete (Mascagni). Piano acc. side one. From orig.
1908/1906 Victor matrices. Label signed by Eames. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2498. 12” PW Silver Vr IRCC 113. IL TROVATORE: Mira d’acerbe lagrime. With EMILIO DE
GOGORZA [b] / DE GOGORZA [b]. RIGOLETTO: Pari siamo (both Verdi). Orig.
1909 Victor matrices. Side two lbl. signed by De Gogorza. Neat white ink index
mks. in inner margins. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
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4109. 12” Gold PW Victor HRS 1016. FAUST: Air des bijoux (Gounod) / FAUST: Alerte!
(Gounod). Side two with CHARLES DALMORÈS [t], POL PLANÇON [bs]. From
orig. 1905 (piano acc.) and 1907 Victor matrices. Both sides autographed, side one
by Eames and side two by Dalmorès. Side one lt. superficial rubs, 2-3. Side two 1-2.
$20.00.
4093. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 22. GRETCHEN AM SPINNRADE (Schubert) / SPRING
(Henschel); THE YEAR’S AT THE SPRING (Beach). Piano acc. From orig.
1911/1908 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
FLORENCE EASTON [s]. England, 1882New York, 1955. Easton’s Met career included
a huge variety of repertoire. She created Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (1918) and also
sang there parts such as Nedda, Brünnhilde,
Sieglinde, Cio-Cio-San, Santuzza and Carmen.
Elsewhere Easton appeared as Gilda, Isolde,
and in yet dozens of other varied roles. Her husband was tenor Francis Maclennan.
2031. 10” Blk. Shellac Vertical AeolianVocalion 30022 [1416]. SING ME TO
SLEEP (Greene). Rare. Missing from
the Record Collector Easton
Discography (XXI/9-10). Just about
1-2. $35.00.
1433. 10” Brown Shellac Aeolian-Vocalion
30106 [5462]. MA CURLY HEADED
BABY (Clutsam). Small lbl. stkr. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
1692. 10” Red Scroll Victor 1705 [OB5557-I/
OB5562-I]. MY MOTHER BIDS ME
BIND MY HAIR (Haydn) / MY LADDIE (Thayer). Piano acc. Gerald
Moore. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
1686. 10” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 1712
[OB5559-I/OB5560-I]. ICH BIN EINE
FLORENCE EASTON escaping an aggressive fan
HARFE / ALLE DINGE HABEN
SPRACHE (both Erich Wolff). Piano
acc. Gerald Moore. As new. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
1335. 10” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 1712 [OB5559-I/OB5560-I]. Same as preceding
listing (item #1686). Couple very lt. superficial scrs. and lt. rubbing, 2-3. $15.00.
1810. 10” SS Green Brunswick 10044 [5507]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini). Just about
1-2. $8.00.
1636. 10” Gold acous. Brunswick 15000 [6949/7274]. BOHÈME: Addio (Puccini) /
CARMEN: Habanera (Bizet). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1466. 10” Gold elec. Brunswick 15193. INDIAN LOVE CALL [from Rose-Marie] (Friml) /
KISS ME AGAIN [from Mlle. Modiste] (Victor Herbert). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1623. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 10211. CROON, CROON, UNDERNEAT’ DE MOON
(Clutsam) / A BANJO SONG (Sydney Homer). With Male Trio side one (Albert
Campbell, John Meyer, Frank Croxton). Side one few lt. rubs, cons. 2. Side two
just about 1-2. $10.00.
2735. 12” Gold elec. Brunswick 50157. FAUST: Lasse-moi … Eternelle (Gounod) / TRAVIATA: Parigi, o cara (Verdi). With MARIO CHAMLEE [t]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
NELSON EDDY [b]
4047. 12 Bell Lab vertically cut center start 9/17/1932 test (plastic) BTL 2324. SERENADE (Schubert). In German. Piano acc. Narrow stylus is suggested. Really first
rate singing, before his movie years. Looks about 2-3, but I imagine this is how this
test originally appeared. $25.00.
NINO EDERLE [t]
1678. 10” Plum PW Eng. Columbia D6113 [WB2685/WB2692]. ELISIR D’AMORE: Una
furtiva lagrima / ELISIR D’AMORE: Adina credimi (Donizetti). Small lbl. stkr. Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
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RIZA EIBENSCHÜTZ-MALATA [s]. Budapest,
1870-Perchtoldsdorf (near Vienna), 1947. She
studied at the Budapest Academy of Music, also with
Marianne Brandt in Vienna. While a dramatic soprano,
she also occasionally took mezzo parts. Her debut was
in Leipzig as Selika in Meyerbeer’s l’Africaine in 1894.
From 1895-97 she appeared in leading roles in
Strassburg and from 1897-99 toured the U.S. with the
Damrosch Opera Company, primarily singing Wagnerian parts. 1899-1902 she was a leading artist in
Leipzig, where she appeared in the world premiere of
Weingartner’s Orestes. Then becoming a member of the
Dresden Opera, Eibenschütz appeared in the world
premieres of three Richard Strauss operas: Salome
(1905), Elektra (1909) and Der Rosenkavalier (1911). In
1911 she married the conductor Oskar Malata.
1025. 10” Blk. Dog Gram. Concert 3-44032/344031 [5076r/323ab]. MARRIAGE OF
FIGARO: Letter Duet (Mozart). With
MINNIE NAST [s] / MARGARETE
PREUSE-MATZENAUER [ms], PAUL
BENDER [bs]. MIGNON: Schwalben-Duett
(Thomas). Just about 1-2. $50.00.
IRENE EISINGER [s]
1040. 10” PW Green Polydor 24897 [3219½BH/
3220½BH]. DER FÜRST DER BERGE: Alt
un jung / DER FÜRST DER BERGE: Kindchen, sei hübsch brav (Lehár). Uncommon.
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
1817. 10” PW Blk. (gold print) Victor V-60802
[BLR6177-I/BLR6175-II]. IN WIEN, WO
RISA EIBENSCHÜTZ-­MALATA DER WEIN UND DER WALZER BLÜHT /
AUCH DU WIRST MICH EINMAL
BETRÜGEN (both Stolz). Both from film Zwei Herzen in ¾ Takt. Side two with
ERIK WIRL [t]. Beautiful pressing, particularly attractive performances. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
2144. 10” Orth. Victor V-6122 [OD45-I/OD46-II]. ECHO-LIED / MAI-LIED (Granichstädten). Both from film Försterchristel. Superficial rubs, lt. mks., side one 3. Side
two cons. 2-3. $10.00.
STELLA EISNER [s]. Vienna, 1883 - ? .
Active in Vienna in the 1920s and early 1930s,
Eisner (Eisner-Eyn) was an important figure in the Vienna Staatsoper (and earlier the Court Opera
and Volksoper). She also appeard in Prague, 1914-18, and various companies as a guest. In
addition she taught, one of her pupils having been the Finnish soprano Lia Piltti. Eisner left
Germany for London in 1939. Her husband and stepdaughter were killed there in the Blitz, 1942.
She then emigrated to San Francisco, where she also taught and was Lucine Amara’s first teacher
(preparing her as a contralto). Only two discs are known of her singing, both made for Vox. – With
appreciated help from Axel Weggen.
3026. 12” Vox acous.*02183 [2298A/2299A]. HUGUENOTS: Pagenarie (Meyerbeer) /
ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO: Welcher Kummer (Mozart). Lbl. stains in
trademark areas where apparently stickers were removed. Harmless superficial
marks. Side one 2-3, side two 3. $35.00.
ELISE ELIZZA [s]
1044. 10” Blk. Pats. Victor 63175. QUEEN OF SHEBA: Der Freund is dem (Goldmark) /
CHOR DER KGL. HOFOPER: CZAR UND ZIMMERMANN: Greifet (Lortzing). Side
one among Elizza’s most notable records. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
GERVASE ELWES [t]. Northampton, England,1866-Boston, 1921.
Born of well to do
parents, Elwes was originally in the diplomatic corps before embarking on a career as a singer. He
was, as reviews occasionally cited, something of a cross between a tenor (without the highest
notes) and a baritone (without the bottom). Within his range, ideal for most oratorio parts, he
was a brilliant interpreter and a leading recitalist in the U.K. and the United States. He took a
particular interest in the art songs of his British contemporaries, and these constituted the
majority of his recordings as well as a sizeable percentage of his concert programs. Elwes’ death
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occurred at the Boston Back Bay Railroad Station when, in the process of tossing back a coat that
had been given him by mistake as he originally left the train, he slipped between the departing
train and the walkway. The Columbia records below are all superb mid-‘20s laminated pressings.
2794. 12” Blue Eng. Columbia L1074 [6851/6852]. THE ROADSIDE FIRE (Vaughan
Williams) / CUCKOO SONG (Roger Quilter). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3146. 12” Blue Eng. Columbia L1119 [75329/75330]. O MISTRESS MINE!; FAIR HOUSE
OF JOY (both Quilter) / SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME (Dvo ák). Piano acc.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3156. 12” Blue Eng. Columbia L1152 [75057/75360]. A CAROL OF BELLS (Stanford) /
SEMELE: Where’er you walk (Händel). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
ARTHUR ENDRÈZE [b]. Chicago, 1893-1975. Born Arthur Krackman, Endrèze studied at
the University of Illinois. In 1918 he was accepted as a vocal student at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau and prepared further with Jean de Reszke in Paris. His debut in opera was
in Nice, 1925, as Mozart’s Don Giovanni. He soon became a principal baritone at the Paris OpéraComique and the Opéra, singing both standard baritone repertoire such as Valentin in Faust as
well as principal roles in such exotic works as L’Aiglon (Honegger), La Chartreuse de Parme
(Sauget), Guercoeur (Magnard) and Maximilien (Milhaud). He returned to America in 1940, where
he worked primarily as a teacher.
3319. 12” Green PW Pathé PGT 12 [CPTX100/CPTX101]. DIE WALKÜRE: Adieux de
Wotan (Wagner). Two sides. Orch. dir. François Ruhlmann. IMs. Side one just
about 1-2. Side two few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
KARL ERB [t]
3585. 12” Blk., Brown, White acous. Odeon 76486 [XXB6072-2/XXB6073]. QUEEN OF
SHEBA: Magische Töne / QUEEN OF SHEBA: Du plätschert eine Silberquelle
(Goldmark). IMs. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2833. 12” Brown acous. Odeon Rxx76521;Rxx 76523 [XXB6076/XXB6078]. ES MUß EIN
WUNDERBARES SEIN (Liszt); DU BIST WIE EINE BLUME (both Liszt) / ÜBER
ALLEN GIPFELN IST RUH; DER MUSENSOHN (Mendelssohn). Side one piano acc.
Just about 1-2. $25.00.
RICHARD ERDÖS [bs]. Brno, 1881-Budapest, 1912.
Despite being only 32 when he died,
Erdös already had established an important position in several opera houses, including Frankfurt
and Budapest, singing roles such as Daland, Zarastro, the Cardinal in La Juive and Baron Ochs
in the 1911 Budapest premiere of Der Rosenkavalier.
1912. 10” Blk. Scala 47405/47406]. HUGUENOTS: Ima (Meyerbeer) / DIE BEIDEN
GRENADIERE (Schumann). Piano acc. Small rim flake side one just to raised outer
groove (i.e. harmless). Cons. 2-3. $20.00.
RALPH
ERROLLE [t]. Chicago, Sept. 22, 1888 (most sources incorrectly list 1890)Philadelphia, 1973. Born Errol Smith, Errolle studied at Racine College in Wisconsin. Upon
graduation he decided to make singing his profession and made his debut at the age of 21 in the
title role of Auber’s Fra Diavolo at the Marlowe Theater, Chicago. He was, as a result, offered a
four year scholarship to study at the Chicago Musical College with Hermann Devries. He was then
engaged by the Chicago Opera, where he made his debut as Lionel in Flotow’s Martha. His
subsequent work included a tour of Australia with the Williamson Grand Opera Company, the St.
Louis Civic Opera, the New Orleans Opera and the Metropolitan (1924-26). At the Met his roles
included Romeo, Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), the Fisherman in Stravinsky’s The Nightingale,
Paco in de Falla’s La Vida Breve and Gonzalve in Ravel’s l’Heure Espagnole. His last performances
in opera seem to have been with the “Popular Priced Opera Company” in Brooklyn, 1941-42 as
Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with soprano Herva Nelli. He was subsequently hired as head of
the Music and Opera Department of Louisiana State University. His thrice married daughter,
Martha, had a career in opera and musicals which continued until the 1980s. She died of
suspicious circumstances at the age of 86, when her live-in companion, one Ray Westmoreland,
aged 36, called 911. They arrived to find Martha with “severe bruises to her face and other areas of
her head”. Mr. Westmoreland reported that she fell off the toilet seat and hit her head on the
bathtub. He said he had put a pillow under her head, hoping that she would revive. After several
hours, he noticed her breathing became labored and he finally made the emergency call. Ralph
Errolle’s own marriages totaled five. He recorded for Columbia, Edison, vertical Brunswick and
Gennett and made one electrical disc for the American Institute of Music, Arts and Drama in
Montclair, NJ, which he headed.
2326. 10” Dk. Blue acous. Gennett 5306 [8604a/8605a]. STAY HOME, LITTLE GIRL,
STAY HOME (Hanley) / WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW (Fiorito). Rare. Lt. rubs, gen. 2.
$15.00.
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LÉON [LÉONCE-ANTOINE] ESCALAÏS [t]. Near Narbonne, 1859-Paris, 1941.
A
student at the Toulouse and Paris Conservatoires, Escalaïs made his debut as Arnoldo in Rossini’s
William Tell at the Paris Opèra in 1883. He appeared in most major French houses, as well as La
Scala, 1888, where he was Eleazar in Halévy’s La Juive. In America, he sang leading roles with the
French Opera in New Orleans. Escalais’ high Cs are perhaps the most brilliant sounds captured
on disc by any tenor of the acoustic period.
2441. 11” Pink Sample unpublished Fonotipia matrix XPh1913. HÉRODIADE: Adieu
donc, vains objets (Massenet). Piano acc. Only extant copy. Looks gen. 4 but plays
very cleanly, including his blazing high notes.. You will be satisfied! $2000.00.
2442. 11” Pink Sample unpublished Fonotipia matrix XPh1914. MEFISTOFELE: Dai
campi, dai prati (Boïto). In French. Piano acc. Only extant copy. Looks gen. 3, few
LGTs. Tiny absolutely harmless rim patina grooved side only (scarcely noticeable).
$2000.00.
GREEK
EVANS [b].
1640. 10” acous. Viola 19102/19101 [7101/19101]. PAGLIACCI: Prologo (Leoncavallo) /
REGINA VICARINO [s]. RIGOLETTO: Caro nome (Verdi). Unusual Los Angeles
label. Side one black, side two red. Side one 2. Side two 2-3. $12.00.
NANCY
EVANS [c]. Liverpool, 1915-Aldeburgh, 2000.
A pupil of Maggie Teyte, Evans
began her career as a member of the Glyndebourne Festival
Chorus in the later 1930s. Her London stage debut was in
Sullivan’s The Rose of Persia in 1938. In 1946 she alternated
with Kathleen Ferrier in the English Opera Group’s first run of
Britten’s Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne. The following year
she created the role of Nancy in Britten’s Albert Herring in the
Covent Garden world premiere. She was noted particularly in
British opera and in recitals. Her first husband was Walter
Legge, who replaced her with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as his
second wife. She, in turn, wed producer and librettist Eric
Crozier, who became a co-founder of the Aldeburgh Festival
with Britten and Peter Pears. Evans taught singing at the
Britten-Pears School in Snape Maltings after her retirement
and was made an OBE in 1991. Harold Rosenthaur, in the New
Grove Dictionary of Opera, notes her “warm-toned voice and
lively personality”. – Internet
4309. Plum HMV C.3165 [2EA8530-I/2EA8531-I]. OUTWARD BOUND / THE WILLOW SONG; O MISTRESS MINE (all Adrian Wells Beecham, 19041982, son of Sir Thomas). Piano acc. Sir. Thomas
Beecham. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
NANCY EVANS
GERALDINE FARRAR [s]. Melrose, MA, 1882-Ridgefield, CT, 1967.
Farrar’s earliest
musical training was in the U.S. and then in Paris for a brief period with Mathilde Marchesi. She
made her debut at the Berlin Hofoper, 1901, as Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust and subsequently
studied with Lilli Lehmann. From 1907 through 1922 she was one of the Metropolitan Opera’s
major audience draws, and was that company’s first Cio-Cio-San, 1907, and Suor Angelica (world
premiere, 1918). Carmen was a role she held virtually exclusively for a number of years and which
became a particular favorite with New Yorkers after her portrayal of the part in a 1915 silent film.
Farrar was an inveterate letter writer, particularly in her later years, and she created a voluminous file of correspondence with a number of people. In these letters she expressed her opinions
and feelings about everything and everyone from Senator Joseph McCarthy through Maria Callas.
2177. 10’” Blk. Berlin G&T 53344 [2173h]. TRAVIATA: Sempre libera (Verdi). Piano acc.
Never reissued. Gorgeous copy, no wear of any kind. Two small, harmless chips on
rim area blank side. Just about 1-2. $50.00.
2275. 10” White lbl. HMV 3620 (RCA late ‘30s pressing) [3798h]. CHERRY RIPE (Horn).
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1131. 10” Red ’08 Pats. “A” Plate Vla 87055. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Sai cos’ ebbe cuore
(Puccini). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1584. 10” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Vla 87136. IL SEGRETO DI SUSANNA: Via! così non mi
lasciate! (Wolf-Ferrari). Farrar created the title role for the Met. As new. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
2312. 10” Red “B” plate Victor 87165. MODEST HEART (Hugo Wolf). Almost impossible to
find. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
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1482. 10” Vinyl White lbl. RCA Victor 87165 [B13137-1]. MODEST HEART (Wolf). Excellent early ‘60s pressing. Just about 1-2.
$20.00.
1985. 10” Red “A” plate Victor 87257. SERENADE
(Gounod). With Clement Barone [flute]. IMs.
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2239. 10” White Vla 87308. APPLE BLOSSOMS:
Star of Love (Kreisler). Never doubled.
Scarce. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1811. 10” Red Victor 87508. DANTE: Nous allons
partir (Godard). With EDMOND CLÉMENT
[t]. Superb copy. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1146. 10” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Vla 87509. AU
CLAIR DE LA LUNE (Lully). With ED-MOND
CLÉMENT [t]. Piano acc. Rosario Bourdon.
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1672. 10” PW Orth. Vla IRCC 55 [BVE-27731/B26734-2]. SERENADE (Strauss) / CHANT
VENETIEN (Bemberg). Both sides first
editions. Side one elec. 1927/side two acous.
1922 matrices. Side two acous. style label
signed by Farrar. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
2313. 10” PW acous. Vinyl White lbl. Vla B-27731GERALDINE FARRAR
2. SERENADE (Strauss). Never issued in any
form. Just about 1-2. $40.00.
2007. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 45 [1316r/3798h]. LA TRAVIATA: Sempre libera (Verdi) /
CHERRY RIPE (Horn). From orig. G&T matrices. Lbl. signed by Farrar. Just
about 1-2. $25.00.
3868. 12” Red Pats. Vla 88113 [take 2a]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel di (Puccini). Just
about 1-2. $6.00.
3891. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 88192 [take 1]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini). Just about 1-2.
$7.00.
4110 12” Red Pats. “A” plate Vla 88359. LE DONNE CURIOSE: Il cor nel contento (WolfFerrari). With HERMANN JADLOWKER [t]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4054. 12” Red Pats. “A” plate Vla 88359. Same as preceding listing (item #4110). Nice
bright copy, lt. superficial rubs, 2. $7.00.
3649. 12” White lbl. Red Vinyl Vla 88405. KÖNIGSKINDER: Lieber Spielmann (Humperdinck). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2847. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88413. LA BOHÈME: Mi chiamano Mimì (Puccini). Beautiful
pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4080. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88422. MEFISTOFELE: Lontano, lontano (Boïto). With
EDMOND CLÉMENT [t]. Lovely copy, few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $12.00.
2786. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88421. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Ange adorable (Gounod). With
EDMOND CLÉMENT [t]. Glassy surface. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4018. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88421. Same as preceding listing (item #2786). Text label on
verso. Few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $10.00.
2657. 12” White lbl. Victor 89015 [C-5014-2] (1st iss. take, 1908, replaced 1909). DON
GIOVANNI: Quel castinetto … Là ci darem la mano (Mozart). Later take does not
include the recitative. With ANTONIO SCOTTI [b]. VrBk. Excellent pressing. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
4337. 12” Red “A” plate Pats. 89057. IL SEGRETO DI SUSANNA: Il dolce idillio (WolfFerrari). With PASQUALE AMATO [n]. Perfect copy. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4269. 12” Red Victor 89059. MANON: On l’appelle, Manon (Massenet). With ENRICO
CARUSO [t]. IMs. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
3797. 12” White lbl. elec. RCA Victor blk. vinyl CVE-37348-1/CVE-37349-1]. PUR DICESTI (Lotti) / MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: E Susanna non vien … Dove sono (Mozart).
Piano acc. Issued only as IRCC 40. No label for side two. Just about 1-2. $35.00.
2842. 12” Silver PW Victor IRCC 61. LA BOHÈME: O soave fanciulla (Puccini). With
ENRICO CARUSO [t] / CARUSO [t]. PEARL FISHERS: Mi par d’udire ancora
(Bizet). From orig. Camden 1912 and Milano 1904 matrices. Side one first edition.
Just about 1-2. $30.00.
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3820. 12” Silver PW Victor IRCC 115 [C-9855/C-11608-2]. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Valse
(Gounod) / LE DONNE CURIOSE: Tutte per te (Wolf-Ferrari). From orig. 1911/’12
Victor matrices, side one first edition. Autographed although the signature is
somewhat faded. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
3898. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 50. LA BOHÈME: O soave fanciulla (Puccini). With ENRICO
CARUSO [6] / FARRAR [s], JOSEPHINE JACOBY [c]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Tutti
i fior (both Puccini). From orig. 1912/1909 Victor matrices. Side one only edition
other than IRCC. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
MAFALDA FAVERO [s]
2000. 10” Green Viva-Tonal Columbia 4107-X [WB2451/WB2643]. PAGLIACCI: Stridono
lassù (Leoncavallo) / LA BOHÈME: Mi chiamano Mimì (Puccini). Few lightest mks.,
cons. 2. $15.00.
1511. 10” Red Late VdP DA 1563 [OBA1825-III/OBA1234-IV]. MANON LESCAUT: In
quelle trine morbide (Puccini) / MARIA CANAGLIA [s]. SIBERIA: Qual vergogna
(Giordano). Excellent late pressing, just about 1-2. $12.00.
1547. 10” Red Late VdP DA 11301 [OBA6168/OBA5401-II]. L’OMBRA: O tu che al sai
(Bottachiari) / TANCREDI PASERO [bs]. FAUST: The che fai (Gounod). Excellent
pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2936. 12” PW Red (gold print) Victor 15837 [2BA1700-II/2BA1701-II]. AMICO FRITZ:
Duetto delle ciliege (Mascagni). Two sides. With TITO SCHIPA [t]. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
FRANCESCO FEDERICI [b]
1996. 10” Blue ’12 Pats. Victor 45032 [13179b/13173b]. RIGOLETTO: Piangi fanciulla
With ALBERTINA CASSANI [s]. / ERNESTO BADINI [b]. RIGOLETTO: Pari siamo
(Verdi). IMs. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
GERMAINE
FERALDY [s]. 1894-1949. A star of the Paris Opéra-Comique from 1924 to
1942, Feraldy had the range and technique that permitted her an exceptional variety of roles, such
as Lakmé (one of her particular successes) and Philine through Mimì and Manon. She was a
creator in Ravel’s l’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Rousseau’s Le Bon Roi Dagobert and is also
remembered for her acting and attractive stage presence.
1263. 10” PW Blue French Columbia LF 81 [WL2980-1/WL1981-1]. VIRGINIE: Quand
j’avais la taille fine (Alfred Bruneau). Two sides. Orch. dir. by the composer. Just
about 1-2. $20.00.
1618. 10” PW Blue French Columbia D13098 [WL1582/WL1583]. MÉLODIES ARABES:
[a] Le baiser dans la nuit; [b] La sultane de l’amour / [c] Une jeune fille; NOTRE
MAISON (all Maurice Perez). Accompanied by the composer. Just about 1-2.
$20.00.
3721. 12” PW Blue Columbia 7263-M, 7264-M [WLX1203/WLX1196-2/WLX1197/
WLX1204]. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Tomb Scene, Act 5 (Gounod). With GEORGES
THILL [t]. Four sides. Excellent pressings. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
GUY FERRANT [b]
2629. 10” French Columbia SS vinyl (pressed on 12”) DF 2435 [CL6175]. JE ME METZ EN
VOSTRE MERCY (Charles d’Orléans-Reynaldo Hahn). Piano acc. REYNALDO
HAHN. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
EDOARDO FERRARI-FONTANA [t]. Rome, 1878-Toronto, 1936.
Originally a medical
student and then in the Italian diplomatic corps, Ferrari-Fontana appeared in operetta as an
amateur baritone beginning in 1902. He continued, self-taught, to become a leading operetta
artist. He eventually converted to tenor (presumably with some professional guidance), being hired
by the Parma Opera, likely as a cover. The tenor recounted that while intently watching a Tristan
und Isolde rehearsal, he was noticed by the conductor, Tulio Serafin. Said Serafin to him, “I suppose you would like to be singing this opera”. The tenor replied, “Yes, I would like to sing it. But I
assure you that if I did so I would do a much better piece of work than that one”, pointing to tenor
Fiorello Giraud on stage. Ferrari-Fontana had his opportunity when Giraud became ill, and he had
a tremendous success. He repeated the same role with the Boston Opera in 1912 with Margarete
Matzenauer, his new wife, tallying over 150 performances of the opera during his short career.
The couple separated in 1915, Matzenauer telling the press that two singers shouldn’t marry. Her
next husband, following her dictum, was a non-singer (her chauffeur), but that didn’t last either.
Ferrari-Fontana seemed to develop vocal problems after his divorce. He took a second wife in
1919, and he continued singing through the 1920s, but often the reviews indicated that his voice
wasn’t working well. He taught in Toronto from the later 1920s until his death.
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2839. 12” TC Columbia A5663 [36877-2/36878-2]. JEWELS OF THE MADONNA: Madonna dei dolori / JEWELS OF THE MADONNA: Madonna, con sospiri (Wolf-Ferrari).
Good surface material. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2557. 12” TC Columbia A5721 [37235-2/37236-1]. CARMEN: La fleur (Bizet) / OTELLO:
Niun mi tema (Verdi). Flush pressing. Good surface material. Cons. 2. $15.00.
EMILIE FEUGE [s].
]. Rheinpfalz, 1863-Dessau, 1923. Feuge studied with Adolf Schimon
in Munich and began her career in 1887 at the Berlin Hofoper. Also heard in Dessau and
Schwerin, Feuge (Feuge-Gleiss) appeared at Bayreuth regularly from 1897 through 1906, most
frequently as the Forest Bird in Siegfried. She and her husband, tenor Oskar Feuge (1861-1913),
had a daughter who was also successful in opera (and who made only one record): soprano
Elisabeth Feuge-Friedrich (1902-1942).
4433. 10” Blk. Bayreuth G&T 43575 [1114e]. SIEGFRIED: Sang des Waldvogels (Wagner).
Recorded in Bayreuth, 1904. One of her only two recordings. Nice copy. 2.
$500.00.
MIZZI FINK [s]
1559. 10” Dog Con. Gramophone 2-43350/2-44132 [1899y/4453L]. TALES OF HOFFMANN: Puppen-Arie / HERMINE BOSETTI [s], MARGARETE MATZENAUER [ms].
TALES OF HOFFMANN: Barcarolle (Offenbach). Small PB side one,otherwise just
about 1-2. $15.00.
GIUSEPPINA FINZI-MAGRINI [s]
9003. 11” Brown Odeon 59137/59138 [XPh1917/XPh1918]. UN BALLO IN MASCHERA:
Volta la terrea fronte / UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Saper vorreste (Verdi). Piano
acc. Cons. 2. $20.00.
KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD [s]
1982. 10” Blue Scandinavian HMV AL 2265 [BN190-I/BN191-II]. SNE (Sigurd Lie) /
LYKKEN MELLEM TO MENNESKER (Eyvin Alnæs). Both sides acc. by Alnæs. 1929
recording. Excellent, quiet surfaces. Tiny lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
1597. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 2009 [OEA5285-II/OCS397-II]. LOVE WENT ARIDING (Frank Bridge) / SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME (Dvo ák). Piano acc.
Edwin McArthur. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2652. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 8859.
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Liebestod
(Wagner). Two sides. Orch. dir. Hans
Lange. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
EDITHA FLEISHER [s]
2605. 12” Blk. acous. Victor 68660. AN DER
SCHÖNEN BLAUEN DONAU (Strauss) /
GYPSY BARON: Wer hat euch denn
getraut? (both J. Strauss). Both with MAX
BLOCH [t]. Minor lbl. scrs. side two,
otherwise just about 1-2. $20.00.
3940. 12” Grey acous. Polyphon 50010 [1as/2as].
MIGNON: Polonaise (Thomas) / HUGUENOTS: Pagen-Arie (Meyerbeer). Fine copy.
Few rubs, 2. $20.00.
MIGUEL FLETA [t]
1557. 10” Red Vla 993. ¡ADIÓS TRIGUEÑA! (Vigil y
Robles) / MI TIERRA (Media-Villa). Mint
condition, as are most listings with this
grading. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2129. 10” Red acous. Vla 1066. LA DOLORES:
Jota (Bretón) / LA FEMATERA Y LA VIRMIGUEL FLETA GEN (Jotas). Both guitar acc. by Rondalla
Ramirez. Beautiful copy. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2227. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1259 [BJ605-I/BJ617-II]. MARINA: Salida de Jorge (Arrieta). Two
sides. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
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2212. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1260 [BJ593-II/BJ594-I]. EL HUÉSPED DEL SEVILLANO: Canción de la Espada / EL HUÉSPED DEL SEVILLANO: Romanza (Guerrero). Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
2536. 12” Red Orth. Vla. 6666 [CJ619-II/CJ620-II]. MARINA: Duo Jorge-Roque /
MARINA: Bridis (Arrieta). With EMILIO SAGI-BARBA [b]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3499. 12” Red Orth. Vla. 7208 [CJ2155-II/CJ1848-II]. HIMNO A LA EXPOSICIÓN DE
SEVILLA (Quintero-Alonzo) / ORQUESTRA SINFÓNICA DEL GRAMÓFONO.
SEVILLA (Albéniz). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2659. 12” Red PW (late ‘30s) Sp. Disco Gramófono DB 1507 [CN1142-I/CN1128-I]. EL
DUO DE LA AFRICANA: Dúo-jota (Caballero). With MATHILDA REVENGA [s] / UN
POLVILLO DÉ RAPÉ: Cuarteto (E. and J. Anglada). With T. ANGERRI, E. ANGLADA, J. ANGLADA. Orch. dir. Gelabert. Beautiful copy of this exceptionally rare
item. Just about 1-2. $35.00.
3527. 12” White lbl. SS HMV DB 1507 [CN1128-1]. UN POLVILLO DÉ RAPÉ: Cuarteto (E.
and J. Anglada). With T. ANGERRI, E. ANGLADA, J. ANGLADA. Orch. dir.
Gelabert. Second side (only) of preceding listing (item #2659). Just about 1-2.
$20.00.
2720. 12” PW Mauve acous. HMV AGSB 58 [C-29286/C-27714]. CARMEN: Parle-moi de
ma mere (Bizet). With LUCREZIA BORI [s] / BORI [s], BENIAMINO GIGLI [t].
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Ange adorable (Bizet). Both sides unpublished. Just about
1-2. $15.00.
WLADYSLAV FLORIJANSKÝ [t]. Lvóv, 1854-1911.
Born as Wladyslaw Floryan Kohmann, Florijanský (or Florianski) began his career in Lvóv as an operetta singer. In the later
1880s he turned to opera and quickly became established as a leading tenor in Prague, Warsaw,
Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg and St. Petersburg, among other cities. In 1888 he was Lenski in the
Prague premiere of Tschaikowsky’s Eugen Onegin (1888) and Hermann in the same composer’s
Pique Dame (1892). His other roles included principal tenor roles in operas of Dvorák, Fibich and
Smetana, as well as such Italian works as Aida, Otello and Cavalleria Rusticana. Late in his career
(1906-07) he made a concert tour of the U.S. His records are very rare.
2398. 11” Brown Praha Odeon 38539/38519 [Vx497/XV62]. EUGEN ONEGIN: Air
(Tschaikowsky) / FRANTIŠEK PACAL [t]. FRÜHLINGSZEIT (Becker). Piano acc.
Rare. Speeds 81.8/89.7 (presuming the key of A). Side one 3-4 (although hardly
any graying). Side two 4-5. Side two remarkably forward and the graying sounds
only a bit. Looks considerably worse than it sounds. $50.00.
ELSA [OEHME-] FOERSTER [s]
3584. 12” Purple HMV FKX 189 [2D1470-2/2D1471-2]. LA BOHÈME: Final Scene Act 3
[Mimì-Marcell duet/Quartet] (Puccini). With ERNA BERGER [s], WALTER
LUDWIG [t], WILLI DOMGRAF-FASSBAENDER [b]. Small lbl. stkr. Excellent
pressing, just about 1-2. $12.00.
CESARE FORMICHI [b]
4239. 10” Blue acous. Eng. Columbia D1488 [A942/A960]. LA TRAVIATA: Di Provenza /
RIGOLETTO: Signor? Va, non ho niente (both Verdi). Side two with FERNANDO
AUTORI [bs]. Orch. dir. Hamilton Harty. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4240. 10” Blue acous. Eng. Columbia D1491 [A895/A896]. LE JONGLEUR DE NÔTRE
DAME: Légende de la Sauge (Massenet) / SAMSON ET DALILA: Maudite à jamais
(Saint-Saëns). In French. Orch. dir. Hamilton Harty. Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
RITA FORNIA [ms]. San Francisco, 1878-Paris, 1922. Born Regina Newman, she adopted
part of the name of her home state as a stage name. She made her debut as a coloratura soprano
in Germany but soon came to find her true voice was a mezzo soprano. After this transition she
sang both soprano and mezzo roles. She was a quick study and was often required to go on at the
last minute. Once in Germany, she sang both Elisabeth and Venus in the same performance of
Tannhäuser. Early in her Metropolitan career (her debut was in 1907), she filled in at the last
minute for an ailing Emma Eames as Leonora in Il Trovatore and also for Marcella Sembrich in Il
Barbiere di Siviglia, both to critical acclaim. For the latter performance she was given twenty-four
hours’ notice, which was helpful, as she had previously sung Rosina only in German and had to
learn the role in Italian in one day (these performances, of course, without a stage rehearsal). As a
mezzo, she had particular success in 1911 as the Page in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. She seemed
content, however, to sing dozens of Suzukis to Farrar’s Butterfly as well as various small roles.
Suzuki with Farrar turned out to be her final Met performance in 1922. Her Victor Red Seals are
scarce and of particular aural appeal.
109 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
4245. 10” Red Victor 64162. FAUST: Faites-lui mes aveux (Gounod). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2234. 10” Red Victor 64283. DAS ZAUBERLIED (Meyer-Helmund). piano acc. Rosario
Bourdon. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1135. 10” Red ’12 Pats. Victor 64288. TES DOUX BAISERS [MADRIGAL] (Chaminade).
Piano acc. Rosario Bourdon. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
4243. 10” Red “B” plate ’12 Pats. Victor 64289. ALLERSEELEN, Op. 85, No. 3 (Lassen).
Excellent copy, few lightest mks., cons. 2. $15.00.
4244. 10” Red “B” plate Victor 64290. DEIN GEDENK’ ICH, MARGARETHA, Op. 12, No. 2
(Meyer-Helmund). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1133. 10” White lbl. Vla 64299. FRÜHLINGSZEIT, Op. 3 (Becker). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
1182. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 87503. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Lo so che alle sue pene
(Puccini). With RICCARDO MARTIN [t], ANTONIO SCOTTI [b]. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
JOHN FORSELL [b]
2255. 10” Blk. PoW Victor V-24106 [837ae/2712e]. KUNGSSÅNGEN (Lindblad) / DU
GAMLA, DU FRIA (Swedish Folk Song). Has V.E. in oval in matrix (indicating an
electrical recording), but it is an acoustic disc from original matrices. Just about
1-2. $7.00.
GRETE FORST [s]
2372. 10” Blk. G&T 43662/43792 [4206L/
6602½b]. HUGUENOTS: Pagen-Arie
(Meyerbeer) / TALES OF HOFFMANN:
Puppenarie (Offenbach). Side one lt. NRs
on lbl., small scr. (about ¼” of grooves), 2.
Side two just about 1-2. $15.00.
FERNAND FRANCELL [t].
1880-1966. Francell
made his debut at the Paris Opéra-Comique in 1906 as
Wilhelm Meister in Mignon. His lengthy tenure there
included principal tenor roles in a number of
premieres, including Messager’s Fortunio (1907),
Laparra’s La Habanéra (1908] and de Falla’s La vida
breve (1914). While his career was mostly in France,
he presented a recital in New York’s Town Hall in
1925. A reviewer for Musical America stated that
Francell “disclosed a style in keeping with the best
traditions of the French school. … He knows how to
project a mood, and aided by a courtly manner and a
diction that is in itself a thing of beauty, the singer
succeeded in giving an evening of much pleasure.”
9008. 11” Brown Odeon 97389/97395 [XP4721/XP4753]. TRAVIATA: De ma folle jeunesse (Verdi) / FORTUNIO: Si vous croyez (Messager). Side two creator performance. Cons. 2. $25.00.
BENVENUTO FRANCI [b]. Pienza, 1891-Rome, 1985.
Franci studied in Rome with
Antonio Cotogni and Enrico Rosati and made his debut at the Teatro Costanzi, 1917, in
Mascagni’s Lodoletta, also appearing there in the premiere of Mascagni’s Il Piccolo Marat in 1921.
His La Scala debut was as Amonasro in Aida, conducted by Toscanini. He was also noted there as
Carlo Gerard in Andrea Chenier and, in 1924, the world premiere of Giordano’s La Cena delle
Beffe. In 1940 he sang Barak in the Italian premiere of Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten. In London he was heard on occasions between 1926 (when he appeared as Scarpia to Jeritza’s Tosca)
and 1946. He also performed leading roles at the Teatro Colón, the Paris Opera, Madrid’s Teatro
Reale and the Berlin Opera. From 1928 to 1949 he was on the roster of the Rome Opera.
4051. 12” White Phonotype M.1808/M.2342. PEARL FISHERS: Del tempio al limitar
(Bizet). With FERNANDO DE LUCIA [t] / ANGELA DE ANGELIS [s], FERNANDO
DE LUCIA [b]. LE ROI DE LAHORE: Sia benedetto il dolore (Massenet). Nice copy
of a particularly scasrce (and desirable) Phonotype. A few lt. rubs, 2. $90.00.
4052. 12” Green Phonotype N.1756/N.2306. LA GIOCONDA: O monumento / FERNANDO
DE LUCIA [t]. LA GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $75.00.
110 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
2981. 12” Red Late VdP DB 1219 [CF2534-II/CF2535-II]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:
Invano Alvaro (Verdi). Two sides. With AURELIANO PERTILE [t]. IMs. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
3882. 12” Red Late VdP DB 1320 [CM994-II/CM993-I]. UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Eri tu /
AIDA: Quest’assisa (both Verdi). Side two with LUISA LUCINI [s], VITTORIO LOIS
[t], GUGLIELMO MASINI [bs], La Scala Cho. and Orch. dir. Gino Nastrucci. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
HEDWIG FRANCILLO-KAUFFMANN [s]. Vienna, 1878-Rio de Janeiro, 1948. A pupil
of von Orgeni in Dresden, Rosario in Milan, and several others, Francillo-Kaufmann made her
debut in Stettin, 1898, subsequently spending seasons with the operas in Wiesbaden, Munich,
and Berlin (Hofoper and Komischen Oper). From 1908-12 she was a leading coloratura with the
Vienna Staatsoper and then from 1912-1927 the Hamburg Opera. Guest appearances throughout
Europe and South America as well as recitals kept her active until she retired in the late 1920s.
An interview with her by the Musical Courier in 1929, however, states that she had retired during
World War I and hadn’t returned to public life until 1927, when she reappeared as a concert
singer. She mentions her friendship and performances with Caruso and that she had been an
“unofficial teacher” (whatever that means) of Joseph Schwarz and Lotte Lehmann “and many
others”.
3635. 12” Dk. Blue elec. Parlophon P.9445 [2-21424-2/2-21425]. LAKMÉ: Bell Scene
(Delibes). Two sides. In German. Orch. dir. Frieder Weissmann. Fine pressing.
Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $20.00.
PAUL FRANZ [t]
4326. 12” PW Blue elec. French Columbia LFX 56 [LX643-4/WLX1351]. SIGURD: Le Buit
des chants (Reyer) / HÉRODIADE: Ne pouvait réprimer (Massenet). Small lbl.
stkrs. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
NINÌ FRASCANI [ms]. Milan, 1878-1935?
A
student of Maestri G. Cosentino and F. Fuzzone,
Frascani made her debut at the Naples Teatro San
Carlo, 1902, in La Favorita with Bonci and De Luca.
She subsequently appeared at Covent Garden, toured
South America and then was heard in a number of
Italian houses, including La Scala, when she was
Fricka in Die Walküre. In 1912 she wed tenor Gaetano
Tommasini and in the early 1920s appeared with him
in New York. She was last mentioned as having sung in
Italy in 1923 with Rosetta Pampanini in the premiere of
the opera Colomba by N. van Westerouth. There seems
to be no information on her after this period.
9068. 11” Fonotipia 39515/39788
[XPh2073/XPh2085]. CARMEN: Habanera
(Bizet) / MIGNON: Non conosci il bel suol
(Thomas). Few MGTs side one, otherwise 2.
Side two cons. 2. $15.00.
4429. 12” Blk. Milano G&T 53362 [2235h]. ALLA
MIA BAMBINA [ROMANZA] (Unberto
Giordano). Piano acc. by the composer,
who also signed the matrix. While
NINÍ FRASCANI [left] and ROSA RAISA
Crepuscolo triste (the following listing)
turns up, this disc, likely made at the same session, is virtually unknown. Bright
label. 2-3. $100.00.
2432. 12” PW Red Disco Grammofono DB 605 [312½i/1174c]. CREPUSCOLO TRISTE
(Giordano) / FERNANDO DE LUCIA [t]. LOHENGRIN: Cigno gentil (Wagner).
Concludes with pitch grooves. Side one matrix signed by conductor/composer
Umberto Giordano. Gen. 2. $15.00.
BETTINA FREEMAN [ms]
2894. 12” Cream Notes Brazilian Columbia S5059 [30398-1/30399-1]. FAUST: Le parlate
d’amor (Gounod) / IL TROVATORE: Stride la vampa (Verdi). Small lbl. stkr. Good
pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3656. 12” TC Columbia A5213 [30394-2/30395-2]. L’ARDITA (Arditi) / CARMENA
(Wilson). Good quality shellac, flush pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00
111 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
Dr. FREDERICK C. FREEMANTEL [t].
Born in England, Dr. Freemantel began his musical life as a choir boy. At the age of seven he became the leading boy soprano soloist at St.
Bennett’s and All Saints Church in London. Following his voice change, Freemantel studied
various musical subjects at the Guildhall School of Music and then voice privately with Alberto
Randegger in London and Alfred Giraudet in Paris. He began work in the U.S. as a choral
conductor, settling in the Philadelphia area and earning his Doctorate at the University of
Pennsylvania. Freemantel subsequently developed a career as a concert and oratorio tenor, later
becoming noted as a voice teacher and publishing several books on vocal technique.
2353. 10” Blk. GP ’07 Victor 5038. RIGOLETTO: La donna è mobile (Verdi). In Italian.
Just about 1-2. $12.00.
OLIVE FREMSTAD [s].
3777. 12” PW Silver Columbia (blue shellac) IRCC 12 [30635-2/30645-1]. TANNHÄUSER:
Dich, teure Halle / LOHENGRIN: Elsas Traum (both Wagner). Label signed by
Fremstad. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
POVLA FRIJSH [s]
2294. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1652 [OB6680-1/OB6681-II. L’HIVER (Koechlin); LA
PLUIE (Georges) / PENDANT LE BAL (Tschaikowsky). Piano acc. Elof Nielsen.
Tiny lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2295. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1653 [OB6682-II/OB6683-I]. MED EN VANDLILJE
(Grieg) / DANS LES RUINES D’UNE ABBAYE (Fauré). Piano acc. Elof Nielsen. Tiny
lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3873. 12” PW White lbl. SS Victor mat. CS-046415. DIE STADT; DER SCHMETTERLING
(both Schubert). Piano acc. Rec. Jan., 1940. Unpublished. $35.00.
3874. 12” PW White lbl. SS Victor mat. CS-048933-1. POÈMES JUIFS: No. 1, “Chant de
Nourrice” (Milhaud). Piano acc. Rec. 19 Apr. 1940. Unpublished. $35.00.
MARTA FUCHS [s]
2999. 12” White lbl. HMV blk. vinyl, mat. 2RA2190].
WIE MELODIEN ZIEHT ES MIR; DER
SCHMIED (both Brahms). Piano acc. Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $30.00.
LUCIEN FUGÈRE [bs-b]. Paris, 1848-Paris,1935.
His career began as a café-concert singer, moving from
there to operetta and in 1877 making his Paris OpéraComique debut. He left the Opéra-Comique in 1910 for
the Paris Gaité-Lyrique, returning to the Opéra-Comique
in 1919. His repertoire included well over 100 roles and a
number of creations, including parts in the premières of
Massenet’s Cendrillon (1899) and Grisélidis (1901), as well
as Charpentier’s Louise (1900). His final performance
seems to have been a recital in 1932 (at the age of 85).
Fugère’s Columbia records were made in 1928-29 and his
Zonophones in 1902.
2128. 10” PW Blue elec. French Columbia D13045
[WL1022/WL1023]. LA BASOCHE: Elle
m’aime! / LA BASOCHE: Trop lourd est le
poids (André Messager). Creator in the 1890
Opéra-Comique world premiere. Just about 12. $12.00.
1837. 10” PW Blue elec. French Columbia LF 16
[WL2091/WL2092]. LE ROI MALGRÉ LUI:
Couplets de Polonais / LE ROI MALGRÉ LUI:
Couplets des Gondoles (Cha-brier). Creator in
the 1887 premiere. Few lightest mks., cons. 2.
$15.00.
4323. 12” PW Blue elec. French Columbia D15119
[WLX350/WLX768]. LE JONGLEUR DE
NOTRE-DAME: Légende de la Sauge
(Massenet) / MARISE BEAUJON [s],
GEORGES THILL [t]. LOHENGRIN: Acte III
Duo (Wagner). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
112 LUCIEN FUGÈRE as Beauval in La Fille de Tabarin
VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
YOSHIE FUJIWARA [t]. Osaka, 1898-1976.
Fujiwara’s mother was a geisha and his
father, Neil B. Reid, Scottish. He was adopted and raised by Tokuzaburo Fujiwara, but Mr. Reid,
his birth father, provided funds for his education and his vocal studies in Milan. Fujiwara was an
internationally successful concert singer from the mid-1920s. His operatic debut was as Rodolfo in
La Boheme at the Paris Opèra-Comique in 1932. Two years later he founded the Fujiwara Opera in
Japan. He continued appearing internationally well into the 1950s.
1042. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4044. AKI NA UTA [SONG OF AUTUMN] (Suaiyama) / SUSUKIPPO [PAMPAS GRASS] (Yanada). Piano acc. Leroy Shield. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
1964. 10” Red Orth. Vla 4047. FUNA UTA [BOATMAN’S SONG] (Konoye) /WAGA NAMIDA
[MY DEAR] (Sugiyama). Piano acc. Maxim Schapiro. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
1531. 10” Red Orth. Vla. 4047. Same as preceding listing (item #1964). Few lightest mks.,
cons. 2. $12.00.
1956. 10” Red Japanese Orth. Victor 13279 [OM505-II/4845]. O SOLE MIO (di Capua) /
TABI NO TORI (S. Fujii). In Japanese. Both with orchestra. Not on Victor (nor on
HMV, so it seems). Cons. 2. $20.00.
ZITA FUMIGALLI-RIVA [s]
2849. 12” Pink acous. Parlophon P.1612 [2-482/2-6502]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Vedi? la
luce incerta (Giordano) / LA BOHÈME: O soave fanciulla (Puccini). Both with
ANTONIO CORTIS [t]. IMs. Just about 1-2. $60.00.
JOHANNA
GADSKI [s]. Near Stallin,
Germany, 1872-Berlin,1 932. Gadski began
voice lessons when she was six with Frau
Schroeder-Chaloupka, her only teacher, with
whom she remained for twelve years. She
made her debut with the Kroll Opera at the
age of 16, singing at first small roles. She remained with that company until 1893 while
also filling guest engagements elsewhere. Her
American debut was at the Metropolitan Opera
House in 1895 with the Damrosch Company,
singing Elsa in Lohengrin, her first Wagnerian
role. The following year she created Hester
Prynne in Walter Damrosch’s The Scarlet
Letter. She joined the Metropolitan Opera
Company under Maurice Grau in 1898,
singing Wagnerian parts as well as many
other roles, such as Donna Elvira, Pamina,
Santuzza, Aida, Micaela, and the leading
soprano role in Dame Ethyl Smyth’s Der Wald.
She left the company in 1904 for two seasons,
singing primarily in concert, rejoining the Met
in 1906, where she remained until 1917. She
lived in Bay Shore, Long Island from then until
1921, when she resumed her career in concert, also appearing in vaudeville with the
Keith management. She then returned to
Germany for a period and in 1927 was back in
JOHANNA GADSKI assisting her estate's grounds crew
America, where she promoted a new German
cure for diabetes. She was, however, pressured back into the musical world in a Carnegie Hall
concert performance of Tannhäuser, which was favorably received. She then performed frequently
with the touring German Grand Opera Company, still achieving glowing audience enthusiasm. Her
death was the result of an auto accident in Berlin.
1035. 10” Red “B” plate GP ’08 Victor 87019. WIDMUNG (Schumann). Piano acc. by
Frank La Forge (uncredited on lbl.). Very scarce. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
2265. 10” White lbl. Vla 87098. DIE GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: Zu neuen thaten (Wagner).
IMs. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1754. 10” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 87100. AUF FLÜGELN DES GESANGES (Mendelssohn). Piano
acc. Rosario Bourdon. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2042. 10” Red Victor 87167. DIE WALKÜRE: Du bist der Lenz (Wagner). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2048. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 128. GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: Zu neuen Thaten /
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: Betrug! Schändlichster (Wagner). Side two first edition,
otherwise unpublished (except for AGSA issue). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
113 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
1699. 10” Mauve HMV AGSA 36. GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: Helle Wehr! / GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: Betrug! Schändlichster Betrug! (Wagner). From 1909 Victor matrices.
Side two otherwise unpublished (except for IRCC issue). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3286. 12” White lbl. Vla 88362. LOBETANZ: An allen Zweigen (Thuille). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
3593. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “B” plate Vla 88362. Same as preceding listing (item #3286) but
early pressing. Lightest mks., cons. 2. $15.00.
2493. 12” Red Victor 88370. FLYING DUTCHMAN: Versank ich jetzt (Wagner). With
OTTO GORITZ [b]. Gleaming copy. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2792. 12” Red “C” plate Victor 88377. LOHENGRIN: Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen
(Wagner). Label signed in black ink by Gadski. Just about 1-2. $30.00.
3289. 12” White lbl. Vla 88377. Same as preceding listing (item #3292) but white label
and not signed. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2662. 12” Red “A” plate ’12 Pats. Victor 88440. STILL WIE DIE NACHT (Goetze). With
OTTO GORITZ [b]. Another particularly bright copy. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3932. 12” Red Victor 88515. DIE WACHT AM RHEIN (Wilhelm). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3483. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “B” plate Vla 89067. AIDA: Ciel! Mio Padre! (Verdi). With
PASQUALE AMATO [b]. Text label on verso. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
3440. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Vla 89068. AIDA: Su dunque! (Verdi). With PASQUALE
AMATO [b]. Test label on verso. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
3378. 12” White lbl. Vla 95201 [take 1]. MEISTERSINGER: Quintet (Wagner). With MARIE
MATTFELD [c], ELLISON VAN HOOSE [t], ALBERT REISS [t], MARCEL
JOURNET [bs]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3171. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 121. TANNHÄUSER: Verzeiht wenn ich nicht weiss /
TANNHÄUSER: Zurück von Ihm! (Wagner). From orig. 1913 Victor matrices. Just
about 1-2. $15.00.
3731. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 140 [C-7025/C-10131-2]. BARTERED BRIDE: Ich weiss
Euch einen liebe Schatz (Smetana). With ALBERT REISS [t] / REISS [t]. SIEGFRIED: Zwangvolle Plage! (Wagner). Side one piano acc. Side one first edition.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3827. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 146 [C-11723/C-11725]. FLYING DUTCHMAN: Versank
ich jetzt / FLYING DUTCHMAN: Wohl kenn’ ich Weibes (Wagner). Both with OTTO
GORITZ [b]. From orig. 1912 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3606. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 12 [C-7025/273ac]. BARTERED BRIDE: Ich weiss Euch
einen liebe Schatz (Smetana). With ALBERT REISS [t] / EMMY DESTINN [s].
DALIBOR: Wär ich wahr? (both Smetana). Side one piano acc. From orig. Camden,
1909/Berlin, 1910 matrices. Side one only issue other than IRCC. Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
3288. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 23. LOBETANZ: An allen Zweigen (Thuille) / DIE WACHT AM
RHEIN (Wilhelm). The only doubling of both of these rare sides (except for IRCC
issue of side one). From orig. 1911-1914 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $12.00
PEDRO GAILHARD [b].
9019. 11” Fonotipia 39229/37041 [XPh602-2/XM.112]. FAUST: Sérénade / LA SCALA
CHORUS. FAUST: O Gloria cinti d’allor (Gounod). Side one excellent condition,
cons. 2. Reverse side two small scrapes which will sound, otherwise 2. $800.00.
CARLO GALEFFI [b]
1392. 10” Green Viva-Tonal Columbia 14297-F [WB1006/WB1007]. ANDREA CHÉNIER:
Un di m’era di gioia (Giordano) / IL TROVATORE: Il balen (Verdi). Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
3823. 12” Gold acous. Flags Columbia S-5130 [74198/74199]. NABUCCO: Chi mi toglie /
NABUCCO: Dio di guida (Verdi). One minor depression should not be a problem, few
lt. rubs, cons. 2. $12.00.
2533. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 8926-M [74804-1/74805-1]. PAGLIACCI: Prologo (Leoncavallo) / LA GIOCONDA: O Monumento (Ponchielli). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2608. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 52812-D [WBX291/WBX302]. RIGOLETTO: Duetto
Sparafucile-Rigoletto (Verdi). With E. DOMINICI [bs] / ALESSANDRO GRANDA [t].
RIGOLETTO: Introduzione e Ballata (Verdi). With GIUSEPPE NESSI [t]. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
114 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
YVONNE GALL [s]
3005. 12” Blue PW Eng. Columbia LFX 5 [WLX1192-1/WLX1193-1]. LA DAMNATION DE
FAUST: Romance de Marguerite (Berlioz). Two sides. Orch. dir. Henri Büsser. Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
AMRI GALLI-CAMPI [s]. Honesdale, PA, 1899-
New
York, 1997. Born Irmendgard Gallenkamp, her professional
name was likely constructed to be reminiscent of Amelita GalliCurci, who had, for all practical purposes, retired as GalliCampi’s career ascended. She appeared once with the Metropolitan Opera (on tour in Cleveland) after “considerable experience in Europe”, and was reported to have been given a fourminute ovation after “Caro nome”. Her failure to have received
subsequent engagements by the Met could possibly have been a
result of pressure by the leading coloratura there, Lily Pons. As
a composer, Galli-Campi’s opera Air Castles , completed in 1935,
was presented at the opening of the New York World’s Fair,
1940. During the 1930s and ‘40s she was often heard on the
radio and toured as well as a concert singer. Later she taught,
one of her pupils having been actor/singer Joel Grey. She never
recorded commercially. –Some details from Victoria Etnier-Villamel’s,
“From Johnson’s Kids to Lemonade Opera”
AMRI GALLI-­CAMPI
2599. 12” Universal Acetate (unnumbered). DREAMIN’ TIME (Strickland) / IL BARBIERE
DI SIVIGLIA: Act 3 Aria (Pasiello). From Jan. 2, 1945 CBS broadcast (line transmission). Cons. 2. $15.00.
AMELITA GALLI-CURCI [s]
1069. 10” Red “B” plate Vla 64748. MARRIAGE OF
FIGARO: Non so più cosa son (Mozart). Just
about 1-2. $7.00.
2325. 10” Red Vla 64749. LITTLE DORRY (Armando
Seppilli). Her rarest acoustic. Never doubled.
Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2202. 10” Red Vla 64807. CRÉPUSCULE [TWILIGHT]
(Massenet). In French. With celeste and
strings. Two noontime toots from the nearby
Campbell Soup Company in Camden can be
faintly heard during the first verse, but not
enough to break the spell of this evocative
performance. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
1900. 10” Red Vla 64929. WHEN CHLORIS SLEEPS
(Homer Samuels). In English. Charming. Just
about 1-2. $7.00.
1260. 10” Red Vla 66125. LUCIA: Spargi d’amaro
pianto (Donizetti). VrBk. Just about 1-2.
$7.00.
9059. 10” (oversized) Orth. Vla test BVE-59731-1. LA
DANZA (Rossini). Piano acc. Homer Samuels.
RCA Vr Bk. “Z”-type shellac. Issued only on
VA series. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
AMELITA GALLI-­CURCI (left) and LILY PONS
1010. 10” Red Vla 627. TRAVIATA: Sempre libera /
TRAVIATA: Addio del passato (Verdi). Just
about 1-2. $6.00.
2162. 10” Red Vla 630. LITTLE BIRDIES (Buzzi-Peccia) / WHEN CHLORIS SLEEPS
(Homer Samuels). A “must” for Galli-Curci fanciers (and isn’t everyone?!). Just
about 1-2. $7.00.
2195. 10” Red acous. Vla 633. SONNAMBULA: Sovra il sen (Bellini) / LOVE’S MESSENGER WALTZ (Chopin, Op. 64, arr. Buzzi-Peccia). Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2147. 10” Red acous. Vla 1018. DON CÉSAR DE BAZAN: Sevillana (Massenet) / MANON:
gavotte (both Massenet). Side one signed by Galli-Curci (“To Philip, très sincerement”). Just about 1-2. $25.00.
1053. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1167. LA HIJAS DEL ZEBEDEO: Carceleras (Chapí) / SERENATA
(Tosti). Piano acc Homer Samuels. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
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1518. 10” Red “Z” type shellac Victor 1174. DINORAH: Ombra leggiera (Meyerbeer). Two
sides. With Clement Barone [flute]. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1369. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1267. PARLA! (Arditi) / THE GYPSY AND THE BIRD (Benedict).
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1864. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1338. LA PALOMA (Yradier) / LA CAPINERA
(Benedict). Side one piano acc. Homer Samuels. Side two orch. and Clement
Barone [flute]. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
1337. 10” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 1355. LAST ROSE OF SUMMER (Moore) / HOME,
SWEET HOME (Bishop). Piano acc. Homer Samuels. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2.
$6.00.
1314. 10” Red Scroll “Z” shellac 1440. CLAVELITOS (Valverde); ESTRELLITA (Ponce) /
RUSSIAN NIGHTINGALE SONG (Alabieff). Side one piano acc. Homer Samuels.
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4396. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1440. Same as preceding listing (item #1314) but
slightly later pressing. Fine pressing, few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $7.00.
1105. 10” Red Scroll “Z”-type Shellac Victor 1754. TRAVIATA: Un di felice / TRAVIATA:
Parigi o cara (Verdi). With TITO SCHIPA [t]. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
1316. 10” Red Scroll “Z”-type Shellac Victor 1755 [takes 8/10]. RIGOLETTO: E il sol dell’
anima / DON PASQUALE: Tornami a dir (Donizetti). With TITO SCHIPA [t]. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
4400. 10” Red PoW RCA Victor 10-0026 [takes 8/11]. Same as preceding listing (item
#1316) but Post-War edition and different take side 11. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1242. 10” PW Blk. (gold print) Victor 26568. PARLA! (Arditi) / SERENATA (Tosti). Side one
with orch. Side two with piano acc. by Homer Samuels. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1312. 10” Red late. VdP DA 1028 BVE-41236-1/BVE-41237. RIGOLETTO: Ah! Veglia, o
donna /RIGOLETTO: Piangi, fanciulla (Verdi). With GIUSEPPE DE LUCA [b].
Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4307. 12” Red Vla 74500 [take 4]. LA PARTIDA (Alvarez). Just about 1-2. $6.00.
2731. 12” Red Vr 74509. LUCIA: Il dolce suono (Donizetti). Flute obb. by Clement Barone.
Superb copy. Just about 1-2. $6.00.
2640. 12” Red “C” plate Vla 74639. VILLANELLE (dell’ Acqua). Flute obb. by Manuel
Berenguer. Just about 1-2. $6.00.
4312. 12” Red acous. Vla 6469. DINORAH: Capretto adorata! … Si, Carina (Meyerbeer) /
PRETTY MOCKING BIRD (Bishop). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4148. 12” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 6924. LO! HERE THE GENTLE LARK (Bishop) /
PEER GYNT: Solveig’s Song (Grieg). Perfect, glassy copy. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2983. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 6924. Same as preceding listing, item #4148, but
slightly later pressing which is just about as fine. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3391. 12” Red Scroll “Z”-type Shellac Victor 7110. MIGNON: Io son Titania (Thomas) / IL
BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA Una voce poco fa (Rossini). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2784. 12” Red Scroll “Z”-type Shellac Victor 7655 [takes 38/6]. RIGOLETTO: Caro nome
(Verdi) / STAR OF THE NORTH: Air with Two Flutes (Meyerbeer). Another superb
pressing, as are all of these Galli-Curci listings (and the majority of other records in
this catalogue as well). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
4085. 12” Red PW (silver print) Victor 7655 [21/6]. RIGOLETTO: Gualtier Maldè … Caro
nome (Verdi) / STAR OF THE NORTH: Air with Two Flutes (Meyerbeer). Note that
side one is a different take than the previous version, this including the recitative.
3233.
3689.
2877.
3854.
One tiny (harmless) LSS. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
12” Red Orth. Vla 7658. CANTATA (Scarlatti, arr. Van Leeuwen) / PHILÉMON ET
BAUCIS: O riante nature (Gounod). With Clement Barone [flute]. Very rare
original. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
12” White lbl. Orth. vinyl Vla matrix CVE-19148-3. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Valse
(Gounod). Unpublished. This electric version is sung in the key of F, while the
earlier acoustic version was sung up a step in G. Master had some corrosion which
causes noise in spots the last inch or so. Otherwise just about 1-2. $25.00.
12” White lbl. Orth. vinyl Vla matrix CVE-19149-3. HOME, SWEET HOME (PayneBishop). With orchestra. Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
12” Red HMV DB 1165 [CVE-41234/CVE-41235]. LA TRAVIATA: Imponete! / LA
TRAVIATA: Dite alla giovine (Verdi). With GIUSEPPE DE LUCA [b]. Crayon mks.
(former radio station copy). Quiet surfaces. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
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MARIA GALVANY [s]
1056. 10” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 87056 [10894b]. VARIAZIONI (Proch). As mint, as with the
other “just about 1-2” listings in this catalogue. $8.00.
1082. 10” Red Victor 87059 [4728h]. MAGIC FLUTE: Aria della Regina (Mozart). Small lbl.
stain, otherwise as new. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2316. 10” Red Vla 87060 [4728h]. Same as preceding listing (item 2316) but a bit later
pressing. In equally top condition. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
1068. 10” Red Victor 91501 [4730h]. RIGOLETTO: Si, vendetta (Verdi). With TITTA
RUFFO [b]. Wild doings! Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1284. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 92. [11187½b/11190b]. OUVI DIZER [FADO PORTUGUEZ] (Neupatk) / LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX: O luce di quest’ anima (Donizetti). Just
about 1-2. $25.00.
3438. 12” Red Angel Gram. Monarch 053163 [1308c]. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Valzer
(Gounod). Just about 1-2. $20.00.
3870. 12” Red Victor 88221 [1454c]. LUCIA: Spargi d’amaro pianto (Donizetti). Just about
1-2. $15.00.
4260. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 89045 [1443c]. LA SONNAMBULA: Prendi, l’anel ti dono
(Bellini). With FERNANDO DE LUCIA [t]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2476. 12” Red Vla 89046 [1446c]. I PURITANI: Vieni fra queste braccia (Bellini). With
FRANCESCO MARCONI [t]. Just about 1-2 (i.e. as new). $15.00.
3644. 12” Red Vla 89145 [1456c]. LA TRAVIATA: Sempre libera (Verdi). With REMO
ANDREINI [t]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3087. 12” Red Vla 89145 [1456c]. LA TRAVIATA:
Sempre libera (Verdi). Same as preceding listing
(item #3644) Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $10.00.
4266. 12” White RCA Victor Custom black vinyl 92500
[1312½c]. HAMLET: Nega se puoi la luce (Thomas). With TITTA RUFFO [b]. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
2527. 12” Red Vla 8057. SONNAMBULA: Prendi, l’anel ti
dono (Bellini). With MARIA GALVANY [s] /
GIUSEPPINA HUGUET [s], ARISTODEMO
GIORGINI [t]. SONNAMBULA: D’un pensiero
(Bellini). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
FRASER GANGE [b]
3070. 12” Blue PW elec. Columbia 7277-M [W98611-1/
W98612-3]. XERXES: Ombra mai fu / SCIPIO:
Hear Me, Ye Winds and Waves (both Händel).
Top pressing. Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $8.00.
EDOARDO GARBIN [t]
FRASER GANGE 2394. 10” Red Monarch 91029 [2838-w2]. MANON
LESCAUT: Donna non vidi mai (Puccini). Piano acc. Mislabeled as being from
“Massanet’s Manon”. Piano acc. 4, but very little graying. $35.00.
2395. 10” Red Milano G&T [2840-v]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Brindisi (Mascagni). 2-3.
$50.00.
3034. 12” Fonotipia 74176/74129 [XXPh3409/XXPh3453]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA:
Brindisi / GIOVANNI ZENATELLO [t]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Addio alla
madre (Mascagni). Few lt. mks., cons. 2. $15.00.
MARY
GARDEN [s]. Aberdeen, 1874- Inverurie, 1967.
Raised in Chicago, Garden first
studied there and then, via the generosity of a sponsor, in Paris with Trabadelo and Fugère. She
made her debut at the Paris Opéra-Comique during a performance of Charpentier’s Louise, 1900,
when the soprano on stage collapsed. Garden began with “Depuis le jour” and by the end of the
opera she had achieved immediate acclaim. Two years later, Debussy selected her to create Mélisande in the world premiere of Pélleas et Mélisande, much to the anger of the author of the play,
Maeterlinck, who was pushing his mistress, Georgette Leblanc, for the honor. Garden went on to
create a number of other roles. She was a great attraction at the Hammerstein Opera in New York
and for years with the Chicago Opera, which she even directed for one season. Her final operatic
performance was in Alfano’s Résurrection at the Paris Opéra-Comique in 1934. She had a remark-
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remarkable knack for attracting press attention with her opinions on various matters and through
reports of her colorful affairs, real or imagined. In a letter dated August 14, 1951 to Gordon
Whelen, Garden expressed her view on her recordings: “I can’t stand to hear my records, they are
so poor and so bad. My sister had them and when she wanted to get rid of me she put them on –
and off I went home. I simply can’t bear them.” Many would not share her opinion! See also Edison
Cylinder and Pathé listings.
1157. 10” PW Silver IRCC 106. PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE: Excerpt / GREEN [Ariette
No. 5] (Claude Debussy). RRs from 1904 French G&Ts. Piano acc. by the composer.
Label autographed by Garden. Just about 1-2. $35.00.
1161. 10” PW Silver IRCC 107. L’OMBRE DES ARBRES [Ariette No. 3] / IL PLEURE DANS
MON COEUR [Ariette No. 2] (both Debussy). RRs from 1904 French G&Ts. Piano
acc. by the composer. Label autographed by Garden. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2.
$35.00.
1705. 10” Lt. Blue Eng. Columbia D1362. COMIN’ THRO’ THE RYE / BLUEBELLS OF
SCOTLAND (Old Scottish Airs). Side two issued only in England. Gen. 2. $10.00.
1713. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1216. AT PARTING (Rogers) / AT DAWNING (Cadman). Just
about 1-2. $12.00.
1848. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1439. CLAIR DE LUNE, Op. 63, No. 1 (Szulc) / BEAU SOIR
(Debussy). Piano acc. Jean Dansereau. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1718. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1480. AFTON WATER (Burns) / ANNIE LAURIE (Scott). Piano acc.
Jean Dansereau. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1291. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1539. OVER THE STEPPE, Op. 5, No. 1 (Gretchaninov) /
CARMEN: Card Song (Bizet). Scarce original issue. Side one piano acc. Jean
Danserau. Side two with orch. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2819. 12” Blue Eng. Columbia A5284 [30695/30696]. LA TRAVIATA: Ah! fors’ è lui / LA
TRAVIATA: Sempre libera (Verdi). In French. Beautiful laminated pressing. Few
lightest mks., cons. 2. $25.00.
3533. 12” Red Orth. Vla 7254. JOCK O’
HAZELDEAN (Scottish Air) / IN THE
GLOAMING (Harrison). Recorded in Wanamaker Store Auditorium, Alexander
Russell [organist]. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
MABEL GARRISON [s]
1863. 10” Red Vr 64637. DIXIE (Emmett). With
Victor Male Quartet [Lambert Murphy,
Harry Macdonough, Reinald Werrenrath,
William Hooley]. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1853. 10” Red Vla 64811. VOUS DANSEZ, MARQUISE (Gaston Lemaire). Charming!
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2351. 10” Red Vla 64978. PARYSATIS: Nightingale and the Rose (Saint-Saëns). Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
1288. 10” Red Vla 636. KISS ME AGAIN (Herbert) / THE ONLY GIRL: When You’re
Away (both Victor Herbert). Attractive
timbre and fine technique. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
MABEL GARRISON being shipped by husband, conductor GEORGE SIEMONN, to her next concert engagement?
ALFONSO GARULLI [t]
2408. 10” Blue Zonofono X-1553. SERENATA-SERA DI PARADISO (composer?). With
ERNESTINA BENDAZZI-GARULLI [s]. Bright label. Stuck groove at start and one
skipped groove during piano introduction. Ndle. scr. first quarter inch. Few LGTs.
Otherwise looks quite clean, 2-3. $150.00.
LUCY GATES [s]
1400. 10” Silver Flags Columbia 20030-D [80321-3/80994-6]. LURLINE: Sweet Spirit,
Hear My Prayer (Wallace) / SEMELE: Oh Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?
(Händel). One harmless short hair patina side one. 2. $7.00.
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4059. 12” Blk. Columbia acous. 5057-M [49946-7/49961-2]. IL BACIO (Arditi) / I CANNOT SING THE OLD SONGS (Claribel). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
EVA GAUTHIER [ms]. Ottawa, 1885-New York, 1958. Gauthier began her vocal studies in
Ottawa with Frank Buels. After local success as a church soloist in 1901, Gauthier, as a protégé of
her uncle, Sir Wilfred Laurier, Canada’s Prime Minister, studied in Europe with several celebrated
teachers including Jacques Bouhy, William Shakespeare and Anna Schoen-René. She appeared in
1906 as an assisting artist to Emma Albani in her farewell tour of Canada. Further studies took
place in Italy with Giuseppe Oxilia, and she made her Italian debut in 1910 at the Parma Teatro
Regio and then at Covent Garden. In 1911 she wed Franz Koote, a plantation owner in Java. She
toured the Far East and added some interesting Javanese songs to her repertoire, but evidently
she preferred Western life sans Mr. Koote. Her career was thereafter mainly devoted to the concert
stage with a particular focus on contemporary music ranging from Stravinsky to George Gershwin.
An Ernestine Gauthier, also a mezzo-soprano, sang in the 1913 period with the Boston Opera,
but she appears to be no relative, as her place of birth is given as Springfield, MA.
1196. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 105. LE PRÉ AUX CLERCS: Souvenirs du jeune age
(Hérold) / ROMANCE; FANTOCHES (Debussy). From orig. 1917 Victor matrices.
Label side one signed by Gauthier. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2322. 10” Blk. acous. Blk. Victor 69669. CHANSON TRISTE (Duparc) / ROMANCE;
FANTOCHES (Debussy). Very fine copy, few lightest mks., cons. 2. $20.00.
1271. 10” PW acous. Blk. (gold print) Victor 72166. LE PONT D’AVIGNON; AH! VOUS
DIRAI-JE, MAMAN; LA BONNE AVENTURE; J’AI DU BON TABAC / LA
CASQUETTE DU PÈRE BUGEAUD; LA MIST’ EN LAIRE; FRÈRE JACQUES; EN
PASSANT PAR LA LORRAINE (Old French Songs). Beautiful late ‘30s pressing, the
first I’ve seen of this. Just about 1-2. $20.00.
JULIETTE GAUTHIER [s]. Ottawa, 1881-1972.
A younger sister of Eva Gauthier (despite
the spelling differences in last names), Juliette studied first at McGill University and won a
scholarship to continue her studies in Europe. Here she studied violin for two years in Budapest
with Jenö Hubay and then four years of voice in Italy with Vincenzo Lombardi. She claimed to
have been a descendent of Pierre Gaultier de la Verendrye, discoverer of the Canadian Rockies,
and usually billed herself as Juliette Gaultier de la Verendrye. Her interest in folk music,
particularly Eskimo and various Indian tribes in Northern Canada, was presented to the public in
the form of lecture-recitals, one such given at New York’s Town Hall on April 8th, 1927. Here her
presentation was “in Eskimo dress against a background of the rising sun.” Said the Musical
America reviewer, “There were songs to illustrate every mood. … Mlle. Gaultier’s voice is an
exceedingly attractive one, with a curious, plaintive note
peculiarly well adapted to the songs she sang.”
1279. 10” PW Blk. elec. (gold print) Victor 22329.
TAMA SONG; PARETIN SONG (British Columbia Red Indian Songs) / CALL OF THE SEL;
STONE AGE DANCE-SONG; INCANTATION
FOR HEALING THE SICK; ESKIMO CHANT
(Eskimo Songs). With tom-tom acc. Excellent
pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
MARIA GAY [c]
1272. 10” Columbia Vinyl pressing mat. 19854-1. IL
TROVATORE: Stride la vampa (Verdi). Rare.
Original issue (H51) issued in So. America only.
Beautiful pressing. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2641. 12” Cream Notes Brazilian Columbia S5074
[30921-1/30924-4]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA:
Tu qui Santuzza? (Mascagni). With GIOVANNI
ZENATELLO [t] / FAUST: Tardi si fà (Gounod).
With ALICE NIELSEN [s] Side two issued only
in South America. Small harmless PB. Just
about 1-2. $25.00.
4412. 12” TC Brazilian Columbia H1101 [363742/36361-1]. ORFEO: Che faro senza Euridice
(Gluck) / EMMY DESTINN [s], GIOVANNI
MARIA GAY as Carmen
ZENATELLO [t]. IL TROVATORE: Miserere
(Verdi). Side one issued only in South America.
Gen. 2. $20.00.
3822. 12” White lbl. HMV 033039 [2151f]. CARMEN: Habanera (Bizet). Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
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NICOLAI GEDDA [t]
3759. 12” Red Eng. Odeon ZAA 25 [XXSto8276-2A/XXSto8277-2A]. POSTILLON DU
LONJUMEAU: Polsillonvisa (Adam) / TSAREWITSH: Volgasången (Lehár). In
Swedish. Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $20.00.
AMERIGO GENTILINI [t]. Pisa, 1910-1988.
Beginning work as a typographer, he studied
voice and made his debut in Pisa, 1939, as Pinkerton. The next year he was leading tenor at the
Teatro Costanzi’s first performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le Coq d’Or. At La Scala, beginning in
1942, he was heard as principal tenor in I Puritani (including the high F), as well as in La
Sonnambula and as the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier. Upon retiring in 1958 (another source
indicating in 1953 following the death of his wife) he returned to his first career as a typographer.
4211. 10” Blk. Italian Columbia DQ 2985 [CB9299-II/CB9300-II]. RIGOLETTO: Questa o
quella (Verdi) / I PURITANI: A te, o cara (Bellini). Few lt. rubs, cons. 2. $15.00.
ELENA GERHARDT [ms].
1884. 10” Plum PoW elec. Japanese Victor NF4143 [Bb7883-I/Bb9436-I]. VOR DEM
FENSTER, Op. 14, No.1 (Brahms) / DIE
FORELLE (Schubert). Piano acc. Paula
Hegner. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2289. 10” PW Silver Victor acous. IRCC 11
[5167h/5169h]. HEIMWEH / UND
WILLST DU DEINEN LIEBSTEN STEREN
SEHEN (both Wolf). Piano acc. ARTUR
NIKISCH. From orig. 1907 London
matrices. Just about 1-2. $50.00.
3088. 10” (pressed on 12”) vinyl HMV 2-43397
[13723e]. VERBORGENHEIT (Wolf). Piano
acc. ARTHUR NIKISCH. From orig. 1911
London matrix. Sound on these vinyl
pressings is probably better than via mint
shellacs. Just about 1-2. $40.00.
ELENA GERHARDT
3509. 10” (pressed on 12”) vinyl HMV 2-43440
[13437r]. STÄNDCHEN (Strauss). Piano
acc. Bruno Seidler-Winkler. Just about 1-2. $35.00.
3510. 10” (pressed on 12”) vinyl HMV 2-43441 [13438r]. CÄCILIE (Strauss). Orch. acc.
Just about 1-2. $35.00.
3511. 10” (pressed on 12”) vinyl HMV 2-43442 [13439r]. ER IST’S (Wolf). Orch. acc. Just
about 1-2. $35.00.;
3089. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 043203 [5115f]. SAPPHISCHE ODE (Brahms). Piano
acc. ARTHUR NIKISCH. Just about 1-2. $60.00.
2994. 12” White lbl. blk. vinyl HMV 043100 [5117f]. MONDNACHT (Schumann). Piano
acc. ARTHUR NIKISCH. Just about 1-2. $60.00.
3503. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 6881 [Cc10421-I/Cc10437-II]. FRÜHLINGSSTRAUM /
WASSERFLUTH (both Schubert, from Die Winterreise). Piano acc. Coenraad V.
Bos. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
JEANNE GERVILLE-RÉACHE [c]. Orthez, 1882-NY City, 1915.
A pupil of Rosine
Laborde, Gerville-Réache also coached with Pauline Viardot, who prepared her for her 1899
Opéra-Comique debut as Gluck’s Orpheus. Three years later, at the age of twenty, she created the
mother, Geneviève, in the Paris Opèra-Comique world premiere of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.
1907 marked her American debut with Hammerstein’s Manhattan Opera. She subsequently
appeared in Chicago and Canada as well. Wagnerian roles were part of her repertoire, and she also
was Clytemnestra in the 1910 American premiere of Strauss’s Elektra. As with Schumann-Heink,
the Clytemnestra of the Dresden world premiere, Gerville-Réache almost immediately retired the
role, considering it too wearing vocally. Her tragic death at the age of 32 was the result of blood
poisoning.
1820. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 87027. WERTHER: Va, lasse couler mes larmes (Massenet).
IMs. Very lt. rubs, 2. $8.00.
1744. 10” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 87035. CHANSON SLAVE (Chaminade). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
2808. 12” Red Pats. “B” plate Vla 88278. CARMEN: Habanera (Bizet). Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
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2558. 12” Gold PW Victor HRS 1004. L’ENFANT
PRODIGUE: Air de Lia (Debussy) /
ORFEO: J’ai perdu mon Euridice (Gluck).
From orig. 1909/1911 Victor matrices.
Just about 1-2. $20.00.
IDA
GIACOMELLI [s].
Her debut was at the
Teatro Bellini in Naples, 1903, as Leonora in Il
Trovatore and she appeared on stage through at least
1917. While she sang in South America in 1907-08
and London in 1914, most of her career was centered
in Italy in theaters such as the Dal Verme in Milano,
Parma’s Teatro Regio and the Teatro Alfieri in Asti.
Her repertoire included mainly dramatic roles such
as Santuzza, Norma, Gioconda and Aida.
4095.
12” Blk. GP ’07 “A” plate Victor 58329
[548c]. UN BALLO IN MACHERA: Ah!
quell soave brivido (Verdi). With GINO
MARTINEZ-PATTI [t]. Nice copy. Few lt.
rubs, 2. $8.00.
DUSOLINA GIANNINI [s]. Philadelphia, 1902
- Zurich, 1986. Dusolina’s first teacher was her
father, Ferruccio. She later studied with Marcella
Sembrich and made an unexpected debut at
Carnegie Hall in 1923 replacing an ailing Anna Case.
IDA GIACOMELLI
In 1924 she began a twelve year career in Europe,
which included the Berlin Opera, Covent Garden and Salzberg. Her Met debut was in 1936, and
she continued there until 1942, then singing with the NYC Opera in its first season. She retired to
Zurich, where she taught and coached. Her repertoire included dramatic roles such as Donna
Anna, Aida and Santuzza. As Max de Schauensee wrote, “Eufemia [Dusolina’s sister, see next
listing] had been shy and modest, perhaps unsuited for the slam-bang of operatic strife. Dusolina
was an extrovert; she had been used to ‘grasping the nettle’ of public appearance ever since she
was three, when her father would stand her on a table to sing for family and friends.”
1527. PW Red Electrola DA 892 [BVE-38031-4/BVE-38032-4]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA:
Voi lo sapete (Mascagni) / TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini). In Italian. While recorded
in Camden, this was never issued in the U.S., probably so as to not compete with the
Jeritza versions. Excellent pressing. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $10.00.
1803. 10” Red PW Disco Grammofono DA 1024 [Bb15481-II/Bb15483-II]. LUISÉ / OHIE
MENECHE [LA FIERA DEL MAST’ ANDREA] (both arr. Giannini, probably Dusolina’s brother, Vittorio). Orch. dir. George Byng. Good pressing. Lt. rubs. 2. $12.00.
4187. 10” Red PW Electrola DA 1029 [BL4954-II/BL4953-I]. ZUEIGNUNG, Op. 10, No. 1 /
ALLERSEELEN, Op. 10, No. 3 (both R. Strauss). Piano acc. Michael Raucheisen.
Minor superficial rubs, 2-3. $10.00.
2262. 10” Red PW Electrola DA 1230 [OF512-II/OF513-II]. LES FILLES DE CADIX
(Delibes) / MATTINATA No. 2 (Tosti). Side one in French, side two in Italian. This
and the preceding listing are both very scarce Giannini items, particularly in such
fine condition. Orch. dir. Carlo Sabajno. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2496. 12” Red PoW RCA Vr 17697 [2M804-II/2M805II]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Tu qui
Santuzza? (Mascagni). With BENIAMINO GIGLI [t]. Two sides. Just about 1-2.
$6.00.
EUFEMIA GIANNINI-GREGORY [s]. Philadelphia, 1895-1979.
Elder sister of Dusolina
Giannini, Eufemia studied and co-starred (as a teenager) with her father in local operatic
productions and in 1914 went to Italy to study with Adele Gigola in Milan. Her debut was in Turin
as Mimì, and she also took leading roles in Amico Fritz and Mefistofele in other Italian houses. As a
result of World War I she returned to Philadelphia, continued her studies (with Marcella Sembrich)
and made local appearances, but found teaching to be her true métier. She became a leading
instructor at the Curtis Institute (under her married name, Mme. Giannini-Gregory) from 1927 to
1974, her pupils having including such later celebrities as Anna Moffo, Judith Blegen, Frank
Guarrera, Ellen Faull and David Lloyd.
3789. 12” White lbl. Victor CS 87045-1/CS 87046-1. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Bimba dagli
occhi pieni di malia [Love Duet] (Puccini). Two sides. With MAX DE SCHAUENSEE
[t]. Piano acc. Theodore Wahlstrom. A private Victor studio performance from the
mid-1930s, distributed by Mr. De Shauensee to friends. This appears to be the only
recording of Mme. Giannini-Gregory. Few lt. mks., cons. 2. $50.00.
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BARBARA GIBSON [s].
At the age 19 in 1949, major opportunities coincided for Gibson on
the same day: an audition for Columbia Artists Management, Inc. and one for radio’s “The
Telephone Hour”. She was successful with both and subsequently was heard nationally on the air
and live on the concert circuit as well. She was chosen by Toscanini as Euridice in his 1952
broadcast of Gluck’s Orfeo, followed a month later by her operatic debut in Cincinnati as Gilda. In
1954 she made her San Francisco Opera debut to critical raves. There were then European
concert and opera performances, but in 1955 she announced her retirement from singing so that
she might dedicate her time to raising her family (shades of Florence Quartararo) and to her
husband’s career in Detroit, Michigan. She had a recording contract with RCA Victor, but I don’t
know whether she actually appeared on records other than on the Orfeo performance mentioned
above.– Internet.
3048. 12” Fassett Recording Service Acetate, Telephone Hours, NBC, 14 July 1952. LES
FILLES DE CADIX (Delibes) / RIGOLETTO: Caro nome (Verdi). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
3049. 12” Fassett Recording Service Acetate. LUCIA: Quando rapita in extasi (Donizetti) /
FORTUNE TELLER: Romany Life (Victor Herbert). The labels do not indicate the
source, but I presume it to be the same broadcast as item #3048. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
BENIAMINO GIGLI [t]
1899. 10” Red Vla 64933. MEFISTOFELE: Dai campi (Boïto). Just about 1-2. $6.00.
1298. 10” Red acous. Vla 975. LORELEY: Nel verde maggio (Catalani) / ANDREA
CHÉNIER: Come un bel dì di maggio (Giordano). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1108. 10” Red EE Victor 1084. SENTINELLA /STO PENZANN’ A MARIA (both de Curtis).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2323. 10” Red EE Victor 1096. GOOD-BYE MARIE (De Curtis) / COME, LOVE, WITH ME
(Carnevali). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2231. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1134. MARIA, MARI (di Capua) / QUANNO ‘A
FEMMENA VO’ (De Crescenzo). Beautiful pressing. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1174. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1157. L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Quanto è bella (Donizetti) /
MANDULINATA A NAPULE (Tagliaferri). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1538. 10” Red Scroll “Z” shellac Victor 1213. MANON LESCAUT: Donna non vidi mai /
TOSCA: Recondita armonia (both Puccini). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1232. 10” Red PW (gold print) Victor 1842 [ORA839-III/ORA840-II]. MILLE CHERUBINI IN
CORO (Schubert-Melichar) / NON TI SCORDAR DI ME (de Curtis). Just about
12. $8.00.
2141. 10” Red late VdP DA 223 [B-24920/20257b]. TOSCA: E lucevan le stelle (Puccini) /
MEFISTOFELE: Se tu mi doni un’ora (Boïto). Side two with CARLO SCATTOLA
[bs]. Beautiful pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1108. 10” Red PoW VdP DA 730 [BVE-32142-2/BVE-32143-2]. SENTINELLA /STO
PENZANN’ A MARIA (both de Curtis). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
1251. 10” Red late VdP DA 899 [BVE-36928-3/BVE-37117-?]. RONDINI AL NIDO (De
Crescenzo) / TORNA, AMORE (Buzzi-Peccia). Excellent pressing. Side one just
about 1-2. Side two lt. lbl. fade and two small rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
1843. 10” Red late VdP DA 1052 [BVE-37118-2/BE-49150-4]. STORNELLI MARINI
(Mascagni) / CANTA PE’ ME (De Curtis). Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1669. 10” Red PoW HMV DA 1925 [OEA13604-1/OEA13754-1]. SERENATA MALINCONIA
/ MARCELLA: Non conociuto vo con gli amici (both Giordano). Appealing and little
known selections. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1506. 10” Red PoW HMV DA 1937 [OEA12664-2/OEA12667-1]. DON JUAN DE MANARA:
Tu vedi il bel ciel (Alfano) / L’AMICO FRITZ: Ed anchè Beppe amo ... O amore, o
bella luce del cor (Mascagni). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2112. 10 Red HMV DA 1979 [OEA12625-I/OEA12626-I]. NAUGHTY MARIETTA: Ah! Sweet
Mystery of Life (Victor Herbert) / SONG OF SONGS (Moya). In English. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
2114. 10” Red Late VDP DA 5377 [OBA3649-II/OBA3651-II]. MARISTELLA: Io conosco un
giardino (Pietri) / FEDORA: Amor ti vieta (Giordano). Beautiful pressing. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
2745. 12” Red Vla 74688. LA FAVORITA: Spirto gentil (Donizetti). Just about 1-2. $6.00.
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2721. 12” Red Orth. Vla 6876. TRAVIATA: Dei miei
bollenti spiriti (Verdi) / LUCIA: Tombe degli
avi miei (Donizetti). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3538. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 7109. MARTHA: M’appari (Flotow) / AFRICAINE: O
Paradiso! (Meyerbeer). Sparkling copy.
Looks new, as do most of these Gigli
listings. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2690. 12” Red Orth. Vla 7400. MUSICA PROIBITA (Gastaldon) / MAMMA MIA, CHE
VÒ SAPÈ (Nutile). Good shellac. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
4297. 12” Red PoW RCA Victor 8096 [takes 2/2].
LUCIA: Giusto Cielo / LUCIA: Tu che a Dio
spiegasti (Donizetti). With EZIO PINZA
[bs]. These takes issued only on post-War
pressings. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
2496. 12” Red PoW RCA Vr 17697 [2M804-II/
2M805II]. CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Tu
qui Santuzza? (Mascagni). With DUSOLINA
GIANNINI [s]. Two sides. Just about 1-2.
$6.00.
2962. 12” Red late VdP DB 5407 [2BA4484-II/
2BA4485-II]. ISABEAU: Non colombelle /
ISABEAU: E passerà la viva creatura
(Mascagni). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
BENIAMINO GIGLI
3895. 12” Red late VdP DB 21096 [2EA14264-1/2EA14265-1]. ALBA E TRAMONTO
(Gibilaro) / CHE SSO’ TURNATO A FA? (DiVeroli). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
3474. 12” Mauve elec. HMV AGSB 56 [CVE-37320/CVE-58119]. LA BOHÈME: Ah, Mimì,
tu più (Puccini). With TITTA RUFFO [b] / GIGLI [t]. PEARL FISHERS: Mi par
d’udir ancora (Bizet). Both sides first and only editions from 1927/1929 Victor
matrices. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2720. 12” PW Mauve acous. HMV AGSB 58 [C-27714/C-29286]. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:
Ange adorable (Bizet). With LUCREZIA BORI [s] / BORI [s], MIGUEL FLETA [t].
CARMEN: Parle-moi de ma mère (Bizet). Both sides unpublished. Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
CHARLES GILIBERT [b]
2717. 12” Manhattan (Columbia) 30121 [take 1]. DON GIOVANNI: Sérénade (Mozart).
Scarce. IMs. Just about 1-2. $25.00.
2509. 12” Red “A” plate Pats. Victor 74208. LA JOLIE FILLE DE PERTH: Quand la flamme
de l’amour (Bizet). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
4067. 12” Red GP ’07 Victor 89012. UN ANGE EST VENU (Bemberg). With NELLIE
MELBA [s]. Nice copy, lt. rubs. 2. $12.00.
MARIO GILION [t]. 1870-Marseilles, 1914.
After some experience as a baritone, Gilion
made his debut singing tenor in Monza, 1901, as Vasco da Gama in Meyerbeer’s l’Africaine. He
appeared in Modena, Venice, Genoa, Torino, Madrid, Odessa, Buenos Aires, and a number of
other operatic centers, becoming known as one of the most able dramatic tenors of the period. His
Paris Opéra debut was in what turned out to be his “signature” role, Arnold in William Tell.
Gilion’s records, made exclusively for Fonotipia, display a voice of almost baritonal richness with
exceptional brilliance above the staff.
9045. 11” Fonotipia 39815/39816 [XPh2098/XPh2097]. LA JUIVE: Rachele allor che
Iddio / LA JUIVE: Dio mi inspira (Halévy). Piano acc. Fine pressing. Cons. 2.
$50.00.
9077. 11” Fonotipia 92256/92257 [XPh
/XPh3434]. LA JUIVE: Rachele allor che Iddio
(Halévy) / GERMANIA: Studenti udite (Franchetti). Orch. acc. Excellent copy, as
the grading indicates. Cons. 2. $50.00.
9009. 11” Fonotipia 92683/92684 [XPh4389/XPh4369]. WILLIAM TELL: O muto asil /
WILLIAM TELL: Corriam, voliam (Rossini). Excellent copy. Few lightest mks., cons.
2. $50.00.
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9066. 11” Fonotipia 92761/92762 [XP4385/XPh4571]. DON CARLO: Io la vidi, e al suo
sorriso (Verdi) / TANNHÄUSER: Te, vò lodar [Inno a Venere] (Wagner). One small,
harmless mark side one, otherwise just about 1-2. $60.00.
DINH GILLY [b]
1585. 10” White lbl. acous. HMV Advance copy mat. Bb3412-I. IL TABARRO: Scorri fiume
(Puccini). Early version that Puccini subsequently revised. Nice pressing. Lt. rubs,
2. $7.00.
RIA GINSTER [s]
1742. 10” Swiss HMV DA 6010 [OZA1113-2/OZA1114-2]. ICH HÖRT’ DER BÄCHLEIN
RAUSCHEN / DIE FORELLE (both Schubert). Piano acc. Paul Baumgartner. Just
about 1-2. $10.00.
1741. 10” Swiss HMV DA 6011 [OZA1161/OZA1162-2]. AN DIE SONNENSCHEIN (Schumann) / WIEGENLIED (Brahms). Piano acc. Paul Baumgartner. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
1739. 10” Swiss HMV DA 6021 [OZA1391-2/OZA1392]. WEINACHT (Händel) / ES KAM
DIEE GNADENVOLLE NACHT (Gohler). Organ acc. Karl Matthaei. Small lbl. stkrs.
One small rub side one, otherwise just about 1-2. $10.00.
1879. 10” White lbl. SS HMV DA1622 [OEA1211-II]. AUFLÖSSUNG (Schubert). Piano acc.
Gerald Moore. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2805. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 14385 [2EA3101-I/2EA3102-I]. CANTATA No. 206:
Horch der sanften Flöten Chor / CANTATA No. 208: Schafe Können sicher weiden
(both J. S. Bach). Piano acc. Gerald Moore. Reviewer’s “X” on lbls. Just about 12. $8.00.
4087. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 14824 [2EA6040-I/2EA6041-I]. ALS LUISE DIE
BRIEFE IHRES UNGETREUEN LIEBHABERS VERBRANNTE; DER ZAUBERER /
ABENDEMPFINDUNG (all Mozart). Piano acc. Gerald Moore. Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
3480. 12” Red PW HMV DB 2482 [2EA1212-I/2EA1213-II]. SCHÖNE FREMDE; IN DER
FREMDE; GEISTERNÄHE / MEINE ROSE (all R. Schumann). Piano acc. Gerald
Moore. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
ARISTODEMO GIORGINI [t]
1555. 10” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 87083 [13253b]. MANON: O dolor (Massenet). With ANITA
SANTORO [s], SALVATORE NICOLICCHIA [bs-b]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2433. 12” Red Milano G&T 052106 [529c]. LA FAVORITA: Spirto gentil (Donizetti). 2-3.
$30.00.
2527. 12” Red Vla 8057. SONNAMBULA: D’un pensiero (Bellini). With GIUSEPPINA
HUGUET [t] / MARIA GALVANY [s], FERNANDO DE LUCIA [t]. SONNAMBULA:
Prendi, l’anel ti donno (Bellini). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
FIORELLO GIRAUD [t]. Parma, 1868-1928.
His debut was as Lohengrin in 1891, and the
following year he created Canio in the world premiere of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. His long career
and diverse repertoire included Siegfried at La Scala under Toscanini in 1907 and in 1908 Pelléas
in the Italian premiere of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande. In later years he was successful on the
concert stage.
2436. 10” Blk. acous. Dog Con. Gramophone R-3851 [6445ae/6489ae]. RIMPIANTO
(Toselli) / AVE MARIA (Grigolaro). Side one LGTs, 3-4. Side two lt. scr., gen. 3.
$20.00.
ALMA GLUCK [s]
1662. 10” Red ’12 Pats. 64190. FROM THE LAND OF THE SKY BLUE WATER (Cadman).
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1277. 10” Red Victor 64192. WILL-O-THE-WISP (Charles Gilbert Spross). Piano acc. by
the composer. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1240. 10” Red Victor 64277. LA COLOMBA (Tuscan Folk Song arr. K. Schindler). Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
1809. 10” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Victor 64320. HAVE YOU SEEN BUT A WHYTE LILLIE
GROW? (Jonson). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1241. 10” White lbl. Vla 64413. SILVELIN, Op. 55, No. 1 (Sinding). Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1808. 10” Red “A” plate Victor 64589. STILL WIE DIE NACHT (Böhm). Just about 1-2.
$8.00.
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1132. 10” Red Victor 64591. THE BIRD OF
THE WILDERNESS (Horsman).
Highly recommended. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
1780. 10” Red Victor 64626. CANZONETTA (Loewe). Harp acc. Francis J.
Lapitino. Such a beautiful performance! Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1586. 10” Red “A” plate Vla 64750.
L’HEURE EXQUISE (Hahn). Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
2213. 10” Rec Vr 87208. EIN TON [THE
MONOTONE], Op. 3, No. 3 (Peter
Cornelius). With EFREM ZIMBALIST [vln]. Piano acc. Sam Chotzinoff. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1276. 10” Red “B” plate Victor 87209. LE
BONHEUR EST CHOSE LÉGÈRE
(Saint-Saëns). With EFREM ZIMBALIST [vln]. Piano acc. Sam Chotzinoff. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2138. 10” Red Victor 87276. CHANSON
ALMA GLUCK HÈBRAÎQUE (Maurice Ravel, arr.
Pasternack). With EFREM ZIMBALIST [vln]. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
1299. 10” Red Vla 3003. HATIKVA (Zionist Hymn) / CHANSON HÈBRAIQUE (Ravel, arr.
Pasternack). Both with EFREM ZIMBALIST [vln]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3439. 12” Red Victor 74238. PAGLIACCI: Ballatella (Leoncavallo). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3494. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “B” plate Victor 74249. HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE: Rossignols
Amoureux (Rameau). Another beautiful (and scarce) Gluck performance. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
3666. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “C” plate Victor 74274. NATOMA: Spring Song (Victor Herbert).
Conducted by the composer. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
4074. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Victor 74274. Same as preceding listing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3667. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Victor 74334. PARLA! (Arditi). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2687. 12” Red ’12 Pats. “B” plate Victor 74334. Same as previous listing. Bright copy, few
lightest rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
4061. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88358. LE NIL (Leroux). With EFREM ZIMBALIST [vln]. Just
about 1-2. $8.00.
3603. 12” Red Victor 88576. NORMA: Mira o Norma (Bellini). With LOUISE HOMER [c].
Just about 1-2. $8.00.
2695. 12” Red “A” plate ’12 Pats. Vla 89071. DER ENGEL (Rubinstein). With LOUISE
HOMER [c]. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
26065. 12” PW Gold Victor HRS 1037 [C-14383-3/C-10811-1]. CZAR’S BRIDE: Liuba’s Air
(Rimsky-Korsakov) / HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE: Rossignols amoureux (Rameau).
Apparently the take used for the Red Seal issue of side one was 2. The only issue of
take 3, other than a few white label pressings likely in error, seems to have been this
HRS issue. Memorable performances. Label signed by Gluck. Just about 1-2.
$25.00.
TITO GOBBI [b]
2152. 10” Red late VdP DA 5429 [OBA.5147/OBA.5148]. ZAZÀ: Buona Zazà del mio buon
tempo / ZAZÀ: Zazà, piccolo Zingara (Leoncavallo). Fine pressing. Few lightest
mks., cons. 2. $7.00.
2922. 12” White lbl. HMV mat. 2EA 16794-3F. MACBETH: Pietà, rispetta amore (Verdi).
Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $30.00.
JEANNE GORDON [c]. Wallaceburg, Canada, 1884-Macon, MO, 1952. In 1908, she was
married to Ralph K. Trix, a Detroit real estate agent, and was divorced in 1924. Their daughter,
Jane (Gordon) became an actress and, in 1941, the wife of actor David Wayne. Jeanne studied in
Toronto with Dr. Albert Hamm and was graduated from the Toronto Conservatory. She apparently
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did little with her talent until her husband enlisted in the army around 1916. Her career began as
a soloist in New York movie houses and then developed as a member of the Creatore and Scotti
Opera Companies. In 1919 she made her debut at the Metropolitan as Azucena, where she sang
principal mezzo and contralto roles through 1927. Her career continued with sound films for
Vitaphone in 1927, Dalila at Monte Carlo in 1928, and various performances including radio in
the New York area. In the early 1930s she appeared in a condensed Carmen at the Roxy Theater
and then apparently returned to Canada. She was traced in 1933 trying to enter the U.S. without
correct documentation and was ordered to return. Two weeks later she suffered a nervous
breakdown and was sent to the Homewood Sanatorium in Guelph. She eventually did re-enter the
U.S. and was confined in her later years to a mental facility in Macon, MO, where she died.
Ponselle referred to her as having “a great voice — a true mezzo but with an exceptional high
range.” She added, however, “There was something wrong [mentally] with her. She lived her life in
front of a mirror. She was always in the beauty parlor, always admiring herself”. [quotes from
James Drake’s Rosa Ponselle - A Centenary Biography].
1149. 10” Red EE Vla 1102. CARMEN: Seguidilla / CARMEN: En vain pour éviter (Bizet).
Just about 1-2. $10.00.
9074. 11” (oversized 10” test) Victor mat. BVE-37801-5. LUCREZIA BORGIA: Brindisi
(Donizetti). Unpublished test, recorded May 3, 1927. Only known copy.
Superficial rubs (scuffs). Plays without problems. 3-4. $350.00.
IGOR
GORIN [b]. Ukraine, 1904-Arizona, 1982. A remarkably able artist, Gorin (born
Ignatz Grünberg) studied with Victor Fuchs in Vienna. His career in the U.S. after 1934 included
radio work, concerts, films and opera. While he made his first operatic appearance in 1928, it
wasn’t until 1964 that the Metropolitan Opera took an interest in him, when he made a belated
debut there as Germont in La Traviata. Despite good reviews, that was also his Met farewell.
1237. 10” PW (silver print) Victor 2213. VILLANCICO VASCO / EL VITO (both Nin). Piano
acc Adolph Baller. Fine performances. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2566. 12” PW (silver print) Victor 18402. THE QUEEN OF SHEBA: Lift Thine Eyes (Goldmark) / ATTILA: Dagli immortali verdici (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $8.00
OTTO GORITZ [b]
2193. 10” Red ’12 Patsl Victor 64163. MAGIC FLUTE: Ein Vogelfänger (Mozart). Text label
on verso. As new. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
2121. 10” Red “B” Plate Pats. Victor 64184. KONIGSKINDER: O du liebheilige Einfalt du!
(Humperdinck). Creator in the 1910 Met world premiere. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2493. 12” Red Victor 88370. FLYING DUTCHMAN: Versank ich jetzt (Wagner). With
JOHANNA GADSKI [s]. Gleaming copy. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3827. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 146[C-11723/C-11725]. FLYING DUTCHMAN: Versank
ich jetzt / FLYING DUTCHMAN: Wohl kenn’ ich Weibes (Wagner). Both with
JOHANNA GADSKI [s]. From orig. 1912 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
2662. 12” Red “A” plate ’12 Pats. Victor 88440. STILL WIE DIE NACHT (Goetze). With
JOHANNA GADSKI [s]. Another particularly bright copy. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
3256. 12” Orange Notes Columbia E5124 [59418-2/59422-2]. DER STURM AUF LÜTTICH
[THE ATTACK OF LIEGE] / FEDERICUS REX [Loewe). IMs. Couple harmless small
PBs. Cons. 2. $12.00.
GABRIEL GORSKI [b].
Both Gorski (Lvóv, 1867-c. 1935] and Bogucki were both leading
baritones of the Warsaw Opera.
1009. 10” Blk. ’12 Pats. Victor 65107 [3540L/3598L]. PIE
POKUTNA [SONG OF
PENITENCE] (Moniuszko) / STANISLAW BOGUCKI [b]. PIER CIENIA: Roger’s
Entrance Song (composer?). Just about 1-2. $30.00.
ALESSANDRO GRANDA [t]
1233. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 1942-M [WB2033-2/2034-2. LA PALOMA (Yradier) /
NENA HECHICERA (Espinosa Grau). Just about 1-2. $15.00.
HANNA GRANFELT [s]
1477. 10” PW Plum HMV X.3134 [Be1572-II/Be1573-I]. RUUSO PIENI (Kilpinen) / ÄIDIN
SILMÄT (Hannikainen). In Finnish. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
APOLLO GRANFORTE [b]
9067. 10” Pink Fono. acous. Nazionale E1079/E1080. CAMPANE A SERA (Billi) /
VISIONE VENEZIANA (Brogi). Rare. Superficial rubs and scuffs. No apparent
greying. Side one gen. 3. Side two 3-4. $50.00.
126 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
2364. 10” Red PW Australian HMV DA 1053
[BM808-I/BM1188-I]. ZAZÀ: Buona Zazà
/ ZAZÀ: Zazà, piccolo zingara
(Leoncavallo). Excellent laminated
pressing of this scarce Granforte item,
label signed in black ink by the singer.
Just about 1-2. $30.00.
4315. 12” Pink acous. Fono.-Nazionale G2029/
G2030. GIOCONDA: O Monumento /
ETTORE BERGAMASCHI [t]. GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar (Ponchielli). “Marco di
Edizione” stamps reversed. Bergamaschi’s
is actually signed by him while Granforte’s
is a purple signature copy. 2. $90.00.
3085. 12” Red acous. Vla 6541. OTELLO: Credo
(Verdi) / IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Largo al factotum (Rossini). Just about 1-2.
$15.00.
2944. 12” Red acous. Vla 6542. RIGOLETTO:
Pari siamo / RIGOLETTO: Cortigiani
(Verdi). Both labels signed in black ink by
Granforte. Lbl. stkr. trademark area side
two. Cons. 2. $25.00.
2743. 12” Red Orth. Vla “Z”-type shellac 6769
[Ck2006-II/Ck2007-I]. PAGLIACCI: Prologo (Leoncavallo). Two sides. Not part of
the complete recording. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
APOLLO GRANFORTE
4302. 12” Red late VdP DB 1460 [CM849-II/
CM1199-IV]. RIGOLETTO: Povero
Rigoletto / RIGOLETTO: Cortigiani (Verdi). Side one with NELLO PALAI [t],
GIUSEPPE MENNI [b], OTTAVI [s]. Excellent late pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.
4261. 12” Red late VdP DB 1475 [CF3592-II/CM1601-II]. RIGOLETTO: Pari siamo! /
RIGOLETTO: Signor? … Va, non ho niente (Verdi). Side two with FRANCO
ZACCARINI [bs]. La Scala Orch. dir. Gino Nastrucci/Carlo Sabajno. Just about
1-2. $8.00.
LOUIS GRAVEURE [b/t].
London, 1888-San Francisco, 1966. Graveure’s first traced
American performances were as a baritone under the name Wilfrid Douthitt in The Lilac Domino,
New York, 1914. In 1915, he returned to New York as Louis Graveure (Graveure having been his
mother’s maiden name), although he steadfastly denied (for what reason is unknown) having been
Douthitt, now claiming Belgian heritage and sporting a beard and monocle (which he never used).
Douthitt’s teacher in England for four years, Clara Novello Davies, obviously recognizing him as
her former pupil, quickly added fuel to the fire, stating that if he could prove he was not Douthitt,
then she would “make a most humble public apology”. Despite this controversy, he quickly
established himself successfully in the U.S. in the concert and oratorio worlds as Graveure, and
his Douthitt days were forgotten. In 1920 he gave his first lieder recital in Berlin to great acclaim.
Successfully changing to tenor in 1927-28, he was recognized for his natural tenor sound and his
more youthful appearance (he had removed his beard). Later in 1928 he returned to Germany,
where he had success in opera, at first sharing the stage with his wife, American soprano Eleanor
Painter. She divorced him in 1930 and returned to America. The following year marked Graveure’s
last New York appearance before settling in Germany. There he continued his work in opera and
recital, and in 1933 he embraced yet another career as a German operetta film star. Upon
returning to the U.S. around 1939 he was not well remembered here, or perhaps he tried to keep a
low profile, considering his close affiliations to Germany through the 1930s. His name seems to
have vanished from the press until 1947, when he attempted a recital at New York’s Town Hall.
The NY Times reviewer felt, “With his voice in its present condition, it was to be deplored that Mr.
Graveure … should attempt to make a comeback.” He apparently thereafter taught until his death.
The records below represent Graveure as a baritone (the first two discs] and the remainder as a
tenor.
1972. 10” Blue Viva-Tonal Columbia 2041-M [W141986-2/W142106-3]. UNTIL (Sanderson) /FORGOTTEN (Cowles). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2159. 10” Blue Viva-Tonal Columbia 2049-M [W141985-1/W142107-2]. WHERE MY
CARAVAN HAS RESTED (Löhr) / ROSE IN THE BUD (Forster). Just about 1-2.
$12.00.
127 VOCAL 78 rpm Discs
1333. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2069-D [W148996-2/W148998-1]. DO NOT GO MY
LOVE (Hageman) / PRELUDE [from A Cycle of Life] (Landon Ronald). Piano acc.
Walter Golde. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1537. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2069-D [W148996-2/W148998-3]. Same as previous
listing (item #1333) but different take side two. Very minor lbl. stain side two. Just
about 2. $10.00.
1510. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2240-D [W149018-3/W149019-1]. IF THOU WERT
BLIND (Johnson) / CORALS (Treharne). Piano acc. Walter Golde. Just about 1-2.
$10.00.
2155. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2314-D [W149021-1/W149022-3]. THREE FISHERS
WENT SAILING (Hullah) / PLEADING (Elgar). Piano acc. Walter Golde. Just about
1-2. $10.00.
2206. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 2425-D [W150188-1/W151109-2]. NOW SLEEPS
THE CRIMSON PETAL (Quilter) / FROM THE LAND OF THE SKY BLUE WATER
(Cadman). Piano acc. Sanford Schlussel. IMs. Just about 1-2. $10.00.
1446. 10” Blue Shellac PW Columbia 221-M [W148999-1/W149017-3]. SONGS MY
MOTHER TAUGHT ME (Dvo ák) / MY TREASURE (Trevalsa-Barr). One tiny patina
crk. side one just into grooves, otherwise just about 1-2. $8.00.
2178. 10” Red PW Grammophon 10135 [5708½BD/5709½BD]. ES GIBT NUR EINE
LIEBE / ICH ZOG HINAUS WEIT ÜBER’S MEER (both Künneke). From film Es gibt
nur eine Liebe. Orch. dir. Franz Marszalek. Just about 1-2. $12.00.
2964. 12” PW Blue Telefunken F284 [30369/30370]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Liebesduett
(Puccini). Two sides. MARGUERITE PERRAS [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3681. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 50108-D [W98544-2/W98545-1]. LA BOHÈME: Che
gelida manina (Puccini) / CARMEN: Air de la fleur (Bizet). Just about 1-2. $12.00.
3557. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 50108-D [W98544-2/W98545-1]. Same as preceding
listing. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $10.00.
PLUNKET GREENE [b]
2409. 10” Blk. London G&T 3-2335 [2113e]. THE LITTLE RED FOX (Somerville). Piano
acc. Bright lbl. Surface gen. 2-3. $25.00.
MADELEINE GREY [s]
1621. 10” PW Blk.French Poldor 561076, 561077 [5584BKP/5585½BKP, 5586½BKP/
5587½BKP]. CHANSONS MADECASSES: Nahandove [two sides]; CHANSONS
MADECASSES: Aoua / Repos (Maurice Ravel). With Piano, Flute and Cello dir. by
the composer. Just about 1-2. $15.00.
3179. 12” PW Blue Columbia 7238-M [WLX1263-2/WLX1264-2]. BAILÈRO / L’AÏO DÈ
ROTSO; OUND’ ONORÉM GORDA; OBAL DIN [ON LIMOUZI] (all arr. Joseph
Cantaloube). From Songs of the Auvergne. Just about 1-2. $7.00.
3180. 12” PW B lue Columbia 7249-M [WLX1267-1/WLX1269-2]. BARESAIROLA / N’AÏ
PAS IÈN DE MIO; LA CALHÉ (all arr. J. Canteloube). From Songs of the Auvergne.
Few tiny rim patinas side one not into grooves, otherwise just about 1-2. $7.00.
3181. 12” PW Blue Columbia Master Works 7262-M [WLX1265-1/WLX1266-1]. LA
FIOLAIRÉ; L’ANTONÉLO (arr. Canteloube). From Songs of the Auvergne. Just
about 1-2. $7.00.
Master ELLSWORTH GRUMIAUX [boy soprano]. LeRoy, NY, 1902-Portsmith, VA,
1980. Grumiaux wintered with his family in Virginia and had a career as a boy soprano in
Philadelphia, Richmond, and several other East coast locations. One newspaper article mentioned
that he was to record for Columbia on February 6th, 1917, which must have been very close to the
point when his voice changed. The article inferred that the recording was made at the behest of
Columbia, but this is probably not the case, as it appeared as a Personal Record. This is the
second copy I’ve listed.
1608. 10” Purple SS Columbia Personal Record 61816 [take 1]. CREATION: With Verdure
Clad (Haydn). Piano acc. Rubbing. Gen. 3. $10.00.
ANNA MARIA GUGLIELMETTI [s]
2897. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 52802-D [WBX203/WBX206]. VARIAZIONI (Proch) /
MAGIC FLUTE: Gli angeli dell’ inferno (Mozart). Just about 1-2. $10.00.
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