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The First Opera Recordings (1895-1902)

Fraulein Vroni Eidner (soprano), A. Del Campo (baritone), Ferruccio Giannini (tenor), Edith Clegg (soprano), Ellen Beach Yaw (soprano), W.A. Fransella (flute), Edna May (soprano), Marie Tempest (soprano), Kate Cove (soprano), Caro Roma (soprano), Louise Kirkby Lunn (contralto), Joseph O'Mara (tenor),...

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Contents

Moritz West: Der Vogelhandler

Work length2:03
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Fraulein Vroni Eidner (soprano)
  • Recorded: 24 June 1897
  • Recording Venue: New York

Der Vogelhandler, Act I: Die Nachtigall

Track length2:03
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 Excerpt, Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia

Work length1:59
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  • Studio pianist (piano), A. Del Campo (baritone)
  • Recorded: 06 June 1898
  • Recording Venue: New York

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Act I: Largo al factotum della citta

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 Excerpt, Verdi: Luisa Miller

Work length2:46
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Ferruccio Giannini (tenor)
  • Recorded: 25 June 1897
  • Recording Venue: New York

Luisa Miller, Act II: Quando le sere al placido

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Mark Mary Lemon: Daddy

Work length1:49
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Edith Clegg (soprano)
  • Recorded: 28 October 1898
  • Recording Venue: London, England

 Excerpt, Gounod: Faust

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  • Les Troubadors Toulousains
  • Recorded: 25 January 1899
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Faust, Act IV: Finale du dernier Acte

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 Excerpt, Auber: Manon Lescaut

Work length1:34
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Ellen Beach Yaw (soprano)
  • Recorded: 11 March 1899
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Manon Lescaut, Act I: C'est l'histoire amoureuse

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 Excerpt, Meyerbeer: L'étoile du nord

Work length2:03
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  • Studio pianist (piano), W.A. Fransella (flute), Ellen Beach Yaw (soprano)
  • Recorded: 18 MArch 1899
  • Recording Venue: London, England

L'etoile du nord, Act II: Cadenza

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Massé, V: Les noces de Jeannette

Work length2:18
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Ellen Beach Yaw (soprano), W.A. Fransella (flute)
  • Recorded: 18 March 1899
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Les noces de Jeannette: Le chant du rossignol

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Kerker: The Belle of New York

Work length2:24
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Edna May (soprano)
  • Recorded: 08 May 1900
  • Recording Venue: London, England

The Belle of New York: Follow on

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Alfred de Musset: Les filles de Cadix (The Maids of Cadiz)

Work length1:13
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Marie Tempest (soprano)
  • Recorded: 08 March 1901
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Owen Hall: The Geisha, A Story Of ATea House

Work length2:54
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  • Marie Tempest (soprano), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: 18 March 1901
  • Recording Venue: London, England

The Geisha, A Story Of ATea House, Act II: The Jewel of Asia

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 Excerpt, Gounod: Faust

Work length2:06
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Marie Tempest (soprano)
  • Recorded: 18 March 1901
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Faust, Act III: Chanson du roi de Thule - Air des Bijoux (Sung in Italian)

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Chaminade: Mon coeur chante

Work length1:54
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Marie Tempest (soprano)
  • Recorded: March 1901
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Bishop, H R: Should He Upbraid

Work length2:07
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  • Kate Cove (soprano), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: 1901
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Edward Fitzball: Maritana

Work length1:57
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Caro Roma (soprano)
  • Recorded: 13 March 1901
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Maritana, Act III. Scenes That Are Brightest

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Nevin, E W: One spring morning

Work length1:38
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Louise Kirkby Lunn (contralto)
  • Recorded: 1902
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Ronald: Friend and Lover

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  • Studio pianist (piano), Joseph O'Mara (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1902
  • Recording Venue: London, England

Paul Milliet: Herodiade

Work length2:19
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  • Gabriel Soulacroix (baritone), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: 15 August 1900
  • Recording Venue: Paris, France

Herodiade, Act II: Vision fugitive

Track length2:19
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Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle

Work length2:13
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Gabriel Soulacroix (baritone)
  • Recorded: 17 August 1900
  • Recording Venue: Paris, France

Rip van Winkle, Act I: Couplets des enfants

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A. Carre: La Basoche

Work length2:58
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Gabriel Soulacroix (baritone)
  • Recorded: 7 August 1900
  • Recording Venue: Paris, France

La Basoche, Act III: A ton amour simple et sincere

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Diaz de la Pena: Benvenuto Cellini

Work length2:52
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Rene Fournets (bass)
  • Recorded: 13 August 1900
  • Recording Venue: Paris, France

Benvenuto Cellini: De l'art splendeur immortelle

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 Excerpt, Bizet: La jolie fille de Perth

Work length2:55
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  • Rene Fournets (bass), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: 10 August 1900
  • Recording Venue: Paris, France

La jolie fille de Perth, Act II: Air: Tra, La, La, Tra, La La,!

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Faure, J B: Les Myrtes sont Fletries

Work length1:44
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  • Paul Daraux (baritone), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: 1903
  • Recording Venue: Paris, France

Verdi: Il trovatore (Sung in German)

Work length2:21
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Hermann Winkelmann (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1900
  • Recording Venue: Wien

Il trovatore, Act III: Standchen (Sung in German)

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 Excerpt, Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Work length2:15
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  • Hermann Winkelmann (tenor), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: 1900
  • Recording Venue: Wien

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg), Act III: Ein Werbelied!

Track length2:15
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Faust

Work length1:34
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  • Selma Kurz (soprano), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: May 1900
  • Recording Venue: Wien

Faust, Act I: Ne permettrez-vous pas

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 Excerpt, Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon

Work length2:04
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  • Selma Kurz (soprano), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: May 1900
  • Recording Venue: Wien

Mignon, Act II: Styrienne

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Richard Genee: Die Fledermaus

Work length1:53
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  • Annie Dirkens (soprano), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: March 1901
  • Recording Venue: Austria

Die Fledermaus, Act I: Mein Herr, was dachten Sie von mir

Track length1:53
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trad.: Kdoz by te Marenko nemiloval

Work length2:03
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Franz Pacal (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1901
  • Recording Venue: Wien

Solomon Hermann von Mosenthal: Die Konigin von Saba (The Queen of Sheba), Op. 27

Work length2:05
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Leopold Demuth (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1902
  • Recording Venue: Wien

Die Konigin von Saba (The Queen of Sheba), Op. 27: Tempelscene des Salomo

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H. Schmidt: 5 Romanzen und Lieder, Op. 84

Work length1:58
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  • Irene Abendroth (soprano), Studio pianist (piano)
  • Recorded: 1902
  • Recording Venue: Dresden, Germany

5 Romanzen und Lieder, Op. 84: No. 4. Vergebliches Standchen

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 Excerpt, Bizet: Carmen

Work length2:14
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Theodor Bertram (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1902
  • Recording Venue: Berlin, Germany

Carmen, Act III: Torerolied (Sung in German)

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 Excerpt, Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied (The Armorer of Worms)

Work length2:08
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Theodor Bertram (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1902
  • Recording Venue: Berlin, Germany

Der Waffenschmied (The Armorer of Worms), Act III: Auch ich war ein Jungling mit lockigem Haar

Track length2:08
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 Excerpt, Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

Work length2:25
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Desire Pauwels (tenor)
  • Recorded: 1901
  • Recording Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti la giubba (Sung in German)

Track length2:25
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Pavlos Carrer: Marco Botsaris

Work length1:29
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Giovanni Apostulo (tenor)
  • Recorded: December 1902

Pennino: Ghiati? (Why?)

Work length1:30
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Giovanni Apostulo (tenor)
  • Recorded: July 1902

 Excerpt, Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Work length1:29
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Giovanni Apostulo (tenor)
  • Recorded: December 1902

Manon Lescaut, Act I: Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde

Track length1:29
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trad.: Kol Nidre

Work length2:03
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  • Studio pianist (piano), Felix Asch (baritone)
  • Recorded: 1901
  • Recording Venue: Berlin, Germany