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- 107 - VOCAL 78 rpm Discs LUCILLE MARCEL [s] 2648. 12” Red Victor “A” plate Victor 76018 [508m]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $40.00. ÉMILE MARCELIN [t]. 1322. 10” acous. Purple Disque Gram. U.79 [BT845-II/ BT846-II]. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Salut tombeau (Gounod). Two sides. Small lbl. stkrs. Fine copy, cons. 2. $12.00. 1714. 10” elec. PW Blk. Disque Gram. P-700 [BFR31-II/ BFR32-II]. LE HULLA: Arrivera ce qui doit ariver / LE HULLA: Que cette nuit (Samuel-Rousseau). While Charles Friant created the role of Narsès in the 1923 Opéra-Comique premiere of Le Hulla, Marcelin was the tenor lead in a 1926 revival there, about the time this uncommon record was made. Lt. rubbing, 2. $30.00. 3114. 12” elec. PW Blk. Disque Gram. W-861 [CFR46-II/ CFR47-II]. WERTHER: Oui, c’est moi, je reviens [Act III] (Massenet). Two sides. With LUCY PERELLI [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00. BLANCHE MARCHESI [s] 1851. 10” Silver Scroll elec. Victor IRCC 89 [TTP-853- 2/TTP-854-1]. DIDO AND AENEAS: When I am Laid in Earth (Purcell) / SICILIAN CART DRI- VER’S SONG (arr. Sadero). Piano acc. Agnes Bedford. Memorable performance by the 73 year old singer and teacher. Pressed from orig. private HMV matrices. Label side one autographed by Marchesi. Just about 1-2. $40.00. FRANCESCO MARCONI [t] 1425. 10” Red G&T 52788 [Con366]. RIGOLETTO: Questa o quella (Verdi). Piano acc. Salvatore Cottone. Marconi enters early, hops about in a couple of other places and can’t figure out when to enter for the second verse, so Cottone continues vamping until they make contact. Wonderful voice, but one wonders how he managed his musical entrances on stage! 1.5 mil stylus suggested as with most “Con” matrix G&Ts. IMs, small lbl. stkr. No heavy blasting but sounding wear and “edginess” in spots. 4, but it generally looks quite a bit cleaner. $175.00. JOSÉ MARDONES [bs] 1583. 10” Blue Viva-Tonal Spanish Regal (Columbia) RS 2007 [WK-1369/WK-1370]. BEIN BATEAN LOYOLAN (Vilinch-Echeverría) / LA DEL PAÑUELO ROJO (I. Tabuyo). A particularly rare Mardones electric. One LSS side two (harmless). Lt. rubs. Side one cons. 2, side two cons. 3. Should play as new. $25.00. 1636. 10” Blue elec. Spanish Columbia A4075 [WK-1368/WK-1371]. LES HUGUENOTS: Piff, Paff, Pouff (Meyerbeer) / LA MOLINERA DE SANTIANES (Baldomero Fernán- dez). Cons. 2. $20.00. 2410. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 7071-M [49420-2/49427-6]. BRINDO A TU SALUD [SPAIN’S HOMAGE TO COLUMBIA – “Escritas expresamente para el eminente artista José Mardones”] (Esteban Anglada) / SALVATOR ROSA: E quanto (Gomez). Just about 1-2. $20.00. 3084. 12” Blk. acous. Columbia 5063-M [49420-2/49427-6]. Same as preceding item (#2410) but slightly later pressing. Also a beautiful copy. Just about 1-2. $20.00. ISABEL MARENGO [s]. Buenos Aires, 1894-1977. She studied at the Conservatory Carlos Lopez Buchardo and made her debut at the Teatro Colón, 1926, as Micaëla in Carmen. At least one source indicates, however, that she appeared in Chile a year earlier. Her European debut was at the Rome Teatro Reale, 1929, where she was Suzel in Mascagni’s Amico Fritz, Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Micaëla in Carmen. Most of her career was in Argentina, where she is remem- bered as one of that country’s major artists. 1646. 10” Red PoW Argentine RCA Victor 4221 [BAVE-60911-2/BAVE-60928-2]. VIDA- LITA No. 3 (Alberto Williams) / SERRANA (Boero). Good surfaces. Cons. 2. $15.00. LUCILLE MARCEL
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    LUCILLE MARCEL [s] 2648. 12” Red Victor “A” plate Victor 76018 [508m].

    TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $40.00.

    ÉMILE MARCELIN [t]. 1322. 10” acous. Purple Disque Gram. U.79 [BT845-II/

    BT846-II]. ROMÉO ET JULIETTE: Salut tombeau (Gounod). Two sides. Small lbl. stkrs. Fine copy, cons. 2. $12.00.

    1714. 10” elec. PW Blk. Disque Gram. P-700 [BFR31-II/ BFR32-II]. LE HULLA: Arrivera ce qui doit ariver / LE HULLA: Que cette nuit (Samuel-Rousseau). While Charles Friant created the role of Narsès in the 1923 Opéra-Comique premiere of Le Hulla, Marcelin was the tenor lead in a 1926 revival there, about the time this uncommon record was made. Lt. rubbing, 2. $30.00.

    3114. 12” elec. PW Blk. Disque Gram. W-861 [CFR46-II/ CFR47-II]. WERTHER: Oui, c’est moi, je reviens [Act III] (Massenet). Two sides. With LUCY PERELLI [s]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    BLANCHE MARCHESI [s] 1851. 10” Silver Scroll elec. Victor IRCC 89 [TTP-853-

    2/TTP-854-1]. DIDO AND AENEAS: When I am Laid in Earth (Purcell) / SICILIAN CART DRI-VER’S SONG (arr. Sadero). Piano acc. Agnes Bedford. Memorable performance by the 73 year old singer and teacher. Pressed from orig. private HMV matrices. Label side one autographed by Marchesi. Just about 1-2. $40.00.

    FRANCESCO MARCONI [t] 1425. 10” Red G&T 52788 [Con366]. RIGOLETTO: Questa o quella (Verdi). Piano acc.

    Salvatore Cottone. Marconi enters early, hops about in a couple of other places and can’t figure out when to enter for the second verse, so Cottone continues vamping until they make contact. Wonderful voice, but one wonders how he managed his musical entrances on stage! 1.5 mil stylus suggested as with most “Con” matrix G&Ts. IMs, small lbl. stkr. No heavy blasting but sounding wear and “edginess” in spots. 4, but it generally looks quite a bit cleaner. $175.00.

    JOSÉ MARDONES [bs] 1583. 10” Blue Viva-Tonal Spanish Regal (Columbia) RS 2007 [WK-1369/WK-1370].

    BEIN BATEAN LOYOLAN (Vilinch-Echeverría) / LA DEL PAÑUELO ROJO (I. Tabuyo). A particularly rare Mardones electric. One LSS side two (harmless). Lt. rubs. Side one cons. 2, side two cons. 3. Should play as new. $25.00.

    1636. 10” Blue elec. Spanish Columbia A4075 [WK-1368/WK-1371]. LES HUGUENOTS: Piff, Paff, Pouff (Meyerbeer) / LA MOLINERA DE SANTIANES (Baldomero Fernán-dez). Cons. 2. $20.00.

    2410. 12” Blue acous. Columbia 7071-M [49420-2/49427-6]. BRINDO A TU SALUD [SPAIN’S HOMAGE TO COLUMBIA – “Escritas expresamente para el eminente artista José Mardones”] (Esteban Anglada) / SALVATOR ROSA: E quanto (Gomez). Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    3084. 12” Blk. acous. Columbia 5063-M [49420-2/49427-6]. Same as preceding item (#2410) but slightly later pressing. Also a beautiful copy. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    ISABEL MARENGO [s]. Buenos Aires, 1894-1977. She studied at the Conservatory Carlos Lopez Buchardo and made her debut at the Teatro Colón, 1926, as Micaëla in Carmen. At least one source indicates, however, that she appeared in Chile a year earlier. Her European debut was at the Rome Teatro Reale, 1929, where she was Suzel in Mascagni’s Amico Fritz, Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Micaëla in Carmen. Most of her career was in Argentina, where she is remem- bered as one of that country’s major artists.

    1646. 10” Red PoW Argentine RCA Victor 4221 [BAVE-60911-2/BAVE-60928-2]. VIDA-LITA No. 3 (Alberto Williams) / SERRANA (Boero). Good surfaces. Cons. 2. $15.00.

    LUCILLE MARCEL

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    1325. 10” Red Argentine RCA Victor 4222 [BAVE-60960-1/BAVE-60961-2]. DONDE ESTAS CORAZON (Serrano) / AQUELLOS OJOS VERDES (Utrera). Just about 1-2. 15.00.

    LUCY ISABELLE MARSH [s] 1819. 10” Purple ’12 Pats. Victor 60101. THE LITTLE GRAY DOVE, Op. 58, No. 2 (Saar).

    Just about 1-2. $7.00. 1975. 10” Red PW Victor 4026. MESSIAH: Come Unto Him / ELSIE BAKER [c]. MESSI-

    AH: He Shall Feed His Flock (Händel). Just about 1-2. $7.00. 2673. 12” Purple Victor 70011 [take 2]. THE SWALLOWS (dell’ Acqua). Just about 1-2.

    $6.00. 3643. 12” Blue Victor 55052. AVE MARIA (Schubert). Harp acc. Francis J. Lapitano /

    VICTOR MALE QUARTET. HAIL TO THE CHIEF (Scott-Sanderson). Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    GERMAINE MARTINELLI [s] 3099. 12” Blk. PW Fr. Polydor 56044 [1799BMP/1800BMP] NOCTURNE [O FRAICHE

    NUIT] / MATER DOLOROSA [from 8th BÉATITUDE] (both Franck). Orch. dir. Albert Wolff. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3616. 12” Blk. PW Polydor 66969 [1789BM/ ? ]. DAMNATION DE FAUST: Autrefoi un roi de Thulé / DAMNATION DE FAUST: D’amour l’ardente flame (Berlioz). Orch. dir. Albert Wolff. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $15.00.

    GIOVANNI MARTINELLI [t]. See also: ROSA PONSELLE [s] 1333. 10” Red Vr 64487. UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Di tu se fedele (Verdi). Just about

    1-2. $7.00. 1352. 10” late Red VdP DA 332 [B-15661-2/B-17385-1]. IDEALE (Tosti) / MATTINATA

    (Leoncavallo). Side two harp acc. Francis J. Lapitino. Excellent pressing, couple minor mks., cons. 2. $7.00.

    2333. 12” Red early ‘30s Victrola 6191. FAUST: Salut, demeure (Gounod) / CARMEN: Air de la fleur (Bizet). Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    2513. 12” Red Orth. Vla 6581. LA LEGGENDA DEL PIAVE (Mario) / FASCISTI HYMN (Gastoldon). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3042. 12” Red PoW Czech (?) DB 865 [CVE-31363-5/CVE-31364-6]. LA JUIVE: Rachel, quand du Seigneur / LA JUIVE: Que ma voix tremblante (Halèvy). Discontinued early on in the U.S., this pressing is the best I’ve encountered. Lt. rubs, 2. $10.00.

    3485. 12” Gold elec. needle-cut Edison 47003 [N-738-B/N-741-A]. AIDA: Celeste Aida (Verdi) / MARTHA: M’appari (Flotow). Just about 1-2. $200.00

    2362. 12” SS Vitaphone (33.3 rpm) 198 [take 2]. PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba (Leonca-vallo). VrBk. Center-start. Recorded in 1926 for theater use with accompanying film. Remarkably clean, just about 1-2. $200.00.

    2437. 12” SS Vitaphone (33.3 rpm) VI-1024-1. AIDA: L'aborrita rivale a me sfuggia … Già i sacerdoti (Verdi). With INA BOURSKAYA [ms]. VrBk. Center-start. No blasting, but somewhat “edgy”. Thoroughly listenable. 4. $90.00.

    ALICE MARTURELL [s]. The short career of this talented soprano seems to have been due to her involvement in managerial politics. In 1924, she participated in the (certainly belated) first production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, with tenor Jaro Dworsky and bass Emmanuel List, Leo Blech conducting. She also shared the role of Mimì (Puccini’s La Bohème) with Meta Seinemeyer and also performed Agathe in Der Freischütz. Evidently she was romantically involved with a member of the Board of Directors of the Deutsche Opera who was engaged in a secret merger attempt with the Berlin Volksoper. Marturell acted as a go-between. The merger failed in late 1924 and on Dec. 24th, the City of Berlin stepped in, took over management of the theater, and formed the Städische Oper Berlin. Marturell was never subsequently engaged by any Berlin theater. -VRCS CD Notes, 2002.

    2930. 12” Red acous. Polyphon 50437 [1985½ac/1989as]. DER FREISCHÜTZ: Und ob die Wolke (v. Weber) / DIE LUSTIGEN WEIBER VON WINDSOR: Wohl den! (Nico-lai). IMs. Couple lt. mks., still just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ENZO MASCHERINI [b] 2907. 12” late Orange Cetra 25123 [2-70911/2-70915]. FAUST: Senza medaglia … Dio

    possente (Gounod) / IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Largo al factotum (Rossini). Orch. dir. Ugo Tansini. Just about 1-2. $10.00.

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    EDITH MASON [s] 1916. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 10243. SERENATA (Tosti) / OH, FOR THE WINGS OF A

    DOVE (Mendelssohn). Just about 1-2. $25.00. 2397. 12” Purple elec. Brunswick 30115. MARTHA: Last Rose of Summer (Moore-Flotow) /

    GOOD-BYE (Tosti). Just about 1-2. $35.00.

    CATHERINE MASTIO [s]. Paris, 1875 - ? . A student of Piffaretti, Mastio was a graduate of the Paris Conservatoire. Her debut was at the Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie as Inez in l’Africaine and she remained with the company through 1898. From 1899-1907 she was a featured artist at the Paris Opéra-Comique and from 1908 at the Paris Opéra. She also appeared elsewhere as a guest. Mastio’s repertoire was extensive and included roles such as Micaëla, Mimí, Louise, Violetta, Philine in Mignon, Bertha in Le Prophète and Elsa, as well as several world creations. Her few and extremely rare records display an exceptionally attractive voice with superb control of dynamic shadings.

    1935. 10” Blk. Zonophone X-1295. LAKMÉ: Recit. et Pourquoi dans les grands bois (Delibes). Announced by Mastio. Piano acc. 90 rpm. Few minor lbl. marks and (harmless) rough areas on the blank outer margin. There is some ticking and clicking first ½” or so (for which I can’t spot any reason). It is otherwise quiet and an exceptionally clear recording for 1902. Surface is remarkably clean, cons. 2. $400.00.

    GINO MATTERA [t]. Taranto, 1923-Rome, 1960. A pupil of tenor Manfredo Polverosi, Mattera made his debut as Alfredo in La Traviata at the Rome Teatro Adriano in 1947. He subsequently sang in other Italian theaters and in 1948 was offered a film contract. It appears that the remainder of his short life (37 years) was mainly in films (sometimes as a non-singing actor) with occasional concerts and television appearances, and he appeared often on RAI (Radio Italiana) operatic broadcasts. In 1953, Mattera visited Australia, making there one of his few appearances outside of Italy.

    1435. 10” Blue Cetra AT 0289 [FC55266/FC55267]. MANON: Chiudo gli occhi (Masse- net) / RIGOLETTO: La donna è mobile (Verdi). Orch. dir. Arturo Basile. Just about 1-2. $35.00.

    MARGARET MATZENAUER [ms]. 3014. 12” Blue Opera Disc 65548 (044175/044176) [2118c/2168c]. LE PROPHÈTE: Ein

    armer Pilger naht. With MELANIE KURT [s] / KURT [s], OTTILIE METZGER [c]. LE PROPHÈTE: Nein, so sank der Hoffnung (Meyerbeer). Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    2478. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 120 [399½s/C-11689]. DIE WALKÜRE: Nicht weise bin ich (Wagner) / L’AFRICAINE: In grembo a me (Meyerbeer). From orig. 1907 G&T/ 1911 Victor matrices). Label side two signed by Matzenauer. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    3661. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88360. AFRICAINE: In grembo a me (Meyerbeer). Never doubled (except for IRCC issue) . Just about 1-2. $12.00

    2658. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 88363. LA FAVORITA: O mio Fernando (Donizetti). Never doubled. Just about 1-2. $12.00

    2570. 12” Red Scroll elec. “Z” shellac Victor 6555. MESSIAH: He Shall Feed His Flock (Händel) / ELIJAH: Oh Rest in the Lord (Mendelssohn). Superb pressing. Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    BARBARA MAUREL [ms]. 1600. 10” Blk. acous. Columbia 110-M [140479-1/W140480-2]. AT PARTING (Rogers) /

    VALE (Russell). Two lightest mks. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    VICTOR MAUREL [b]. See also: ELISA PETRI [s] 1196. 11” Fonotipia 39032/39042 [XPh58-3/XPh65]. OTELLO: Era la notte (Verdi) / A

    MARECHIARE (Tosti). Side two never reissued. Tiny nick side two, otherwise 2 or better. $150.00.

    CATHERINE MASTIO

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    DOROTHY MAYNOR [s] 2271. 12” late Red RCA Victor 12-1251. L’INVITATION AU VOYAGE / PHIDYLÉ (both

    Duparc). Orch. dir Erich Leinsdorf. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    JOHN MC CORMACK [t]. See also: LOUISE KIRKBY LUNN [c], NELLIE MELBA [s] 1255. 11” Columbia Fonotipia 57550/57602 [Lx2133/Lx2850]. SAVOURNEEN DEELISH

    (Old Irish Air) / MARY OF ALLENDALE (arr. H. Lane Wilson). Cons. 2. $15.00.

    1198. 11” Purple U.S. Okeh 70003 [Lx2430]. ABSENT (Metcalf). Cons. 2. $10.00. 1633. 10” Blk. London G&T 3-2216 [5930b]. KILLARNEY (Balfe). With violin and piano.

    One pressing bump (ridge) about ½” (possibly lightest sound), otherwise remarkably clean. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    1634. 10” Violet HMV 4-2143 [B-10136]. HAPPY MORNING WAITS [L’ALBA NASCENTE] (Atillio Parelli). Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    1482. 10” Red ’12 Pats. “A” plate Vr 64255. I KNOW OF TWO BRIGHT EYES (Clutsam). Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    1463. 10” White lbl. Red Vinyl Vla 64304. MEFISTOFELE: Giunto sul passo (Boïto). Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    1338. 10” Red Vr 64305. PEARL FISHERS: Mi par d’udire ancora (Bizet). Top early pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    1335. 10” Red Vla 64317. WITHIN THE GARDEN OF MY HEART (Scott). Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    1349. 10” Red Vla 64499. THE VACANT CHAIR (Root-Washburn). He concludes on a high D flat. Few lt. mks., cons. 2. $7.00.

    1353. 10” Red Vla 66028. SWEET PEGGY O’NEIL (Redding-Uda Waldrop). Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    1357. 10” Red Vla 87550. CALM AS THE NIGHT (Böhm). With FRITZ KREISLER [vln]. Piano acc. Ludwig Schwat. VrBk. Just about 1-2. $6.00.

    1627. 10” White lbl. vinyl acous. Victrola mat. B-22253-1. DREAM ON, LITTLE SOLDIER BOY (Irving Berlin). Unpublished, except as AGSA 51 (part of the 18 disc HMV McCormack commemorative set issued around 1951). Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    1889. 10” White lbl. vinyl acous. Vla mat. B-23799-2. THE SINGER’S CONSOLATION, Op. 127, No. 1 (Schumann). Unpublished, except as AGSA 47 (part of the 18 disc HMV McCormack commemorative set issued around 1951). Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    1530. 10” White lbl. vinyl acous. Vla mat. B-27045-1. A FAIRY STORY BY THE FIRE (Merikanto). Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    1529. 10” White lbl. vinyl acous. Vla mat. B-27085-2. TO THE CHILDREN (Rachmani-noff). Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    1450. 10” White lbl. Orth. vinyl Vla BVE-38386-2. UNDER THE SPELL OF THE ROSE (Taylor-Martin). Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    1528. 10” White lbl. Orth. vinyl Vla PBVE-61097-2. GOD GAVE ME FLOWERS (Torrance). Unpublished. “High fidelity” test recording. Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    1866. 10” Red PW HMV DA 1391 [OEA409-1/OEA410-1]. FRIEND O’ MINE (Sanderson) / POOR MAN’S GARDEN (Kennedy Russell). Piano acc. Edwin Schneider. Cons. 2. $7.00.

    1878. 10” Red Irish IR 1019 [Bb11339-II/Bb21030-II]. ALLERSEELEN, Op. 10, No. 8 (Strauss) / ANACREONS GRAB (Wolf). Piano acc. Edwin Schneider. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    1487. 10” Red Irish ERC 6007 [BVE-34159-3/B-18387-2]. LOVE ME AND I’LL LIVE FOREVER (Snyder) / WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING (Ball). Take 3 for side one used only on ERC and IR pressings. These Irish issues (from the 1950s) are good pressings but strange doublings, often one side electric and the other acoustic. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    1488. 10” Red Irish ERC 6008 [BVE-36361-1/B-8751]. THE FAR-AWAY BELLS (Gordon) / MY LAGAN LOVE (arr. Harty). Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    1489. 10” Red Irish ERC 6009 [BVE-51621-2/BVE-40172-1]. A GARDEN IN THE RAIN (Gibbons) / I HEAR YOU CALLING ME (Marshall). Side two piano acc. Edwin Schneider. Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    1637. 10” PW Silver Victor IRCC 217-A [B-13032-1/Bb5035-I]. SOSPIRI MIEI, ANDATE OVE VI MANDO (Alberto Bimboni) / O DEL MIO AMATO BEN (Donaudy). Just about 1-2. $15.00.

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    2533. 12” Purple U.S. Okeh 50002 [Lxx3138]. CARMEN: Romanza del fiore (Bizet). Another record in remarkable condition. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2784. 12” Red Dog Gram. Monarch 2-052025 [C-8693]. LA TRAVIATA: Lungi da lei … Dei miei bollenti spiriti (Verdi). Never issued commercially by Victor. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    2493. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Victor 74204. DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES (Old English). Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    2404. 12” Red vinyl Vla 74220 [C-8694-1]. FAUST: Salve, dimora (Gounod). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    2466. 12” Red Pats. “A” plate Victor 74243. AN EVENING SONG (Blumenthal). Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $8.00.

    2465. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Victor 74296. LIKE STARS ABOVE (Squire). Just about

    1-2. $8.00. 2426. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Victor 74299.

    ASTORE (Trotère). Another gleaming, as new, item. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    3284. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Victor 89044. LA BOHÈME: Ah! Mimì, tu più (Puccini). With MARIO SAMMARCO [b]. Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2512. 12” Red HMV DB 2867 [2EA2764-IA/1EA2765-IA]. CARO AMORE / SEMELE: Where’er You Walk (both Händel). Lbl. side inscribed and signed by McCormack. Just about 1-2. $35.00.

    MEDEA MEI-FIGNER [s] 1750. 10” Blk. Angel Concert Gram. 23125x/23131x [362z/364z]. CARMEN: Habanera /

    CARMEN: Les tringles des sistres (Bizet). Piano acc. In Russian. Gen. clean and quiet surfaces except for a few LGTs. 3. $250.00.

    1831. 10” Blk. Angel Concert Gram. 23123x/23132x [297x/363z]. NIGHT (Rubinstein) / NIGHT, LOVE AND THE MOON (Davidov). Piano acc. Side one couple LGTs, otherwise very clean, 2. Side two some LGTs but still a nice copy, 2-3. $300.00.

    Cantor ISAIAH MEISELS [t] with OHAB ZEDAK CHOIR 2715. 12” Blk. Victor 35151. AV HORACHMIM / MIMKOMCHO (Hebraic Prayers). Just

    about 1-2. $10.00.

    KATHRYN MEISLE [c] 1756. 10” Blue acous. Victor 45476. SOUTH CAROLINA CROON SONG (Harvey Gaul) /

    WHEN I’M WITH YOU (Carson J. Robinson). Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    NELLIE MELBA [s]. See also: ADELINA PATTI [s] 1585. 10” Lilac “Melba” G&T 3619. AWAY ON A HILL THERE RUNS A STREAM (Landon

    Ronald). Acc. by the composer. Cons. 2. $30.00. 2283. 12” Lilac “Melba” G&T 03033 [401c]. AVE MARIA (Bach-Gounod). With JAN

    KUBELIK [vln]. Cons. 2. $35.00. 3185. 12” White lbl. (plain, typed info.) vinyl Victor 95012 [Melba 16]. GOOD-BYE (Tosti).

    Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $20.00. 2583. 12” Lilac “Melba” Victor “A” plate 95014 [Melba 6]. LA TRAVIATA: Ah, fors’ è lui

    (Verdi). Nice copy, few minor rubs. 2. $30.00.

    2759. 12” Lilac “Melba” Victor “B” plate 95014 [Melba 6]. Same as preceding list. One tiny PB near end, couple MGTs near start, otherwise cons. 2. $30.00.

    2758. 12” Lilac “Melba” Victor “A” plate 95019 [Melba 9]. SE SARAN ROSE (Arditi). Cons. 2. $40.00.

    2776. 12” Lilac “Melba” Victor 95020 [Melba 20]. HAMLET: Mad Scene (Thomas). Part I. IMs. Excellent surface, few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $35.00.

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    3030. 12” White lbl. Vla 95023 [Melba 2]. NYMPHES ET SYLVANS (Bemberg). Piano acc. Landon Ronald. Excellent ‘30s pressing. RCA Vr Bk. Just about 1-2. $30.00

    2670. 12” White lbl. Vla 95026 [523c]. HOME, SWEET HOME (Payne-Bishop). Piano acc. Excellent pressing, few lt. rubs. Cons. 2. $20.00.

    2978. 12” Lilac “A” plate “Melba” Victor 95027 [521c]. LO, HEAR [sic] THE GENTLE LARK (Bishop). With Albert Fransella [flute], Landon Ronald [pianist]. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    3005. 12” White lbl. vinyl HMV 2-053020/2-054025 [4183f/4189f]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini) / RIGOLETTO: Bella figlia dell’ amore (Verdi). Side two with EDNA THORNTON [c], JOHN MC CORMACK [t], MARIO SAMMARCO [b]. Superb pressing. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    2436. 12” Red raised rim HMV 2-053019 [4185f]. LOHENGRIN: Lola [sic] ne mili [sic] primi anni (Wagner). Fine heavy pressing. Cons. 2. $15.00.

    2783. 12” White Gram. “Advance Copy” mat. 4190f. FAUST: All’erta! [Final Trio] (Gou-nod). With JOHN Mc CORMACK [t], MARIO SAMMARCO [b]. Excellent early pressing. Rec. 2 May 1910. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2264. 12” Red vinyl White lbl. Vla 88067 [C-4353-1]. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Voi che sapete (Mozart). The first issued take (1907), replaced by take 2 in 1910. Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2350. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 88075 [C-4282-2]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini). The first issued take (1907), replaced by take 4 in 1910. Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2467. 12” Red GP ’08 Victor 88148. OTELLO: Sal-ce, salce (Verdi). This and the following are scarce 1st takes. Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2468. 12” Red GP ’08 Victor 88149. OTELLO: Ave Maria (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2590. 12” Red ’08 Pats. “A” plate Vla 88182. OH, LOVELY NIGHT (Ronald). Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    2982. 12” White lbl. Vla 88452. MAGDALEN AT MICHAEL’S GATE (Lisa Lehmann). Piano acc. Gabriel Lapierre. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2983. 12” White lbl. Vla 89011. PER VALLI, PER BOSCHI (Blangini). With CHARLES GILIBERT [b]. Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2675. 12” Red GP ’07 Victor 89011. PER VALLI, PER BOSCHI (Blangini). Same as previous item but early pressing. Minor, small lbl. rub. Cons. 2. $12.00.

    2626. 12” Red Victor 89074. IL RE PASTORE: L’amerò sarò costante (Mozart). With JAN KUBELEK [vln]. Beautiful performance. Highly recommended. Piano acc. Gabriel Lapierre. Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    2100. 12 White lbl. vinyl (two SS) elec. HMVs DB 987 [Cc9550-I/Cc9551-IA]. TRAVI-ATA: Dite alla giovine (Verdi) / UNE ANGE EST VENU (Bemberg). With JOHN BROWNLEE [b]. Piano acc. Best possible sound. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3233. 12” PW Silver Vr IRCC 2 [Melba22/CR417-I]. RIGOLETTO: Caro nome (Verdi) / OTELLO: Salce, Salce (Verdi). From ’03 G&T and ’26 (live at Covent Garden) matrices. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3235. 12” PW Purple (side 1) and White (side 2) IRCC 7 [4190r/z7325f]. FAUST: Final Trio (Gounod). With JOHN MC CORMACK [t], MARIO SAMMARCO [b] / LE TEMPS DES LILAS (Chausson). Side two piano acc. Gabriel Lapierre. From orig. 1910/ 1913 Gram. matrices. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2641. 12” PW Silver Vla IRCC 35 [691c/C-6697-1]. PASTORALE (Bizet) / EN SOURDINE (Debussy). Piano acc. From orig. 1906 G&T/1909 Victor metal parts. Side one never doubled except here. Side two first edition. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3330. 12” PW Silver Vla IRCC 47 [Melba 20/Melba 21]. HAMLET: Mad Scene (Thomas). Two sides. 1904 G&T matrices. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    NELLIE MELBA at home in Australia

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    2660. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 53 [C-13908-1/C-6699]. LES ANGES PLEURENT; CHANT VÉNETIEN (Bemberg) / THE WHITE SEA MIST (Landon Ronald) Piano acc. side one Gabriel Lapierre, side two Nellie Melba. Both sides unpublished. Side one also on IRCC 52. Side two first and only edition. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    LAURITZ MELCHIOR [t]. See also: FRIDA LEIDER [s] 1644. 10” Red PW Vr 1853. ZUEIGNUNG, Op. 10,

    No. 1; CÄCILIE, Op 27, No. 2 / HEIMLICHE AUFFORDERUNG, Op. 27, No. 3 (all R. Strauss). Piano acc. Ignace Strasfogel. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    3324. 12” Red acous. Schall. Grammophon 72853 [1483as/1484as]. TANNHÄUSER: Romer-zählung (Wagner). Two sides. One minor rub, still just about 1-2. $30.00.

    2374. 12” Red acous. Schall. Grammophon 72857 [1481as/1482as]. SIEGFRIED: Schmiedlied / SIEGFRIED: Schwertlied (Wagner). IMs. Just about 1-2. $30.00.

    3295. 12” Red acous. Polydor 72869 [1490½as/ 1502as]. WALKÜRE: Ein Schwert verheiss / SCHMERZEN (both Wagner). A few harmless rubs, gen. 2. $20.00.

    3110. 12” Red acous. Schall. Grammophon 72867 [1488as/1489as]. WALKÜRE: Friedmund darf ich nicht heissen / WALKÜRE: Sieg-mund heiss’ ich (Wagner). Some lt. rubs, cons. 2. $30.00.

    3618. 12” Purple acous. Parlophone E10298 [2-7821/2-7822]. PARSIFAL: Es start der Blick / PARSIFAL: Amfortas, die Wunde (Wagner). One harmless depression, few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $25.00.

    2285. 12” Blk. EE Polydor 66430 [148bm/150bm]. AFRICAINE: Land so wunderbar (Meyerbeer) / TANNHÄUSER: Als ich erwachte (Wagner). Lt. rubs, 2. $20.00.

    3612. 12” Blk. EE Grammophon 66440 [147bm/149bm], AN DIE MUSIK (Sjöberg) / CÄCILIE (Strauss). Excellent early ‘30s pressing. Few rubs, cons. 2. $20.00.

    2356. 12” Blk. PW elec. Electrola EJ 300 [CLR4275-II/CLR4276-III]. DIE WALKÜRE: Ein Schwert / DIE WALKÜRE: Siegmund heiss’ ich (Wagner). Side two with GENIA GUSZALEWICZ [s]. Berlin Staatsoper Orch. dir. Leo Blech. Never issued in U.S. or England. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3632. 12” Blk. PW elec. Electrola EJ 486 [CR2500-I/CR2501-III]. SIEGFRIED: Wie end ich die Furcht / TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Wohin nun Tristan scheidet (Wagner). Orch. dir. Robert Heger. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    JAMES MELTON [t] 1383. 10” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 1640-D [W147486-3/W147487-4]. CEASING TO

    CARE (Callahan) / WHERE IS THE SONG OF SONGS FOR ME? (Berlin). Two takes were issued of side two (2 and 4). Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    FRANCESCO MERLI [t]. See also: BIANCA SCACCIATI [s] 1490. 10” Blue acous. Eng. Col. D1544 [B673/B674]. MEFISTOFELE: Dai campi / ME-

    FISTOFELE: Giunto sul passo (Boïto). Very scarce. Just about 1-2. $20.00. 1391. 10” Red elec. PW Eng. Col. D12534 [WB1238/WB1211]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:

    La vita è inferno / LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: O tu che in seno (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3212. 12” Red PW Eng. Columbia D.14689 [WBX114/WBX123]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Love Duet [Act I]. Two sides. With ROSETTA PAMPANINI [s]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    2637. 12” Red PW Eng. Columbia D.14698 [WBX229/WBX230]. GIULIANO: Duetto d’amore (Zandonai). Two sides. With ROSETTA PAMPANINI [s]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3409. 12” Green Italian Columbia GQX 10776 [WBX1412/WBX1413]. OTELLO: Dio! mi potevi / OTELLO: Niun mi tema (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    2711. 12” Blk. Viva-Tonal Columbia 50243-D [WBX226/WBX233]. SLY: La canzone dell’ Orso / SLY: Non sono un buffone (Wolf-Ferrari). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    LAURITZ MELCHIOR

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    ROBERT MERRILL [b] 1367. 10” Late (beveled rim) RCA Vr 10-1462. THE BLIND PLOUGHMAN (Radclyffe-Hall) /

    INVICTUS (Huhn). Top copy, few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $7.00.

    NELLY MERZ [s]. Frankfurt am Main, 1876? – Frankfurt am Main, 1968. Her debut was in Krefeld, 1913 (if debut date is correct). During 1915-18 she was a member of the Deutsche Opernhaus, Berlin, and then spent some thirty years with the Bavarian State Opera, Munich. She was also a guest in a number of major German opera houses (Hamburg, Dresden and Munich, to cite three). Her repertoire included principal roles in such operas as Otello, The Flying Dutchman, Die Walküre, Elektra (Chrysothemis) and Myrtocle (d’Albert’s Die toten Augen). In addition she was noted as an interpreter of art songs (Mozart in particular) and oratorios. She performed under such Maestri as Strauss, Walter, Furtwängler and Knappertsbusch.

    3493. 12” acous. Polyphon 50370 [497as/498as]. OBERON: Rezitativ und Aria der Rezia (v. Weber). Two sides. IMs. Just about 1-2. $35.00.

    ARMAND MESTRAL [bs]. Paris, 1917 - Paris 2000. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, Mestral made his debut at the Opéra-Comique in 1942, subsequently appearing at the Gaïté-Lyrique and in operetta. In 1945 he began a film career as an actor with over seventy films to his credit from 1945 to 1992.

    2370. 12” Late Red VdsM DB 11160 [2LA4934-1/ 2LA4935-1]. BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Air de la Calomnie (Rossini) / FAUST: Sérénade de Méphisto (Gounod). Orch. dir. Eugène Bigot. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    SABINE MEYEN [s] 3383. 12” Blk. Schallplatte Gram. 65082 [612as/615as]. DIE GÄRTNERIN AUS LIEBE:

    Arie der Sandrina / ZAIDE: Air der Zaide (both Mozart). Just about 1-2. $60.00.

    OTTILIE METZGER(-LATTERMANN) [c]. See also: MARGARETE MATZENAUER [c] 2187. 12” TC Columbia A5565 [36924-2/36925-2]. LE PROPHÈTE: Ah, mon fils (Meyer-

    beer) /SAMSON ET DALILA: Amour, viens aider (Saint-Saëns). Her only issued Columbia disc. Nice copy. Cons. 2. $15.00.

    MARIA A. MICHAILOWA [s]. See also: B. S. VEPRINSKY [bs] -3239. 7” Blk. Russian G&T 23570 [2095k]. OH, MY MOTHER TOLD ME [OI MAMO] (arr.

    Gulak-Artemovsky). Piano acc. 2. $30.00. 1590. 10” Blk. Russ. Angel Gram. Concert 24496/3-22774 [6461L/7181L]. DUBROVSKY:

    Ne jamais la voir (Napravnik). With NIKOLAI BOLSHAKOV [t] / OSKAR KAMIONSKY [b]. SERENADE OF DON JUAN (Napravnik). Side one in French. Piano acc. Side one a LGT, minor lbl. fade, otherwise just about 1-2. Side two just about 1-2. $60.00.

    REED MILLER [t] 1818. 10” Blk. Pats. Victor 5821. BEAUTY’S EYES (Weatherly-Tosti). Just about 1-2.

    $8.00.

    WATKIN MILLS [bs] 1210. 11” Lt. blue Odeon 44761/44795 [Lx2049/Lx2047]. ELIJAH: Is not his Word like a

    Fire? (Mendelssohn) / JUDAS MACCABAEUS: The Lord Worketh Wonders (Hän-del). Small PB side one. Couple harmless LSSs. 2. $25.00.

    COSTA MILONA [t]. Keratea (near Athens), Greece, 1897-London, 1949. The Record Collector magazine, Vol. 50, No. 3, presents a complete discography, a biographical article (this by Juan Dzazopulos) and a discussion of a portion of Milona’s records (by Alan Bilgora). Perhaps there has been no other tenor with so many fine recordings to his credit and such a sparse public performance history. He died in complete poverty.

    1589. 10” Red elec. Parlophon B.21518 [101001/101003]. KARÁVI ANIJI TA FTERA (Dio-nysios Lavrangas) / MANNA LE JIOS (Spyros Samara). In Greek. Rubs. 3-4 but excepting one very small bump and one LGT side two, both sides should play without problems. $15.00.

    NELLY MERZ

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    2708. 12” Blk. PW Eng. Parlophone E.10888 [2-20814/2-20819]. L’AFRICAINE: O Para-diso (Meyerbeer) / IDEALE (Tosti). Both in Italian. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    ALEXANDER MILTSCHINOFF [t]. Sofia, Bulgaria, 1907- ? . He studied at the Vienna Music Academy and made his operatic debut in Liegnitz. As a guest artist he made appearances in several countries, including France, Italy, Belgium. Switzerland and Yugoslavia. His repertoire included roles such as Florestan, Otello, Cavaradossi, Rhadames, Tamino and Canio. In 1958 he began teaching at the Wiener Musikhochschule.

    2706. 12” Blue Telefunken E.2763 [035741/035742]. CARMEN: Air de la fleur (Bizet) / AÏDA: Recit. and “Celeste Aïda” (Verdi). Both in Italian Orch. dir. Hansgeorg Otto. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    MARIA MINAZZI [s] 2215. 12” Orange Cetra PI 182 [2-71443/2-71445]. SUOR ANGELICA: Senza mamma /

    MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel di (both Puccini). Torino Orch. dir. Arturo Basile. Excellent pressing. Few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $20.00.

    MARTHA MÖDL [c] 3151. 12” Blue Telefunken E.3897 [036454-I/036455-II]. DON CARLOS: Arie des Eboli

    (Verdi) / ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Ach, ich habe sie verloren (Gluck). Orch. dir. Hans Löwlein. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3679. 12” Blue “Füllschrift” [variable grooving} late Telefunken VSK 90210 [9-036869-II/ 9-036870-I]. TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Liebestod (Wagner) / FIDELIO: Abscheuli-cher! (Beethoven). Berlin State Op. Orch. dir. Artur Rother. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ALEXANDER MOISSI [t]. For records of Moissi as an actor, see the 78 rpm Personality Section.

    2287. 12” Purple Monarch Gram. 042370 [611½m]. GEORGE DANDIN (Einar Nilson). Piano acc. Only form of issue. IMs. Lt. rubbing, gen. 2. $15.00.

    FRANCISCO MOLINA [b] 1629. 10” White lbl. Vla 52238 [6292o]. MARINA: Magnifico buque (Arrieta). IMs. Just

    about 1-2. $10.00.

    LUIGI MONTESANTO [b] -3152. 11” Fonotipia 69347/92465 [XPh5242/XPh3421]. DAMNATION OF FAUST: Su

    quest rose (Berlioz) / ANTONIO MAGINI-COLETTI [b]. FAUST: Tu puoi la spada frangere (Gounod). Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    1466. 10” PW Green Eng. Columbia D.12289 [WB2106/WB2117]. LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Minnie della mia casa (Puccini) / DAMNATION OF FAUST: Su queste rose (Berlioz). Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    NICOLA MONTI [t] 2470. 12” Blue Holland Columbia GQX 11453 [CBX1655-1A/CBX1666-1]. ELISIR

    D’AMORE: Una furtiva lagrima (Donizetti) / L’ARLESIANA: Lamento di Federico (Cilèa). Orch. dir. Argeo Quadri. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    GRACE MOORE [s] 1881. 10” Blk. acous. Victor 19668. MUSIC BOX REVUE: Rock-a-Bye Baby (Irving Ber-

    lin) / LEWIS JAMES [t]. IF LOVE WERE ALL (William Axt). Cons. 2. $10.00. 1880. 10” PW Red Victor 1614. THE DUBARRY: I Give My Heart / THE DUBARRY: The

    Dubarry (Millöcker). Just about 1-2. $8.00. 1434. 10” Blk. Decca 23023 [DLA686A/DLA687B]. OUR SONG / THE WHISTLING BOY

    (Fields-Kern). Both from film When You’re in Love. Very lt. rubs, 2. $8.00.

    NETTIE MOORE [c] 1706. 10” Blue lbl. acous. blue lbl. Black Swan 2045. SADKO: Song of India (Rimsky-

    Korsakov) / DEEP RIVER (Old Negro Melody). Very minor lt. rubs, 2. $20.00.

    CARLO MORELLI [b]. Valparaiso, Chile, 1898- Mexico City, 1950. Born Carlos Zanelli, he took the maiden name of his mother so as not to be confused with his baritone brother, Renato Zanelli. He studied in Bologna and Florence and made his debut in 1922, singing for seven seasons at Milan’s La Scala. His U.S. debut was with the Chicago Opera in 1932, and he was a leading baritone at the Met from 1935 to 1940. In later years he directed the opera program at the University of Guadalajara.

    2655. 12” PW Green Eng. Columbia D.14465 [WBX270/WBX271]. ANDREA CHÉNIER: Un dì m’era di gioia (Giordano) / OTELLO: Il sogno (Verdi). Small lbl. stkrs. and very small lbl. scr., otherwise as new. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

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    CLARO MORENO [b] 1597. 10” White lbl. Vla 52207 [5255o]. EMIGRANTES: Seguidillas manchegas (Calleja).

    IMs. One rub and one harmless pressing indentation at start. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    CORINNE MORGAN [c]. 1740. 10” Blk. GP ’08 Victor 5415. IN OLD MADRID (Trotère). Just about 1-2. $6.00.

    NINA MORGANA [s]. Buffalo, NY, 1891-Ithaca, NY, 1986. She began as a child prodigy, supposedly at the age of four, and was known as “Baby Patti”. She sang for Caruso in 1908, who recommended that she study with Teresa Arkel in Italy, which she did from 1909 through 1915. She is mentioned as having made a debut at La Scala in 1915 (although she does not appear in the Titori’s La Scala “Cronologia”) before returning to America. Here she toured with Caruso as an assisting artist in various of his concert appearances from 1917 to 1919 and in 1920 made her Metropolitan Opera debut in a Sunday night concert. She remained on the roster through 1935. Her husband was impresario Bruno Zirato.

    2742. 12” Gotham SS LP transfers (two bands on one side). LA SONNAMBULA: Come per me serena (Bellini); HE LOVES ME (Chadwick). These apparently were transferred from two trial recordings Morgana made for Victor on April 8, 1920, accompanied by Joseph Pasternack. Unfortunately, electronic reverberation has been added, but it doesn’t distort an attractive and well-schooled voice. The transfer in very fine con-dition, few minor mks., cons. 2, but the original discs are somewhat noisy. $15.00.

    BARRY MORELL [t] 2990. 12” vinyl (pressed) Orange Private Issue (unnumbered). DON GIOVANNI: Dalla sua

    pace (Mozart) / XERXES: Ombra mai fu (Händel). Piano acc. Pasquale Rescigno. 16 May, 1951. Studio recordings, made early in Morell’s career. Cons. 2. $12.00.

    JOSÉ MORICHE [t]. Burguillos, Spain, 1890-New York, 1964. José Moriche made his debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid (1918-1919) as Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, obtaining a resounding success. Looking for a career in the Americas, he moved first to Cuba in hopes of continuing his operatic work and then to New York City. There, he soon found great popularity as a recording artist, singing mostly popular Spanish and Mexican songs. He made dozens of discs in the U.S. from 1922 well into the 1930s. Moriche's fame was so great that he was selected to appear with Carlos Gardel in the film "El Tango en Broadway" as an actor with a leading role. In the last years of his life, Moriche operated a restaurant on Long Island (the town not mentioned), named "Caruso," entertaining the clientele with Romanzas, operatic arias, and popular songs.

    1741. 10” Maroon acous. Okeh 16169 [S-73-410a/S-73-411a]. IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA: Ecco ridente (Rossini) / YO TE AMÉ (Gonzalo Roig). His only operatic recording? Very effective performance. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    MARIE MORRISEY [c]. See also: FORREST LAMONT [t] 1538. 10” Purple EE Brunswick 10221. ARISE, SHINE, FOR THY LIGHT IS COME /

    THOU WILT KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE (both MacDermid). Side one 2. Side two lightest lbl. fade and minor lt. rubs, gen. 2-3. $7.00.

    ADOLF MÜHLMANN [bs-b]. Schiriwa (or Kischineff), Bessarabia, 1866 (or 1865) - Chi-cago, 1938. The son of a Rabbi, Mühlmann (born Alter Milman) was expected to follow his father’s path. However, at the age of eighteen, his love of music overcame him and he ran away to Vienna, arriving penniless. He survived there as a Cantor and through a small stipend provided by an art loving Baroness. As an opera singer, he gained experience in Rotterdam, Breslau and St Petersburg. His success led to seasons at the Metropolitan Opera and the Covent Garden Royal Opera. At the Met (1898-1910) he was heard in 54 roles, including such parts as the Dutchman (Flying Dutchman), Monterone and Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Silvio (Pagliacci), and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), to mention only a few. He was also a guest at the Vienna Hofoper (1902) and in the U.S. He was also remembered for his work at Covent Garden. In later years he became an esteemed teacher and encouraged the development of funds for, in particular, needy students, remembering his own vicissitudes in his formative student years.

    1375. 10” Green U.S. Zonophone 46013 [8739/8763]. LIED DES RATTENFÄNER (Neuen-dorff) / EMIL MÜNCH [t]. DES VORSCHUSS AUF DIE SELIGKEIT (Holländer). 1” hair crk. from rim side two (visible but not broken through to side one. Harmless both sides). Superficial rubbing (likely unsleeved for years). Little greying. 4. $25.00.

    JOSÉ MORICHE

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    MARIA MÜLLER [s]. See: TINO PATTIERA [t] Mr. MURANO [b]. Advertised as “of the Paris Opéra”, his name is not listed in the Gourret or

    Wolff books of artists who appeared in this house. Likewise a first name could not be found. One Internet source states that Murano could be found appearing “in the concert programs of the major Parisian cinemas and especially in the provinces, where he specialized in the Wagnerian [repertoire]”.

    3031. 12” SS Eng. Aeolian-Vocalion C-01051F [02005]. DIE WALKÜRE: Les adieux de Wotan (Wagner). Piano acc. Percy B. Kahn. One TN, otherwise just about 1-2. $15.00.

    CLAUDIA MUZIO [s] 2642. 12” PW Silver Vla IRCC 39 [298ai/C-3630]. LA BOHÈME: Mi chiamano Mimì

    (Puccini) / ELDA CAVALIERI [s]. LA GIOCONDA: Suicidio! (Ponchielli). From orig. 1906 Victor/1911 Italian Gramophone matrices. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2910. 12” PW Blue Col. Master Works 9105-M [CBX-1361/CBX-1362]. LA SONNAM-BULA: Ah! non credea mirarti / NORMA: Casta diva (both Bellini). Orch dir. Cav. Lorenzo Molajoli. Superb early U.S. pressing. Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    MINNIE NAST [s] 1688. 10” Blk. Dresden G&T 43699 [63h]. DER WAFFENSCHMIED: Er ist so gut (Lort-

    zing). One harmless, tiny rim patina. 2. $50.00.

    INOCENCIO NAVARRO [b]. See also: MARIO CORTADA [t] 1789. 10” Red Vla 64739 [s19208u]. CAMINITO DE BELÉN (Calero y Monterde). Just

    about 1-2. $10.00.

    MARIA NEMETH [s] 2375. 12” Blk. elec. PW Grammophon 66623 [216½be/224be]. TURANDOT: In diesem

    Schlosse (Puccini) / DIE TOTE STADT: Mariettas Lied zur Laute (Korngold). Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ANTONINA NEZHDANOVA [s]. See also: LEONID SOBINOV [t] 1423. 10” Red Russian Angel Pre-Dog Gram.

    2-23074 [1183r]. LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES: Comme autrefois (Bizet). Excellent copy, cons. 2. $35.00.

    1988. 10” White lbl. HMV 2-23315 [7216L]. SNOW MAIDEN: Gathering berries (Rimsky-Korsakov). Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    2859. 12” Red Angel Russ. Pre-Dog 023018 [300s]. LIFE FOR THE TSAR: I Look Over the Bare Field (Glinka). Piano acc. Slight lbl. fade. Cons. 2. $40.00.

    2940. 12” White lbl. (shellac) HMV 023046 [1930c]. LOHENGRIN: Einsam in trüben Tagen (Wagner). Just about 1-2. $40.00.

    3622. 12” Red Angel Russ. Monarch Gram 023093 [2668c]. PEER GYNT: Solvejg’s Song (Grieg). IMs. Lightest rubs, cons. 2. $40.00.

    2916. 12” Red Angel Russ. Monarch Gram. 023102 [2598c]. LA BOHÈME: Mi chia-mano Mimì (Puccini). Just about 1-2. $40.00.

    3138. 12” White lbl. (shellac) HMV 023126 [2796½c]. LUCIA: Regnava nel silenzio (Doni-zetti). Just about 1-2. $35.00.

    2800. 12” Red Angel Russ. Amour Gram 023158 [324af]. CRADLE SONG (Tschaikowsky). Piano acc. Two lt. (harmless) superficial scrs., otherwise in top condition. Just about 1-2. $40.00.

    3336. 12” White lbl. (Shellac) HMV 023158 [324af]. Same as preceding listing (item #2800) but later white lbl. special pressing. Just about 1-2. $40.00.

    2860. 12” Red Angel Russ. Amour Gram. 023164 [3040c]. LAKMÉ: Tu m’as donne le plus doux rêve (Delibes). Lbl. stain in trademark area (looks like lbl. partially removed). Surface cons. 2. $40.00.

    ANTONINA NEZHDANOVA

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    AGNES NICHOLLS (HARTY) [s] 3083. 12” White lbl. (gold print) special issue HMV 03212 [HoAc5840c]. OBERON: Ocean,

    Thou Mighty Monster (v.Weber). Second (otherwise blank) side bears a label stating: “This limited edition was made available to members of The Recorded Vocal Art Society to coincide with a programme given to them entitled My Life as a Singer by Lady [Agnes Nicholls] Harty, 9th April 1959” and is signed by Agnes Nicholls Harty. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    Dr. MAX NICOLAUS [t]. Dresden, 1882 - ? . In 1906, Nicolaus received a degree of Doctor of Philosopy. He then studied singing and made his debut in 1910 at the Berlin Volksoper, subsequently appearing at the Berlin Komischen Oper, the Weimar Hoftheater and, from 1916-26 the Dortmund Stadttheater. His repertoire included, among others, the principal tenor roles in The Magic Flute, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Traviata, The Flying Dutchman, and La Bohème. – Ashot Arakelyan (Internet)

    2895. 12” Purple flowers Parlophon P.1173 [2-2824/2-2825]. ALESSANDRO STRADELLA: Jungfrau Maria! (Flotow) / DIE STUMME VON PORTICI: Schlummer-Arie (Aubert). Orch. dir. Bruno Weyersberg. IMs. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ALICE NIELSEN [s]. See also: RAMÓN BLANCHART [b] 1886. 10” Blk. acous. Columbia 54-M [19735-5/79841-3]. DARLING NELLY GRAY (Han-

    by) / YOU’RE THE FLOWER OF MY HEART, SWEET ADELINE (Armstrong). Her last recordings, 1922/21. Lbl. scr. side two, few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $8.00.

    2901. 12” TC Columbia A5247 [30587-1/30599-2]. FAUST: Le Roi de Thule (Gounod) / CARMEN: Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante (Bizet). IMs. Bright copy. Just about 1-2 $8.00.

    BIRGIT NILSSON [s] 3403. 12” Gold on White Radiotjänst RD 557 [BTJ-1887-B/BTJ-1888-A]. ESTRELLA DE

    SORIA: Estrella’s Aria (Franz Berwald). Two sides. Orch. dir. Sten Frykberg. Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    HELGE NISSEN [b]. See: VILHELM HERROLD [t]

    JUSTE NIVETTE [bs] 1209. 11” Red APGA 1740/1741. LA JUIVE: Malédiction (Halèvy) / SYMPHONIE LÉGEN-

    DIERE: Prière (Godard). Cons. 2. $25.00.

    ADA NORDENOVÁ [s] 3119. 12” Plum PW Czech HMV AN 320 [CW2699-II/CW2706-II]. HUBIČKA: Scéna se

    Skřiván či písní / HUBIČKA: Ukolébavka (Smetana). Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    EIDÉ NORÉNA [s] 2505. 12” PW Plum Disque Gram. L-970 [2PG875-1/

    2PG906-1]. NYMPHES ET SILVAINS (Bemberg) / CHANSON DU PAPILLON (Weckerlin-Campra). Orch. dir. Piero Coppola. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    3294. 12” PW Red Disque Gram. DB-4852 [2L398-2/ 2L399-2]. MAGIC FLUTE: Air de Pamina (Mozart)/ OTELLO: Ave Maria (Verdi). Orch. dir. Piero Coppola. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3410. 12” PW Red Disque Gram. DB-4902 [2PG908-1/ 2PG909-1]. HAMLET: Air d’Ophélie [Act II] (Thomas). Two sides. Orch. dir. Piero Coppola. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3293. 12” PW Red Disque Gram. DB-4959 [2LA221-1/ 2LA222-1]. ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO: Avec de ma tendresse / DON GIOVANNI: Ah, mon âme (both Mozart). Orch. dir. Piero Coppola. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    LILLIAN NORDICA [s] 3187. 12” Pink Eng. Columbia 74027 [30657].

    MANDOLINE (Debussy). With harp and piano. Excellent laminated pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    EIDÉ NORÉNA

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    3281. 12” TC Columbia 30483. DAMON (Max Stange). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3188. 12” Purple Columbia 30486 [take 1]. FROM THE LAND OF THE SKY-BLUE WATER (Cadman); MIGHTY LAK’ A ROSE (Nevin). Piano acc. Superb pressing, mid-‘20s. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    FRANCISCO NUIBO [t] 1864. 10” Blk. Notes Columbia A545 [3127-1/3135-1]. MARTHA: M’appari (Flotow) /

    MARCEL JOURNET [bs]. LAKMÉ: Stances (Delibes). Both in French with piano acc. Side one few lightest mks., cons. 2. Side two just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2761. 12” Mauve HMV AGSB 70. MIREILLE: Anges du Paradis (Gounod) / FAUST: Salut! demeure (Gounod). Both sides first and only editions from 1905 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    MARGARETE [ARNDT-] OBER [ms]. See also: HERMANN JADLOWKER [t] 1517. 10” Red “A” plate Vr 64442. GIOCONDA: Stella del marinar (Ponchielli). Never

    doubled. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    1371. 10” Red Vr 64449. WIEGENLIED (Humperdinck). Piano acc. Arthur Arndt. Only form of issue. Short catalogue life. Just about 1-2. $8.00

    2866. 12” Blk. Schall. Gram. 65209 (043230/043231) [344al/372al]. RHEINGOLD: Erdas Warnung / WALKÜRE: Gesang Frickas (Wagner). IMs. Excellent surfaces, couple LSSs (absolutely harmless) side one. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    2892. 12” Blk. Schall. Gram. 65542 (043161/043162) [520s/521s]. LE PROPHÈTE: Bettel-Arie / LE PROPHÈTE: Segens-Arie (Meyerbeer). IMs. Excellent pressing. Few minor rubs. Cons. 2. $20.00.

    KARL AAGAARD OESTVIG [t]. Oslo, Norway, 1889 - Oslo, 1968. His debut was in Stuttgart in 1914. The following year he created there the leading tenor role in Max von Schilling’s Mona Lisa and in 1919, Vienna, the Emperor in Strauss’s Frau ohne Schatten. His main operatic connections were with Stuttgart (1914-19), Vienna 1919-25 and the Berlin Staatsoper, 1927-30. He was also a noted recitalist and after 1930 as a voice teacher.

    1985. 10” Red acous. Polydor 70655 [1943ar/1944ar]. ZUEIGNUNG / ICH LIEBE DICH (both Richard Strauss). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00

    HELENE OFFENBERG (-WOLFSSON) [s]. Vienna, 1877-after 1917. Following completion of vocal studies at the Vienna Konservatorium under Rose Papier-Paumgartner, Offenberg made her debut at the Stadttheater in Königsberg (1897). From there she was heard at the Stadttheater in Brünn. From 1904 to 1909 she was on the roster of the Opernhaus Hamburg, from 1910 to 1911 at the Theater Graz and from 1911 to 1914 at the Stadttheater Lübeck. What became of this gifted soprano after 1914 seems not to be known. Her few 1907-08 discs are rare and appealing.

    2280. 12” Blk. Dog Gram. Monarch 044159/ 044160 [444s/445s]. HUGUENOTS: Ach dies Herz/ HUGUENOTS: Welch’ ein Schmerz (Meyerbeer). Both with PAUL KNÜPFER [bs]. Minor mks. side one should be harmless, otherwise cons. 2. $50.00.

    MAARTJE OFFERS [c] 2568. 12” Red acous. HMV DB 756 [Ck1469-I/

    Ck1470-I]. RIENZI: Gerechter Gott! (Wagner). Two sides. Harmless lt. scuffing. 2-3. $10.00.

    2936. 12” Red elec. Czech HMV DB 1185 [CR717-II/CR1459-I]. ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Che faro senza Euridice (Gluck) / LA FAVORITA: O mio Fer-nando (Donizetti). Orch. dir. A D. Van Buuren / Carlo Sabajno. Issued only in Czechoslovakia? Cons. 2. $15.00.

    HELENE OFFENBERG

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    CARL MARTIN ÖHMAN [t]. Floda, Sweden, 1887 – Stockholm, 1967. He was originally an army lieutenant, then studied at the Stockholm Conservatory (originally as a pianist and organist) with further vocal training in Milano with Oxilia and Quadri. His vocal debut was in concert, 1914, and in opera (Fra Diavolo) in 1917 at the Göteborg Stora Theater. His operatic career ran through the 1930s and included such roles as Siegmund, Samson, Don José, and Rhadames, as well as Sou Chang in Lehàr’s Land of Smiles (in which he appeared in over 700 performances). His career was international in scope, including New York (the Met), Berlin Staatsoper, London, Paris and so on. As a teacher two celebrated pupils were Nicolai Gedda and Martti Talvela. -Richard T. Soper, “Nordic Voices”.

    1595. 10” Green acous. Nordiska Polyphon S42292 [1397at/1398at]. MOT KVELD (Backer-Gröndahl) / ALLT UNDER HIMMELENS FÄSTE (Sjöholm). Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ROSA OLITZKA [c] 3256. 12” TC Columbia A 5340 [30838-1/30849-1]. LE PROPHÈTE: Ah, mon fils (Meyer-

    beer) / TANNHÄUSER: Frau Holdakam aus dem Berg hervor (Wagner). In French/German. Tiny lbl. stkrs. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3253. 12” TC Columbia A5341 [30834-1/30840-1]. LA GIOCONDA: Voce di donna (Pon-chielli) / XERXES: Ombra mai fu (Händel). Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    MAGDA OLIVERO [s] 1946. 10” Blue Cetra AT 0322 [55404/55405]. TRISTE EST LA STEPPE (Gretchaninov) /

    PANTEISMO (Luigi Gerussi). Piano acc. Ermalinda Magnetti. Lt. superficial rubs, cons. 2. $25.00.

    2471. 12” late Orange Cetra 25028 [2-70330-2/2-70331-3]. ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: Poveri fiori / ADRIANA LECOUVREUR: Io sono l’umile ancella (Cilèa). Orch. dir. Ugo Tansini. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    3069. 12” late Orange Cetra 25034 [2-70445-3/2-70446-3]. LA TRAVIATA: Ah, fors’ è lui … Sempre libera (Verdi). Two sides. With MUZIO GIOVAGNOLI [t]. Orch. dir. Ugo Tansini. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    2380. 12” late Orange Cetra 25277 [2-21374-2/2-21375]. MANON LESCAUT: Sola, per-duta, abbandonata (Puccini) / RESURREZIONE: Dio pietoso (Alfano). One harm-less mk., otherwise just about 1-2. $35.00.

    MARIA OLSZEWSKA [c] 2199. 12” Red acous. Polydor 72777 [681av/752av]. ALCESTE: Ihr Götter ew’ger nacht

    (Gluck) / ORFEO: Ach, ich habe sie verloren (both Gluck). Just about 1-2. $35.00. 3057. 12” Red acous. Schall. Gram. 72786 [679av/680av]. SAMSON ET DALILA: Sieh’

    mein Herz / SAMSON ET DALILA: Die Sonne, sie lachte (Saint-Saëns). Side two minor rub and harmless PB side, cons. 2. Side one just about 1-2. $20.00.

    2671. 12” Red acous. Polydor 72821 [750av/751½av]. ES IST EIN ROS’ ENTSPRUNGEN/ SÜSSER DIE GLOCKEN NIE KLINGEN (both Weihnachtslieder). Just about 1-2. $35.00.

    2920. 12” Red acous. Polydor 72989, 72990 [841az/842az, 843az/840½az]. LOHEN-GRIN: Duett: Telramund-Ortrud (Wagner). Three sides / CARMEN: Liebst du mich teu un innig (Bizet). Both with Dr. EMIL SCHIPPER [b]. Just about 1-2. $40.00.

    2773. 12” Blk. PW Czech HMV ES 677 [Cc18777-1/Cc18778-IV]. STABAT MATER: Fac ut portem (Rossini) / B MINOR MASS: Agnus Dei (Bach). Orch. dir. Lawrance Collingwood. Issued only on this Czech pressing. Lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    SIGRID ONEGIN [c] 1394. 10” Red acous. Polydor 70615 [14099r/14100r]. BEHERZIGUNG (Reichardt) /

    NICHT MEHR ZU DIR ZU GEHEN (Brahms). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $35.00. 1910. 10” Blue elec. Polydor 590002. LUCREZIA BORGIA: Brindisi (Donizetti) / IL TRO-

    VATORE: Stride la vampa (Verdi). Top pressing from Brunswick matrices. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    1643. 10” Red Orth. Vla 1593 [BD9216-II/BLR5880-IIT]. DER HEILIGE FRANZISKUS / SÜSSES BEGRÄBNIS (both Loewe). Piano accs. Clemens Schmälstich/Franz Rupp. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $10.00.

    2396. 12” Red acous. Grammophon 72695 (043323/043327) [1469s/1465½s]. SAMSON ET DALILA: Die Sonne, sie lachte / SAMSON ET DALILA: Sieh’ mein Herz (Saint-Saëns). Excellent ‘30s pressing. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $20.00.

    3428. 12” Red acous. Polydor 72720 [356as/1355m]. EVANGELIMANN: O schöne Ju-gendtage (Kienzl) / ORFEO ED EURIDICE: Ach, ich habe sie verloren (Gluck). Few lightest mks., small lbl. stkr., cons. 2. $20.00.

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    EDITH ORENS [ms]. See: FERNAND ANSSEAU [t] JOHN O’SULLIVAN [t] 1674. 10” Red acous. Eng. Columbia D4942 [70609/70610]. WILLIAM TELL: O muto asil

    (Rossini) / IL TROVATORE: Di quella pira (Verdi). Extraordinarily clarion voice. Lt. rubs, cons. 2. $20.00.

    ANGELES OTTEIN [s]. Algete, Spain, 1895-Madrid, 1981. Her studies were in Madrid with Lorenzo Simionetta and her debut was there in Arrieta’s Marina, 1914. She subsequently sang (principally) coloratura roles in many leading theaters, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), and the Costanzi in Rome. After 1941 she taught first in Madrid and then Puerto Rico, her students having included sopranos Pilar Lorengar, Consuelo Rubio and Marimi del Pozo. Her younger sister (by three years), Ofelia Nieto, was also a noted soprano.

    2328. 12” PW Spanish Odeon 121.134 [XXS6143/ XXS6144]. LUCIA: Ardon gli incensi (Doni-zetti) / RIGOLETTO: Caro nome (Verdi). Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    LINA PAGLIUGHI [s] 2414. 12” White lbl. vinyl Victor mat. CS-046424-1.

    LO, HERE THE GENTLE LARK (Benedict). With John Amadio [flute] and piano. Un-published. Just about 1-2. $30.00.

    2858. 12” Orange Cetra 25003 [2-71341/2-71342]. I PURITANI: Qui la voce / I PURITANI: Son vergin vezzosa (Bellini). Orch. dir. Arturo Basile. Just about 1-2. $12.00

    JOSÉ PALET [t] 1844. 10” Red Vla 927. LUCREZIA BORGIA: Di pescatore ignobile (Donizetti) / LA

    DOLORES: Di que es verdad (Bretón). Cons. 2. $10.00.

    ROSETTA PAMPANINI [s]. See also: FRANCESCO MERLI [t] 1816. 10” Dk. Blue It. Columbia DQ 275 [CB8076/CB8077]. FIOR DI UNGHERIA

    [TANGO] (Cambi) / NOSTALGIA VIENNESE (Leopoldi). Scarce late Pampanini. Heavily rubbed. 4, but (honestly) it should play without problems. $10.00.

    CHARLES PANZERA [b] -3162. 10” Plum PW Disque Gram. K-7550 [OLA588-1/OLA589-1]. CHANT DES CROIX

    DE FEU ET DES VOLONTAIRES NATIONAUX (Bossy-Delvincourt) / Col. FRAN-ÇOIS DE LA ROCQUE (1885-1946] [speaker]. ALLOCUTION. Song 1½ sides. Speech half of side two. Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3657. 12” Blk. PW Disque Gram. W-760 [CFR55-I/CFR56-II]. LE SOSIE (Schubert) / LE ROI DES AULNES [ERLKÖNIG] (Schubert-Berlioz). Orch. dir. Piero Coppola. Later ‘30s lam. pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    ANTONIO PAOLI [t] 1774. 10” Red Angel Pre-Dog Gram. 2-52596 [10540b]. IL TROVATORE: Deserto sulla

    terra (Verdi). Few minor rubs, 2. $20.00.

    1444. 10” Red Dog Gram. Con. 2-52721 [13257b]. ROBERT LE DIABLE: Siciliana (Meyerbeer). Very fine copy of this rarity. Cons. 2. $50.00.

    1245. 11” (oversized 10”) White lbl. HMV 2-52813 [1305ah]. IRIS: Apri la tua finestra (Mascagni). Late ‘30s oversized Victor test pressing. Excellent shellac. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    1395. 10” White lbl. Vla 91081 [10650b]. MADEMOISELLE DE BELLE-ISLE: Si io l’amo (Samara). Piano acc. Opening phrase by an uncredited baritone. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    1783. 10” Red SR HMV DA 412 [1291ah/1302ah]. OTELLO: Questa è una ragna / OTELLO: Tu? Indietro! Fuggi! (Verdi). Side one with SALVATORE SALVATI [t], VITTORIO DE GOETZEN [b]. Cons. 2. $15.00.

    3035. 12” White lbl. Gram. 052337 [383ai]. LA GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar (Ponchielli). Wonderful pressing. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    ANGELES OTTEIN

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    2532. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 92048 [1186c]. WILLIAM TELL: Che finger tanto (Rossini). With FRANCESCO CIGADA [b]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2620. 12” Red HMV DB 468 [313ai/382ai]. OTELLO: Niun mi tema / OTELLO: Dio! mi potevi (Verdi). Fine copy, few lightest mks., cons. 2. $15.00.

    GRAZIELLA PARETO [s] 2416. 12” Red Angel Pre-Dog Gram. Mon. 053154 [1391c]. LUCIA: Spargi d’amaro pianto

    [Mad Scene, Part II] (Donizetti). Only form of issue. Excellent copy, few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $35.00.

    2413. 12” Red Angel Pre-Dog Gram. Mon. 053208 [2716f]. CARMEN: Aria di Micaela (Bizet). Only form of issue. Cons. 2. $35.00.

    2408. 12” Red HMV 2-054079 [3285c]. RIGOLETTO: E il sol dell’ anima (Verdi). With LAMBERTO BERGAMINI [t]. Fine copy, cons. 2. $15.00.

    ELIZABETH PARKINA [s] 1594. 10” Blk. London G&T 3651 [8226b]. SPRING (Tosti). Very fine (unidentified) piano

    acc. Excellent copy, two minor rubs. Cons. 2. $80.00.

    ARMIDA PARSI-PETTINELLI [ms]. See also: GIOVANNI ZENATELLO [t] 1195. 11” Fonotipia 92054/92055 [XPh2813/XPh2814]. LA FAVORITA: O mio Fernando /

    LA FAVORITA: Su crudeli (Donizetti). Side one cons. 2. Side two gen. 2. $15.00.

    TANCREDI PASERO [bs] 1373. 10” Red PW elec. Fonotipia 168069 [Pho5830/Pho5836]. LA BOHÈME: Vecchia zi-

    marra (Puccini) / FAUST: Tu che fai l’addormentata (Gounod). Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2439. 12” Red PW elec. Eng. Columbia D14708 [WBX245/WBX246]. I PURITANI: Il rival salvar tu puoi … Suoni la tromba (Bellini). Two sides. With GINO VANELLI [b]. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    LINA PASINI-VITALE [s]. See: GIOVANNI ZENATELLO [t] ADELINA PATTI [s]. In a 1907 magazine interview,

    Adelina Patti offered her thoughts on the music of Richard Strauss and Wagner. Patti attended a production of Salome in Paris that year. The summation of her commentary was: “After hearing Salome, even those who don’t like Wagner will exalt him”. As to Wagner she was much more sympathetic. “I adore Wagner … [but] … I never met [him] because he refused to know me. … And the reason was that I refused to create the part of Kundry in Parsifal. Wagner often heard me sing at Covent Garden and told my brother-in-law, Maurice Strakosch, that he was writing the part of Kundry for me. But I thought there was a great deal of shrieking to do in the part and [I] refused to sing it. Wagner was furious and never would meet me. All of which has never prevented me from lauding his music to the skies.”

    2824. 12” White lbl. (shellac) Vla 95032 [552f]. COMIN’ THRO’ THE RYE (Scottish Air). Piano acc. Landon Ronald. Beautiful copy. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3603. 12” White lbl. vinyl Vla 95038 [548f]. SERE-NATA (Tosti). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3172. 12” White lbl. vinyl Vla 95040 [538f]. PUR DICESTI (Lotti). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    2165. 12” Red vinyl Vla 95041 [537f]. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Voi che sapete (Mozart). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3359. 12” Red vinyl HMV (Victor pressing) 03082 [681c]. NORMA: Casta diva (Bellini). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    2206. 12” Red vinyl HMV 03085 [684½c]. LA CALESERA (Yradier). Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2516. 12” White PW Vla IRCC 10 [537f/541f]. MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Voi che sapete / DON GIOVANNI: Batti, batti o bel Masetto (both Mozart). Just about 1-2. $20.00.

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    2558. 12” Silver PW Vla IRCC 17 [690c/684½c]. LA CALESERA (Yradier) / NELLIE MELBA [s]. ELAINE: L’amour est pur (Bemberg). Side two first and only edition. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    2610. 12” Silver PW Vla IRCC 33 [547f/538f]. AVE MARIA (Bach-Gounod) / PUR DICESTI (Lotti). Side one with Marianne Eissler [vln]. Both sides piano acc. Side one first edition. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    TINO PATTIERA [t] 3270. 12” Red acous. Polydor 72727 [324as/535as]. PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba (Leonca-

    vallo) / AIDA: Celeste Aida (Verdi). In Italian. Just about 1-2. $15.00. 2796. 12” PW Electrola EJ 217 [CWR1407-I/CWR1415-I]. LA BOHÈME: O soave

    fanciulla/ LA BOHÈME: Sono andati (Puccini). With MARIA MÜLLER [s]. Conducted by Leo Blech. Recorded during live Berlin State Opera performance, Dec., 1927. Artists’ name not credited on labels. Cons. 2. $15.00.

    2295. 12” PW Dk. Blue PW Parlophon P.9126 [2-20197/2-20198]. CAVALLERIA RUSTI-CANA: Siciliana / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Addio alla madre (Mascagni). Orch. dir. Dr. Frieder Weissmann. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2382. 12” PW Eng Parlophone E11013 [2-21661/2-21662-2]. CARMEN: Final Scene (Bizet). With META SEINEMEYER [s]. Orch. dir. Frieder Weissmann. Excellent laminated pressing. Minor lbl. scr. Few lightest rubs, cons. 2. $12.00.

    JULIUS PATZAK [t] 1360. 10” Green elec. Polydor 10250 [6144½GDS/6142½GDS]. LIEDER DER LIEBE

    [LOVE SONGS] (arr. v.Markgraf). Two sides. Few lt. mks., cons. 2. $8.00.

    PIERO PAULI [t] 2409. 12” PW Disco Grammofono DB 2013 [2M214-II/2M1412-I]. L’ARLESIANA: È la

    solita storia (Cilèa) / MANON: La tua mano non è [Act III] (Massenet). Side two with ADELAIDE SARACENI [s]. Fine surface material. Few minor mks., cons. 2. $12.00.

    PAUL PAYAN [bs]. See also: YVES TINAYRE [t] 3388. 11” Disque Aérophone 1130/1131. L’ÉTENDARD DE JEANNE D’ARC (Marcel

    Laurent) / CLOCHES LORRAINES (Colo Bonnet). Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    GIANNA PEDERZINI [ms]. See: MARIA LUISA FANELLI [s] JAN PEERCE [t] 3004. 12” late Red RCA Victor 11-9007. BECAUSE (d’Hardelot) / BLUEBIRD OF HAPPI-

    NESS (Harmati). Orch. dir. Sylvan Levin. Just about 1-2. $7.00. 3003. 12” late Red RCA Victor 12-1003. A SHEPHERD, A DREAMER (Rappaport) / A DU-

    DELE (Trad., arr. Las and Bass). In Yiddish and Hebrew. Orch. dir. Warner Bass. Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    3002. 12” late Red RCA Victor 12-1090. THE HOLY CITY (Adams) / BLESS THIS HOUSE (Brahe). Orch. dir. Warner Bass. Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    ADA PELLNY [s]. I’ve not found any information on this capable coloratura who must have had some sort of professional career, particularly judging from the staccato fireworks in the cadenza. The recording is made with orchestra and probably dates from 1915-1921.

    2546. 12” SS Odeon mat. Priv. No. 8 (penciled on plain label and etched in matrix). MIGNON: Ich bin Titania (Thomas). Untrimmed rim. 2. $25.00.

    EMILIO PEREA [t] 3669. 12” White lbl. orig. test Victor 58316 [544c]. L’ELISIR D’AMORE: Una furtiva

    lagrima (Donizetti). Appealing voice and style. Another of those records that looks very unfortunate but plays perfectly well (excepting a light swish toward the end, probably remedied by stylus experimentation). Looks 6. $7.00.

    LUCY PERELLI [ms]. See also: EMILE MARCELIN [t], CÉSAR VEZZANI [t] 1321. 10” acous. Disque Gram. P.617 [BT1920-I/BT1921-II]. LE ROI D’YS: De tous côtes

    j’aperçois / LE ROI D’YS: Hélas! Chaque jour (Lalo). Small lbl. stkrs. Cons. 2 $15.00.

    1515. 10” elec. Blk. Disque Gram. P.838 [BS3702-II/BS3703-II]. LE ROI D’YS: Duo du 1st Acte (Lalo). Two sides. With YVONNE BROTHIER [s]. IMs. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ANDRÉ PERNET [bs]. See: MARTIAL SINGHER [b]

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    MARGHERITA PERRAS [s] -3149. 12” Red Swiss HMV DB 10112 [OZA1431-2/OZA1432-1]. PEER GYNT: Wiegenlied /

    PEER GYNT: Solveigs Lied (Grieg). One very tiny (harmless) scr. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ULDERICA PERSICHINI [s]. Likely Sicilian and probably born in the early 1880s, she seems to have made her debut in Prato, 1903, and to have sung at least through 1909. Her repertoire included such roles as Gilda, Rosina, Violetta, Marguerite, Amina and Mimì, as well as Etera in Giannetti’s long forgotten Festa di Purim. After marrying Sicilian artist Giuseppe Rondini (1885-1957), she retired. A biographical sketch of Rondini indicates that Persichini died in the mid-1930s, after which Rondini went into a deep depression. In 1938 he entered the Monastery of Grottaferrata, where he remained the rest of his life.

    1268. 11” Brown Odeon 37298/37361 [Xm351?/Xm687]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte / MEFI- STOFELE: Spunta l’aurora pallida (Boïto). Piano acc. Harmless ½” edge crk. side two, visible but silent (and not broken through to reverse side). 3. $10.00.

    AURELIANO PERTILE [t] 1842. 10” Late Red VdP DA 1008 [BF2360-I/BF2457-

    III]. MATTINATA (Leoncavallo) / NON T’AMO PIÙ (Tosti). Orch. dir. Carlo Sabajno. Excellent pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    2585. 12” PW Red Disco Grammofono DB 1119 [CD4916-II/CD4917-II]. MADAMA BUTTER-FLY: Duetto d’amore [Act I] (Puccini). Two sides. With MARGARET SHERIDAN [s]. Fine lam. pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    3229. 12” Late Red VdP DB 1412 [CM1362-II/ CM1363-II]. LUCIA Tombe degli avi miei / LUCIA: Fra poco a me ricovero (Donizetti). Orch. dir. Carlo Sabajno. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    2664. 12” Blk. Telefunken Festival F.105 [026482/ 026498]. OTELLO: Niun mi tema / OTELLO: Dio! mi potevi (Verdi). La Scala Orch. dir. Alberto Erede. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3650. 12” Blk. Telefunken Festival F.108 [026500/ 026499]. OTELLO: Di ti giocondi, o sposa (Verdi). Two sides. With GINA CIGNA [s]. Orch. dir. Alberto Erede. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    2791. 12” Blk. Telefunken SK 3303 [026500/ 026499]. Same as preceding listing (item #3150) but different label style and catalogue number. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    ELISA PETRI [s]. See also: LAURA DEL LUNGO [ms] 1217. 11” Pink Sample Fonotipia 92945/92946 [XPh4852/XPh4851]. AGNUS DEI (Bi-

    zet) / L’ARCOLAIO (Emilio Usiglio). IMs. Cons. 2. $25.00. 1277. 11” Odeon-Fonotipia HRS 1024 (39430/62017) [XPh1533/XPh2334]. FALSTAFF:

    Scena e Quand’ero paggio (Verdi). With ANTONIO MAGINI-COLETTI [b] / VICTOR MAUREL [b]. AU TEMPS DU GRAND ROI (Tosti). Piano acc. Pressing No. 1. Just about 1-2. $40.00.

    VERA N. PETROVA-ZVANSEVA [ms] 2919. 12” Blk. Angel Russian Mon. Gram. 023055/023062 [1921c/2029c]. SAMSON ET

    DALILA: Amour, viens aider (Saint-Saëns) / MARIA V. KOVALENKO [s]. CARMEN: Je dis que rien m’épouvante (Bizet). Just about 1-2. $60.00.

    NINO (FILIPPO) PICCALUGA [t] 1491. 10” PW Dk. Blue acous. Italian Columbia DQ692 [B785/B789]. FEDORA: Amor ti

    vieta (Giordano) / MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Addio fiorito asil (Puccini). Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    1835. 10” PW Green acous. Italian Col. D12270 [B785/B789]. Same as preceding listing (item #1491) but earlier pressing. Small lbl. stkr. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    AURELIANO PERTILE

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    1782. 10” Blue elec. Odeon M6038 [Pho6103/Pho6105]. FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Ch’ella mi creda / FANCIULLA DEL WEST: Or son sei mesi (Puccini). 1928 elec. Fonotipia matrices. Just about 1-2. 12.00.

    1492. 10” PW Brown French elec. Parlophone 28.009 [W36869/W36870]. LA FAVORITE: Una Vergine (Donizetti) / MUSICA PROIBITA (Gastaldon). Very lt. rubs, cons. 2. $15.00.

    2435. 12” Dk. Blue PW Parlophone E10819 [XXPh6613/XXPh6614]. PAGLIACCI: Vesti la giubba / PAGLIACCI: No, Pagliaccio non son (Leoncavallo). Excellent laminated pressing. Fonotipia matrices. Minor superficial rubs, 2. $10.00.

    2597. 12” Brown PW Parlophon P.8913 [2-20989/2-20998]. MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Addio fiorito asil (Puccini) / WERTHER: Ah! non mi ridestar (Massenet). Excellent pressing, couple lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $15.00.

    2536. 12” Dk. Blue PW Parlophon P.9643 [2-21027/2-21028]. ANDREA CHENIER: Io non ho amato ancor (Giordano) / MANON LESCAUT: Ah, Manon, mi tradisce (Puccini). In Italian. Orch. dir. Frieder Weissmann. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ALFRED PICCAVER [t] 2870. 12” acous. Odeon LXX76988/LXX76989 [XXB6520/XXB6521]. DER BARBIER

    VON BAGDAD: So hab’ ich noch (Cornelius) / TALES OF HOFFMANN: Ha, wie in meiner Seele (Offenbach). Nice copy of this uncommon Piccaver item. IMs. Few rubs side one, cons. 2. Side two just about 1-2. $20.00.

    3391. 12” Red acous. Polydor 72877 [1369as/1373as]. LA GIOCONDA: Cielo e mar (Pon-chielli) / DON SEBASTIANO: In terra solo (Donizetti). In Italian. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ERNA ALMA PIELKE [ms].Springfield, MA, 1895- Baltimore, MD, 1977. A pupil of Samuel Margolies (Robert Merrill’s teacher), Pielke was a concert singer active in the NY area in the later 1920s. She appeared with the Bremen (Germany) Opera in 1927 and earlier with the Montreal Opera. One of her engagements in NY was at the Gotham Theater where mention was made of “her pleasing voice and magnetic personality”. She also recorded for Columbia (apparently all duets in German) around the same period.

    1406. 10” Purple elec. Brunswick 53046. GROSS-MÜTTERCHEN (Langer) / DER ENGEL LIED [ANGEL’S SERENADE] (Braga). Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    CAROLINA PIETRACEWSKA [c]. See also: AUGUSTO SCAMPINI [t]

    3488. 12” Red Pre-Dog Gram. Monarch 053202 [1559c]. SAMSON ET DALILA: S’apre per te (Saint-Saëns). One LGT. Fine bright copy, cons. 2. $40.00.

    Cantor PIERRE PINCHIK [t]. 1900-1971. 3471. 12” Red Orth. Vla 9302. SFIROH [COUNTING

    THE OMER] (Pinchik). Two sides. With pipe organ. Scarce Red Seal issue. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ANTONIO PINI-CORSI [b]. Zadir, Croatia, 1858-Milano, 1918. His debut was in Cremona, 1878, as Dandini in La Cenerentola (Rossini). Subsequently he appeared in most of the world’s leading opera houses in both buffo and serious roles. Among his world creations were Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff (La Scala, 1893), Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème (Teatro Regio, Torino, 1896). Other opera premieres included parts at the Met in Damrosch’s Cyrano and Victor Herbert’s Madeleine in English. The disc below is of particular interest as Pini-Corsi was composer of the song side one which Caruso also recorded as one of his three Pathé recordings. Side two is an excerpt from Falstaff, although this is from the title role rather than his world creation, Ford. He sings it twice, the second time as an encore, each verse followed by enthusiastic studio applause (as with creator Victor Maurel’s earlier Fonotipia recording).

    1775. 10” Blk. Notes Columbia E1137 [10244-1/10247-1]. TU NON MI VUOI PIÙ BENE (A. Pini-Corsi) / FALSTAFF: Quand’ ero paggio (Verdi). Small defect causes light noise near end side two, gen. 2. $20.00.

    ERNA PIELKE

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    -3143. 12” Blue ’08 Pats. Victor 55006. FRA DIAVOLO: Io son Signori, un felice. With ERNESTO BADINI [b] / FRA DIAVOLO: Del Capitano alla salute (Auber). With BADINI [b], GAETANO PINI-CORSI [t]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    REGINA PINKERT [s]. See: ELVINO VENTURA [t] EZIO PINZA [bs] 2700. 12” Red PW (gold print) Victor 6709. DON CARLOS: Domirò sol nel manto /

    I VESPRI SICILIANI: O tu Palermo! (both Verdi). Superb pressing. Just about 1-2. $8.00.

    2728. 12” SS vinyl Victor test pressing mat. CVE-51979-2. REQUIEM: Confutatis (Verdi). Unpublished. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    3639. 12” White lbl. (shellac) Columbia test mat. XCO-35593-1C. LA JUIVE: Si la rigeur (Halévy). With Met Op. Cho. and Orch. dir. Fausto Cleva. Rec. 1946. Unpublished in this original 78 form. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    RODOLPHE PLAMONDON [t]. Montréal, 1876-Montréal, 1940. Originally studying as a cellist in Canada, Plamondon further prepared in Paris in 1895-96 and played professionally while beginning voice studies. His singing career began rather auspiciously, including an 1897 concert in Windsor Hall, London, with Melba and the same year a church concert with organist Charles-Marie Widor and baritone Jean-Baptiste Faure. In the first decade of the 1900s he appeared in various operatic venues, including Monte Carlo, the Théâtre Antique in Orange (to an audience of over 12,000) the Paris Opéra, and so on. His repertoire included a number of relatively esoteric works, such as Rameau’s Castor et Pollus, Rubinstein’s The Demon and, during his career, over 250 performances of the Berlioz Damnation of Faust in both staged and concert performances. He seems to have left opera by the time of the First World War and concentrated on song recitals. He returned to Canada in the 1920s where he taught. Plamondon made a group of recordings in Canada for Starr around 1924, at least two of which were also issued by U.S. Columbia in addition to a few original Columbia matrices from the same period. I believe there is also one early recording on Odéon.

    1747. 10” Green acous. Col. 34032-F [1988-1/ 1991-1]. MINUIT, CHRÉTIEN [O HOLY NIGHT] (Adam) / NOTRE PÈRE QUI ÊTES AUX CIEUX (Henri Büsser). Piano acc. (and unidentified violin side one). Superb laminated surfaces. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    1796. 10” Green acous. Columbia 34034-F [100228-1/2006-1]. PAYSAGE (Hahn) / LE FONTAINE DE CARAOUET (Letorey). Piano acc. More superb laminated surfaces. acc. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    POL PLANÇON [bs] 1469. 10” Red vinyl White lbl. HMV 2-2663 [1924b]. FAUST: Sérénade Méphistophélès

    (Gounod). Pressed by Victor. 1902 G&T matrix. Just about 1-2. $20.00. 3455. 12” Red Victor G&T 032018 [C-989-2]. LE LAC (Niedermeyer). This very rare ver-

    sion was issued in Europe only. It plays 4’15” while the U.S. edition (take 3) is 3’45”. Some LGTs, 3-4. $15.00.

    3267. 12” White lbl. Vla 85019 [C-871]. LA SONNAMBULA: Vi ravviso (Bellini). Piano acc. Lt. rubs, 2. $15.00.

    2458. 12” White lbl. Vla 85064 [C-2319]. LE VALLON (Gounod). Piano acc. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2734. 12” Red ’12 Pats. Vla 85119. LE CAÏD: Air du Tambour Major (Thomas). Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2556. 12” Red ’08 Pats. Vla 85126. ROBERT LE DIABLE: Nonnes, qui reposez (Meyer-beer). Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    2573. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 49. LA SONNAMBULA: Vi ravviso (Bellini) / DON CAR-LOS: Elle ne m’aime pas (Verdi). From orig. 1903/1907 Victor matrices. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    RODOLPHE PLAMONDON

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    2473. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 81 [C-6111/C-6113]. STAR OF THE NORTH: O jours heureux (Meyerbeer) / STABAT MATER: Pro peccatis (Rossini). Side one issued commercially only in Europe. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    GIANNI POGGI [t] 2707. 12” Orange Cetra 20515 [2-71353/2-71376]. UN BALLO IN MASCHERA: Di tu s’è

    fedele (Verdi) / LA FAVORITA: Spirto gentil (Donizetti). Orch. dir. Alfredo Simo-netto. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    TINA (ERNESTINA) POLI-RANDACIO [s] 3694. 12” Red PW Disco Grammofono DB 568 [899aj/900aj]. AIDA: Ritorna vincitor

    (Verdi). Two sides. Cons. 2. $10.00.

    EMIL POLLERT [bs] 2381. 12” PW Plum Czech AN 322 [CW2667-I/CW2672-II]. HUBIČKA: Spor paserákù /

    BARTERED BRIDE: Sexteto (both Smetana). With ADA NORDENOVÁ [s], BOŽENA KOZLÍKOVÁ [ms], MARTA KRÁSOVÁ [ms], HILBERT VÁVRA [bs], STANISLAV MUŽ [b]. Excellent copy, few lightest mks. Cons. 2. $15.00.

    MANFREDO POLVEROSI [t] 1227. 11” Fonotipia 69295/69296 [XPh5190/XPh5191]. LA FAVORITA: Una vergine

    (Donizetti) / PEARL FISHERS: Mi par d’udir ancora (Bizet). 2. $25.00.

    LILY PONS [s] 1922. 10” White lbl. unpublished vinyl Victor Mat. 027220-1. LA PROMESSA (Rossini).

    With Frank LaForge [pianist]. These three tests (this and the following two items) were originally Miss Pons’ own copies. Rec. Sept. 26, 1938. Lightest mks., cons. 2. $20.00.

    1923. 10” White lbl. unpublished vinyl Victor Mat. 027220-2. Same as previous listing but different take. Lightest mks., cons. 2. $20.00.

    1924. 10” White lbl. unpublished vinyl Victor Mat. 027220-3. Same as previous listing but different take. Lightest mks., cons. 2. $20.00.

    2927. 12” Carnegie Hall acetate (unnumbered). HARRIET JOHNSON INTERVIEWS LILY PONS. Radio station WLIB, May 26, 1946. Two sides. Cons. 2. $20.00.

    ROSA PONSELLE [s] 1945. 10” White vinyl Vla mat. BVE-32873-3.

    LA SPAGNOLA (Di Chiara). Take 2 (otherwise unpublished) was used for VA 69. This take, 3, is unpublished. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    1420. 10” RCA Victor vinyl mat. PBS-042209-1. WHEN I HAVE SUNG MY SONGS TO YOU (Charles). Unpublished. Title penned on label (in Ponselle’s hand) with “high” added (see label illustration). This take was recorded in the key of G. The subsequent two takes (take 3 issued as HMV VA 68) were sung a half-step lower (in G flat). Just about 1-2. $30.00.

    1918. 10” SS Acetate lbl. “Recorded in the Studios of Henry O Berman Co.,” Balti-more (no number). KISS ME KATE: So in Love (Cole Porter). Piano acc. Probably recorded 1949-50. No repro-duction problems. Few superficial rubs, 2. $25.00.

    2826. 12” Purple Eng. Columbia 7340 [49558/ 49571]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: La Vergine degli angeli (Verdi) / MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Un bel dì (Puccini). Excellent laminated mid-‘20s pressing. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    3186. 12” Blue Columbia 7025-M [49925-3/49914-2]. RACHEM (Mana-Zucca) / HIPO-LITO LAZARO [t]. EILI, EILI (Trad., arr. Schindler). In Yiddish. Scarce double. Small, harmless rim bruise. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    ROSA PONSELLE broadcasting

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    2729. 12” Blue Columbia 7033-M [49859-2/98051-1]. LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Pace, Pace, mio Dio / IL TROVATORE: Tacea la notte placida (both Verdi). Lbl. stkr. Small (¼”) scr. side two, few lt. mks. Excellent pressing, cons. 2. $12.00.

    3192. 12” Blue Columbia 8909-M [49559-4/49570-2]. IL TROVATORE: D’amor sull’ ali rosee (Verdi) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Voi lo sapete (Mascagni). Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    2171. 12” Acetate Audio Devices, Inc. SEMIRAMIDE: Bel raggio (Rossini) / LA TRAVIATA: Addio del passato (Verdi). Both dated 1936, apparently from radio broadcasts. The Semiramide is quite spectacular. Probably copied from other sources. 2. $15.00.

    2923. 12” White lbl. vinyl Victor mat. C-31709-2. LA GIOCONDA: Suicidio! (Ponchielli). Unpublished take. Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    2268. 12” Blk. SS vinyl Victor C(VE)-32865-4. OLD FOLKS AT HOME (Foster). Not issued in the U.S. It appeared in England as DB 872. Take 3 was issued as IRCC 126. Harmless mks. Cons. 2. $15.00.

    2989. 12” RCA Vr heavy vinyl (plastic) mat. C-29061-2/C-29451-1. AÏDA: O patria mia / AIDA: La fatal pietra (Verdi). Side two with GIOVANNI MARTINELLI [t]. Side one issued as Victor 6437-B. Side two is an otherwise unpublished take. Take 2 (of side two) was given limited issue as HMV ABHB 3. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    3681. 12” Red vinyl SS Vla mat. C-29446-3. AIDA: Pur ti riveggo (Verdi). Only form of issue was on IRCC (see item below, #2346) and HMV VB. With GIOVANNI MARTINELLI [t]. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2346. 12” PW Silver Victor IRCC 126 [CVE-32865-3/C-29446-2]. OLD FOLKS AT HOME (Foster) / AIDA: Pur ti riveggo (Verdi). Side two with GIOVANNI MARTINELLI [t]. Side one only edition of this take. Side two first edition. Just about 1-2. $20.00.

    2484. 12” Scroll Red “Z” shellac Victor 6509. MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME (Foster) / CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY (Bland). With Shannon Male Quartet (Baur, James, Shaw, Glenn). Top surface material. Few minimal superficial rubs. Cons. 2. $7.00.

    3611. 12” White Orth. vinyl Vla 6605 [CVE-35454-1/CVE-35465-2]. LA VESTALE: Tu che invoco / LA VESTALE: O nume tutelar (Spontini). Side two an otherwise unpub-lished take. Superb pressing. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    3125. 12” Aluminum Disc (off-the-air, 11 March 1936). CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Voi lo sapete (Mascagni) / COMIN’ THRU’ THE RYE (Old Scottish Air). Orch. dir. André Kostelanetz. From Chesterfield Hour radio broadcast. Ponselle’s own professional off-the-air copy via Lloyd Garrison collection. Superficial scuffs, 3. $30.00.

    3126. 12” Aluminum Disc (off-the-air, 4 March 1936). CARMEN: Chanson Bohème (Bizet)/ DANNY BOY (Weatherly). Orch. dir. André Kostelanetz. From Chesterfield Hour radio broadcast. Ponselle’s own professional off-the-air copy via Lloyd Garrison collection. Superficial scuffs, 3. $30.00.

    3142. 12” Aluminum Disc (off-the-air, 26 Feb. 1936). NUR WER DIE SENSUCHT KENNT (Tschaikowsky). Orch. dir. André Kostelanetz. From Chesterfield Hour radio broad-cast. Ponselle’s own professional off-the-air copy via Lloyd Garrison collection. Superficial scuffs, 3. $20.00.

    3206. 12” Lloyd Garrison Acetate. A DREAM (Bartlett). Ponselle singing along with the Caruso recording. Differing versions on each side. Recorded by Garrison at Villa Pace (I think) Aug. 31, 1952. Cons. 2. $20.00.

    3451. 12” Acetate (recorded by Lloyd Garrison, 16 Oct., 1952). L’ALTRA SERA LA MIA NINA (Geni Sadero) / RUSSIAN GYPSY SONG (Trad.); LA VERGINE È IL FABBRO (Geni Sadero). Piano acc. (self-accompanied?). Cons. 2. $25.00.

    STELLA POWER [s] 1504. 10” Blk. acous. HMV E.278 [Bb2260-III/Bb2263-IV]. BUTTERFLY WINGS, Op. 35,

    No. 1 / LITTLE BUNCH OF SNOWDROPS (both Montague F. Phillips). Piano acc. Mme. Adami. Scarce. Lt. rubbing, gen. 2. $20.00.

    YVONNE PRINTEMPS [s] 2503. 12” PW Red Disque Gram. DB 1607 [2W1007-I/2W1008-ITI]. S.A.D.M.P.: Sourire

    aux lèvres / S.A.D.M.P.: Air des cartes de visite (Sacha Guitry). Opéra bouffe produced in Paris in 1931. Excellent later ‘30s pressing a bit wavy in spots, few lt. mks. (none of which should cause aural problems). 2. $10.00.

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    JUAN PULIDO [b] Las Palmas, Canary Islands, 1891-Mexico, 1972. He studied voice with Néstor de la Torre and became exceptionally popular on stage in the U.S. and Central America as well as his native country, singing popular Spanish music of the period.

    1957. 10” Green Viva-Tonal Columbia 2746-X [W95835-3/W95836-2]. HIMNO NACIO-NAL DEL PERÚ (Alzedo) / COLUMBIA BAND. IDOLO INDIO (Lastres). Tiny lbl. tear and index mks. side one. Few lightest rubs. Cons. 2. $8.00.

    GIUSEPPE QUINZI-TAPERGI [bs]. See: FRANCESCO CIGADA [b], AUGUSTO SCAMPINI [t]

    ROBERT RADFORD [bs] 3184. 12” Blk. acous SR HMV D.530 [Ho4642af/

    Ho4643-IIaf]. ARISE, YE SUBTERRANEAN WINDS (Purcell) / THE PRISONER OF EDINBURGH: Standing by the Mizen Mast [Sulla poppa] (F. Ricci). Wonderful per-formances. IMs. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    2897. 12” Blk. acous. HMV D.967 [Cc5527-II/ Cc5528-II]. ISRAEL IN EGYPT: The Lord is a Man of War (Händel) / I PURITANI: Suoni la tromba (Bellini). In English. Both with PETER DAWSON [b]. IMs. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    ROSA RAISA [s]. 2211. 12” Blk. Shellac Vocalion 70032. IL TROVA-

    TORE: Miserere (Verdi). With ARMAND TOKATYAN [t] / THE CRUCIFIX (Faure). With GIACOMO RIMINI [b]. Minor mks., 2. $10.00.

    3296. 12” late Red VdP DB 2122 [2M1442-II/ 2M1445-II]. TOSCA: Vissi d’arte (Puccini)/ LA GIOCONDA: Suicidio! (Ponchielli). La Scala Orch. dir. Franco Ghione. Excellent late pressings (this and the following item). Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    3297. 12” late Red VdP DB 2123 [2M1443-I/2M1446-II]. ANDREA CHENIER: La mamma morta (Giordano) / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Voi lo sapete (Mascagni). La Scala Orch. dir. Franco Ghione. Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    CARLOS RAMIREZ [b] 1342. 10” RCA Victor 10-1043. MALA NOCHE (Dominguez) / DAME DE TUS ROSAS

    (Lecuona). Orch. dir. Alfredo Cibelli. Spirited! Just about 1-2. $7.00.

    GEORGE RASELY [t]. St. Louis, MO, 1889-Lawrence, KS, 1965. His family moved to New England early on in George’s life, where his musical preparation took place (with Emil Mollenhauser). Rasely’s active musical career began with work as a church soloist with the Boston Old South Church. . This led to Broadway (debut as Nur-Al-Huda in Norton’s Chu Chin Chow, 1917), concert, oratorio, and opera, where he was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Company 1937-44. In addition he created the role of Schweiker von Gundelfingen in the U.S premiere (Philadelphia) of Strauss’s Feuersnot, 1927, and Mr. Scratch in Moore’s The Devil and Daniel Webster (1937). In 1949 he was in the premiere of Douglas Moore’s Decidedly Yours with the NY Philharmonic. From the 1920s through the ‘40s he was heard in well over a thousand radio broadcasts. He also appeared in England in musical theater productions. His only records, however, appear to have been one each for Lyraphone (USA) and Aeolian-Vocalion (England).

    1692. 10” Vertical Lyraphone 6136 [5590/6117]. SHE IS FAR FROM THE LAND (Lam-bert) / OLIVE MARSHALL [s]. THE STAR (Rogers); MAY MORNING (Denza). Just about 1-2. $25.00.

    AULIKKI RAUTAWAARA [s] 1506. 10” PW Blue Telefunken A2503 [22958/22959]. SERENADE (Kreuder) / SWEET-

    HEARTS: Will You Remember (Romberg). Side two in English. Superficial rubs, 2-3. $10.00.

    1609. 10” PW Blue Telefunken A2519 [23024/23025]. DER DIAMANT AUF DEM MÄRZ-SCHNEE, Op. 36, No. 6 / SAF, SAF SUSA (both Sibelius). Orch. dir. Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt. Label side one boldly autographed in white ink by Rautawaara. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ROBERT RADFORD and Gramophone

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    VOCAL 78 rpm Discs

    1758. 10” PW Blue Telefunken A2543 [23028/23029]. SVARTA ROSOR / AUF DEM BAL-KON AM MEER (both Jean Sibelius) Piano acc. Ferdinand Leitner. Lbl. side one signed in white ink by Rautawaara. Few lightest mks., cons. 2. $15.00.

    3630. 12” PW Blue Telefunken E2688 [023056/023057-I]. MAGIC FLUTE: Ach, ich fühl’s/ MARRIAGE OF FIGARO: Heil’ge Quelle (both Mozart). Orch. dir. Dr. Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt. Just about 1-2. $12.00.

    ALICE RAVEAU [c] 2289. 11½” acous. Pathé Actuelle 15218 [N.1129/N.1135]. CARMEN: Habanera (Bizet) /

    XERXES: Largo (Händel). Cons. 2. $12.00. 1998. 10” Green elec. Pathé PG 19 [CPT-1016-1/CPT-1017-1]. NININA / O CINCIARELLA

    (both Henri Tomasi). Piano acc. by the composer. Just about 1-2. $20.00. 3277. 12” Red elec. Pathé X.93077 [250250/250266]. AU CIMETIÈRE / LE SECRET

    (both G. Fauré). Piano acc. Godfroy Andolfi. Just about 1-2. $15.00.

    ANTENORE REALE [b] 2810. 12” Maroon Parl.-Odeon (Cetra matrices) P.X.O. 1071 [2-71120/2-71121]. ANDREA

    CHÉNIER: Nemico della Patria (Giordano) / PAGLIACCI: Prologo (Leoncavallo). Orch. dir. Arturo Basile. Just about 1-2. $10.00.

    HEINRICH REHKEMPER [b] 1892. 10” PW Green Grammophon 23150 [1686BH/1687BH]. ZUR JOHANNISNACHT,

    Op. 60, No. 5 / IM KAHNE (both Grieg)


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