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. . . from the past, but not forgotten . . . due to the flourishing popularity of Palaeophonics’ remarkable issues of Original London Cast shows, we re-introduce several earlier Palaeophonics releases . . .WHO’S HOOPER? (Howard Talbot & Ivor Novello), w.Howard Talbot Cond. Orig. London Cast: Madeleine Seymour, Paul Plunkett, Cicely Debenham, Fred Winn, Marjorie Gordon, Robert Michaelis & Violet Blythe; plus additional songs by Alfred Beers, Violet Loraine, W. H. Berry, Ernest Pike, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 118, recorded 1919, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure. (PE0230)
IRENE (Harry Tierney – Joseph McCarthy), w.Frank Tours Cond.Empire Theatre Ensemble; Edith Day, Daisy Hancox, Margaret Campbell, Winnie Collins, Robert Michaelis, Robert Hale, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 114, recorded 1920, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure. IRENE opened at the Empire Theatre on 5 April, 1920 and ran for 399 performances. (PE0238)
THE HAPPY DAY (Sidney Jones & Paul Rubens), w.Merlin Morgan Cond.Daly's Theatre Ensemble; Thorpe Bates, Jose Collins, Winifred Barnes, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 113, recorded 1916, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure. THE HAPPY DAY was produced at Daly's Theatre, London, on 13 May, 1916, enjoying a run of 241 performances. (PE0220)
WATCH YOUR STEP (Irving Berlin), w.Jacques Heuvel Cond.Empire Theatre Ensemble; Joseph Coyne, Ethel Levey (Mrs. George M. Cohan), Blanche Tomlin, George Graves, Dorothy Russell, Gertrude Lang, Billie Carlton, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 111, recorded 1915, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure. WATCH YOUR STEP was produced at the Empire Theatre, London, on 4 May, 1915, enjoying a run of 275 performances. (PE0219)
BETTY IN MAYFAIR (Harold Fraser-Simson & Harry Graham), w.Charles Prentice Cond.Adelphi Theatre Ensemble; Evelyn Laye, Mary Leigh, Jack Hobbs & Arthur Margotson. (England) Palaeophonics 110, recorded 1925, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure. BETTY IN MAYFAIR was produced at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on 11 Nov., 1925, transferred to the Shaftesbury Theatre, and closed there on 3 April, 1926, after a run of 193 performances. (PE0215)
BUBBLY (Philip Braham & J. Hastings Turner), w.Philip Braham Cond.Comedy Theatre Ensemble; Teddie Gerrard, Gilbert Childs, Phyllis Monkman, Jack Hulbert, Winnie Melville, Gerald Kirby, Davy Burnaby, Eric Courtland & Walter Jeffries. (England) Palaeophonics 108, recorded 1917, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 26pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure. BUBBLY was produced at the Comedy Theatre, London, on 5 May 1917, and closed on 6 April 1918 after a run of 427 performances. (PE0211)
THE BING BOYS ARE HERE (George Grossmith & Edward Laurillard; music by Nat D. Ayer), w.John Ansell Cond.Alhambra Theatre Ensemble; Violet Loraine, George Robey, Mark Lester, Odette Myrtil, Jack Morrison & Nat D. Ayer, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 107, recorded 1916 (with three additional songs sung by the composer, Nat D. Ayer), w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production. (PE0208)
THE STREET SINGER (Harold Fraser-Simson & Ivy St Heller), recorded 1924, w.Phyllis Dare, Phoebe Hodgson, Harry Welchman, A. W. Baskcomb, Julie Hartley-Milburn, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 105, w.Elaborate 17pp ‘The Play’ Brochure replete w.photos from the London production. (PE0205)
ARLETTE (Guy Le Feuvre & Ivor Novello),w.Winifred Barnes, Joseph Coyne, Stanley Lupino, Leonard Hornsey, Adrah Fair, Johnny Fields, Leonard McKay, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 104, recorded 1917, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production. (PE0203)
TO-NIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Paul Rubens & Jerome Kern), w.George Grossmith, Henri Leoni, Leslie Henson, Julia James, Haidee de Rance, etc., from Original 1915 Cast recording. (England) Palaeophonics 103. Excellent transfers from these 1915 recordings, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production. (PE0202)
THEODORE & CO. (Ivor Novello & Jerome Kern), w.George Grossmith, Fred Leslie, Leslie Henson, David Burnaby, Julia James, Madge Saunders, Henri Leoni, etc., from Original 1916 Cast recording. (England) Palaeophonics 102. Excellent transfers from these 1916 recordings, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production. (PE0198)
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AGUSTARELLO AFFRE (The French Tamagno): Arias & Duets (w.Léonie Tanésy, Jane Marignan & Mathilde Comès) from Guillaume Tell, La Juive, Les Huguenots, Le Prophète, L'Africaine, Roméo, Sigurd, La Reine de Saba, La Favorite, Le Mage, Faust, Carmen, Le Cid, Le Trouvère, Aïda, Rigoletto, & Lohengrin. (France) Malibran 775, recorded 1902-11. (V2380)
“Agustarello Affre held his own with Escalaïs, de Reszke, Van Dyck, Alvarez, Saléza, Scaramberg, Muratore and Franz in a career that lasted two decades. Affre made his début at the Paris Opéra in 1890 as Edgardo in LUCIA with Nellie Melba. At the Opéra, he created rôles in operas by Massenet and Saint-Saëns and also sang Canio and Belmonte for the first time. Affre never sang at the Opéra-Comique, but during his career he made guest appearances in Lyon, Marseille, Brussels, London, New Orleans, Havana and San Francisco.”
- Robert Baxter, Program Notes for Marston’s CARMENBUSCH STRING QUARTET, w.Rudolf Serkin: Piano Quartet #2 in A - recorded 21 Sept, 1932; w.Reginald Kell: Clarinet Quintet in b - recorded 10 Oct., 1937 (both Brahms). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-264. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. [These venerated performances are offered here in extraordinary sound quality having been copied from pristine ‘z’ shellac Victor Pressings which offer remarkably quiet surfaces.] (S0650)
GEORGE ENESCU Cond. NYPO: Mozart, Beethoven & Ion Nonna Otescu (Excerpts from the latter's 'De la Matei citire' ['A Reading from St. Matthew']); w.Rudolf Serkin: Emperor Concerto #5 in E-flat (Beethoven). (Japan) 2-Opus Kura 2112/13, Live Performances, 1937 & 1938 . . . in the glory of the Carnegie Hall acoustic, replete with intermission features as well as pre and post-concert announcements. Transfers by Ward Marston. (C1358)
Very occasionally we receive a new release of particular importance as well as of musical value. We proudly offer Georges Enescu conducting the New York Philharmonic in two broadcasts (1937 and 1938), replete with intermission features as well as pre and post-concert announcements, with transfers by Ward Marston.
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI Cond. NYPO: Enescu, Borodin, Debussy & Marion Bauer; w.Jacques Abram: Piano Concerto, Op.13 (Britten). (England) Guild 2419, Live Performances, 1947-49. (C1357)
EDUARD STRAUSS Cond.Vienna Staatsoper Orch.: The most beautiful Johann Strauss Waltzes. (Switzerland) Tuxedo 1073, recorded 1958. (C1356)
CHARLES MÜNCH, Vol. II, Cond. Paris Conservatoire Orch: Symphony #2 in D; w.Odette Turba-Rabier, Charles Panzéra & Eliette Schenneberg: La Danse des morts (both Honegger), recorded 1941-44; Münch Cond. London Phil.: Suite in F (Roussel), recorded 2 June, 1947. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-264. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1353)
LJUBOMIR ROMANSKY Cond. ORTF Ensemble, w.Agnes Giebel, Lore Fischer, Josef Traxel, Gerd Nienstedt & Ernst Wiemann: MATTHAEUS-PASSION (abridged) (Bach). (Canada) 2–St Laurent Studio YSL T-265, Live Performance, 8 April, 1957, Salle Playel, Paris. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1354)
ARTUR RODZINSKI, Vol. XXXIII, Cond. Cleveland Orch.: Jarnefelt, Weber, Ravel, Strauss & Sibelius (incl.the latter's Symphony #5 in E-flat). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-260, recorded 1939-42. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (C1352)
CLAUDIO ARRAU, Vol.III: Beethoven Recital (incl.Sonata #18 in E-flat, Op.31, #3). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-248, recorded 1941 & 1947. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1174)
WALTER GIESEKING, Vol. II: Préludes, Books I & II (Debussy). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-266, recorded 1936-39, London & New York. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1176)
EDNA ILES, Vol.VI: Medtner, Arnold, Bloch & Rachmaninoff. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-263, recorded 1958-78, from Private Recordings & BBC. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1175)
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF, Vol.X, incl. Handel, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Tschaikowsky & Kreisler. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-257, recorded 1923-42. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1173)
IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI, Vol. IV, incl. Liszt, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn & Paderewski. Yves St Laurent YSL 78-253, recorded 1911-37, incl. Paderewski's recordings made at Chalet Riond-Bosson, Morges, Suisse. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1170)
JENNIE TOUREL - UNKNOWN AND LITTLE KNOWN RECORDINGS: w.Pelletier Cond.Met Opera Orch.: MIGNON - Act II, Scene 2: ‘Elle est là, près de lui!’, Live Performance, 15 May, 1937 – Met Broadcast; w.Richard Burgin Cond.Boston Symphony Orch.: DAS LIED VON DER ERDE (Mahler), 1943 (Contralto portions only, sung in English [Gene Hamilton is the commentator]); w.Laszlo Halasz Cond.New York City Center Opera; CARMEN – Act II Excerpts Live Performance, 26 Feb. 1944 (only extant portions), w.Joseph Rogatschewsky, George Czaplicki, Regina Resnik, Rosalind Nadell, Henry Cordy, Emile Renan & Sidor Belarsky; w.Zinka Milanov; Sodero Cond.Met Opera Orch.: NORMA – Excerpts, Live Performance, 30 Dec. 1944 – Met Broadcast; w.Donald Voorhees Cond.Bell Telephone Hour Orch.: LA CENERENTOLA – ‘Nacqui all’affanno’, 18 June, 1945; w.Pierre Monteux Cond.San Francisco Symphony Orchestra: Arias from SAMSON ET DALILA, JEANNE D’ARC, IL FLORIDORO ['Per pieta] (Scarlatti); BARBIERE, LES NUITS D’ÉTÉ – ‘l'Absence’ (Berlioz), from STANDARD HOUR CONCERTS, 1948 & 1950; Paul Ulanowsky (Pf.): ‘O quand je dors’ (Liszt), c.1959 [among many, this is truly the 'jewel' of the entire Set!]; w. Thomas Scherman Cond. Little Orchestra Society: POÈME DE L’AMOUR ET DE LA MER (Chausson), New York, Town Hall, 1951; w.Ralph Kirkpatrick (Harpsichord): ARIANNA A NAXOS (Haydn), 1952 [Haydn Society LP HSL 2015]; w.Leonard Bernstein Cond.NYPO: LA MORT DE CLÉOPÂTRE (Berlioz), broadcast 1 Oct., 1961, Carnegie Hall (prior to the issued Columbia recording). (Canada) 3-Immortal Performances 1048. Transfers & Essay by Richard Caniell; Program Notes by Henry Fogel, w.28pp booklet. - (V2326)
VIRGINIA ZEANI: The Artistry of Virginia Zeani, studio recordings, 1956-71, incl. Arias & Duets (w.Agostino Lazzari & Nicola Rossi Lemeni) from I Puritani, Lucia, L’Elisir, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly & Cavalleria - recorded 1956-58, Hamburg & Torino; w.Gavazzeni Cond.Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orch.: Arias from La Sonnambula, I Puritani, Lucia, La Traviata & La Boheme – recorded, 1956, Decca; w.Patanè Cond.Santa Cecilia Orch., Roma: Arias from Gianni Schicchi, Turandot (Liù), Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Suor Angelica, Manon Lescaut, Tosca & La Rondine – recorded 1958, Decca; w.Annovazzi Cond.Hamburg Radio Ensemble: Arias & Duets (w.Giuseppe Savio & Paolo Gorin) from La Traviata – recorded 1960, Musica et Litera; w.Brediceanu Cond.Operei Romane din Bucuresti Ensemble: Arias from Don Carlos, Aïda, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme & Madama Butterfly – recorded 1971, Electrecord; w.Zedda Cond.Torino Ensemble: Duets (w.Ennio Buoso, Ottavio Garaventa, Gloria Foglizzo & Nicola Rossi-Lemeni): Excerpts from Otello (Rossini & Verdi), recorded 1964, Philips; w.Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (B); George Singer Cond.Hamburg Radio Orch.: LA SERVA PADRONA (Pergolesi), recorded 1960, Musica et Litera; w.Luigi Infantino, Antonio Boyer, etc.; Mario Rossi Cond.RAI Ensemble, Roma: LA TRAVIATA (Complete), recorded 1963, RAI; [1993 Interview with George Jellinek, WNYC - most informative, refined and inspiring, especially her comments on Callas, Albanese and Pertile]. (Canada) 9-Musique Aria 7648401, each CD in its own jacket, plus beautifully-produced brochure with many lovely photos, in slipcase & presentation box. Each CD jacket features facsimile of original Decca, Philips & Electrecord artwork, where applicable. Decca, Philips & Electrecord recordings reproduced here under license to Steven Smith, Musique Aria. Available exclusively through Norbeck, Peters & Ford. (V2313)
LA TRAVIATA, Live Performance, 12 Nov., 1966, w.Prêtre Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Virginia Zeani (début), Bruno Prevedi, Robert Merrill, etc. (Canada) 2-St Laurent Studio YSL T-267. [Certainly not to be confused with the 'pirate' versions available online, this recording was made from a position of superior advantage.] Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (OP3023)
DON GIOVANNI, Live Performance, 21 Feb., 1966, w.Sarah Caldwell Cond. Opera Company of Boston Ensemble; William Dooley, Donald Gramm, Michel Sénéchal, McHenry Boatwright, Beverly Sills, Brenda Lewis, Laurel Hurley, Robert Trehy & Ernest Triplett. (Canada) 3–St Laurent Studio YSL T-270. Professionally-made stereo recording, Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (OP3028)
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER, Live Performance, 6 -11 June, 1937, w.Fritz Reiner Cond.Royal Opera House Ensemble (slightly abridged); Kirsten Flagstad, Herbert Janssen, Ludwig Weber, Max Lorenz, etc.; Kirsten Flagstad, w.Merola Cond.San Francisco Opera Orch.: Senta’s Ballad, Live Performance, 1949; Befreit, Allerseelen, Cäcilie (all Strauss), Live Performance, 1950. (Canada) 2-Immortal Performances IPCD 1051-2. Elaborate 40pp. Booklet with photos & notes by Richard Caniell. Restoration, re-creation & transfers by Richard Caniell. (OP3017)
FONOTIPIA TENORS, Vol. II, incl. Fernando Carpi, Carlo Dani, Narciso del Ry, Rinaldi Grassi, Giuseppe Krismer, Guido Vaccari, Rinaldo Schenoni, Vittorio Re, Salvatore Pollicino, Salvatore Salvati, Nino Piccaluga, Michele Tomaco, Vittorio Fullin, Dimitri Onofrei & Vittorio Lois. (England) The Record Collector 2-TRC 41. Booklet offers full discographical information, extensive biographical notes and an analysis of the singing of each tenor by the great expert on the tenor voice, Alan Bilgora. Transfers by Norman White. (V2341)
LES INDES GALANTES (Rameau), w.Fourestier Cond. l'Opéra Ensemble; Géori Boué, Henri Legay, Roger Bourdin, Janine Micheau, Rita Gorr, Suzanne Sarroca, Jacqueline Brumaire, Georges Vallant, Jean Giraudeau, René Bianco, Raphael Romagnoni, etc. (France) 2-Malibran 776. (OP3032)
FERVAAL (d’Indy), Broadcast Performance, 1962, w.Le Conte Cond. RTF Ensemble; Jean Mollien, Micheline Grancher, Janine Capderou, Lucien Lovano, etc. (France) 2-Malibran 771. (OP2997)
LA DAME BLANCHE (Boieldieu), Live Performance, 1964, w.Jean Fournet Cond.Hilversum Radio Ensemble; Mimi Aarden, Erna Spoorenberg, Nicolai Gedda, Frans Vroons, etc.; MA TANTE AURORE, OU, LE ROMAN IMPROMPTU (Boieldieu), Broadcast Performance, 1963, w.Courand Cond.Françoise Ogéas, Janine Collard, Jean Mollien, etc. (France) 2-Malibran 774. (OP2998)
LA CRÉOLE (Offenbach), recorded 1961, w.Cariven Cond. Claudine Collart, Lina Dachary, Aimé Doniat, Joseph Peyron, Bernard Demigny, etc.; LE 66 (Offenbach), Broadcast Performance, 25 Aug., 1958, w.Cariven Cond. Claudine Collart, René Lenoty & Camille Maurane. (France) 2-Malibran 770. (OP3000)
LE PRÉ AUX CLERCS (Hérold), Broadcast Performance, 13 June, 1959, w.Benedetti Cond. Radio Lyrique Ensemble; Berthe Monmart, Claudine Collart, Joseph Peyron, Camille Maurane, Lucien Lovano, etc.; LE PRÉ AUX CLERCS - Excerpts, recorded 1962, w.Etcheverry Cond.Doria, Le Bris, Louvay, Sénéchal, Legros & Giannotti. (France) 2-Malibran 213. (OP2114)
CENDRILLON – Excerpts (Massenet), Broadcast Performance, 12 Dec., 1943, w.Gressier Cond.Radio-Lyric Ensemble; Simone Blain, Mireille Berthon, Jean Guilhem, Lucien Lovano, Paule Touzet, Denise Scharley, etc. (France) Malibran 503. (OP3008)
BREAKING THE RECORD, incl.Olga Orsella, Max Gillmann, József Kalmár, Angela de Angelis, Fernando de Lucia, Aurelio Viale, Amédée Sujol, Maria Galvany, Aline Sanden, Juan Spiwak, Juan Luria, Hans Nachod, M. Iginio, Agate Kolmann, Robert Biberti, Albert Schott, Maria Herescu, Franz Erdmann, Otto Beck, Zigo Rogac [as S. Wang], Nelly Byron, Clorinda Müller, Roy Williams, Gerty Urgiss, Willy Schüller, Fülöp Weiser, Alessandro Moreschi, [plus a few more perpetrators of some of the most embarassing singing, playing & conducting one could hardly imagine ever having been recorded [or retained] for posterity!] (Germany) Truesound Transfers 3083, recorded 1897-1933, Leipzig, München, Berlin, Wien, Hannover, Bucuresti, Budapest, Napoli, Milano, Roma, Paris, Exeter, etc. Transfers by Christian Zwarg. (V2323)
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OP3033. 27 (An Opera in Five Acts [Ricky Ian Gordon]), Live Performance, 2014, w.Michael Christie Cond. Opera Company of St Louis; Stephanie Blythe, Elizabeth Futral, Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh & Daniel Brevik. 2-Troy 1549/50. - 034061154921
C1358. GEORGE ENESCU Cond. NYPO: Mozart, Beethoven &
Ion Nonna Otescu (Excerpts from the latter's 'De la Matei citire' ['A Reading from St. Matthew']); w.Rudolf Serkin: Emperor Concerto #5 in E-flat (Beethoven). (Japan) 2-Opus Kura 2112/13, Live Performances, 1937 & 1938 . . . in the glory of the Carnegie Hall acoustic, replete with intermission features as well as pre and post-concert announcements. Transfers by Ward Marston. - 4582158681127
PE0238. IRENE (Harry Tierney – Joseph McCarthy), w.Frank Tours Cond.Empire Theatre Ensemble; Edith Day, Daisy Hancox, Margaret Campbell, Winnie Collins, Robert Michaelis, Robert Hale, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 114, recorded 1920, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure. IRENE, opened at the Empire Theatre on 5 April, 1920 and ran for 399 performances.
PE0230. WHO’S HOOPER? (Howard Talbot & Ivor Novello), w.Howard Talbot Cond. Orig. London Cast: Madeleine Seymour, Paul Plunkett, Cicely Debenham, Fred Winn, Marjorie Gordon, Robert Michaelis & Violet Blythe; plus additional songs by Alfred Beers, Violet Loraine, W. H. Berry, Ernest Pike, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 118, recorded 1919, Complete, as Recorded, w.Elaborate ‘The Play’ 20pp. Brochure replete w.photos from the London production & facsimile of original brochure.
The Artistry of Virginia Zeani (9-Musique Aria 7648401)
Tristan (Beecham; Melchior, Flagstad, Klose) 4-IPCD 1042
Richard Strauss - Sesquicentennial Edition (3-Marston 53017)
Sally (Dorothy Dickinson & Grossmith) (Palaeophonics 116)
Vocal Record Collectors' Society - 2014 Issue (VRCS-2014)
Toscanini; Helen Traubel; Lauritz Melchior (3-IPCD 1043)
Lady, Be Good (Gershwin, Astaire) (Palaeophonics 122)
La Traviata (Zeani [debut], Prevedi, Merrill) (2-YSL T-267)
Tannhauser (Melchior, Tibbett, Flagstad) (4-IPCD 1039)
Meyerbeer on Record, Vol. II (3-Marston 53012)
Fliegende Hollander (Reiner; Janssen, Flagstad) 2-IPCD 1051
Pagliacci (Bellezza; Martinelli, Tibbett, Mario) (2-IPCD1047)
Don Giovanni (Dooley, Gramm, Senechal, Sills) (3-YSL T-270)
Follow the Crowd (Stop! Look! Listen!) (Palaeophonics 115)
Spike Jones & His City Slickers; Don Ameche (EMI 4330102)
La Sonnambula (Bernstein; Callas & Valletti) (Myto 89006)
Macbeth (de Sabata; Mascherini, Callas, Tajo) (Myto 00310)
L’Opera de Paris (Palais Garnier History) (10-Malibran 215)
Elektra (Rodzinski; Rose Pauly, Huehn, Szantho) IPCD 1045
Il Trovatore (Callas, Stignani, Penno, Tagliabue) (Myto 00314)
Ballo (Callas, di Stefano, Bastianini, Simionato) (Myto 00131)
Norma (Votto; Callas, Simionato, del Monaco) (Myto 00153)
Jorge Bolet, Vol.II - Bolet Centennial (6-Marston 56003)
Toscanini; Casadesus, Bidu Sayao, Bampton (4-IPCD 1049)
Maryla Jonas, Vol. I (2-St Laurent Studio YSL 78-219)
Maryla Jonas, Vol. II (2-St Laurent Studio YSL 78-223)
BREAKING THE RECORD (Truesound Transfers 3083)
A Night Out (Leslie Henson, Lily St John) (Palaeophonics 117)
Joy-Land (Shirley Kellogg, Harry Tate) (Palaeophonics 125)
Zig-Zag (Shirley Kellogg, George Robey) (Palaeophonics 126)
Obukhova, Lisitsian, Richter, Oistrakh (Aquarius AQVR 386)
Tito Schipa - Live Performances, 1939-59 (VAI 1280)
La Traviata (Lisbon) (Callas, Kraus, Sereni) (2-Myto 00147)
Ernst Levy - Vol. IV (2-Marston 52072)
No No Nanette (Binnie Hale, Joe Coyne) (Palaeophonics 124)