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In recognition of Richard Caniell’s continuing restoration efforts, this week we repeat several of his most popular titles issued during the past season. Indeed, these titles lead the parade of the most sought-after titles in our mammoth catalogue of historical performances!
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)
“Score another triumph for Richard Caniell and his remarkable Immortal Performances label. The truth is that Immortal Performances has consistently been reissuing performances that have been issued before in some form, often repeatedly, and inevitably the quality of this label’s restoration is miles beyond that which has gone before. That is certainly true of this DUTCHMAN….Now, for the first time, the memorable singing of these renowned vocal artists can be heard in sustained musical and dramatic continuity and in good sound as well….Prior issues…have issued parts or all of the material, usually incorrectly pitched and with more distortion and compression than we have here. This release opens up the sound of this performance in a way that has never been the case before.”
- Henry Fogel, FANFARE
DIE WALKÜRE, Live Performance, (Re-creation of the 18 December 1937 broadcast – see below), w.Artur Bodanzky Cond.Met Opera Ensemble; Kirsten Flagstad (Sieglinde), Marjorie Lawrence (Brünnhilde), Kerstin Thorborg (Fricka), Lauritz Melchior (Siegmund), Friedrich Schorr (Wotan), Emanuel List (Hunding), etc.; Die Walküre: Act I, Scene 3 – Excerpts, w.Leinsdorf Cond. Melchior & Lawrence. (Canada) 3-Immortal Performances IPCD 1046, incl.commentary by Milton Cross. Transfers by Richard Caniell; Notes by Dewey Faulkner. (OP2985)
“Schorr was the Wotan of his day for a reason, and it is demonstrated here by both his ability to characterize with tone color and his ability to sing the music both beautifully and forcefully at the same time. The interchanges between Schorr and Lawrence never feel like merely great Wagnerian singing, but actually engage us as real music drama. The sound after the first act gets progressively better, and in much of Acts II and III is actually quite good, and far superior to any prior versions. The voices and the orchestra really come to life in this transfer….While the base for the performance is the 18 December, 1937 Met broadcast of DIE WALKÜRE…producer Richard Caniell had to make [very occasional] replacements from other performances, mostly from the Met in 1935, 1940 and 1946…three quarters of what we hear is conducted by Bodanzky, and the remainder by Leinsdorf (1940 Met) or Paul Breisach (1946 Met).
The bonus excerpts from the 17 Feb., 1940 Met broadcast with Lawrence as Sieglinde and Melchior as Siegmund, Leinsdorf conducting, is a perfect ‘extra’. Immortal Performances includes some commentary by Milton Cross, which of course re-creates the atmosphere of the way so many of us heard these broadcasts….
The usual lavish booklet, with superb essays and photographs, accompanies the discs.”
- Henry Fogel, FANFARE Nov./ Dec., 2014TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Live Performance, 18 & 22 June, 1937, Covent Garden, w.Thomas Beecham Cond.Royal Opera House Ensemble; Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Margarete Klose (Brangäne, Acts I & II), Karin Branzell (Brangäne, Act 3), Herbert Janssen (Kurwenal, Acts I & II, Paul Schöffler (Kurwenal, Act 3) & Sven Nilsson (King Marke); Thomas Beecham Cond.London Phil. & Chorus: Flourish for a Coronation (Vaughan Williams), April, 1937; John Steane speaking about Royal Opera Seasons between the wars. (Canada) 4-Immortal Performances IPCD 1042-4, accompanied by two booklets, 56 & 36pp. Restoration, re-creation & transfers by Richard Caniell. (OP2966)
"At last! Richard Caniell's Immortal Performances label is the first - and, thus far, only - label finally to release this unforgettable recording in the CD format both complete and in clear, rich sound....Richard Caniell has again worked his sonic magic. If you own any earlier releases [of this performance] you need have no hesitation replacing them with this one....add this set to [your] collection before it goes out of print since it is shown as a 'limited edition'."
- William Russell, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2015
TANNHÄUSER, Live Performance, 18 Jan., 1936, w.Bodanzky Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Lauritz Melchior, Kirsten Flagstad, Lawrence Tibbett, Kerstin Thorborg (replaces Margaret Halstead), Emanuel List, Arnold Gabor, Editha Fleischer, etc.; TANNHÄUSER - Act III complete, Bayreuth 1930 and 1931, w.Lauritz Melchior, Maria Müller, Herbert Janssen, Ruth Jost-Arden; TANNHÄUSER – Excerpts, recorded 1940; William Steinberg & Edwin McCarthur Cond. Lauritz Melchior, Rose Bampton & Richard Bonelli. Two booklets including rare photographs, extensive texts and biographies. (Canada) 4-Immortal Performances 1039. Transfers & Essay by Richard Caniell. (OP2969)
"To have in one performance, even if it existed only in our dreams, Melchior, Flagstad, Thorborg, Tibbett, and List is to have as close to a Wagnerian ideal as there is. . . .The key to any performance of TANNHÄUSER is the tenor in the title role, and it is doubtful that there was ever a better one than Melchior. Seven Met broadcasts exist in some form featuring the great Dane, most having been released on multiple labels . . . In all cases the transfers are not very good, exhibiting pitch problems, muffled sound leading to colorless voices, and dynamic compression. For this transfer . . . Caniell has gotten a far superior, more natural, orchestral and vocal sound from the material than is heard even on some of the other labels’ later performances. What we have here sounds like the voices we know from later studio recordings, here caught in the heat of performance.
This is the only recording Tibbett left of a complete German role . . . and if there has ever been a Wolfram with a richer or more beautiful timbre I have not encountered him. He, like Melchior, is capable of a seamless legato, and his singing of the ‘Hymn to the Evening Star’ has far more of a face to it than his studio recording.”
- Henry Fogel, FANFARE Nov./Dec., 2014DIE MEISTERSINGER, Live Performance, 22 Feb., 1936, w.Bodanzky Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Friedrich Schorr, René Maison, Emanuel List, Eduard Habich, Elisabeth Rethberg, Karin Branzell, etc. (Canada) 3-Immortal Performances IPCD 1035. Restoration, re-creation & transfers by Richard Caniell. (OP2902)
"While Schorr was still pretty imposing in 1939, he’s even better here in 1936. His mellow voice...projects a kind of humane authority and the wisdom of experience . . . . Elisabeth Rethberg uses her beautiful lyric soprano to great effect—she’s a dream Eva....We get a good bit of Milton Cross’ post-act patter, which also ‘authenticates’ the performance as well as giving the broadcast atmosphere ....The 46-page booklet contains no libretto but does include a detailed plot synopsis and, as usual for this producer, profuse annotations."
- James Miller, FANFARE, May/June, 2014ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NBC S.O.: Lohengrin - Act I Prelude; Tristan - Act I Prelude; w.HELEN TRAUBEL & LAURITZ MELCHIOR: Excerpts from Tristan, Tannhäuser, Die Walküre & Götterdämmerung – Live Performance, 22 Feb., 1941, Carnegie Hall; ARTURO TOSCANINI Cond. NBC S.O.: Der Fliegende Holländer – Overture (plus rehearsal); Tannhäuser - Act III Prelude; w.HELEN TRAUBEL & LAURITZ MELCHIOR: Die Walküre - Act I, Scene 3 - 1947 rehearsal. (Canada) 3-Immortal Performances IPCD 1043. Transfers by Richard Caniell. Program Notes by Robert Matthew-Walker, William Youngren & Richard Caniell. Specially priced at Three discs for the price of Two. (C1318)
"This benefit performance in Carnegie Hall, featuring Lauritz Melchior and Helen Traubel, caused a sensation among opera lovers. No one ever dreamed of such an Immolation; here Toscanini and Traubel gave a performance which surpasses their later commercial recording. Helen Traubel was at that time the greatest native-born Wagnerian soprano in the United States (having been born in St Louis to German immigrants, her diction is excellent), and she is magnificently partnered by Toscanini and the orchestra….The concluding half of Toscanini’s Wagner programme was given over to substantial extracts from the final part of the Ring Cycle, GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, taking full advantage of the presence of Traubel (as Brünnhilde) and Melchior (as Siegfried). It begins with the short orchestral prelude to the duet in which Brünnhilde sends Siegfried on his journey down the Rhine, followed by Siegfried’s subsequent death and Funeral March and Traubel’s magnificent account of Brünnhilde’s Immolation. The noted critic BH Haggin has recalled that, when he was visiting at Toscanini’s home discussing recordings, the Maestro said of this performance: ‘You must hear the Immolation Scene with Traubel. Ah, che bella voce, che bella voce!’ Clearly, at that time, Toscanini felt he had found his ideal Brünnhilde.”
- Robert Matthew-Walker, Program Notes
. . . and repeated from last week . . .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)
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)
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)
L'AFRICAINE - Excerpts, w.Robert Wagner Cond. Tony Poncet, Denise Monteil, Andrée Esposito, Henri Peyrottes & Félix Giband. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 33-246. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (OP3004)
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)
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)
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF, Vol.IX, incl. Gluck, Mozart, Chopin, Henselt, Moszkowski, Moussorgsky, Dohnányi, Kreisler & Rachmaninoff. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 78-256, recorded 1921-28. Transfers by Yves St Laurent. (P1172)
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)
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)
“Each of these disks, from Canadian engineer Yves St Laurent… [feature] St Laurent's natural transfer – made without filtering, like all his dubbings – it is easy to listen to, despite the surface noise.”
- Tully Potter, CLASSICAL RECORD QUARTERLY, Summer, 2011
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)
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)
EVA CASSIDY: Simply Eva – a collection of previously unreleased performances. Blix Street Records G2-10099, recorded 1993-96. (PE0200)
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)
SPIKE JONES & His City Slickers: A dozen of Jones' hilarious renditions, incl.: Round Table Discussions of Opera and Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony; An 'Opera' entitled 'Knighthood goes to Pot'; Another 'Opera', with Don Ameche, entitled 'FBAida'; Ponchielli's 'Dance of the Hours'; w.Lassie and Eileen Gallagher (messy soprano): Arditi's 'Il Bacio' [as 'Il Barkio'] a much later version than the one commonly known from the earlier infamous 78rpm with the lamented Ina Souez; plus 7 more. EMI 4330102, Live Broadcast, 25 June, 1949, San Francisco, previously unreleased. (PE0249)
"For any high-brows who may be skeptical, trust me . . . you'll be pleased to have added this little jewel to your collection. This very well-done production is an exercise in hilarity the likes of which I've rarely heard (or so much enjoyed!)."
- J. R. Peters
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OP3017. 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. -
OP2985. DIE WALKÜRE, Live Performance, (Re-creation of the 18 December 1937 broadcast – see below), w.Artur Bodanzky Cond.Met Opera Ensemble; Kirsten Flagstad (Sieglinde), Marjorie Lawrence (Brünnhilde), Kerstin Thorborg (Fricka), Lauritz Melchior (Siegmund), Friedrich Schorr (Wotan), Emanuel List (Hunding), etc.; Die Walküre: Act I, Scene 3 – Excerpts, w.Leinsdorf Cond. Melchior & Lawrence. (Canada) 3-Immortal Performances IPCD 1046, incl.commentary by Milton Cross. Transfers by Richard Caniell; Notes by Dewey Faulkner. - 748252293046
OP2966. TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Live Performance, 18 & 22 June, 1937, Covent Garden, w.Thomas Beecham Cond.Royal Opera House Ensemble; Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Margarete Klose (Brangäne, Acts I & II), Karin Branzell (Brangäne, Act 3), Herbert Janssen (Kurwenal, Acts I & II, Paul Schöffler (Kurwenal, Act 3) & Sven Nilsson (King Marke); Thomas Beecham Cond.London Phil. & Chorus: Flourish for a Coronation (Vaughan Williams), April, 1937; John Steane speaking about Royal Opera Seasons between the wars. (Canada) 4-Immortal Performances IPCD 1042-4, accompanied by two booklets, 56 & 36pp. Restoration, re-creation & transfers by Richard Caniell. Specially priced at 4 CDs for the price of 3. - 748252292247
OP2969. TANNHÄUSER, Live Performance, 18 Jan., 1936, w.Bodanzky Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Lauritz Melchior, Kirsten Flagstad, Lawrence Tibbett, Kerstin Thorborg (replaces Margaret Halstead), Emanuel List, Arnold Gabor, Editha Fleischer, etc.; TANNHÄUSER - Act III complete, Bayreuth 1930 and 1931, w.Lauritz Melchior, Maria Müller, Herbert Janssen, Ruth Jost-Arden; TANNHÄUSER – Excerpts, recorded 1940; William Steinberg & Edwin McCarthur Cond. Lauritz Melchior, Rose Bampton & Richard Bonelli. Two booklets including rare photographs, extensive texts and biographies. (Canada) 4-Immortal Performances 1039. Transfers & Essay by Richard Caniell. - 748252293046.
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)
Macbeth (de Sabata; Mascherini, Callas, Tajo) (Myto 00310)
Meyerbeer on Record, Vol. II (3-Marston 53012)
Pagliacci (Bellezza; Martinelli, Tibbett, Mario) (2-IPCD1047)
Follow the Crowd (Stop! Look! Listen!) (Palaeophonics 115)
Il Trovatore (Callas, Stignani, Penno, Tagliabue) (Myto 00314)
La Sonnambula (Bernstein; Callas & Valletti) (Myto 89006)
Ballo (Callas, di Stefano, Bastianini, Simionato) (Myto 00131)
Norma (Votto; Callas, Simionato, del Monaco) (Myto 00153)
Tannhauser (Melchior, Tibbett, Flagstad) (4-IPCD 1039)
Spike Jones & His City Slickers; Don Ameche (EMI 4330102)
La Traviata (Lisbon) (Callas, Kraus, Sereni) (2-Myto 00147)
John McCormack - Complete Odeon (4-Marston 54005)
La Traviata (Zeani [debut], Prevedi, Merrill) (2-YSL T-267)
Elektra (Rodzinski; Rose Pauly, Huehn, Szantho) IPCD 1045
Anna Bolena (Callas, Simionato, Raimondi) (2-Myto 00121)
Medea (Callas, Vickers, Simionatio) (2-Myto 00292)
L’Opera de Paris (Palais Garnier History) (10-Malibran 215)
Toscanini; Casadesus, Bidu Sayao, Bampton (4-IPCD 1049)
Fliegende Hollander (Reiner; Janssen, Flagstad) 2-IPCD 1051
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)
Norma (Cerquetti, Corelli, Pirazzini, Neri) (2–Myto 00142)
Fonotipia Tenors, Vol. I - The Record Collector (2-TRC 39)
Maryla Jonas, Vol. I (2-St Laurent Studio YSL 78-219)
Maryla Jonas, Vol. II (2-St Laurent Studio YSL 78-223)