Nellie Melba                 (3-Romophone 81011)
Item# V0162
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Nellie Melba                 (3-Romophone 81011)
V0162. NELLIE MELBA: The Complete Victor Recordings, 1907 - 1916. Songs by Bach-Gounod, Bishop, Bemberg, Debussy, Tosti, Blangini, Arditi, Ronald, Moore, Miller, Liza Lehmann, Hahn, Foster, White, Scott & Dvorák; Arias by Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Massenet, Gounod, Thomas, Lalo & Charpentier. (England) 3-Romophone 81011. Transfers by Ward Marston. Elaborate booklet features discographic information, photos & extensive notes by William Ashbrook. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 754238101120


"With any of these high sopranos, especially in these bravura spectacles, recording speeds are crucial. Unfortunately, both Melba and Sembrich were often transferred too fast on LP. This resulted in their sounding a bit like wind-up dolls....The Marston transfers are excellent in this respect, and Melba's voice, while clear as always, has a more velvety quality than we normally hear. This corresponds with Henderson's image as he wrote of her in 1908."

- Harold Bruder, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 1996