V0509. IGOR GORIN: The Glorious Voice of Igor Gorin, incl. Songs by Mattei, Malotte, Romberg, Clarke, Tschaikowsky, Moussorgsky, Nin, etc.; Arias from I Pagliacci, Barbiere, Ernani, Attila, Khovanschina & Gräfin Mariza; w.Gladys Swarthout: Don Giovanni – Là ci darem la mano. (England) The Record Collector TRC 21, from Gorin’s celebrated Victor 78s, plus several Unpublished Broadcast Performances. Transfers by Roger Beardsley. Final Sealed Copy!
"Igor Gorin left his native Ukraine at the age of 15, and Austria (where he had struggled through to the beginnings of a promising career) clear-sightedly in 1933. His first recordings were made in 1937 for RCA Victor, and though a few were given British HMV catalogue numbers, I have no recollection of seeing them listed, let alone setting eyes upon a copy. He sang in opera in New York (only once at the Met), Chicago and New Orleans, gaining his considerable popularity from extensive concert tours and work on radio. He was probably at the height of his fortunes in the 1950's, retired in 1965 and died in 1982. In everything there is a sense of involvement, the voice well schooled, warm and ample, thrilling in the upper range.”
- John Steane, GRAMOPHONE, Feb., 2007