The Golden Age of Opera in France, Vol. II         (Symposium 1360)
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The Golden Age of Opera in France, Vol. II         (Symposium 1360)
V1223. THE GOLDEN AGE OF OPERA IN FRANCE, Vol. II, incl. Agustarello Affre, Adolphe Maréchal, Paul Payan, Elie Imbert, Léonie Tanésy, Pauline Agussol, Étienne Gibert & Marcel Journet. (England) Symposium 1360, recorded 1901-08. Final Sealed Copy! - 760411360024


"The decades preceding World War I witnessed a remarkable flowering of French talent, drawing music lovers from all over the world. Paris became a musical Mecca and its three opera houses, together with La Monnaie in Belgium, witnessed important premieres and the début of numerous vocal ‘stars’. The recording machine arrived just in time to capture many of those voices before the war initiated a decline of the French school of singing, which the second global conflict consigned to history."

- Vivian A. Liff, CLASSIC RECORD COLLECTOR, Autumn, 2007