V1720. WALTER HYDE: Songs by Schubert, Adams, d’Hardelot, Grieg, Leoni, Mendelssohn, White, Cowen, Bishop, etc.; Arias & Duets (w.Dearth, Radford & Ada Florence) from Semele, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Faust, Martha, Eugen Onégin, Die Walküre, Lohengrin, The Vicar of Wakefield, Maritana, The Lily of Killarney, The Martyr of Antioch & H. M. S. Pinafore. (Germany) Truesound Transfers 3014, recorded 1907-21. Transfers by Christian Zwarg.
“Walter Hyde studied with Garcia, and appeared in operas as a student, and then in light musicals. He sang Siegmund in the English RING at Covent Garden, and appeared there regularly from 1908 to 1923. After singing with the Beecham Company he became the director of the British National Opera Company.”
- Ned Ludd
“[Truesound] transfers have been an absolute revelation to me….Amazingly, Christian Zwarg has managed to unlock the sound of these recordings in such a way as to present [voices] such as I have never heard before. Here the sound has a sheen and glow which is quite beautiful. It is as if an old masterpiece painting has been cleaned and restored, allowing rays of brilliant light to emerge….”
- Davyd Booth, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2012