V2246. FONOTIPIA TENORS, Vol. I, incl. Bettino Capelli, Edoardo Garbin, Manfredo Polverosi, Ermanno Pezzuti, Romano Ciaroff-Cerini, Giorgio Lucŕ, Piero Sciavazzi, Angelo Angioletti, Edigio Cunego, Gino Colombo, Sante Montelauri, Fernando Pini (Orlandis), Tino Borelli, Giuseppe Garuti & Attilio Barbieri. (England) 2-The Record Collector TRC 39, recorded 1905-1930. 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.
“This 2-CD set is a compilation of tenors who recorded for the Fonotipia label. Fonotipia recordings are eagerly sought after by collectors. The company was technically far superior to its counterparts and recorded voices, in particular, with an vibrancy and impact that will amaze the listener. The tenors represented are all artists who, during their careers, enjoyed a special cachet and, in many cases, sang in the great opera houses of the world.
The set contains many thrilling voices, covering elegant lyric singers to testosterone-fuelled heroic tenors of a type that is exceedingly rare today. Many of the records are of great rarity and are being presented on CD for the first time.”
- Z. D. Akron