V2293. BELCANTO CHRISTMAS, incl. Pol Plançon, Charles Gilibert, Jane Marignan, Mado Robin, Suzanne Dessoir, Cathérine Mastia, Albert Vaguet, Lucien Muratore, Augustin Nuibo, Giovanni Martinelli, Blanche Marchesi, Paul Knüpfer, Franz Steiner, John Coates, Robert Carr, Ben Davies, Harry Dearth, Lucien Muratore, Schumann-Heink, Lotte Lehmann, Elizabeth Wheeler, Betsy Lane Shepherd, John McCormack & Yvette Guilbert. (Germany) Truesound Transfers 3066, recorded 1903-52. Transfers by Christian Zwarg.
"For those who have never been enthralled with Christmas bouquet offerings such as this program, the inimitable Zwarg has outdone himself both in terms of his meticulous transfer work, but also regarding the exquisite program he has chosen. The enchanting Guilbert entry alone is worth the price of the disk!"
- J. R. Peters
“These recent 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