Heddle Nash;  Beecham, Perli, Brownlee & Robert Easton  (Dutton CDLX 7012)
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Heddle Nash;  Beecham, Perli, Brownlee & Robert Easton  (Dutton CDLX 7012)
V0148. HEDDLE NASH: Arias from Cosi fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, Barbiere, Rigoletto, Fledermaus & La Jolie Fille de Perth; w.Beecham Cond. Perli, Brownlee & Robert Easton: LA BOHEME - Act IV. (England) Dutton CDLX 7012, recorded 1928-35. Transfers by Michael J. Dutton. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 765387701222


"As a complement to their reissue of the Nash/Beecham FAUST, Dutton Laboratories released this CD devoted to the tenor....Nash and Beecham cooperated again in this recording of Act IV of La Boheme, made in 1935, with Lisa Perli (alias Dora Labbette) as Mimi, at the time of performances at Covent Garden that year. Nash, then at the height of his powers, sings a spontaneous, quite Italianate Rodolfo, and Perli makes a simple, heartfelt Mimi....The transfers (including the solo items) are superior to any previous issues."

- Alan Blyth, GRAMOPHONE, Feb., 1995

“Admonishing those who bewailed the decline from golden-age standards in singing, George Bernard Shaw said that they couldn't impose on him. He was old enough to have heard the fabled ancients, and he could assure us that by comparison with Gayarre and the rest of them Mr Heddle Nash sings like a god. Now one of the fabled ancients himself, Nash is still a god among his kind: the English lyric tenor par excellence without equal then or now….These recordings catch him fresh from his Italian training and his debut (with one day's notice) at London's Old Vic in RIGOLETTO. At all times he is instantly and unmistakably recognizable. As individual in style and timbre as his nearest Italian counterpart, Tito Schipa, he is one of those singers who once known takes his place in the gallery us of the 78rpm originals, but generally surfaces are in good condition and well controlled.”