V0166. HEDDLE NASH: Songs by Rossini, Vaughan Williams, MacDowell, Scott, MacMurrough, etc.; Arias from Don Giovanni, Tolomeo, L'Africaine, Carmen, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Faust, La Jolie Fille de Perth, La Boheme, L'Elisir, Il Trovatore, Frederica, The Gondoliers & Die Fledermaus. (England) Music & Memories MMD1 105. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy!
“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.”