V0175. The Sensational Margarethe Siems, incl. Arias & Duets (w.Arányi, Zador & Förstel) from La Traviata, Mignon, Lucia, Dinorah, Rigoletto, Der Rosenkavalier, Les Huguenots, Guillaume Tell, Norma, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor & Il Trovatore; Variations (Proch). (England) The Record Collector TRC 10, recorded 1904-11. Transfers by Roger Beardsley.
"What is certain is Siems’ status as one of the finest coloraturas on record. Take that echt coloratura show-piece, Proch’s ‘Variations’. Her version is masterly in its technical security, but she goes further, impressing with a strong sense of musical personality and an ability to flaunt the florid writing like so much fashion jewelry….The Record Collector’s single CD offers eleven G & Ts, five 1911 Parlophones, and The Gramophone Company side of part of the Marschallin’s monologue, all in clean copies from the Harold Wayne collection and in focused sound."
- George Hall, INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL RECORD COLLECTOR, Winter, 1998