V0265. ROSA PONSELLE: The Columbia Acoustic Recordings, 1918-24, incl. Songs by di Capua, Lohr, Starr (Little Alabama Coon), Tosti, Johann Strauss, Foster, Vanderpool, Mana-Zucca, Novello, plus the inimitable Comin' thro' the Rye, w.Carmela Ponselle; Arias from Norma, I Vespri Siciliani, Ernani, Il Trovatore, Forza, Aïda, Tosca, Otello, Cavalleria, Guglielmo Tell, Lohengrin, Sadko, La Juive, L'Africaine, La Gioconda, Mlle Modiste (Kiss me again), Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly, Maritana & Les Contes d'Hoffmann. (England) 2-Pearl 9964. Transfers by Ward Marston. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 727031996422
"Those early Ponselle records have unique qualities. She was at the age of the characters she was portraying, in her impulsiveness (incredibly controlled by technique and taste) singing every note and emotion with the freshness of youth in life's spring. This with the most glorious voice that ever came from any woman's throat in the Italian repertory, with a precocious sense of line, style, and emotional honesty...."
- Walter Legge, ON AND OFF THE RECORD, p.133