V0455. DIE GROSSEN PREMIEREN, incl. Alexander Girardi, Fritzi Massary, Max Pallenberg, Tiana Lemnitz, Helge Roswaenge, Jarmila Novotna, Richard Tauber, Joseph Schmidt, Vera Schwarz, Gita Alpar, Gustaf Gründgens, Lotte Lenja, Max Hansen, Siegfried Arno, Paula Wessely, Michael Bohnen, Martha Eggerth, Hubert Marischka, The Comedian Harmonists, etc. (Germany) 2-Membran 233003. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 4011222330031
“I wanted to hear the voice of Alexander Girardi (1850-1918) and I found this 2 disc set which has one Girardi track recorded in 1912 - singing the lead role in a Kalman operetta. I imagine Girardi does not have many fans nowadays but these 2 discs are full of jewels. Stars of the 1920s-1930s - Fritzi Massary, Max Pallenberg, Tiana Lemnitz, Helge Roswaenge, Jarmila Novotna, Richard Tauber, Joseph Schmidt, Lotte Lenja, and and and.
All the great German/Austrian operetta composers are represented in the original performances. It even has the German version of ‘I've got him on my list’ from the 1927 Berlin performance of THE MIKADO.”
- Nelly Kunz