La Grande Epoque   (Delmas, Lafitte, Simon-Girard, Heglon;  Saint-Saens)    (Pearl 9113)
Item# V1790
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La Grande Epoque   (Delmas, Lafitte, Simon-Girard, Heglon;  Saint-Saens)    (Pearl 9113)
V1790. LA GRANDE ÉPOQUE, incl. Jean-François Delmas (9), Léon Lafitte (8), Juliette Simon-Girard (5) & Meyriane Héglon (4, all accompanied by Saint-Saëns). (Germany) Pearl 9113, recorded 1901-04. Transfers by Keith Hardwick. Very Long out–of–print, Final Sealed Copy! - 727031911326


"This is an historical release of major importance....As far as I know, only one selection by each singer of those at hand has ever appeared before on reissues....Lafitte's records are very rare. The sound of them, dating from 1901, is astonishing. I cannot think of any better-sounding recordings made this early....That Pearl obtained such perfect copies is a wonder....The historical importance of the four records made by Héglon on 26 June, 1904, cannot be overemphasized. All four are selections of music by Saint-Saëns, and all four are accompanied at the piano by the composer himself!....That all four of the selections appear on this CD issue should be enough to tempt any collector."

- Charles Arnhold, VICTROLA AND 78 JOURNAL, 1995