V2602. IN MEMORIAM ALFRED SEISER, incl. Alfred Grünfeld; Marie Gutheil-Schoder; André Maréchal; Francesco Tamagno; Béla Guttmann; Mizzi Günther; Alexander Girardi; Aennie Dirkens; Johannes Semfke [better-known as Johannes Sembach]; Emil Winter-Tymian; Carl W. Drescher; Rudolph Hofbauer; Celestina Boninsegna [unknown recording]; Arthur Preuss; Leopold Demuth; Betty Schubert; Erik Schmedes [unknown test - Tristan]; Else Gieger & Oskar Braun; Karl Meister; Leo Slezak; Hermine Kittel; Josefina Huguet, Fernando De Lucia & Antonio Pini-Corsi; Alexis Boyer; Beatrix Kernic; Hermann Bachmann; Vilma Medgyaszay [the very young cabaret singer Medgyaszay, before her recordings with Bartók]; Grete Forst; Louis Treumann & Elli Wolf; Lucie König; Teréz Krammer [not totally unlike the same composer's 'Hunyádi László']; Franz Wolfert; Maria Galvany [displaying a solid legato and full-bodied warm tone for the most part of this otherwise unknown and untraceable Pietro Duffau waltz song, easily mistaken for an early electric recording!]; Hermann Schramm; Elisabeth Ohlhoff; Fritz Werner; Leonid V. Sobinov; Joseph Josephi; Mizzi Günther, Lizzi Latour & Louis Treumann; Paul Knüpfer; Karel Burian; Torsten Lennartsson; August Bockmann; László Asszonyi; Eleanor Jones-Hudson & Peter Dawson; Ernest Pike & Peter Dawson; Sydney Coltham [I'll sing thee songs of Araby]; Fiorello Giraud [a real curiosity that this creator of Canio never thought of recording any of that character's music which would surely have suited his Latin temperament and vocal equipment much better than this quintessentially French 'Jocelyn!], etc. [Spectacular audio restorations which are so startlingly clear and lifelike, living proof that even the earliest type of gramophone was very well able to record bowed and plucked string instruments, and certainly the human voice!] (Germany) 2-Truesound Transfers 4010, recorded 1899-1917. Transfers by Christian Zwarg.
“...an absolute revelation! Here, the voices come through with tonal sheen, passion and with more personality than any other transfers have been able to bring out. Dynamics and agility are in better relief, as is a sensitivity I had always found lacking. These transfers are absolutely miraculous, and I hope for more Truesound transfers.”
- Davyd Booth, GREAT SINGERS REMEMBERED, WHYY - NPR