Vocal Record Collectors' Society - 2019-20 Issue    (VRCS-2019-20)
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Vocal Record Collectors' Society - 2019-20 Issue    (VRCS-2019-20)
V2641. VOCAL RECORD COLLECTORS' SOCIETY - 2019-20 Issue: Ernest van Dyck, Emma Carelli, Clarence Whitehill, Otakar Marák, Vincenzo Bettoni, Adele Ponzano, Rosina Buckman, Sophie Braslau, Leopold Demuth, Luigi Abrate, Émile Marcelin, Andrée Marilliet, Helena Forti, Rogelio Baldrich, Clemens Andrijenko, Karl Schmitt-Walter, Verna Osborne, Bidu Sayão, Evelyn Herbert, Giorgio Sembri & Frieda Van Hessen. VRCS-2019-20. Transfers by Seth B. Winner.

1. ERNEST VAN DYCK, Tenor: Gustave-Léon Huberti - “Sonnet de Ronsard” 2. EMMA CARELLI, Soprano: Boïto - Mefistofele: Act 3 - “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” 3. LEOPOLD DEMUTH, Baritone: Berger - “Lied des Corsaren”, Op. 34, No. 3 4. OTAKAR MARÁK, Tenor: Novotný - “Tece voda proti vode, libicka písen” 5. VINCENZO BETTONI, Bass: Verdi - Messa di Requiem: “Tuba mirum” 6. ADELE PONZANO, Mezzo-Soprano: Verdi - Messa di Requiem: “Liber scriptus” 7. ROSINA BUCKMAN, Soprano: Verdi - Il Trovatore: Act 1, Scene 2 - “Tacea la notte placida” 8. CLARENCE WHITEHILL, Baritone: W. M. Hutchison - “Dream Faces” 9. SOPHIE BRASLAU, Contralto: Knox/Iljinsky - “Cradle Song” 10. LUIGI ABRATE, Tenor: Mascagni - Il Piccolo Marat: Act 3 - “Ah! se tu m’ami Mariella” 11. HELENA FORTI, Soprano: Brahms - “Vergebliches Ständchen”, Op. 84, No. 4 12. ÉMILE MARCELIN, Tenor: Rousseau - Le Hulla: Act 3, Scene 3 - “Arrivera ce qui doit arriver” 13. ÉMILE MARCELIN, Tenor: Rousseau - Le Hulla: Act 4, Scene 1 - “Que cette nuit” 14. EVELYN HERBERT, Soprano: Romberg /Hammerstein II - The New Moon: Act 1 - “Wanting You” 15. ROGELIO BALDRICH, Tenor: Alonso/Arniches/J. de Lucio -“Coplas de Ronda” 16. ANDRÉE MARILLIET, Soprano: Wagner - Lohengrin: Act 1, Scene 2: “Einsam in trüben Tagen” 17. CLEMENS ANDRIJENKO, Tenor: Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana: “O Lola, ch'ai di latti la cammisa” (“Siciliana”) 18. BIDU SAYÃO, Soprano: Burle Marx - “Ave Maria” 19. KARL SCHMITT-WALTER, Baritone: Verdi - Rigoletto: Act 2: “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” 20. VERNA OSBORNE, Soprano: Massenet - Manon: Act 3, Scene 1 - “Je marche sur tous les chemins…Obéissons quand leur voix appelle” (“Gavotte”) 21. GIORGIO SEMBRI, Tenor: Puccini - Tosca: Act 3 - “E lucevan le stelle” 22. FRIEDA VAN HESSEN, Soprano: Herbert - Mlle. Modiste: Act 1 - “Kiss Me Again”


“There is no change from the usual panoramic mixture of records from the beginning to the middle of the 20th century, from singers ranging from the well-known (at least among collectors) to the completely forgotten, and whose only common feature is that they have almost certainly never previously been re-issued. Nor is there any change to the excellence of Seth Winner’s transfers or the superb quality of the booklet….as always, there is more than enough to make [this issue] well worth buying. For me, the Verdi Requiem sides recorded in 1913 for the Verdi Centenary by Bettoni and Ponzano with the La Scala forces under Sabajno…[from a group of at least eleven sides (matrices 701aj to 711aj)]….are stunningly good in every respect – this is a real performance, and the choir, the orchestra and even the recording do not let us down in any way. For me, the Verdi Requiem sides alone are worth the price of this CD.”

- Paul Steinson, THE RECORD COLLECTOR, 2021

“And so we come to this latest release from the Vocal Record Collectors' Society. It contains precisely the kind of rarified content in one respect or another that collectors of historical singers of opera and song have spent hours delighting - and not just ourselves, but others who have fallen into our clutches….

This disc presents the same kind of experience one would expect upon visiting a knowledgeable collector who, by chance, is also an expert digital editor. Add in biographies of the singers and record information (dates, side length, matrix and catalog numbers, etc), and you have all the makings of a fine collectors' get together….

Seth Winner does a superior job with the digital transfers. If you aren't aware of the VRCS's annual series but enjoy sampling the rarer side of vintage operatic and song transfers from extensive collections, you should seriously consider this.”

- Barry Brenesal, FANFARE