V2663.Vocal Record Collectors' Society - 2021 Issue, incl. Esperanza Clasenti, Jose Soler, Luisa Ardizzoni-Tosi, Aristodemo Giorgini, Nini Frascani, Tina Poli-Randaccio, Giovanni Inghilleri, Antonio Gelli, Loretta Di Lelio, Elisa Petri, Mathilde Saiman, Berthe Cesar, Yvonne Brothier, Maurice Sauvageot, Guy Cazenave, Maria Janowska, Oskar Kamionsky, Kerstin Thorborg, Louis Dornay (Louis Goldsteen), Jozef Sterkens, August Bockmann & Edwin Steffe . VRCS-2021. Transfers by Seth B. Winner.
“[This] latest release from the Vocal Record Collectors' Society 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 [relating to another recent issue]