120 Years of Deutsche Grammophon - The Golden Age of Shellac (The Anniversary Edition)
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CD £7.99
  • SKU: 4836174
  • UPC: 0028948361748
  • Release Date: 11 January 2019

Description

The 120th anniversary of Deutsche Grammophon led to an initiative illuminating the very beginning of the recording industry: the legendary Shellac Era, historically located between c.1897 and the 1930s, is a fascinating epoch of pioneering artists, courageous producers, smart technicians and engineers and truly a Golden Age of unprecedented musical innovation. This album presents the most culturally important of the rediscovered shellac tracks: Pietro Mascagni conducting his own works, including the captivating Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana; Caruso?s baritone rival Titta Ruffo singing Largo al factotum; legendary violinist Vasa Prihoda performing Dvorak and Elgar; Mozart tenor Julius Patzak performing Ottavio?s aria from Don Giovanni; and international stars like Louis Armstrong and Lale Andersen contribute some jazz standards. All tracks have been restored from original mother or father discs, digitized with state-of-the-art technology and carefully remastered to the highest standard. The album includes essential track documentation: artists, recording dates if traceable, and the original matrix and catalogue numbers.