Home  -  Microscopes  -  Pocket Watches  -  Books  -  Cylinders Auction Sale of a Piano George Graham (reciter)/F. W. Gaisberg (piano) Berliner (U.S.) 7” disc, No. 644W, dated 26 May 1896 Sardana, Perlas y Diamants (J. Serra)  Copla ‘La Principal de l’Ampurda’ – recorded at La Bisbal d’Empordà, Catalonia, Spain Gramophone & Typewriter disc G.C. 60250 (10” black label, matrix 7862F), c. 1904 La Bisbal is a small town near Girona, the home of a flourishing ceramics industry and, even today, a centre for the study and practice of the sardana. Salut d’Amour (Elgar) Jacques [Leopold] Jacobs (violin), w. piano Gramophone & Typewriter 10” black label disc, No. G.C.7941, circa April 1901 gramophone_new_01.jpg Home  -  Microscopes  -  Pocket Watches  -  Books  -  Cylinders The Lily of Laguna (Leslie Stuart) W. Louis Bradfield (bar.), w. piano Berliner (British) 7” disc, No. 2922 (matrix 1466), 16 October 1900  Warning: racially offensive language This record is an early British example of Eldridge Johnson’s new wax-cut recording process, which gave a much rounder and fuller tone than before. Apart from its heavy surface, it could easily be a recording from fifteen or twenty years later. Extracts from Der Mann mit den drei Frauen (Franz Lehár)  Mizzi Günther (sop.)/Louise Kartousch (sop.)/Ludwig Herold (ten.)/Gramophone Orch./Franz Lehár Gramophone Company (‘pre-Dog’) 10” black label discs, 1908 Trio (act II), Ich bin eine Frau von Temp’rament Günther/Kartousch/Herold  2-44336 (matrix 12201u) Page 1   Acoustic recordings: 1896–1910 Page 3   Electric recordings: 1925–1939 Signal Duet (act II), [Es wär’ so schön . . . ] Gar manche Frau wird in der Ehe Günther/Herold 2-44333 (matrix 12200u) As it is often difficult to decide whether to list records under title, composer or artist (any of which may turn out to be the principal element of interest), I have evaded all three and arranged them chronologically instead. Clever Mr. Green  Dan Leno (comic), w. piano Gramophone & Typewriter disc G.C. 2-2517 (10” black label, matrix 1095-NB-15h), December 1901             Berliner disc (U.S.), No. 644W, dated 26 May 1896 jacobs_salut_label.jpg Armonia religiosa (popularly known as Trombe d’Argento) (Domenico Silveri) Brass sextet Gramophone & Typewriter disc G.C. 54792 (black ‘Canto Gregoriano’ label, matrix 21953/4h), 1904 Page 2   Acoustic recordings: 1911–1925 Private Tommy Atkins (Samuel Potter) Tom Brice (bar.)/?Amy Williams (piano) Berliner (British) 7” disc, No. 2027 (matrix y-3-8), 5 September 1898 The song dates from 1893 and was originally included in the musical A Gaiety Girl. The record can only accommodate one verse out of four. Maybells and Flowers (Maiglöckchen und die Blumelein) (Mendelssohn, op. 63 no. 6) Messrs. Bennett & Taylor (flute & clarinet), w. piano Berliner (British) 7” disc, No. 8028 (matrix 2381), 12 March 1901 The piece is a straightforward transcription of a duet for two female voices. I understand that Maiglöckchen, literally ‘little bell[s] of May’, is actually the German name for what is called in English ‘lily of the valley’. Filiae Jerusalem (Andrea Gabrieli, IAG 136)  Sixtine Chapel Choir/Lorenzo Perosi Gramophone Company disc D. 833 (=G.C. 054750) (12” black label, matrix 277i), 1904 Hodie nobis caelorum Rex (Gregorian plainsong) (First Respond from Office of Matins for Christmas Day)  Choir of Augustinian Friars, Rome Gramophone Company disc D. 833 (=G.C. 054766) (12” black label, matrix 301i), 1904