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Adam, Adolphe
Alvarez, Fermin Maria
Alvarez, Javier
Amani, Nikolai
Anonymous,
Arditi, Luigi
Arensky, Anton Stepanovich
Arona, Columbino
Ball, Michael
Barthelemy, Richard
Bartlett, James Carroll
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Bellini, Vincenzo
Berlioz, Hector
Bizet, Georges
Boito, Arrigo
Borodin, Alexander Porfiryevich
Bottacchiari,
Brahms, Johannes
Brewer, Alfred Herbet
Bridge, Frank
Chapi, Ruperto
Charpentier, Marc-Antoine
Chopin, Frederic
Ciampi, Vincenzo
Cilea, Francesco
Clay, Frederick
Cottrau, Teodoro
Coward, Noel
Dargomyzhsky, Alexander Sergeyevich
de Crescenzo, Vincenzo
de Curtis, Ernesto
de Leva, Enrico
de Luca, Francesco
Debussy, Claude
Delannoy, Marcel
Delibes, Leo
Denza, Luigi
di Capua, Eduardo
Diack, John Michael
Diaz, Eugeno
Donaudy, Stefano
Donizetti, Gaetano
Duparc, Henri
E. Ray Goetz/Jose Padilla,
Eisler, Hanns
Elgar, Edward
Falla, Manuel de
Faure, Gabriel
Favart-Exaudet,
Flotow, Friedrich von
Fontenailles, Nicholas de
Foster, Stephen
Franchetti, Alberto
Franck, Cesar
Gaiser,
Gardner, Clarence G.
Giordani, Giuseppe
Giordano, Umberto
Glazunov, Alexander
Glinka, Mikhail
Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Godard, Benjamin
Goldmark, Karl
Gomes, Carlos
Goring-Thomas, Arthor
Gotze, Carl
Gounod, Charles-Francois
Granier, Jules
Grechaninov, Alexander
Gruber, Franz Xaver
Guion, David
H. Taylor/M.H. Brahe,
Hahn, Reynaldo
Halevy, Jacques Fromenthal Elie
Handel, George Frideric
Harteveld, Wilhelm
Hertel, Johann Wilhelm
Heuberger, Richard
Holmes, John
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
Humperdinck, Engelbert
Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger,
Johann Carl Gottfried Lœwe,
Joves, Manuel
Kahn, Percy
Kalman, Emmerich
Kern, Jerome
Kienzl,
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
Kunneke, Eduard
Laserna, Blas
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero
Literes, Antonio
Lortzing, Albert
Lully, Jean-Baptiste
Mario,
Martens, Frederick
Martini, Giovanni
Marx, Joseph
Mascheronin, Edoardo
Massenet, Jules
Mattei, Tito
Meisel, Willy
Melichar, Alois
Mendelssohn, Felix
Meyerbeer, Giacomo
Michelena, Anton y
Molloy, James Lyman
Moore, Clement-Clarke
Moriacchi, Armanno
Moszkowski, Moritz
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich
Napravnik, Eduard
Nicto,
Nin-Culmell, Joaquin Maria
Novello, Ivor
Obradors, Fernando
Ochs, Siegfried
Offenbach, Jacques
O'Hara, Geoffrey
Olcott,
Olivieri, Dino
Pagans,
Paladilhe, Emile
Parisotti, Alessandro
Pessard, Emile
Pestalozza, Alberto
Petrov, Andrey
Piggott, H.E.
Planquette, Robert
Ponce, Manuel Maria
Ponchielli, Amilcare
Puccini, Giacomo
Rachmaninoff, Serge
Rasbach, Oscar
Remick, Elinor
Reyer,
Ricciardi, Vincenzo
Riemann, Kurt
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich
Romberg, Andreas
Ronald, Landon
Rossini, Gioachino
Rotoli, Augusto
Rubinstein, Anton
Rumbold,
Sadero, Geni
Saint-Saens, Camille
Schubert, Franz
Schumann, Robert
Scuderi, Salvatore
Secchi, Antonio
Stainer, John
Steffe, William
Strauss, Richard
Strauss I, Johann
Strauss II, Johann
Sullivan, Arthur
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Thomas, Ambroise
Tosti, Francesco
Traditional,
Trimarchi, Rocco
Valverde, Jaoquin
Varnay, Astrid
Varney, Louis
Verdi, Giuseppe
Wagner, Richard
Ward, Samuel A.
Weckerlin, John-Baptiste
Wolf, Hugo
Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno
Yradier, Sebastian
Zapata,
Zardo, Redento
Zeller, Carl
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Abbott,
Alda, Frances
Alexandrovich, Alexandr
Alma Gluck,
Alpar, Gitta
Amato, Pasquale
Antonicelli, Giuseppe
Bada, Angelo
Bellezza, Vincenzo
Berger, Erna
Berlin State Opera Orchestra,
Bettendorf, Emmy
Black, Frank
Bonci, Alessandro
Bourdon, Rosario
Caruso, Enrico
Cebotari, Maria
Celebrity Quartet,
Cellini, Renato
Copeland, George
Cottone, Salvatore
Crooks, Richard
Cuenod, Hugues
Damayev, Vasily
de Gogorza, Emilio
de Luca, Giuseppe
de Lucia, Fernando
Destin, Emmy
Destinn, Emmy
Didur, Adam
Dobrint, Otto
Dougherty, Celius
Dougherty, Celius
Eames, Emma
Egener, Minnie
Elman, Mischa
Emmy Goedel-Dreisings Kinderchor,
Erb, Karl
Escalaïs, Léon
Favero, Mafalda
Galli-Curci, Amelita
Ghione, Franco
Gigli, Beniamino
Giraud, Fiorello
Gluck, Alma
Goehr, Walter
Gorin, Igor
Groh, Herbert Ernst
Grossmann, Walther
Hauke, Ernst
Heger, Robert
Helbig, Hedwig
Homer, Louise
Husch, Gerhard
Illiard, Ellice
Jacoby, Josephine
Journet, Marcel
Kahn, Percy
Kaminosky, Oscar
Kastorsky, Vladimir
Keast, Raymond
Kipnis, Alexander
Klementyev, Lev
Korjus, Miliza
Koshetz, Nina
Kunneke, Eduard
Lapitino,
Lapitino, Francis
Laughton, Charles
Lawrence, Gertrude
Leboshutz,
Lehmann, Lilli
Lehmann, Lotte
Lennarta,
Lucacewska, Giannina
Magini-Coletti, Antonio
Maksakov, Maximilian
Marchesi, Blanche
Martinelli, Giovanni
Mascagni, Pietro
McCormack, John
Melba, Nellie
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,
Milanov, Zinka
Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Moscona, Nicolai
Muller, Johannes
Muzio, Claudia
O'Connell, Charles
Onegin, Sigrid
Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin,
Orchester der Städtischen Oper Berlin,
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala,
Orchestra Theater des Westens, Berlin,
Orgel und Odeon Künstler-Orchester mit gemischen Chor,
Orthmann, Erich
Pasternack, Josef
Pavelvsky,
Peerce, Jan
Pelletier, Wilfred
Perini,
Perlea, Jonel
Pinkert, Regina
Planel, Paul
Ponselle, Rosa
Rabinowitsch, Max
Rathbone, Basil
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,
Reibold, Bruno
Robeson, Paul
Rome Opera House Orchestra,
Rosing, Vladimir
Ruth, Ludwig
Sabino, A.
Scaramberg, Emile
Schipa, Tito
Schmalstich, Clemens
Schmidt,
Schmidt, Joseph
Schumann, Elisabeth
Schumann-Heink,
Schumann-Heink, Ernestine
Scognamiglio, Gaetano
Scotti, Antonio
Shaw, Robert
Shevelyov, Nikolay
Shilkrit, Nat
Sibiryakov, Lev
Signorini, Francesco
Slotsov, Boris
Smirnov, Dimitri
Sobinov, Leonid
Sprishevskaya, Odarka Trifonieva
Tauber, Richard
Tetrazzini, Luisa
Teyte, Maggie
The Robert Shaw Chorale,
The Robert Shaw Chorale & Orchestra,
Thomas, John Charles
Tibbett, Lawrence
Vezzani, César
Victor Orchestra,
Viñas, Francesco
Vitting, Yevgeniy
Warren, Leonard
Weissmann, Frieder
Yermolenko-Yuzhina, Natalia
Yuzhin, David
Zweig, Fritz
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The Prima Voce series began in 1989 and has become one of the most important and unified vocal archives on disc. The catalogue runs to 150 titles containing almost 3,000 songs and arias from the greatest singers performing from the birth of vocal recording in about 1900 to the arrival of tape and the LP in about 1949. All tracks are taken from original 78 rpm discs. Record buyers and voice fanciers have always responded with enthusiasm to the warm, immediate and appealing sound that our huge acoustic horn generates. In 2006 - after years of detailed experimentation - Prima Voce admitted a modern pick-up to its transfer suite. Some records, typically those made later than 1940, are now transferred in this way on a case-by-case basis.

The process of making an 'acoustic' transfer is more accurately described as re-recording than remastering. First, suitable 78 pressings are tracked down, then studied through careful listening. Instead of a modern electric stylus we use thorns. Much softer than the shellac discs, the thorns quickly wear to the exact shape of the groove. Because they fill the groove and are therefore in contact with all of the information contained in it, the original balance of 'signal to noise' is restored. Our purpose-built horn gramophone is a development of the most sophisticated 'acoustic' swan neck gramophones that first appeared in the 1930s - the horn nearly six metres long! The increase in size, together with some fine adjustments to the curve of the horn, makes it possible to reproduce a greater range of frequencies. The horn amplifies the sound purely acoustically into a much larger one. Placed in front of the horn is the same 'Ambisonic' microphone that we use to make our modern recordings, simply capturing the 'performance'.
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PV 7927
Caruso in Song, Volume 3
PV 7938
Charles Kullman
PV 7924
Enrico Caruso - Opera Volume 3
PV 7919
Gerhard Husch
Arias
PV 7934
Groh
In Opera
PV 7937
Igor Gorin
In Opera and Song
PV 7931
John Charles Thomas in Opera and Song
PV 7939
Leonard Warren
PV 7914
Lev Sibiryakov
Arias and Songs
PV 7921
Lilli Lehmann
Operatic Arias
PV 7932
Lucrezia Bori
In Opera and Song
PV 7918
Mafalda Favero
PV 7935
Nina Koshetz
Arias and Songs
PV 7929
Operatic Arias with Alessandro Bonci
PV 7922
Operatic Arias with Emilio de Gogorza
PV 7911
Operatic Arias with Fernando de Lucia
PV 7839
Prima Voce Party
PV 7915
Russian Voices
PV 7861
The Spirit of Christmas Past
PV 7941
Verdi
Zinka Milanov Sings Verdi
PV 7926
Vezzani (1888 - 1951)
PV 7917
Vladimir Kastorsky
Arias and Songs