Dg 120: Anniversary Edition
The legendary shellac era between 1897 and the 1940s is a fascinating era full of pioneers, artists, courageous producers, ingenious Technicians and engineers: truly a golden age of unprecedented musical innovation. This album presents a selection of the most culturally significant recordings from the rediscovered shellac collection: we hear Pietro Mascagni conducting his own works and the baritone Titta Ruffo, known as Caruso's greatest rival, with Rossini's aria Aria Largo al factotum. The legendary violinist Vasa Prihova interprets Dvorák and Elgar, the Mozart tenor Julius Patzak sings the aria "Folget der Heißgeliebten" from Don Giovanni, and international stars such as Louis Armstrong and L. Anders Andersen also perform Stars like Louis Armstrong and Lale Andersen play famous jazz standards. All tracks originate from so-called "father and mother" recordings, which are restored, digitized with the most modern technology and carefully and carefully reworked. The 1-CD digipack is presented in a high quality gold-foil finishing as well as a 20-page booklet with the most important the most important information about the individual tracks.