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Filming Enrico Caruso's "Vocal Organs" (1915)

Caruso hamming it up for the Universal camera crew and 1915’s version of the Paparazzi, from Motion Picture World (March 13, 1915). We have no idea whether the close-up of his “vocal organs” has survived.

78 And Other Disc Records

Two guys and a gal: "The Pearl Fishers"

I was happy to see that the Metropolitan Opera’s lineup for the 2015-2016 season includes Georges Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) which has not been seen at the Met since Enrico Caruso, Giuseppe De Luca, and Frieda Hempl sang it in 1916. 466 more words

Music

sing within yourself

“Remember also to sing within yourself, as it were—to feel the tones all through your being; otherwise your singing will possess no sentiment, emotion or authority. 52 more words

Literature

Mario Lanza - The Voice

Day 269 of Colourisation Project – January 31

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

What Alfred Arnold Cocozza lacked in height, he made up for with his beautiful tenor voice. 370 more words

Colorization

the practical significance

“I wish to say here a word in regard to the practical significance of such nervousness. Artists who do not experience it are those who lack real genius.” 10 more words

Literature

against this practice

“Though I indulge occasionally in a cigarette, I advise all singers, particularly young singers, against this practice, which can certainly not fail to have a bad effect on the delicate lining of the throat, the vocal chords and the lungs.” 10 more words

Literature

State of the art - Deutsche Grammophon : The story/Die Geschichte by Rémy Louis

A gorgeous package giving the history of the Deutsche Grammophon classical label. It starts with the invention of the gramophone by Emile Berliner (Edison was only the first person to record sound; the system of flat discs and lateral groove recording was Berliner’s) and the evolution of the Deutsche Grammophon company. 448 more words