Mapleson Cylinders

Mediafire link for Mapleson cylinders

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As the sleeve notes for this LP observe, this is not high-fidelity sound. This is IRCC LP7006, issued in 1955, containing transfers of a number of Mapleson Cylinders, recorded live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House from 1901 to 1903.

Track listing as follows:

1. Donizetti – La Fille du Régiment – Rataplan (Act 2) and Duet (Act 1)
Marcella Sembrich, soprano; Marie van Cauteren, soprano; Thomas Salignac, tenor; Charles Gilibert, baritone. Philippe Flon, conductor
30/1/1903

2. Verdi – La Traviata – Sempre libera
Marcella Sembrich, soprano; Carlo Dani, tenor. Luigi Mancinelli, conductor
27/2/1903

3. Leoncavallo – Pagliacci – Opening Act 2
Antonio Scotti, baritone. Philippe Flon, conductor
30/1/1903

4. Meyerbeer – Les Huguenots – Duet Act 3 (four fragments)
Johanna Gadski, soprano; Edouard de Reszke, bass. Philippe Flon, conductor
24/1/1903

5. Wagner – Tristan und Isolde – Love Duet Act 2 (two fragments)
Lillian Nordica, soprano; Georg Anthes, tenor; Ernestine Schumann-Heink, contralto. Alfred Hertz, conductor
9/2/1903

6. Wagner – Lohengrin – Mein Held, in dem muss vergeh’n (Act 2)
Johanna Gadski; soprano; Georg Anthes, tenor. Alfred Hertz, conductor
7/2/1903

7. Wagner – Die Walküre – Herrlichste Maid! (Act 3)
Lillian Nordica, soprano; Johanna Gadski, soprano; David Bispham, baritone; Marguerite Marilly, soprano; Camille Seygard, soprano; Marie van Cauteren, soprano; Mathilde Bauermeister, contralto; Carrie Bridewell, contralto; Louise Homer, contralto; Marie Maurer, contralto; Ernestine Schumann-Heink, contralto. Alfred Hertz, conductor
21/2/1903

8. Wagner – Siegfried – Ho-ho! Ho-hei! (Act 1)
Andreas Dippel, tenor; Albert Reiss, tenor. Walter Damrosch, conductor
4/3/1902
(Sleeve notes attribute to Jean de Reszke, and Alfred von Hübbenet, 19th March 1901, conducted by Walter Damrosch)

9. Wagner – Siegfried – O Siegfried (Act 3)
Lillian Nordica, soprano; Georg Anthes, tenor. Alfred Hertz, conductor
19/1/1903

10. Gounod – Faust – Air des bijoux
Emma Calvé, soprano. Armando Seppilli, conductor
15/2/1902

11. Gounod – Faust – Trio de duel
Albert Alvarez, tenor; Mathilde Bauermeister, contralto; Giuseppe Campanari, baritone; Edouard de Reszke, bass. Luigi Mancinelli, conductor
18/2/1903

12. Gounod – Faust – Final trio
Dame Nellie Melba, soprano; Albert Saléza, tenor; Edouard de Reszke, bass. Luigi Mancinelli, conductor
4/3/1901

13. Verdi – La Traviata – Un dì felice, eterea
Dame Nellie Melba, soprano; Andreas Dippel, tenor; Aristide Masiero, tenor. Philippe Flon, conductor
16/3/1901

14. Meyerbeer – L’Africaine – Duet, Act 4 (Three fragments)
Lucienne Bréval, soprano; Jean de Reszke, tenor. Philippe Flon, conductor
15/3/1901

15. Meyerbeer – Les Huguenots – A ce mot tout s’anime
Suzanne Adams, soprano; Louise Homer, contralto. Philippe Flon, conductor
1/3/1902
(Credited on record sleeve as Melba, 11th March 1901, conducted by Flon)