To end the Viennese theme for New Year, the two famous tenor arias from Lehár’s The Land of Smiles, sterlingly sung in English by Frank Titterton. My copy of this 1930s DECCA record is very worn (especially “You are my heart’s delight” which was clearly much played) and though I’ve done my best to improve the sound, it remains very flawed.Titterton’s glorious voice shines through nonetheless!

Lehár – The Land of Smiles – Patiently Smiling – Frank Titterton

Lehár – The Land of Smiles – You are my heart’s delight – Frank Titterton

(mp3 files – click to play, or right click the link, then select “Save as”)

Decca F 2325
Matrices KB 65-2C, KB 66-3C
Recorded c1930