EJS: Discography of the Edward J. Smith Recordings: The Golden Age of Opera, 1956-1971

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Between 1956 and 1981, Edward J. Smith issued three series of private long-playing recordings devoted almost entirely to historical operatic performance. Smith's first series, The Golden Age of Opera, appeared between 1956 and 1971, and its contents are catalogued here for the first time. Notorious for their lack of accurate documentation, the LPs have remained a source of great frustration to collectors and historians. This volume presents an exhaustive accounting of the thousands of individual recordings ...

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Between 1956 and 1981, Edward J. Smith issued three series of private long-playing recordings devoted almost entirely to historical operatic performance. Smith's first series, The Golden Age of Opera, appeared between 1956 and 1971, and its contents are catalogued here for the first time. Notorious for their lack of accurate documentation, the LPs have remained a source of great frustration to collectors and historians. This volume presents an exhaustive accounting of the thousands of individual recordings contained on the 479 Golden Age of Opera LPs, documented from the most reliable primary and secondary sources, studio and opera house archives, and personal correspondence.

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Between 1956 and 1981, Edward J. Smith issued three series of private long-playing recordings devoted almost entirely to historical operatic performance. This volume catalogues Smith's first series, "The Golden Age of Opera," which appeared between 1956 and 1971. It presents an exhaustive accounting of the thousands of individual recordings contained on the 479 LPs, documented from the most reliable primary and secondary sources, studio and opera house archives, and personal correspondence. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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WILLIAM SHAMAN is on the library faculty of Bemidji State University, Minnesota.

WILLIAM J. COLLINS, an Assistant Professor of English at Kutztown University, teaches American Literature and Science Fiction courses.

CALVIN M. GOODWIN, a priest of the Society of Jesus, teaches classics in a Jesuit secondary school in Portland, Maine.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Selected Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Discography of "The Golden Age of Opera" Series

Appendix

Concordance of Label and Bulletin Misnumberings

Index of Artists

Index of Works Performed

Index of Live Performances

Index of Studio Broadcasts and Telecasts

Index of Radio and Television Programs

Index of Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts and Telecasts

Index of EIAR and RAI Operatic Broadcasts and Telecasts

Index of Film Soundtracks

Index/Concordance of LP Matrix Numbers

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