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

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

by William Shaman, William J. Collins, Calvin M. Goodwin
     
 

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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313278686
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/14/1994
Series:
Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series, #54
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.96(d)

Meet the Author

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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