Tamagno Historic Masters set 10"

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Historic Masters, after the issue of the outstanding Tamagno 12" set, has just published the rest of the Tamagno recordings pressed on 10" records. The 10" records pressed on 15 double sided vinyl records as follows:
All recorded at Ospedaletti, Susa, Italy between 7th and 11th February 1903, with piano accompaniment.

HMFT 8
Esultate – Otello – Verdi
Matrix number; 3000, unpublished
Esultate – Otello – Verdi
Matrix number; 3001-R-FT, published as 52673 and DR100

HMFT 9
Niun mi tema – Otello – Verdi
Matrix number; 3002-R-FT, published as 52674 and DR100
Niun mi tema – Otello – Verdi
Matrix number; 3003, unpublished

HMFT 10
Ora e per sempre – Otello – Verdi
Matrix number; 3004-W-FT, published as 52675 and DR105
Un di all' azzurro spazio – Andrea Chénier – Giordano
Matrix number; 3005, unpublished

HMFT 11
Re del ciel – Le prophète – Meyerbeer
Matrix number; 3006-FT, Published in July 1997 as HM117
Un dì all' azzurro spazio – Andrea Chénier – Giordano
Matrix number; 3007-FT, Published in July 1997 as HM117

HMFT 12
Un dì all' azzurro spazio – Andrea Chénier – Giordano
Matrix number; 3008-R-FT, published as 52676 and DR102
Ora e per sempre – Otello – Verdi
Matrix number; 3009, unpublished

HMFT 13
Re del ciel – Le prophète – Meyerbeer
Matrix number; 3010, unpublished
Re del ciel – Le prophète – Meyerbeer
Matrix number; 3011-R-FT, published as 52677 and DR104

HMFT 14
Di quella pira – Il trovatore – Verdi
Matrix number; 3012-W-FT, unpublished originally but issued in February 1972 by BIRS as HMA4
Di quella pira – Il trovatore – Verdi
Matrix number; 3013-R-FT, published as 52678 and DR102

HMFT 15
Sopra Berta – Le prophète – Meyerbeer
Matrix number; 3014-R-FT, published as 52679 and DR104
Sopra Berta – Le prophète – Meyerbeer
Matrix number; 3015, unpublished but issued in May 1987 as HMA43

HMFT 16
Adieu donc, vains objets – Hérodiade – Massenet
Matrix number; 3016-FT, published as 52680
Adieu donc, vains objets – Hérodiade – Massenet
Matrix number; 3017, unpublished but issued in May 1987 as HMA43

HMFT 17
Figli miei – Samson et Dalila – Saint Saëns
Matrix number; 3018-FT, unpublished but issued in Mar 1992 as HMB85
Figli miei – Samson et Dalila – Saint Saëns
Matrix number; 3019-R-FT, published as 52681, DR101 and VA62

HMFT 18
O muto asil – Guillaume Tell – Rossini
Matrix number; 3020-R-FT, published as 52682 and DR103
Corriam, voliam – Guillaume Tell – Rossini
Matrix number; 3021-R-FT, published as 52683

HMFT 19
Quand nos jours – Hérodiade – Massenet
Matrix number; 3022, unpublished
Esultate – Otello – Verdi
Matrix number; 3024, unpublished

HMFT 20
Ora e per sempre – Otello – Verdi
Matrix number; 3025-W-FT, unpublished originally but issued in February 1972 by BIRS as HMA4
Corriam, voliam – Guillaume Tell – Rossini
Matrix number; 3026-FT, published as 52683X and DR103

HMFT 21
Quand nos jours – Hérodiade – Massenet
Matrix number; 3027-W-FT, published as 52684, DR101 and VA62
Deserto sulla terra – Il trovatore – Verdi
Matrix number; 3028-FT, published as 7-52277 and DR105v (announced as "Dedico alla memoria di mio padre")

HMFT 22
Ti vorrei rapire – Song – Gastaldon
Matrix number; 3023, published as 52685
nb 3023 is sung by an unknown baritone, possibly Tamagno's brother or Antonio Cotogni?.

As for speed Historic Masters only give only following recommendation, as the different experts, as it is normally the case, did not agree. The group of recordings from 3000 to 3008 play best at around 76/77; the group from 3009 to 3013 at around 73/4; the group from 3019 to 3028 at around 76/77. In the absence of consensus it is not possible to give a clear recommendation for the group between 3014 and 3018 and the very last record 3028. One school of thought prefers the lower speed of 73/4 whilst the other opts for 77/8. Historic Masters suggest playing the records at the speeds which you think is the most appropriate! Thanks to Historic Masters, there is no need to buy any Tamagno original records. They will never match the vinyl pressings in terms of vividness. The Tamagno project is a great achievement of Historic Masters.

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