May 21, 2011

Ah! Lève toi Soleil!

The Librabry of Congress has put online some Victor recordings from the early XXth century in a section called National Jukebox. The Opera section contains, to date, more than 1000 extracts.

This is indeed a good way to re-discover famous operas and famous names from the past, long since forgotten. In the French section, this includes extracts from

Other Gounod's extracts:

Extracts from Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles:
    And I haven't even started the italian section...