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' Singers of Yesterday'

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A Programme of Gramophone Records selected and introduced by Mr. HERMAN KLEIN
IN THIS RECITAL Mr. Herman Klein recalls as much as he can of the qualities that distinguished the art of some great singers of the recent past, and uses for his purpose some early gramophone records. He discusses the vexed question of the superiority of bygone famous voices over those of the present age, and explains the factors in the comparison that he draws. His object is to account for that difference, whatever it may be ; and he endeavours, by means of his long experience both as critic and teacher, to compensate by vivid analysis and definition for that which the gramophone of pre-microphone days was unable to illustrate with absolute truth. He can at least tell us from personal knowledge how the great singers worked, and demonstrate some of the salient features of their wonderful artistry.

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Introduced By: Mr. Herman Klein
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