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A Recital


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by PETER DAWSON (bass) PETER DAWSON broadcast from a London studio for the first time in his career just over two years ago, and his somewhat rare appearances before the microphone since then have been among the most popular of recital broadcasts. He was born of Scottish parentage in Adelaide, South Australia, fifty. years ago, came to England when he was twenty, and studied singing under, amongst others, Sir Charles Santley, one of the greatest of a century of British singers. By 1909, after an experimental period as a comedian in variety, he was making his first appearance in opera at Covent Garden Theatre in a season of German opera conducted by Dr. Hans Richter. Since then he has toured, and toured again, Great Britain, the British Colonies, the Far East, and practically the world. There is no more popular artist singing today, and as evidence of that his gramophone success attests. In 1904 he made his first gramophone record, and he has been recording ever since. The latest figures show that over ten million records of Peter Dawson 's songs have been sold throughout the world-an almost incredible number.
These records are distributed over close upon two hundred different items, ranging from lieder and operatic excerpts to such familiar songs as Father O'Flynn and The Miner's dream of home. But part of Mr. Dawson's brilliance in his versatility. He is completely at home on any platform and in any programme.


Bass: Peter Dawson
Unknown: Peter Dawson

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