The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes
Gounod: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE--Act I: Juliet's Valse excerpt: "Je veux vivre"
Nellie Melba (s), Juliette
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--Luigi Mancinelli
March 9 (matinee), 1901
This is the new transfer of the surviving part of the cylinder given complete on Side 3 from the 1941 Library of Congress transfer. Although incomplete and less "listenable" because of further deterioration of the cylinder (notably a widened crack resulting in untrackable groove skips), this version has a wider frequency response and truer hall ambience. For synopsis and text, see Side 3/Band 4.