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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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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.

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