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				   Table of Contents     		   APPENDIX A

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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- Band 15

Band 15

Wagner: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG: Prize Song excerpt: "Huldreichster Tag" end of solo section

Unidentified performers (tenor, orchestra?), date

Found on the same cylinder as the Ave Maria (above, Band 13), this is the Abgesang of Walther von Stolzing's "Prize Song," with a concert ending instead of the choral epilogue found in the opera (and therefore certainly not recorded at a performance of the opera). Again, distortion is so fierce as to obscure the exact nature of the accompanying forces (Tom Owen suggests that it may be simply a harmonium). If orchestrally accompanied, it might come from a Sunday-evening concert, possibly that of January 17, 1904, when Burgstaller sang and Mottl conducted (the same concert from which the Wagner Kaisermarsch on Side 10/Band 11 may come), or that of March 6, 1904, when Dippel sang and Hertz conducted.

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    				  				   Band 14 
				   Table of Contents     		   APPENDIX A