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     OTHERS    Table of Contents     					  Carl Müller

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Lionel Mapleson

Lionel Mapleson


(1865-1937), English music librarian from London, began his association with the Metropolitan Opera in 1889, as a violist in the orchestra. He soon became librarian for the company, drawing upon the enormous collection of scores and parts formed in England by his father and grandfather. During 1902-03, the last of his major years as opera's first pirate recordist, Mapleson was near the bottom of the Met's pay scale. His weekly salary was $48.20 and his employment included three preliminary weeks at half salary, twenty-two weeks for the season; there was a supplementary payment of $15 at the end of the season. His total pay for 1902-03 was $1,147.70. Mapleson remained with the Metropolitan until his death, probably the longest tenure of any individual in the company's history.

Announcements: Side 3/Band 4; Side 9/Band 2; Side 12/Band 11

Family recordings: Side 12/Band 12

     OTHERS    Table of Contents     					  Carl Müller