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Original Argentine Tangos

Historische Originalaufnahmen • Enregistrements historiques • Original historic recordings
Buenos Aires – Paris, 1920 – 1940
Tango, Tango - this album presents a selection of the best argentine Tangos from the golden era 1920-1940.
Transferred from original shellack masters in pristine quality it offers the greatest pleasure listening to the wonderful playing of the most famous argentine tango singers and orchestras.


Mala suerte • Francisco Canaro • Orquesta Tipica Argentin
Tormenta • Francisco Canaro • Orquesta Tipica Argentin
Desengano • José M. Lucchesi • Orchestre de Tangos
Madreselva • Francisco Canaro • Orquesta Tipica Argentin
Primer Amor • José Granados • Orchestre de Tangos
La Cumparsita • Oscar Roma • Orquesta argentin
La Muchacha del circo • Carlos Gardel (Matos Rodriguez)


and much more…


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'A sad thought, which you can dance', so described him Enrique Santos Discépolo, one of the greatest poets of Tango texts.
The Tango is one of the great authentic folk music of the world.

These recordings astonish not only by their passion, heartbreaking and typical Argentine melancholy, but they produce a mood, which Transports us back into these distant era.Great composers embraced the Tango (Ravel, Albéniz, Stravinsky and many more) and he moved into the elegant salons of the French metropolis. Many Tango artists came from Buenos Aires and worked in Paris, and they recorded numerous records. Some of these songs can be heard on this album, and their text are sung in French.
Unfortunately not much remains from the splendor of this time any longer, just photos, scores and shellac records are witness to its heritage.
The selection, which you, dear listeners and have in front of your eyes and ears offers a diverse collection of over 20 years of tango history, played by different formations.

Listen for example to the individual voices in Tango-couplets, accompanied by a single guitar, in which the typical rhythm is only hinted at and the lyrical character of singing stands in the foreground. You also will listen to numerous Tango hits, that could effortlessly flame up every today's Ballroom atmosphere.
It is admirable, how free, how passionately and relaxed the singers and musicians play out their emotions, how entirely genuine they could express their feelings and how tastefully and naturally all this is done: it comes to us after so many years and every Tango Orchestra has its own distinguished sound.





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Georges BOULANGER (1893-1958)
The great Gipsy Violinist Der große Zigeunergeiger • Le grand violoniste gitan

Original recordings from the 1930s and 40s:
What a gypsy feels like, Puszta dreams, Black Eyes, Lonely Under the Stars, Amoureuse, Tokaj, Loin du Bal, Da capo.v.a
Originalaufnahmen aus den 30er und 40er Jahren: Was ein Zigeuner fühlt, Pusztaträume, Schwarze Augen, Einsam unterm Sternenzelt, Amoureuse, Tokaj, Loin du Bal, Da capo.v.a Georges Boulanger, Violin and his orchestra
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01 The violin in love
02 Julika
03 I want to dream of the Puszta
04 Magya Bor
05 Max and Moritz
06 red roses
07 Puszta fairy tale
08 Love (Slowfox)
09 You, you pass me (Slowfox)
10 Puszta Fox (Slowfox from Operetta »Doroszmai Szelmalom)
11 my heart! (Tango)
12 Lonely under the stars
13 Tango, you are my favorite music (Tango)
14 At the Black Sea (Tango)
15 Tango Marina
16 two guitars
17 Africa
18 Hungarian Tokay (foxtrot)
19 Kiss Me Under Stars (Foxtrot)
20 Da Capo (Foxtrot)


Who and what was Georges Boulanger? Despite his preeminence as a gypsy violinist, he was no gypsy.
Born into a musical family in 1893 in Tuclea, Romania, as the son of a Greek father and Bulgarian mother,
his real name of Panzati was set aside in favor of the good sounding pseudonym.
The name Boulanger, created by his Francophile parents, soon made him world-famous.
He received the best possible training at the Bucharest Conservatory and then in Dresden with Leopold Auer,
the most famous violin teacher of the time, and whose world-renowned students (i.e. Jascha
Heifetz and Nathan Milstein) were the most significant virtuosi. Georges Boulanger conquered the field in Berlin of the 1930s as one of the greatest and most famous Gypsy Violinist with his incomparable tone, his vibrato, his great virtuosity and distinguished showmanship.
Those who will listen to his recordings have had an encounter with greater art.
One can hear his delightful compositions, his standards and classics, the tangos of his
best time which, thanks to modern techniques, again sound fresh and new - better than ever.
It makes him unforgettable. Salon Music and Georges Boulanger:
DA CAPO!


Georges Boulanger (1893-1958) was a Romanian violinist, conductor and composer.
He is considered one of the most important salon violinists of the interwar period. He achieved great fame in the 1920s and 1930s, especially in Germany. Boulanger played for various record companies records and reached its peak in the years 1935/1936.

He was student of Leopold Auer in Dresden until 2010. (Other students of Auer were Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein, and Mischa Elman.) Boulanger reached great fame in the salons of St. Petersburg, before coming to Berlin in 1922, where he reached fame with his own compositions of distinguished salon music for the violin.
Boulanger played in radio transmissions that were broadcast live throughout the country. He played in the most famous houses in Berlin and other large European cities such as the Savoy Hotel in London and was contracted by the Bote & Bock Edition who published his musical compositions.

The recordings of this album have been directly transferred from the original 78rpm-matrices and therefore deliver the definite best possible sound results.





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Melody of my dreams - A voice returns Magda Hain - The great German soprano
Original recordings with compositions by Gerhard Winkler 1930-1950
Capri-Fisher • Wedding in the Puszta • Blue are the nights in Spain Song of the Lark • Casanova song • Hurra the circus is here Melodie meiner Träume - Eine Stimme kehrt zurück Originalaufnahmen mit Kompositionen von Gerhard Winkler 1930-1950 Capri-Fischer • Hochzeit in der Puszta Blau sind die Nächte in Spanien Lied der Lerche • Casanovalied Hurra der Zirkus ist da, u.va
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Melodie meiner Träume
Frühling in Paris
Märchen aus dem fernen Orient
Alt-Berliner Kremserfahrt
Blau sind die Nächte in Spanien
In Deiner Heimat
Möwe, Du fliegst in die Heimat
Am Himmel zieh'n die Wolken in die Ferne
Sei gegrüsst, mein Zillertal
Schäferliebe
Der fröhliche Musikant
Ein Sommer ging vorbei
Grossmütterlein
Liebeslied (Es gibt kein Wort dafür)
Hurra, der Zirkus ist da


This album may help to recall the memory of the voice phenomenon Magda Hain, who, as a 19-year-old stenographer, became one of the most popular singers for German radio listeners during WWII.
The songs that Berlin composer Gerhard Winkler wrote for her have become an integral part of German music. With this production, the voice of Magda Hain returns again to the German and international music distribution. The historic recordings, produced between 1942 and 1952, are restored in a cautious manner, so that the original sound of her splendid voice is fully retained.


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Birthday party honouring Maurice Ravel in New York City, March 8, 1928. From left: Oskar Fried, Éva Gauthier, Ravel at piano; Manoah Leide-Tedesco; and George Gershwin.

Oskar Fried - Legendary Conductor of the 20th Century

Peter Tchaikovsky • Symphony No. 6 in b minor op.74 »Pathetique«
Camille Saint-Saëns • Danse Macabre op.40
Georges Bizet • Prelude Act I from »Carmen« • Vorspiel zum 1. Akt aus »Carmen«
Richard Wagner • Spinning Song from »The Flying Dutchman« • Spinnerchor aus »Der Fliegende Holländer«
Carl Maria von Weber • Chorus of Foresters • Jägerchor aus »Der Freischütz«
Leo Délibes • Ballet Suite from »Sylvia« • Balletsuite aus »Sylvia«

Oskar Fried; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin State Opera Chorus & Orchestra;
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; British Symphony Orchestra


Re-mastered from original 78rpm shellac records

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Oskar Fried was certainly one of the most interesting conductor personalities of the past century.
Born in 1871 in Berlin, the son of a Jewish businessman, he showed early musical equipment and learned piano, violin and horn. Coming from a humble background, he earned his first pocket money as a member of Berlin amateur orchestras and his first living as a circus clown, stable boy, and dog trainer before committing composition with Ivan Knorr (1891-92), at the Hoch Conservatory and Engelbert Humperdinck as a private student in Frankfurt studied what he could finance as a member of the Frankfurt Opera House Orchestra.
As a member of Mahler’s inner circle of young conductors–with Willem Mengelberg, Bruno Walter, and Otto Klemperer–Oskar Fried enjoyed eminent credentials, though he failed to secure a permanent post in which to exploit and to market his huge talents.
His were the first inscriptions of several of the works on this album: The sheer power of the performances shines through each of them.