Victor Celebrity Label
Gabriel, Thu Dec 31 2015, 08:42am

For upcoming publication of a book titled "Sound Industry in Czech Lands 1900-1946" I look for a picture of the Victor label with a speech given in 1928 by the founder and first president of Czechoslovakia T. G. Masaryk - a spectacular orange-colored label with a photo of Masaryk flanked by colored flags on the top.
Also, I look for a picture of US Brunswick label with any recording of the New York Quartet - its all members were of the Czech origin. Can anybody help? Thanks!

Re: Victor Celebrity Label
Starkton, Thu Dec 31 2015, 16:43pm

Hallo Gabriel,

nice to have you among us. I sincerely wish that you will find what you want and I am looking forward to the announced publication. I have and enjoy a number of opera and lieder discs with Czech singers like Karel Burian, Ema Destinnová, Otakar Mařák, Leo Slezak and, last but not least, Gustav Walter.

Kind regards

Re: Victor Celebrity Label
Gabriel, Thu Dec 31 2015, 17:50pm

Hallo Stephan,

thanks for kind words.The book should be published this year already.
I would not rank Slezak and Walter among Czech singers, though they were born in Bohemia - their talents were much brighter to stay there...

Best regards
Gabriel Gössel

Re: Victor Celebrity Label
Konezni, Thu Dec 31 2015, 21:59pm

Hallo Gabriel,

perhaps this Ultraphon album for nationalist politician Karel Kramář's 70th birthday (1930) may be interesting as well...


Re: Victor Celebrity Label
Konezni, Sun Jan 03 2016, 23:20pm

Sorry, Kramář's speech was recorded in 1930, but the album dates from 1938. Matrix 42047 is a dubbing.