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Subject: Vocal Record Collectors' Society: February meeting (NYC)
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Date:Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:07:46 -0500
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The Vocal Record Collectors Society presents

From Transylvania With Love: The Great Romanian Vocal Tradition, Part 2
by Ed Tapper

DATE:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 (THE FIRST FRIDAY)
TIME:  7:45P.M. SHARP
PLACE:  CHRIST CHURCH THIRD FLOOR MEETING ROOM, PARK AVE. & 60TH ST., N.Y.C.


Guest presenter Ed Tapper returns on February 3 with the second half of his 
survey of great Romanian singers, some of whom enjoyed major international 
careers, and other great artists who seldom sang or recorded outside of their 
native Romania. Presented last May, Part 1 introduced VRCS members to many fine 
historic Romanian singers unknown to most American vocal fans, as well as highly 
unusual recordings by those Romanian-born international superstars. In preparing 
last years presentation, Ed claimed to have culled over 8 hours of rare Romanian 
vocal treasures. So in order to present the very finest of these, a second half 
seemed necessary. As was the case with Part 1, Ed will present a wide variety of 
singers from the early decades of the 20th century to the present. There will be 
opera, operetta, concert and lieder specialists performing in a multitude of 
different languages. In addition to the bread and butter operatic composers, the 
discussion will include selections of music by a few Romanian composers not 
mentioned in Part 1, as well as a colorful smattering of Romanian folk songs.

Ed Tapper has taught Music and Opera History at the University of Massachusetts 
in Boston and at Suffolk University, and is a frequent lecturer throughout New 
England. He is the owner of Orpheus Classics, a renowned retail store at 362 
Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, devoted to rare opera and classical music 
recordings, scores, autographs and memorabilia.

The February lecture will be Eds eleventh VRCS program. In the past, his 
presentations have included many true rarities, as well as a few fun surprises. 
So please plan to be with us for what is certain to be yet another interesting 
and delightful program!

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OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY DOES NOT PASS UNNOTICED BY ARSC

In September 2016 we did a program celebrating our 60th anniversary by way of 
having our directors choose some favorites from our VRCS LP and CD catalogs 
going back to 1959 and introduce and play them. Seth Winner and Joe Pearce 
presented a somewhat cut version of that same program (still running two hours) 
for ARSC (the Association for Recorded Sound Collections) on December 15, and 
surprise, surprise  you can now see the whole thing on Youtube. (Will your 
suffering never cease?) Go in at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntrphJjUH3c. 
The volume is a bit low, so you may have to adjust your computers volume 
accordingly. Messrs. Pearce and Winner hereby declare that the actors playing 
them on what you will see are considerably heavier than they are, and that they 
themselves are sylphlike in appearance, often being confused with John Carradine 
and Christopher Lee. (Well, Abraham Lincoln might have been gilding the lily a 
bit, even for a VRCS notice.)

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posted by
Bob Kosovsky, Ph.D. -- Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts,
Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
blog:  http://www.nypl.org/blog/author/44   Twitter: @kos2
   Listowner: OPERA-L ; SMT-ANNOUNCE ; SoundForge-users
--- My opinions do not necessarily represent those of my institutions ---

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