The Boston Symphony was organized in 1881 and has an extensive history
archive including program notes. You might contact them to see if they've
got newspaper articles or notes which mention anything about recordings for
Paul T. Jackson
Steilacoom, WA 98338
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On Wed, Jan 2, 2019, 10:20 AM Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi, All,
> I received a question from a relative of mine requesting my assistance
> in finding a recording. I was the wrong person to ask as I have been
> focusing on the technical side of ARSC-land, but I know many of you
> focus on the content side, so I hope someone would have some ideas. FYI,
> my relative is a forensic pathologist.
> "I have just written a paper about one of my pathology heroes, James
> Homer Wright, the founding pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital
> in Boston."
> "Wright married Aagot Lunde, a Norwegian contralto, who moved to Boston
> circa 1890 and performed extensively in Boston and New York City, and
> also around the US, especially in cities with large numbers of resident
> Scandinavians. She mostly sang Norwegian, Swedish, or other Scandinavian
> music, usually at small venues but occasionally large ones.
> "Wright and Lunde were married on Christmas Day in 1901. After that,
> she became a socialite and only performed occasionally, usually at
> charity events.
> "Do you know whether there any kind of database that might be able to
> tell me whether there is any recording of Aagot Lunde that is extant?
> She sometimes performed with her sister Sigrid Lunde, a soprano."
> THANKS in advance, and Happy New Year!
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.