Guglielmo Marconi spoke without much of an Italian accent - he was half
Italian his mother being Irish. Marconi himself was supposed to have
jokingly said that the Irish-American tenor John McCormack spoke better
Italian than he did. The recording you mention dates to 6th December 1935
and I think the BBC record library may be the holder of the original source
On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 9:45 AM, CJB <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> And see here ....
> On 07/03/2015, CJB <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Try these guys
> > CJB
> > On 07/03/2015, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> I have two records purporting to contain Marconi's voice.
> >> One is an "On the NBC record in which, after a too long intro, there is
> >> brief message va shortwave of a gruff-voiced man.
> >> The other, about 3 miunutes plus intro, is on "General Voices from
> >> History,"
> >> CS-051314, in which a person with an English accent, no trace of an
> >> Italian
> >> one, recites his accomplishments.
> >> I'm suspicious of the second item. Anyone have data on these?
> >> Steve Smolian