I am searching for any recording of Marcel (aka Max) Salzinger. He is my great-grandfather. Here's what I know about him:
Marcel first came into public notice as a youth who won a four-year scholarship at the age of 18 in the Vienna Conservatory where he studied under Franz Habeck and Louis Savart. He then had two years of stage training under Nicolaus Rothmugh in Berlin. After further study in Milan under Maestro Anselmi, he was given an opera engagement in Germany.
An offer from the National Opera Company in Montreal originally brought him to America in 1912 or 1913, only to return to Europe for a long and successful opera career in the Royal Opera Houses of Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg and Vienna under conductors as Richard Strauss, Fritz Reiner and Franz Schalk. Marcel also started, managed and directed his own opera company in Czechoslovakia in 1922 that eventually went under.
Marcel made his second trip to America with the Wagnerian Opera Company in 1923. After that tour, he made coast to coast concert appearances.
In 1927, Marcel was hired to be the director of the Cleveland Institute of Music's director of the voice department. He remained until 1934. He settled in NYC and taught privately and then died in 1944.
I would love to hear his voice so I'm hoping someone reading this email may have some suggestions. I've checked with the Library of Congress and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
I hope to hear from someone soon. Thanks in advance.