IRCC 83 is definitely a re-recording from a vertical cut Pathe. Pensee
d'automne was originally issued as a cylinder around 1903 then as a disc
some years later, both issues transferred pantographically from a master
Pathe destroyed all their metal parts for vertical cut records pre World
War 2. The only modern pressing of an historical Pathe disc from a stray
metal part was issued by the late Henry Kurtz years ago and that was an
Ellen Gulbranson title.
Unfortunately none of Lassalle's excellent Odeon discs were reissued from
original metals in the 1930s by I.R.C.C. or H.R.S.and quite possibly all
the metals were destroyed by then. Ward Marston intends to publish a
complete Lassalle according to his website.
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 3:49 PM Howard Sanner <[log in to unmask]>
> Does anyone know for sure whether IRCC 83, which is Lassalle's
> recording of Pensee d'automne, is a dubbing or pressed from original
> masters? I haven't found the Internet to be very helpful on this one.
> I kind of doubt 1901 metal parts were still kicking around in the
> 1930's when IRCC issued this, but I've been surprised--not to mention
> Howard Sanner