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Hi, Frank,
For the songs, look for Beethoven's settings of the Scottish Songs, the
arranging job he picked up after Haydn died.

Maybe the Delizia is there as well- I never did track that one down.  Check
Battistini discographies- Moran type.

Steve Smolian

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Beethoven First Recordings of Each of His Works

I am planning an annotated listing of the first recordings of Beethoven's
works. I am pouring over the usual suspects, such as Arnold, GSE, Voices of
the Past, Moses, Creighton, WERM, Bauer, Hurst, Myers, and gobs of company
catalogs.

The acoustic vocals will be the hardest part.
What is "The Brain Spinning Swains," sung by Susan Strong, 1908?

"The Cottage Maid" and "Faithful Johnnie," sung by Julia Culp?

Which version of "In Questo tomba oscuro" did Chaliapin likely record?

"Delizia" sung by Battistini, 1912?

Did any of Schnabel's Hupfeld ROLLS precede records?

Any music boxes of the first movement of the MoonShine?

More later.

Then there is whole post-WERM, or post-Myers, or just post-Schwann.

Check this out: Beethoven: The first recording, 1889
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmdfSCM1B4o&list=RDnmdfSCM1B4o

Has anyone undetaken this effort already?

Frank Forman, author of _Acoustic Chamber Music Sets_ and (with the late
Kenzo Amoh), _Evegny Mravinsky Discography_, both in the ARSC Journal.