I searched the contents listing for Marston's Complete Battistini - there are no works by Beethoven. https://www.marstonrecords.com/products/battistini Gary ____________________________ Gary Galo Audio Engineer Emeritus The Crane School of Music SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676 "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener." Arnold Schoenberg "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed." Igor Markevitch -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steven Smolian Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 3:50 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Beethoven First Recordings of Each of His Works 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 -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Frank Forman Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 3:29 PM To: [log in to unmask] 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.