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In 1997 EMI issued a series « 1897-1997: 100 Years of Great Music ». I know of two volumes from this series, 3 CDs each, entitled « Schubert: Lieder on Record, 1898-1952: I: 1898-1939; II: 1929-1952 » .
The reference is:
7243 5 66150 2 1
[USA: CDHC 66150]
The CDs contain early commercial recordings and the leaflet gives the detail of each recording (date & place of recording, producer/balance engineer, original matrix number, catalogue number — Berliner, Odeon, G&T, HMV, etc.).
« Transferred for LP from 78s by Keith Hardwick; digitally remastered by EMI Music France; Original LP release compiled and researched by Keith Hardwick; CD reissue researched and booklet edited by Ken Jagger »

Hope it helps.
Best,

Sophie Maisonneuve
Associate Professor in Sociology
International Development Manager
IUT - Université Paris Descartes

IIAC- CNRS UMR 8177
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> Le 1 avr. 2019 à 18:39, Malcolm <[log in to unmask]> a écrit :
> 
> A friend has inquired about possible CDs that have material on them
> from the earliest days of recording, c. 1895 to c. 1915. I sent him the
> link for the Sooy brothers stint at Victor and he's interested in hearing
> about what he's read.
> I found the narrative wonderful and educational, as did he.
> So what CD would be most indicative of this early commercial period
> in our recorded history?
> Malcolm R
> 
> PS - I will be cross posting, but only to 78L.  M