[78-L] Recordings of friends of Hahn

Sammy Jones sjones69 at bellsouth.net.invalid
Mon Sep 15 11:20:12 PDT 2014

A friend of mine asked if I could help her find some recordings of friends 
of Reynaldo Hahn.

French recordings are a little outside of my area of collecting expertise. 
Can anyone help?  I'll pass along responses...

Sammy Jones

"I am studying a French composer named Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) who was 
great friends with the actress Sarah Bernhardt.  He gave some entertaining 
lectures on singing and, when discussing diction, he often turns to the 
great actors of the day as examples, including Bernhardt, Jean Mounet Sully 
and his brother Paul Mounet.  He also references some cabaret singers such 
as Thérésa. Therefore I thought it would be helpful to hear how the actors 
recited and I found some Bernhardt recordings on youtube but they are too 
poor quality to distinguish much.  Do you know where I can find some better 
recordings of any of these actors or cabaret singers? Thanks!"

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