Tag Archives: Opera

Earthquake Survivors, 1906

On this day in 1906 at 5:11 am Pacific Coast time a huge earthquake devastated San Francisco. It has been widely described as a force that shook up to a full minute and was felt from Oregon to LA all … Continue reading

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“Zauberin”, Enchantress; 1905 Paul Eisler Piano

I had seen this item in catalogs and a few far flung library lists but had never seen a copy until Oregon State University graciously granted an inter-library loan request my local librarian made on my behalf. What a feeling … Continue reading

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Paul Eisler on Tour with Andreas Dippel, 1903

Paul Eisler first arrived in the United States in 1902 according to the ship “Cuxhaven” manifest notes when he arrived again in New York City in 1904. Under the heading “Whether ever before in the United States? And if so … Continue reading

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Children of Vienna; Leontyne Price sings, 1961

Another Christmas Spirit offering – Painting by child artist Bretl Hanus, a student of Franz Cizek, the Viennese founder of modern Art Education for youth. Listen to Leontyne Price sing “O, Holy Night!” and “Ave Maria” in this 1961 recording with … Continue reading

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Caruso sings Cantique de Noël; A Gift from 1916

Need a three minute holiday gift for yourself? Indulge in a short listen to Enrico Caruso! This opera legend left a legacy of many early recordings that showcase his rich voice and the highlight of this blogpost – the French … Continue reading

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O’Where, O’Where in the World Might the Photographs Be?

Somewhere in the world are dramatic photographs of a costumed Edith Vail Ross from the summer of 1903. From her descriptions to her parents it seems that at least 5 maybe 6 dramatic and costumed photo scenes were made. From … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!

On September 9, 1875 Paul Josef Martin Eisler was born in Vienna, the second son to Sigmund and Fanni Eisler. Above is a picture of the Aspern Bridge as it appeared in the year of his birth in Vienna. So … Continue reading

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