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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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A Friend from 1935 singing “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” [Silent Night/Holy Night]

Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? Here is a small present – listen to one of Edith and Paul Eisler’s friends, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, sing “Silent Night” in this radio broadcast clip from 1935. From the youtube description: “The great … Continue reading

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Duss At Madison Square Garden, 1903

The photo above is of Madison Square Garden, June 1903, taken from Madison Square Park. Before Madison Square Garden and Penn Station were all jammed together, the Garden had the castle-like appearance you see above. In August 1903 Edith Vail … Continue reading

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23rd & Madison, NYC, Met Life Insurance

On a cloudy and rainy August day in 1903 Edith’s voice teacher returned to the city early and she had an impromptu lesson. Later, when she wrote home to her parents in Rutland, Vermont she describes “had a fine one … Continue reading

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Crying in the Rain on the Pending Nuptials of Miss Lamois

On an August evening Edith Vail Ross was out in the city (NYC) and got caught in a “another hard thundershower [that] came up while we were at the meeting but I got home allright and not wet. Was fortunate … Continue reading

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Stage Names, Given Names – What is a Performer to do?!

Edith Vail Ross changed her mind several times about her personal and stage name. When she was young she wrote her name without reservation. In this sample she was twelve years old when she wrote a short letter to her … Continue reading

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The Fashion for an Evening Performance at the Beresford, July 1903

On a July evening in 1903 at the restaurant atop the Hotel Beresford, Edith Vail Ross sang at a private dinner party hosted by Mrs. Marin. The restaurant featured stunning views of Central Park and the gathering of about 10 … Continue reading

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