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6757Fw: BYRON Byron In Song recording--VINYL FOR SALE

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  • Nancy Mayer
    Nov 20, 2013

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      From: Charles Robinson <robinson@...>

      Terry Sandell has contacted me with information on a relatively rare record album from 1988 that he is offering for sale.  He appears to have about 9 unused and wrapped copies of this album—and offers each copy for $100, with an understanding that $20 of that amount would be donated to the Byron Society of America.
      Charles E. Robinson
      University of Delaware
      The description is as follows: Two Centuries of Byron in Song
       'Two Centuries of Byron in Song' is a rare vinyl phonograph/record produced in Vienna in 1988 by Professor Walter Bernhart of the University of Graz and Terry Sandell of the British Council to celebrate Byron's bicentenary bringing together the poetry of Byron with the music of others. The record contains a 12-page booklet with the words of the songs and an important introductory essay by Professor Bernhart. The songs are performed by the young Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone), who went on to enjoy a successful international career, accompanied by the pianist Thomas Palm.
      The songs cover the period 1816 to 1988 and are taken from a wide range of Byron's poetry, including Hebrew Melodies. Composers represented are Robert Schumann, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hugo Wolf, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Carl Loewe, Modest Mussorgsky, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Ferdinand Ries, George Thomson, Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff, Henry Bishop and Ferruccio Busoni with the recording chronologically ending with Charles Ives, David Diamond and Hans Florey.
      This collector's item was originally produced as a limited edition. By chance a small box of unused and unopened copies has just been discovered which are in perfect condition. 
      It so happens that the Byron Society Collection [now at Drew University] houses 2 copies of this recording [as separately donated by Michael Rees and Marsha M. Manns]--here is the catalogue copy that I provided for one of the copies some years ago:
      Reference Type: Audiovisual Material
      Record Number: 987
      Author: Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron
      Year: 1988
      Title: Two Centuries of Byron in Song
      City: Vienna
      Publisher: The British Council in Austria
      Type: Phonograph record (with booklet of 12 pp. containing Walter Bernhart's essay, "Byron in Song 1816 to 1998," and texts of the songs)
      Performers: Holzmair, Wolfgang; Palm, Thomas
      Donor: Rees, Michael
      Date of Donation: 1999/12
      Provenance: Acquired by Michael Rees, n.d.
      Location: R 6/6
      Notes: Copy #1
      Inventory #22
      Includes music by Isaac Nathan, Robert Schumann, Friedrich Nietzsche, Hugo Wolf, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Henry R. Bishop, George Thomson, Annette von Droste-Hü;lshoff, Carl Loewe, Modest Mussorgsky, David Diamond, Ferrucio Busoni, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Ferdinand Ries, Charles Ives, Hans Florey
      You can find this item on Woldcat:--but it appears to be in only two archives: DREW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND BAYERISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK.
      Anyone interested in purchasing this item should contact terry.sandell@...

      Terry Sandell
      Director, Cultural Futures LLP (terry.sandell@...)
      Senior Associate, St Antony's College, Oxford (terry.sandell@...)
      Tel. 07966 561498