Note on 1918 Recording Sessions in New York

The following table, drawn from Rust and Brooks, p. 175, and reconciled with Arnold (see below), shows that the New York recording sessions included a good deal of repertoire beyond that released on the four known Columbia publications (A6087, A6090, A6101, A6122). Date, from Columbia card files, "is generally the date the master was shipped to the factory for processing" (Rust and Brooks, p. viii).
 

Matrix No. Title Date COL
49527 L'Arlesienne (Bizet) 17 Oct 1918
49528 Les Deux Pigeons Ballet: Marche Bohemienne (Messager) 17 Oct 1918
49529-2 Impressions of Italy (Serenade) (Charpentier) 18 Oct 1918 A6101
49530-2 Le Rouet d'Omphale (Saint-Saens) 18 Oct 1918 A6087
49531
 [see below]
Hulda Lashanska and Hipolito Lazaro: vocal duet with orchestra:
Aida: O terra addio (Verdi)
18 Oct 1918
49532-1-2-3 Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov) 19 Oct 1918 A6122
49533 L'Arlesienne: Adagietto / Danse des Pretresses (Bizet) 19 Oct 1918
49534-1-2-3 Prelude to "The Deluge" (Saint-Saens) (Alfred Brun, violin solo) 21 Oct 1918 A6087
49535 Les Deux Pigeons: Gypsy Dance (Messager) 21 Oct 1918
49536-2 Sylvia Ballet: Cortege de Bacchus (Delibes) 23 Oct 1918 A6090
S5127
6907-M
49537-2 Samson and Delilah: Dance Bacchanale (Saint-Saens) 22 Oct 1918 A6122
49538 L'Arlesienne: Carilllon (Bizet) 22 Oct 1918
49539 Coppelia: Valse & Czardas (Delibes) 24 Oct 1918
49540-2 Impressions of Italy (A Mules) (Charpentier) 23 Oct 1918 A6101
49541-1-2 Sylva Ballet: Les chasseresses - The Huntresses) (Delibes)
(6907-M uses 49541-2, acc. to Arnold)
24 Oct 1918 A6090
S5127
6907-M

Matrix No.TitleDateCOL

49527
L'Arlesienne (Bizet)
17 Oct 1918

49528
Les Deux Pigeons Ballet: Marche Bohemienne (Messager)
17 Oct 1918

49529-2
Impressions of Italy (Serenade) (Charpentier)
18 Oct 1918
A6101

49530-2Le Rouet d'Omphale (Saint-Saens)18 Oct 1918A6087

49531
 [see below]Hulda Lashanska and Hipolito Lazaro: vocal duet with orchestra:
Aida: O terra addio (Verdi)18 Oct 1918

49532-1-2-3Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)19 Oct 1918A6122

49533L'Arlesienne: Adagietto / Danse des Pretresses (Bizet)19 Oct 1918

49534-1-2-3Prelude to "The Deluge" (Saint-Saens) (Alfred Brun, violin solo)21 Oct 1918A6087

49535Les Deux Pigeons: Gypsy Dance (Messager)21 Oct 1918

49536-2Sylvia Ballet: Cortege de Bacchus (Delibes)23 Oct 1918A6090
S5127
6907-M

49537-2Samson and Delilah: Dance Bacchanale (Saint-Saens)22 Oct 1918A6122

49538L'Arlesienne: Carilllon (Bizet)22 Oct 1918

49539Coppelia: Valse & Czardas (Delibes)24 Oct 1918

49540-2Impressions of Italy (A Mules) (Charpentier)23 Oct 1918A6101

49541-1-2Sylva Ballet: Les chasseresses - The Huntresses) (Delibes)
(6907-M uses 49541-2, acc. to Arnold)24 Oct 1918A6090
S5127
6907-M

NOTES:

See:

Brian Rust and Tim Brooks: The Columbia Master Book Discography, Volume IV: U.S. Twelve-Inch Matrix Series, 1906-1931 (Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 1999), p. 175.

Claude Graveley Arnold: The Orchestra on Record, 1896-1926 (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1997), pp. 70, 88, 90, 364, 385, 386, 388.

Other notes:

The orchestra is variously identified, usually as "French Symphony Orchestra, " also "Paris Conservatory Symphony Orchestra."

"Takes known to have been issued are underlined" (Rust and Brooks, p. ix).

It seems reasonable to conclude that 49531, the Verdi duet "with orchestra" was recorded during the same sessions with the Société des Concerts.

S5127 is a recoupling in the Spanish export series, pre 1924. 6907-M is the same coupling in the "Celebrity" series (South America), c. 1924 or later.