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Seek Ampico Roll "Who Is Sylvia?"
By Mike Walter

Hi all,  I'm searching for an Ampico copy of "Who Is Sylvia", a roll
that was released in 1923 for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone, 61951, and
also Alto and Bass, 61961.  It was then re-released in 1925 in the
Accompaniment series for Mezzo-Soprano and Bass, 30131, and also Alto
and Bass, 30121.

It is a Schubert art song and I would imagine that at the time
there was a great interest in the music.  I don't believe that it
was converted into a B roll, but I would like to find a copy so that
I can actually find out who Sylvia really is!  It may be interesting
that the name Sylvia reappears in the journals of Ampico-dom when
the ballad "Sylvia" makes an appearance in November 1926.

Is there any other name that appears on two separate roll titles in
Ampico-land?

Please let me know if you have a copy of "Who is Sylvia" that you
would be happy to sell to me.  Thanks very much!

Mike Walter
mikew_14086@yahoo.com.geentroep [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

 [ Schubert composed the melody in 1826 to accompany the song
 [ lytics (in English) from Act IV of William Shakespeare's play,
 [ "Two Gentlemen from Verona."  The song was first published in 1828
 [ under the title, "An Sylvia", catalogued as D.891 (Op. 106 No. 4).
 [ Shakespeare's English text begins: Who is Silvia? What is she,
 [   That all our swains commend her?
 [ The German translation begins: Was ist Sylvia, saget an,
 [   dass sie die weite Flur preist?
 [
 [ "Sylvia", Ampico 1921F, is by American composer Oley Speaks.
 [
 [ Ref.
 [   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qifxMFcjr58 
 [   http://imslp.org/wiki/An_Sylvia,_D.891_(Schubert,_Franz) 
 [   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Sylvia 
 [   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Gentlemen_of_Verona 
 [   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oley_Speaks 
 [ -- Robbie


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