Unfortunately, the outermost grooves are damaged to the extent that nothing but noise can be played back. Fortunately, almost all recorded marches, including this one, have repeating fragments. I was able to substitute the beginning with practically identical fragment taken from the middle. The replacement even exceeds the original because it overlaps a few false notes – probably during recording there was a fluctuation of the rotation speed of the disc.
This is a special issue designated for Spanish-speaking market.
Unfortunately, there are many mistakes on the labels of both sides. On this label mistakenly indicated, that this is German Harmonica recorded in Hannover. In reality this is a recording of Russian “Harmony” Orchestra of W.Warshavski. made in Moscow in July, 27 1908. The hint is the matrix number that is well aligned with the rest recordings of “Harmony” Orchestra shown in the 1910 Year Catalogue. On the reverse side label incorrectly indicated the date of recording – 27-07-1911 (in encrypted format – read here about decrypting – sorry, only in Russian now). The year should be 1908 – the same as on the opposite side.
Yes , this is the second take for this title .
So far as I am aware , no copy of the first take has turned up .
This item was recorded at the same session as 22891 Nochenka matrix 621x and 22892 Life for the Tsar matrix 622x .
It looks like a case of rerecording. The first time "Disenchantment" was recorded in January, 1901 along with five other titles and had matrix number 576x that is in the range of numbers 572x - 577x that were made at this session. For some reasons recording had been repeated in February and received matrix number 623x.