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.
apparently belongs to selling agent K.G.Sharlakh that was hired by the director of “International Zonophone Company” in Europe for marketing “Zonophone” records and machines manufactured by the Berlin factory. Following is the extract from “Gramophone and Phonograph” magazine № 9-12, 4-25 March of 1903: “K.G.Sharlakh for 12 years used to sell metal goods in Petersburg. In 1901 he signed a contact with Zonophone director in Berlin Mr.Prescott and became the sole representative of Zonophone in Russia”.
The full list was published by Robert Bauer in his "New Catalogue of Historical Records, 1898-1908/09", London, 1947, p.452. and also by Ernie Bayly and Michæl S. Kinnear in their "A Discography of recordings produced by the International Zonophone Company and associated companies in Europe and the Americas, 1901-1903".