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 Post subject: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:12 am 
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Could anyone tell me when and where these sides were recorded?

- HMV Cat No. DJ 101 (7-54005) My Homeland - Destinnova & Dinh Gilly
- HMV Cat No. DJ 101 (7-54005) The Wedding - Destinnova & Dinh Gilly

I'm guessing around 1914 but would like more specific information.

Any help much appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:39 pm 
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Hi,

These sides were recorded by Victor at their Camden studios on April 23, 1914, originally released that year on single-sided discs both in the USA and Europe.

Steven


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:25 pm 
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Here are the DAHR links for the records.

My Homeland:
http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.ph ... y_homeland

The Wedding:
http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.ph ... he_wedding
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:33 am 
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The First World War brought out a staunch patriotism in Destinnova--as can be seen from the many lovely records she made from the Czech song repertoire during those years.

Steven


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:13 am 
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Thanks Steven, Dan,

I knew someone here on the forum would come through for me as always. I also posted the recordings themselves in the music section in case you are interested. The link is below. :D

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35322


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:19 am 
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Viva-voce wrote:
The First World War brought out a staunch patriotism in Destinnova--as can be seen from the many lovely records she made from the Czech song repertoire during those years.

Steven


You are right Steven. Just to clarify the patriotism was a Czech patriotism, not a love for the Austo-Hungarian Empire of which the Czech lands were then a part.

As you may also know it basically ruined her career as she had her passport revoked and was kept under a sort of house arrest for the war years. She was unable to bounce back internationally after the war.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:58 am 
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Yes--and it seems her voice after the war, according to contemporary accounts, was, sadly, past its prime.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
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When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought it would be impossible to date her, since she has passed on a long time ago... :? :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:42 pm 
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Curt A wrote:
When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought it would be impossible to date her, since she has passed on a long time ago... :? :lol:


Warped minds think alike... I was gonna say try flowers and chocolates.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Dating HMV - Emma Destinnova - My Homeland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:27 pm 
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Apparently y'all two aren't the only ones. Punctuation is wonderful.


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