Credits & Copyright
History of the Tenor was compiled over a two year period (1988 - 1990) by my father Sydney Barker.
I suspect that much of the transcript was taken from the many books and magazines he saved throughout the years.
I know that the "gramophone" was one of his favorites and I'm sure much was taken from it.
To supplement this web site I have done some research myself and many of the images and additional media have been found by searching through many resources found through simple search.
I do not wish to infringe upon any material that is considered copyright and unsuitable for public use.
If anyone has any objection to having his/her intellectual material as part of the History of the Tenor please contact me through this web site with a detailed explanation and I will have it removed forthwith.
I would also be more than happy to give a credit listing and an appropriate link to any source used in this survey.
I will consider all requests for release of the material if it can be used to the benefit of opera or to further the History or education of the music.
Gerald Rhys Barker
Background music: Puccini Without Words by Giacomo Puccini and André Kostelanetz