The History of the Tenor
Is an archive of the greatest Operatic Tenors including narration and sound clips from 1900 until 1990.

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History of the Tenor

CarusoHistory of the tenor was originally created between 1988 and 1990 on cassette tape as a personal project to archive the great Operatic Tenors of the 20th century.

The information contained within is the conversion to digital of more than 42 hours of narration and sound bites from analog tape as recorded by my father Sydney Barker.

Covering an 80 year period from the very first gramophone recordings these tapes provide not only a comprehensive journey covering the great tenors, their careers and the impact they made in opera music but also a history of the gramophone and how it pertains to the music itself. The Three Tenors

Journey through the History of the Operatic Tenor as narrated by Sydney Barker either by selective acts or start from the beginning and enjoy the history as it progresses through a 80 year history captured by one man and his love of this great subject.

Foreword - Sydney Barker 1.14
Introduction - The History of the Tenor 26.12

Your comments, support and feedback are greatly appreciated.

Gerald R Barker

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Currently: Act #23
Cleaning master tape
Researching Tenor information.

Act 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 completed

Act 24 to 28 TBA


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