Early recording artist

Agustarello Affre

Name Agustarello Affre
Lifetime 1858 - 1931
Specialty French tenor
Nicknamed "The French Tamagno" (after the great Italian tenor Francesco Tamagno).

Agustarello Affre, ca. 1910
French tenor, Agustarello Affre, at a disc recording session in Paris, ca. 1910.
Notice the recording horn protruding from the wall; the recording equipment was kept in the adjoining room.   Naturally, the performer would turn toward the horn when it was time to record.

— This photograph is from the collection of  Art Guenther —

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