From 1904, the beautiful Schwanlied aus Lohengrin (Swan song from "Lohengrin"), sung by Ernst Kraus.
|Company||Edison's National Phonograph Company|
|Title||Schwanlied aus Lohengrin (Swan song from "Lohengrin")|
|Performed by||Ernst Kraus|
"Schwanlied aus Lohengrin,
gesungen vom koeniglichen Kammersaenger Herrn Kraus. Edison record."
(Translated from German: "Swan song from Lohengrin, sung by royal chamber singer Mr. Kraus. Edison record.")
In the final scene of the opera, Lohengrin's transport, a swan, arrives to take him home,
to which he sings Mein lieber Schwan ("My dear
Many thanks to Norman Bruderhofer for sharing his translation expertise with this cylinder of the month.
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