Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Transcription Mystery Disc #123

While that's clearly a private recording label above, the label under it is also clearly an Audiodisc. The back side is labeled very clearly, the artist is David Greth, the song is "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."  The song is an old English nursery rhyme which is at least over 200 years old. But this recording is clearly dated to 1956. Hooray for clear handwriting!

 David Greth

The 78 rpm disc is in good shape, has an outer-edge start and is 12-inches in diameter. It has a couple scratches and a bit of crud stuck on one spot but otherwise even has a nice shine too  it. I edited just 4 pops and added a light low pass filter to mellow out the surface noise.

The recording is not a child's recital. This is a version of the famous Mozart work "Twelve Variations on 'Ah vous dirai-je, Maman.'" "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman is a French song written in 1761 which the "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" melody is based on.  David Greth is quite a competent pianist. Enjoy.