|Le Roi d'Ys|
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Edmond Clement singing Vainement, ma bien aimee from Lalo's Le Roi d'ys. Recorded for Victor in 1911. Victor records of this period usually vary in speed from about 75 to 77 rpm. I adjusted the speed to 76 which should be close. Clement (1867-1928) had a small but well controlled voice of great beauty (for the first time I had to use a Forte needle). He had an international career but couldn't compete with singers like Caruso. He made few records. This and the other selection I posted were/are highly regarded by critics.