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What did Tchaikovsky’s voice sound like? rare Recording ( 1890 )





You can hear the conversation in Russian, so here’s part of it translated by  Transforming Art :

Yelizaveta Lavrovskaya: Disgusting. How dare you call me crafty?

Vasily Safonov: [Sings a scale incorrectly]



Pyotr Tchaikovsky: This trill could be better.

Lavrovskaya: [Sings]

Tchaikovsky: Block is good, but Edison is even better.

Lavrovskaya: [Singing] A-o, a-o.

Safonov: Peter Jurgenson in Moscow.

Tchaikovsky: Who just spoke? It seems like Safonov. [Whistles]

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