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Peter Dawson Baritone 78's

Peter Smith Dawson

(31 January 1882 – 27 September 1961) was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter.[1] Dawson gained worldwide renown through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and rousing ballads during a career spanning almost 60 years.

Although Dawson's repertoire embraced a great deal of contemporary popular songs and light music, he possessed a remarkably fluent and technically adroit vocal technique which enabled him to excel in highly demanding classical pieces. His voice combined an attractive dark timbre with an ideal balance of diction and vocal placement. He also possessed a smooth legato, a strong but integrated 'attack' that eschewed intrusive aspirates, and a near-perfect ability to manage running passages and difficult musical ornaments such as roulades.

These skills probably derived from his studies with Sir Charles Santley, a virtuoso English baritone of the Victorian era. If Dawson's interpretations were not profoundly penetrating, they were not shallow either; and in his chosen field of English concert pieces of the vigorous, manly, outdoors kind, he remains unequalled. The tremendously high technical finish of his Handelian singing sets an unmatched standard, too.

In 1984, Dawson was chosen by the Guinness Book of Recorded Sound as one of the top 10 singers on disc of all time, listed alongside such luminaries as Elvis Presley and the great operatic tenor Enrico Caruso.

In 2007, Peter Dawson's 1931 recording of the song Along the Road to Gundagai was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.[2]



Manufacturer Product Image Item Name Price
UK HMV C.1427 - Peter Dawson Bass - Follow me 'ome

HMV C.1427 - Peter Dawson Bass - Follow me 'ome

2315 £ 15  SHIPPING  COST HMV     D.1427   ( 1 RECORD } Peter Dawson  Bass...
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IRELAND PETER DAWSON - CARMEN , BARBER SEVILLE - HMV IRISH

PETER DAWSON - CARMEN , BARBER SEVILLE - HMV IRISH

# 579 78  RPM    PETER  DAWSON  SIDE  1  -  ROOM  FOR  THE  FACTOTUM SIDE  2  -  SIR  YOUR  TOAST HMV IPX 19 DISC            N-    STUNNING  ...
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UK PETER DAWSON - GOUNOD WAGNER - HMV UK

PETER DAWSON - GOUNOD WAGNER - HMV UK

# 580  & 1522 78  RPM    PETER  DAWSON  SIDE  1  -  EVEN  BRAVEST  HEARTS...
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UK PETER DAWSON - O MISTRESS MINE - HMV 1576

PETER DAWSON - O MISTRESS MINE - HMV 1576

HMV  B 851 78  RPM    10  inch  PETER  DAWSON O  MISTRESS  MINE DOWN  AMONG  THE  DEAD  MEN DISC            E- LABELS      E +   UK  PRESSING  ...
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UK PETER DAWSON - A WORD ALLOW ME - HMV

PETER DAWSON - A WORD ALLOW ME - HMV

# 567 78  RPM    DAWSON     BASS  BARITONE SIDE  1 & 2 A WORD ALLOW ME SONG OF TENDER...
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UK PETER DAWSON - AULD LANG SYNE - HMV B 1596 { 1941

PETER DAWSON - AULD LANG SYNE - HMV B 1596 { 1941

PETER  DAWSON  A .   AULD  LANG  SYNE  B.   OLD  JIM'S  CHRISTMAS  HYMN   ...
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UK PETER DAWSON - BOYS OF THE OLD BRIGADE - HMV

PETER DAWSON - BOYS OF THE OLD BRIGADE - HMV

# 570  & 1621 78  RPM    DAWSON     BASS  BARITONE SIDE  1 & 2 OLD ...
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UK PETER DAWSON - CRUEL IS HE - HMV

PETER DAWSON - CRUEL IS HE - HMV

# 566 78  RPM    DAWSON     BASS  BARITONE SIDE  1 & 2 NOW YOUR DAYS OF PHILANDERING ARE...
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UK PETER DAWSON - FATHER O'FLYNN - HMV 3838 { 1943

PETER DAWSON - FATHER O'FLYNN - HMV 3838 { 1943

PETER  DAWSON  A .   FATHER  O'FLYNN    B.   WHEN  THE  GUARDS  GO  MARCHING  BY   HMV  B 3838        UK  PRESSING DISC  CONDITION      E+ ...
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UK PETER DAWSON - FLANDERS 1914-18 - HMV C 2045

PETER DAWSON - FLANDERS 1914-18 - HMV C 2045

265  &  679 HMV  C  968   78  RPM PETER  DAWSON   BARITONE SIDE  1 & 2 1  THE  BOYS  OF  OLD   BRIGADE  {  IRISH } 2  OLD  COMRADES ...
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