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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]



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UK Peter Dawson - Rocked in the cradle of the deep - Zonophone UK

Peter Dawson - Rocked in the cradle of the deep - Zonophone UK

# 3077 10  Inch  -  78  RPM    Peter Dawson   Zonophone X 42805            English     PRESSING  SIDE  1  -  Rocked in the cradle of the deep...
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UK PETER DAWSON { BASS BARITONE } HMV { 439

PETER DAWSON { BASS BARITONE } HMV { 439

HMV  C 2045   SIDE  1  LE  REVE  PASSE   SIDE  2 a  OLD  COMRADES b  BOYS  OF  OLD  BRIGADE  {  IRISH } DISC            E  STUNNING LABELS      E...
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UK PETER DAWSON { BASS } HMV C 1259 { 432

PETER DAWSON { BASS } HMV C 1259 { 432

HMV  C 1259    SIDE  1 LEONCAVELLO  A  WORD  ALLOW  ME SIDE  2 LEONCAVELLO   A SONG  OF   TENDER  MEM'RIES PETER  DAWSON    DISC            E + ...
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UK PETER DAWSON { BASS } HMV C 1267 { 431

PETER DAWSON { BASS } HMV C 1267 { 431

HMV  C 1267   SIDE  1 WAGNER  O STAR OF EVE SIDE  2 GOUNOD EVEN BRAVEST HEARTS DISC            E  STUNNING LABELS      E +    UK  PRESSING  ...
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CALCUTTA PETER DAWSON { BASS } HMV CALCUTTA { 437

PETER DAWSON { BASS } HMV CALCUTTA { 437

HMV  No M 626   OTHER  No    02592   SIDE  1 PUCCINI  BEDOUIN  LOVE  SONG   SIDE  2 PETRIE   ASLEEP IN  THE  DEEP DISC            E+   HEAVY ...
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UK PETER DAWSON - BOYS OLD BRIGADE - HMV C 1245 { 461

PETER DAWSON - BOYS OLD BRIGADE - HMV C 1245 { 461

HMV  C 1245  & 1610 SIDE  1  BOYS OF OLD BRIGADE { IRISH } SIDE  2 WHEN SARGENT MAJOR IS ON PARADE PETER ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Away in Athlone - Zonophone 2264

Peter Dawson - Away in Athlone - Zonophone 2264

7150 10  Inch  -  78  RPM    Peter Dawson  SIDE  1  -  Away in Athlone  SIDE...
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UK PETER DAWSON - Erl King { BASS BARITONE } HMV 1327

PETER DAWSON - Erl King { BASS BARITONE } HMV 1327

482 HMV  C 1327 78  RPM SIDE  1 DON JUAN'S SERENADE SIDE 2 THE ERL KING PETER  DAWSON DISC            E LABELS      E +    UK  PRESSING  ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Love and Wine - HMV B.1735

Peter Dawson - Love and Wine - HMV B.1735

3276 ARTIST :  Peter Dawson         SIDE A: " Love and Wine    "   SIDE B: "The Pagan      "     FORMAT:  10" 78 RPM  ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Smugglers Song - HMV B.3072

Peter Dawson - Smugglers Song - HMV B.3072

3249 ARTIST :  Peter Dawson    SIDE A: "Smugglers Song "   SIDE B: "Boots "       FORMAT:  10" 78 RPM   LABEL :  HMV...
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