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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 - The Lowland Sea - Zonophone UK

Peter Dawson - The Lowland Sea - Zonophone UK

3206   RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH   Peter  Dawson                The Lowland Sea     When the Ebb tide Flows                   Zonophone ...
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UK Peter Dawson - The Vacant Chair - Zonophone 722

Peter Dawson - The Vacant Chair - Zonophone 722

7416   RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Peter Dawson The Vacant Chair Many happy returns of the Day ...
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UK Peter Dawson - The Wolf - Zonophone 514

Peter Dawson - The Wolf - Zonophone 514

7138 10  Inch  -  78  RPM     Peter Dawson  SIDE  1  -  The Wolf  SIDE...
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UK Peter Dawson Bass - Honour & Arms - HMV C 1500

Peter Dawson Bass - Honour & Arms - HMV C 1500

1672 1X 12 inch  78 rpm ARTIST: -  Peter Dawson Side 1 - Honour & Arms Side 2 - I rage , I melt , I burn / O ruddier...
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UK Peter Dawson Bass - The Floral Dance - HMV C 1313

Peter Dawson Bass - The Floral Dance - HMV C 1313

638  & 1623 HMV  C 1313 78  RPM SIDE 1   -  THE  LUTE  PLAYER SIDE  2  - ...
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UK Peter Dawson & Ernest Pike - Perfect Day - Zonophone 1794

Peter Dawson & Ernest Pike - Perfect Day - Zonophone 1794

8736 Peter Dawson & Ernest Pike 1. A Perfect Day 2. God send you back to me Zonophone  1794 ...
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UK Peter Dawson & Sydney Coltham - All's Well - HMV B.1453

Peter Dawson & Sydney Coltham - All's Well - HMV B.1453

5321 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH   Coltham & Dawson A.   Larboard Watch ...
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UK Peter Dawson & Sydney Coltham - The Moon has raised- HMV B.1380

Peter Dawson & Sydney Coltham - The Moon has raised- HMV B.1380

8737 Peter Dawson & Sydney Coltham 1. The Moon has raised her lamp above 2. On to the Field of Glory ...
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UK Peter Dawson - A Bachelor Gay - HMV B.805

Peter Dawson - A Bachelor Gay - HMV B.805

8032 10 inch  78 rpm ARTIST :    Peter Dawson  1.   A Bachelor Gay 2.   A Paradise for Two  {...
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UK Peter Dawson - A fisherman and his Child - Zonophone X.44117

Peter Dawson - A fisherman and his Child - Zonophone X.44117

9659 10  Inch  -  78  RPM  Peter Dawson  1. A Fisherman and his Child A Single Sided Disc Zonophone ...
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