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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 - A Jovial Monk am I - HMV B.1473

Peter Dawson - A Jovial Monk am I - HMV B.1473

8738 Peter Dawson 1. I an a Friar of orders Gray 2. A jovial Monk am I HMV   RECORDS    B.1473 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - A Soldiers Song - Zonophone 878

Peter Dawson - A Soldiers Song - Zonophone 878

8731 Peter Dawson 1. A Soldiers Song 2. Queen of my Heart Zonophone   RECORDS    878 ...
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INDIA & DUM DUM Peter Dawson - A word allow me - HMV C.968 Calcutta

Peter Dawson - A word allow me - HMV C.968 Calcutta

# 1437 12  Inch  -  78  RPM    Peter Dawson 1 - A word allow me 2  - A song of tender mem'ries ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Asleep in the Deep - Gramophone Concert GC.3-2224

Peter Dawson - Asleep in the Deep - Gramophone Concert GC.3-2224

8732 Peter Dawson 1. Asleep in the Deep One-sided Disc Gramophone Concert Record  G.C-3-2224 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Captain Stratton's Fancy - HMV B.2651

Peter Dawson - Captain Stratton's Fancy - HMV B.2651

8726 Peter Dawson 1. Captain Stratton's Fancy 2. Two old tramps HMV   RECORDS    B.2651 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Come back to Kildare - Zonophone 789

Peter Dawson - Come back to Kildare - Zonophone 789

8742 Peter Dawson 1. Come back to Kildare 2. I fear no foe Zonophone  RECORDS    789 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Cruiskeen Lawn - Zonophone 1841

Peter Dawson - Cruiskeen Lawn - Zonophone 1841

8743 Peter Dawson 1. Cruiskeen Lawn 2. D'ye ken John Peel Zonophone  RECORDS    1841 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Devon for Me - Zonophone 1376

Peter Dawson - Devon for Me - Zonophone 1376

5566 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH    Peter Dawson   Baritone A.   Devon...
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UK Peter Dawson - Devon O Devon - HMV B.4483 UK

Peter Dawson - Devon O Devon - HMV B.4483 UK

4355 & 8571   RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Peter Dawson  Devon, O Devon The Old...
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UK Peter Dawson - Drake goes West - HMV B.3111

Peter Dawson - Drake goes West - HMV B.3111

4287 10 inch  78 rpm ARTIST: -  Peter Dawson  A.  Drake goes West B.  Yeomen of England   FORMAT:...
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