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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 Peter Dawson - Drake goes West- HMV B.3111

Peter Dawson - Drake goes West- HMV B.3111

8725 Peter Dawson 1. Drake goes West 2. Yeomen of England HMV   RECORDS    B.3111 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Fiddler of Dooney - HMV B.3874

Peter Dawson - Fiddler of Dooney - HMV B.3874

8348 10 inch  78 rpm ARTIST :    Peter Dawson 1.   Fiddler of Dooney 2.  Song of the Highway  ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Four Indian Love Lyrics - HMV UK

Peter Dawson - Four Indian Love Lyrics - HMV UK

2905  & 8380 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Peter Dawson Four Indian Love Lyrics   Pt 2...
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UK Peter Dawson - Gentle Lady - HMV B.1202

Peter Dawson - Gentle Lady - HMV B.1202

5335 78 RPM   10 INCH Peter Dawson SIDE  1  -  Gentle Lady  Pt. 1 SIDE  2  -  Pt. 2 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - I'll walk beside you - HMV B.8904

Peter Dawson - I'll walk beside you - HMV B.8904

8723 Peter Dawson 1. I'll walk beside you 2. I heard the forest praying HMV   RECORDS    B.8904 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - In Gods own keeping = Zonophone 1810

Peter Dawson - In Gods own keeping = Zonophone 1810

8460 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Peter Dawson  A.  In God's own keeping B.  Wait ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Invictus - HMV B.8600

Peter Dawson - Invictus - HMV B.8600

8030 10 inch  78 rpm ARTIST :    Peter Dawson  1.   Invictus 2.   Give me the Spice of life ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Kashmiri Love Song - HMV B.2256

Peter Dawson - Kashmiri Love Song - HMV B.2256

8729 Peter Dawson 1. Kashmiri Love Song 2. Till I wake HMV   RECORDS    B.2256 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Love could I only tell thee - HMV B.4411

Peter Dawson - Love could I only tell thee - HMV B.4411

8735 Peter Dawson 1. Love could I only tell thee 2. She is far from the Land HMV   RECORDS    B.4411 ...
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UK Peter Dawson - Molly of Donegal - HMV B.2139

Peter Dawson - Molly of Donegal - HMV B.2139

5311 RARE  78  RPM     -  10  INCH Peter Dawson Molly of Donegal The Fiddler of Dooney HMV ...
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