Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Odeon label had branches across the globe. The history of American Odeon is confusing and convoluted. The label was used by Okeh for "ethnic" recordings, and later for classical recordings made in Europe, like this one. Okeh, and Columbia, who bought American Odeon along with Okeh, used a variety of label styles and colors. Information about the 3000 series of imported recordings is hard to come by; my best guess about this record is that it dates from the middle of the 1920s. In any case, Odeons were well-made records, and these two sides by a fine cellist hold up well. Here is Földesy playing Chopin's "Nocturne in E Flat," Op. 9. No. 2, and "Serenade (Zur Guitarre)" by his teacher, David Popper.
Nocturne in E Flat