TT-4007 - Les "Collections des Chefs-d'œuvre Artistiques"
de J. Girard & Cie. (1907 - 1908)

In the first decade of the 20th century, the Parisian mail-order business of J. Girard & Cie. made a speciality of selling complete phonograph outfits - a machine with a selection of records - on a monthly instalment plan. In April 1907, the various cylinder machines previously offered were replaced by Pathé's new disc phonograph. Pathé provided a set of 20 specially coupled 29cm discs (40 selections) for Girard. In November 1908, the selection of pieces was updated, with 39 of the 40 pieces changed. On these CDs, we present all the vocal recordings from these two showcase sets, plus as many instrumental selections as would fit the playing time of two CDs. 
All recordings heard on the present CDs are those advertised in 1907 and 1908 by Girard & Cie., although in several cases, different editions (cylinders and later disc issues) have been preferred as source for the remastering, for reasons of their better sonic quality.

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DISC 1: Collection 1907

01: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Charles Gounod / Jules Barbier, Michel Carré)
Act 2. Cavatine {Roméo}: Ah! lève-toi, soleil "Amour! Amour! Oui, son ardeur a troublé"
Roméo: Albert Alvarez • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 1625 (15323 BC) • key B-flat, 91.4 rpm, 2:13 min, rec. 12.1904

02: HÉRODIADE (Jules Massenet / Paul Milliet, Georges Hartmann)
Act 2. {Hérode}: Vision fugitive "Divine volupté à mes regards promise!"
Hérode: Jean Noté • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 2741 (7856 B) • key D-flat, 91.2 rpm, 2:26 min, rec. 10.1903

03: TANNHÄUSER (Richard Wagner / Richard Wagner)
Act 3. Lied an den Abendstern {Wolfram}: Wie Todesahnung "O douce étoile"
Tannhäuser: Maurice Renaud • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 3387 (11834 P) • key G, 87.6 rpm, 3:06 min, rec. 09.1906

04: FAUST (Charles Gounod / Jules Barbier, Michel Carré)
Act 4. Scène de l'église {Méphistophélès}: Souviens-toi du passé
Méphistophélès: Jean-Francisque Delmas • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 2496 (43537 GR) • key C minor, 92.9 rpm, 2:21 min, rec. 04.1903

05: TOSCA (Giacomo Puccini / Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica)
Act 3. {Cavaradossi}: E lucevan le stelle
Cavaradossi: Enrico Caruso • piano: unidentified
29cm disc Pathé 84004 (63035 RA) • key B minor, 85.6 rpm, 2:25 min, rec. 19.04.1903

06: LE ROI D'YS (Edouard Lalo / Edouard Blau)
Act 3. Aubade {Mylio}: Vainement, ma bien-aimée
Mylio: Charles Rousselière • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4711 (97113 RA) • key A, 87.6 rpm, 2:37 min, rec. 07.1906

07: ORFEO ED EURIDICE (Christoph W. Gluck / Ranieri Calzabigi)
Act 3. Aria {Orfeo}: Che farò senza Euridice? "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice"
Orfeo: Marie Delna • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4878 (15368 BC) • key C, 88.9 rpm, 2:40 min, rec. 11.1906

08: PHILÉMON ET BAUCIS (Charles Gounod / Jules Barbier, Michel Carré)
Act 3. Grand air {Baucis}: O riante nature
Baucis: Jane Merey • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 2004 (18841 BC) • key C, 91.5 rpm, 2:02 min, rec. 12.1904

09: C'est mon ami (Louis-Armand Chardiny / Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian)
tenor: Albert Vaguet • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 3648 (9822 BC) • key G, 95.1 rpm, 2:51 min, rec. 07.1906

10: Le vallon (Charles Gounod / Alphonse de Lamartine)
basso: Fernand Baer • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 478 (13175 PC) • key C, 91.6 rpm, 2:54 min, rec. 10.1906

11: On a oublié (Lucien Farjall / André Valdès)
tenor: Albert Vaguet • piano: Théophile Hirlemann • glockenspiel • bird imitations
29cm disc Pathé 3682 (24203 R) • key E, 88.4 rpm, 2:45 min, rec. 07.1906

12: Les trois roses (Jules Darien / Léon Drouin de Bercy)
tenor: Albert Vaguet • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 3685 (17394 BC) • key F, 92.6 rpm, 2:50 min, rec. 07.1906

13: Quand l'oiseau chante! (Joseph Tagliafico / Joseph Tagliafico)
tenor: Auguste Affre • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
Inter cylinder Pathé 3491 (8152 P) • key F, 152.8 rpm, 2:31 min, rec. 01.1904

14: Credo d'amour (Alexandre Luigini / Stéphane Borel, François Borel)
tenor: Albert Vaguet • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 3685 (18626 BC) • key F, 90.8 rpm, 2:14 min, rec. 06.1906

15: Tu non mi vuoi più bene (Antonio Pini-Corsi / Federico Carbonetti)
tenor: Enrico Caruso • piano: unidentified
29cm disc Pathé 84003 (63091 RA) • key G, 85.7 rpm, 2:21 min, rec. 19.04.1903

16: La première leçon (Albert Wolff / Emile Bessière, Antoine Lauff)
basso: Paul Aumonier • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 896 (7742 B) • key B-flat, 91.4 rpm, 2:12 min, rec. 12.1904

17: Chanson pour Jean (Emile Chizat / Emile Chizat)
basso: Hippolyte Belhomme • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4558 (14822 BC) • key E-flat, 92.3 rpm, 2:54 min, rec. 07.1906

18: Le clairon (Emile André / Paul Deroulède)
baritone: Harry Weber • cornet: unidentified • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 913 (7497 C) • key B-flat, 91.4 rpm, 2:24 min, rec. 2nd half 1902

19: Les larmes de la vie (Léon Dequin / Eugène Lemercier)
baritone: Emile Mercadier • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4856 (20870 BC) • key F, 91.0 rpm, 2:56 min, rec. 01.1907

20: A propos de la femme au lézard! (Gaston Nardon / Maurice Mérall)
voice: Charlus (Louis-Napoléon Defer) • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 1297 (20856 BC) • key A-flat, 91.6 rpm, 2:58 min, rec. 1906

21: Mes petites compensations (Emile Spencer / Eugène Rimbault, Charles Desmarets)
voice: Polin (Pierre Paul Marsalès) • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 3768 (12479 CC) • key G, 94.0 rpm, 2:55 min, rec. 2nd half 1902

22: FAUST (Charles Gounod / Jules Barbier, Michel Carré)
Act 2. Choral des épées (arranged for brass band)
Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6385 (13025 BC) • key B-flat, 95.5 rpm, 2:32 min, rec. 1906

23: LA FILLE DU TAMBOUR-MAJOR (Jacques Offenbach / Henri Chivot, Alfred Duru)
Fantaisie (arranged for brass band)
Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6388 (17752 BC) • key E-flat, 96.5 rpm, 2:39 min, rec. 1906

24: Rose mousse - Valse lente (Auguste Bosc)
Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6666 (10325 BC) • key E-flat, 91.8 rpm, 2:44 min, rec. 1906

25: Für die Kleinen - Polka française (Philipp Fahrbach jr. op.89)
Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6726 (10325 BC) • key E-flat, 92.0 rpm, 2:43 min, rec. 1906

26: Maiglöckchen - Polka-Mazurka (Peter Dittrich op.6)
glass xylophone: unidentified • Harmonie Pathé Frères • cond.: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6752 (10325 BC) • key G, 92.7 rpm, 2:47 min, rec. 1906

27: Juanita - Valse espagnole (Marius Cairanne)
castanets: unidentified • Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6656 (13167 BC) • key F, 92.0 rpm, 2:33 min, rec. 1906

28: Sérénade galante (Virgilio Ranzato)
violin: Virgilio Ranzato • piano: unidentified
29cm disc Pathé 80713 (13234 BC) • key A minor, 89.5 rpm, 2:21 min, rec. ca. 1904

29: Cornette - Polka (Adolphe Pique)
2 cornets: unidentified • Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6712 (8574 BC) • key E-flat, 93.4 rpm, 2:27 min, rec. 1906

30: Carillon printanier - Schottisch (Léon Lacroix)
chimes: unidentified • Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6801 (13220 BC) • key B-flat, 93.7 rpm, 2:26 min, rec. 1906


DISC 2: Collection 1908

01: LE ROI DE LAHORE (Jules Massenet / Louis Gallet)
Act 4. Arioso {Scindia}: Promesse de mon avenir
Scindia: Maurice Renaud • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 3382 (32191 R) • key G-flat, 90.3 rpm, 3:33 min, rec. 09.1906

02: LA FAVORITE (Gaetano Donizetti / Eugène Scribe, A. Royer, G. Vaëz)
Act 4. Finale {Léonor, Fernand}: Adieu, je dois vous fuir! "Léonor! - Grâce! grâce!"
Léonor: Marie Delna • Fernand: Albert Alvarez • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 236 (17331 BC) • key C, 90.7 rpm, 3:12 min, rec. 11.1906

03: LES HUGUENOTS (Giacomo Meyerbeer / Eugène Scribe, Emile Deschamps)
Act 1. Chanson huguenotte {Marcel}: Pour les couvents, c'est fini!
Marcel: Paul Aumonier • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 120 (14763 BC) • key B-flat, 94.4 rpm, 2:34 min, rec. 2nd half 1902

04: PATRIE! (Emile Paladilhe / Louis Gallet)
Act 4. Finale {Rysoor}: Pauvre martyr obscur
Rysoor: Jean-Francisque Delmas • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 2494 (44971 GR) • key E-flat, 94.2 rpm, 2:13 min, rec. 04.1903

05: RIGOLETTO (Giuseppe Verdi / Francesco Maria Piave)
Act 3. Canzone {Duca di Mantova}: La donna è mobile "Comme la plume au vent"
Duca di Mantova: Auguste Affre • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 3481 (22713 R) • key B, 89.1 rpm, 2:16 min, rec. 01.1904

06: BENVENUTO (Eugène-Emile Diaz / Gaston Hirsch)
Act 3. Récitatif et Arioso {Benvenuto}: Combien de fois au jour a succédé la nuit?
Benvenuto: Jean Noté • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
21cm disc Pathé 2755 (34953 R) • key F, 90.5 rpm, 2:05 min, rec. 10.1903

07: MIGNON (Ambroise Thomas / Jules Barbier, Michel Carré)
Act 3. Romance {Wilhelm}: Elle ne croyait pas dans sa candeur naïve
Wilhelm: Léon Beyle • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
Inter cylinder Pathé 3243 (12001 P) • key C, 160.8 rpm, 2:16 min, rec. 05.1904

08: LES CLOCHES DE CORNEVILLE (Robert Planquette / L. Clairville, C. Gabet)
Act 1. Chanson du Mousse {Grenicheux}: Va, petit mousse, où le vent te pousse
Grenicheux: Albert Vaguet • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4961 (48371 GR) • key E, 89.7 rpm, 3:08 min, rec. 05.1908

09: Souhaits à la France (Emile Pessard / Emile Dubois)
tenor: Augustin Nuibo • male chorus • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4564 (14-RA 3935) • key G, 90.7 rpm, 2:35 min, rec. 11.1906

10: Je ne sais plus (Lucien Farjall / Lucien Farjall)
tenor: Albert Vaguet • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
21cm disc Pathé 4529 (35000 R) • key G, 90.9 rpm, 2:06 min, rec. 06.1906

11: L'étoile d'amour (Paul Delmet / Charles Fallot)
tenor: Albert Vaguet • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4529 (27689 G) • key F, 87.8 rpm, 3:07 min, rec. 01.1908

12: Rancœur lasse (Georges Oble / Charles Cros)
tenor: Albert Vaguet • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4583 (29184 G) • key C, 92.8 rpm, 2:34 min, rec. 05.1908

13: 'O sole mio (Eduardo di Capua / Giovanni Capurro)
Mon soleil (Amédée-Louis Hettich)
baritone: Daniel Vigneau • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4651 (23276 R) • key F, 87.9 rpm, 2:50 min, rec. 02.1908

14: La chanson de Marinette (Joseph Tagliafico / Joseph Tagliafico)
baritone: Daniel Vigneau • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4769 (25521 R) • key B-flat, 91.9 rpm, 2:51 min, rec. 04.1908

15: Si tu le voulais (Paolo Tosti / Hélène Vacaresco)
baritone: Louis Viannenc • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 943 (19841 BC) • key F, 89.9 rpm, 3:00 min, rec. 01.1908

16: Eternellement - Valse rose (Alfred Margis / Eugène Héros)
soprano: Jane Merey • piano: Alfred Margis
29cm disc Pathé 1986 (25241 R) • key A-flat, 90.7 rpm, 2:12 min, rec. 12.1904

17: Je vous ai tant aimée (Jean Taillefer / Léon Suès)
baritone: Emile Mercadier • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4854 (13313 BC) • key F, 90.6 rpm, 2:53 min, rec. 01.1907

18: J'ai tant pleuré... (Joseph Rico / Georges Millandy)
baritone: Paul Dalbret • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4798 (26105 G) • key A, 92.0 rpm, 2:27 min, rec. 05.1908

19: Le Roi des Tyroliens (Léon Dequin / Alphonse Provandier)
tenor / yodle: Désiré Charlesky • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
21cm disc Pathé 1199 (35059 R) • key B-flat, 89.5 rpm, 2:06 min, rec. 09.1908

20: La jolie boiteuse (Désiré Berniaux / Paul Briollet, Léo Lelièvre)
voice: Charlus (Louis-Napoléon Defer) • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 4733 (28018 G) • key D-flat, 92.3 rpm, 3:03 min, rec. 04.1908

21: La dernière carotte - Lettre d'un soldat à sa famille (Félix Lebrun, Alphonse Gramet)
voice: Polin (Pierre Paul Marsalès) • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 3810 (22479 CC) • key F, 90.7 rpm, 2:40 min, rec. 2nd half 1902

22: J'ai un rosier (Henri Dérouville / Paul Briollet, Henri Tinant)
voice: Dranem (Armand Ménard) • piano: Théophile Hirlemann
29cm disc Pathé 2917 (18364 BC) • key E-flat, 88.6 rpm, 2:19 min, rec. 2nd half 1902

23: La nuit - Valse (Olivier Métra)
Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 7279 (17087 BC) • key B-flat, 90.5 rpm, 2:49 min, rec. 1907

24: Aimer toujours - Valse (Henri Paradis)
Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 7337 (23846 G) • key A-flat, 87.6 rpm, 2:31 min, rec. 1908

25: Mimi Pinson - Mazurka (Gabriel Allier)
Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6786 (25183 G) • key B-flat, 87.8 rpm, 2:50 min, rec. 1908

26: Polka originale (Charles-Samuel Bellanger)
chimes: unidentified • Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 6487 (21371 BC) • key E-flat, 93.4 rpm, 2:03 min, rec. 1907

27: Les gouttelettes - Tyrolienne (Folier)
2 cornets: unidentified • Harmonie Pathé Frères • conductor: Charles-Samuel Bellanger
29cm disc Pathé 8209 (27173 R) • key B-flat, 87.9 rpm, 3:03 min, rec. 1908

28: JOCELYN (Benjamin Godard / Armand Silvestre, Victor Capoul)
Act 2. Berceuse {Jocelyn} (arranged for violoncello solo)
violoncello: Jean Bedetti • Orchestre symphonique Pathé Frères • conductor: Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 8527 (26426 R) • key F, 92.3 rpm, 2:53 min, rec. 01.1908

29: Tesoro mio - Valzer (Ernesto Becucci op.228)
violin: Emile Mendels • Orchestre symphonique Pathé Frères • conductor: possibly Victor Thiels
29cm disc Pathé 5506 (22021 BC) • key D, 90.0 rpm, 2:19 min, rec. 04.1907

30: Le régiment qui passe - Marche (Richard Eilenberg)
mandolin: Angelo Alfieri • piano: unidentified
29cm disc Pathé 82112 (15344 BC) • key G, 89.9 rpm, 2:12 min, rec. ca. 1903


Recording Locations

disc 1, tracks 05, 15, 28 and disc 2, track 30: Milano
all other tracks: Paris

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