45 rpm double sided disk recording of 4 opera choruses, "Faust", composed by Gounod, "Don Pasquale", composed by Donizetti, "Orpheus and Eurydice", composed by Gluck, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", all performed by The Chorus of the Bavarian Radio. Produced by Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft.

Catalogue Number: 30 204 EPL.

Physical Description

Paper card sleeve, front with printed text and illustration of two female faces, one male face and three hands with swords, with yellow, blue, red, black and white inks. Reverse, printed text in black ink, detailing contents of recording. Handwritten text, blue ink. Disc recording made of circular black plastic disc with concentric groove on front and reverse. Circular hole and four circular slits cut in and around centre of disc. Circular paper label around central hole. Label printed with yellow, blue, black and white inks. Disc held within transparent plastic sleeve. White paper sheet held within sleeve, with handwritten, blue ink text, printed, red ink text.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Producer

    Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, Germany, 1960

  • Format

    Gramophone Disc, 45 RPM x 7-inch Single

  • Inscriptions

    Card sleeve, front, "OPERA CHORUSES" and associated details of recording. Card sleeve, reverse, "OPERA CHORUSES" and associated text describing the content and details of the recording. Disc recording central label, front, "Deutsche / Grammophon / Gesellschaft" and text describing details of the recording. Disc recording central label, reverse, "Deutsche / Grammophon / Gesellschaft" and text describing details of the recording. Paper sheet, front, "30 204 EPL / Soldiers Chorus / 10 OCT 1957 / Servant's Chorus / 10 OCT 1957 / Chorus of the Blessed Spirits / Moon Chorus / 22 MAY 1958 / 9 JUN 1960".

  • Classification

    Music & musical instruments, Playback media - analogue, Disc recordings

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    180 mm (Width), 5 mm (Depth), 180 mm (Height)
    Dimensions are for the sleeve with all contents inside.