Si La Fa

"Si-La-Fa" (France) / c. 1909

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Design: The division of upper and lower segments by a horizontal 'waistband' can be seen in other labels of the same era (e.g. John Bull). Here, the 'Artistic Disc' features a conglomeration of chubby ornamental forms on the bracketing, contrasted with wiry Victorian-era curlicues on the music-staff trade mark.

History: Label scan courtesy of Martín Javier Gorosito of Argentina, who writes: "I don't have certain information about this record label, but with reference to other discs in my collection I believe it to be either a French subsidiary of Columbia Phonograph, or an independent company leasing Columbia matrices, because the operatic duet featured here also appeared on the Columbia label. In English notation, the musical notes SI - LA - FA would become B - A - F (e.g. the A Minor piano concerto by Edvard Grieg) and with the Spanish notation change to LA."




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