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The Record Collector

The Journal for the collector of recordings of the great opera singers of the past. Now in its 67th year of publication.

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Published four times per year, each issue contains:

  • Biographies
  • Full discographies
  • Articles of interest to the collector
  • Critical analyses of singers’ recordings
  • Articles written by collectors for collectors

Read what the experts say about The Record Collector:

• Unique in its field…[its] contribution is unequalled.
– John Steane, Gramophone, October 2005

• Since its very first issues, The Record Collector has offered collectors of ‘recorded vocal art’ both invaluable, entertaining and informative information, that was not readily available elsewhere. Long may it continue!
– Alan Bilgora

• Whether we want facts or opinions about our favourite singers, whether we want to be instructed or goaded to fury, there is nothing like The Record Collector.
– Michael Aspinall

• The Yale Collection of Historical Sound Recordings holds a full run of The Record Collector, with many of the discographies marked to show items held at Yale, and the magazine is used frequently for research by both staff and scholars.
– Advice from Richard Warren, Curator

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The Record Collector is a unique treasure-house of biographical and discographical material on many of the greatest singers of the last one hundred or more years. Every record collector and musicological researcher should subscribe.
– Michael Henstock

• As an almost original subscriber, I have watched The Record Collector grow in range and stature over more than 60 years. It offers, unquestionably, the finest archive possible for anyone seriously interested in vocal art and our recorded heritage.
– Vivian Liff

The Record Collector is a unique and indispensable publication for anyone with an interest in the operatic heritage contained on record. The accuracy, the meticulous attention to detail and the sheer enthusiasm of the contributors makes every issue a pleasure. Very often a new issue is a source of discoveries ….. Heartily recommended!
Henrik Engelbrecht, Head of Dramaturgy, Royal Danish Opera

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