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  • Recording Title

    Madame Butterfly fantasie

  • Other Title(s)

    • Madame Butterfly (Work title)
    • Opening of opera ; Waiting music, act II ; Duet, act 1 ; Entrance of Butterfly ; Love duet ; Finale, act 1 (Medley contents)
  • Musical group

    Victor Herbert's Orchestra

  • Arranger

    E. Tavan

  • Composer

    Giacomo Puccini

  • Conductor

    Victor Herbert

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  • Category


  • Description


  • Instrumentation

    6 first violins, 4 second violins, 4 violas, 2 cellos, 2 string basses, 2 tubas, oboe, 2 flutes, bassoon, 2 clarinets, 2 French horns, 3 cornets, 3 trombones, harp, and traps (takes 15-19)

  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 70055

  • Matrix Number


  • Take Number

    Exact take not known.
    This selection derives from an unidentified take made between 1911 and 1923. See Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings for details about the master recording.

  • Place of Recording

    New York, NY or Camden, NJ

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  • Notes

    Instrumentation applicable to takes 15-19; instruments not specified for remaining takes.

    Victor ledgers, 5/19/1913: "All Stroh violins."

  • Rights & Access

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    Source of original recording: Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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