Guide to the Alma and Alfonse Pedroza Recordings, 1941-1956

Processed by David Seubert, Jeffrey Gordon;
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Alma and Alfonse Pedroza Recordings, 1941-1956

Collection number: PA Mss 50

Department of Special Collections



Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
Processors:
David Seubert, Jeffrey Gordon
Date Completed:
March 5, 2003
Encoded by:
David Sebuert
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alma and Alfonse Pedroza recordings,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1956
Collection number: PA Mss 50
Creator: Pedroza, Alma
Extent: 29 disc recordings
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Instantaneous (lacquer) disc recordings of Mexican-American opera singers Alma and Alfonse Pedroza.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Alma and Alfonse Pedroza Recordings, PA Mss 50, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Inez Pedroza, January 2003.

Biography

Little is known about Mexican-born opera singers Alma and Alfonse Pedroza. They were introduced by Enrico Caruso Jr. and later emmigrated to Los Angeles. They both had minor singing careers but Alma was noted for her wide vocal range, which reached an octave above High C, and she made several radio broadcasts on the strength of this talent.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection consists of 29 unique lacquer recordings of singers Alma and Alfonse Pedroza.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Singers.

Genres and Forms of Material

Recordings.

Index Terms Related to this Collection

Pedroza, Alfonse.


Collection Contents

 

Recordings

Scope and Content Note

Unique lacquer recordings, arranged by date of Singers Alma and Alfonse Pedroza.
item A5341/D12

Lullaby from Jocylin [side a], Indian Love Call [side b] ; Shirley Burdette, vocalist. (10" lacquer disc), July 5, 1941

item A5342/D12

Lord's Prayer ; Fay Duby, vocalist. (10" lacquer disc), March 29, 1941

item A5343/D12

Mappori, Torna A Surriento, De Curtis ; John Bayer, vocalist. (10" lacquer disc), August 4, 1941

item A5344/D12

Obstination, Kenneth Dream of Mann, Dorothy Vocalization ; Alma Pedroza, May 23, 1942. [side a] Le Reve, Manon ; Kenneth Phillips, vocalist. [side b] (10" lacquer disc), August 20, 1941

item A5345/D12

Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme, Puccini ; performed by Sydney Bloom, December 23, 1941. [side a] Salut, Demeure Chaste et Pure from Faust, Gounod ; performed by Sydney Bloom. [side b] (10" lacquer disc), September 27, 1941

item A5346/D12

Passover Seder ; Samuel Phillips, cantor. (10" lacquer disc), April 1, 1942

item A5347/D12

Un Bel Di, from Madame Butterfly, Puccini ; performed by Alice Kludjian. Credo from Otello, Verdi ; performed by José Palomadro. (10" lacquer disc), October 4, 1946

item A5348/D12

Madre del Correro: Jota ; Cynthia Turtledove, vocalist, played by Chatita and Lolita. (10" lacquer disc), June 1, 1947

item A5349/D12-A5350/D12

Meet the Missus, New Fathers Spot. Radio Recorders. (2 12" lacquer disc), April 23, 1949

item A5351/D12

Cars Home [side a], The Last Rose of Summer [side b] ; Alma Pedroza, soprano. (12" lacquer disc), March 16, 1952

item A5352/D12

La Boheme, Puccini ; Alma Pedroza, soprano with The Opera Company of Mexico City conducted by Angelo Ferrari. American Broadcasting Company Broadcast. (12" lacquer disc), April 22, 1956

item A5353/D12

Estrellita, Manuel Ponce ; Alma Pedroza, soprano. American Broadcasting Company Success Story" broadcast. (12" lacquer disc), May 1956

item A5354/D12-A5355/D12

Andalucia, Malaguena, [side a] Scheherazade [side b] ; Adeline Pedroza, vocalist. (2 12" lacquer discs), November 6, 1956

item A5356/D12

Hungarian ; Mr. Baer, tenor with piano. (10" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5357/D12

Jewel Song, Je Ris de Me Voirs Belle from Faust, Gounod ; Alma Phillips, soprano. (10" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5358/D12-A5359/D12

Last Rose of Summer, The, [side a] Until [side b] ; Alma Pedroza, soprano. American Broadcasting Company. (2 12" lacquer discs), n.d.

item A5360/D12

Minuet, Scotch, Giselle, Faust. (12" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5361/D12-A5362/D12

Music I Heard With You, Rupert Hughes ; Alma Pedroza, soprano. Universal Recorders Hollywood Town Meeting. (12" lacquer disc), 2 copiesn.d.

item A5363/D12

My Father ; Mr. Kenneth Phillips, vocalist. (10" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5364/D12

Sono Ramirez from Fanciulla del West, Puccini [side a], Di Quella Pira from Trovatore, Verdi [side b] ; Bernardo De Muro, tenor. (10" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5365/D12

Soul of My Soul, Felix Hughes ; Alma Pedroza, soprano. (12" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5366/D12

Unlabeled ; baritone solo. Unlabeled ; soprano with piano. (10" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5367/D12

Unlabeled ; tenor with orchestra. (10" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5368/D12

Unlabeled ; tenor with piano. (10" lacquer disc), n.d.

item A5369/D12

What Has Made Your Heart Cold? ; Harold Timpf, bass. (10" lacquer disc), n.d.