The plates are quite worn out by the housewives of post-war America, but they bring the timbre and intonation of Sinatra like no other source. The atmosphere of those years is conveyed perfectly.
Amelita Galli-Kurchi and Lucretia Bori are so good that even in copies they still full of life and emotions, I doubt that in our time there are stars of this magnitude – digital recording and mic singing does not contribute to this. Obukhova and Chaliapin perform the famous elegy on an equal footing, it is difficult to give preference to someone, although, after all, it is Chaliapin. Partly because Obukhova is not so clearly recorded.