The Earliest International Album record (piring hitam antik) Found In Indonesia Exhibition at Driwancybermuseum blog



                                                AT DR IWAN CYBERMUSEUM

                                          DI MUSEUM DUNIA MAYA DR IWAN S.




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                                THE FIRST INDONESIAN CYBERMUSEUM



                                        PENDIRI DAN PENEMU IDE

                                                     THE FOUNDER

                                            Dr IWAN SUWANDY, MHA




                         WELCOME TO THE MAIN HALL OF FREEDOM               



Pameran Koleksi Sejarah Plat gramophone(piring hitam) Di Indonesia Sebelum Perang Dunia kedua

(The Indonesian’s Plate Gramophone Historic collections) 

Frame One : Introduction

1. I have starting build the collections of  Gramophone plate since study in hish school at Padang city West Sumatra in 1960.

2. Until this day in 2011 I cannot found the complete informations about the Indonesian’s  gramophone plate History, that is why I have made reasech about this topic in order to give the young generations about the development of music gramophone technology in the world since found by Mr Thomas Alfa Edison and when first arrived in Indonesia during The Dutch East colionial Era.

3. I will show my collections with information from that very rare and amizing historic collections, very lucky I had found vintage book of gramophone and also many info fram google explorations,especially from wikipedia ,for that info thanks very much.

4. This exhibtion will divide into two parts, first before World War I and second Between WWI and WWII. all during Indonesia under Dutch east Indie Colonial time.

5.The earliest Gramophone’s Plate in 19Th Century produced by Addison inc with very thick plate almost 4 times then now circa 1 cm,then became half centimer and latest 0,2 cm more thin,please look the comperative picture below:

First the mechanic gramophone look the promotion picture of His Mater Voice company below:

and later electric gramophone, still used gramophone needle look the needle promotion label below :

6.In Indonesia during Colonial time , the gramophone’s plate sold by the chinese marchant ,many at Pasar Baru Market Batavia (Jakarta) please look the trader mark below :

7.I hope all the  collectors all over the world ,especially Indonesian Collectors plaes honor my copyright with donnot copy or tag this exhibitons without my permisssion,thanks.

Jakarta January 2011

Dr Iwan suwandy @ copyright 2011

Frame two :

Dr Iwan Collections

A. Before World War One

I.Early 20th century

1a.Betsy Lane Shapherd

1b.Thomas Chalmers

Thomas Chalmers

Thomas Chalmers

Thomas Chalmers (17 March 1780 – 31 May 1847), Scottish mathematician, political economist and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland, was born at Anstruther in Fife.

2.Final Trio(Consuelo Escobar de Castro

,Albert Lindquist and Virgilio Lazzari)

Albert Lindquest

[Trial 1916-10-18-01] 10/18/1916 Your tiny hand is frozen
Albert Lindquest
Male vocal solo, with piano
[Trial 1916-12-14-03] 12/14/1916 Your tiny hand is frozen
Albert Lindquest
Male vocal solo, with piano

Virgilio Lazzari


Year Cast
(Don Giovanni,
Donna Anna,
Don Ottavio,
Donna Elvira,
Conductor and orchestra Label and number
1934 Ezio Pinza,
Virgilio Lazzari,
Rosa Ponselle,
Tito Schipa,
Maria Müller,
Edita Fleischer,
Emanuel List
Tullio Serafin,
Metropolitan Opera
(live performance)
CD: Andromeda
Cat: ANDRCD 9026
1937 Ezio Pinza,
Virgilio Lazzari,
Elisabeth Rethberg,
Dino Borgioli,
Luise Helletsgruber,
Margit Bokor,
Herbert Alsen
Bruno Walter,
Vienna Philharmonic
(live performance)
CD: Andromeda
Cat: ANDRCD 5126

3.Collins and Harlan


There was a time when, in American households, the expression “sung by Collins & Harlan” was instantly recognized, like an advertising jingle of the future such as “like a rock.” In the case of the popular vocal duo of the early 19th century, the comparison with a truck commercial serves a more literal purpose than simply pointing out how fleeting popular taste is or how quickly both stars and headlights can dim. Baritone Arthur Collins and tenor Byron Harlan were actually such large men that they were sometimes introduced as “the Half Ton Duo.” Collins was such a heavy piece of human machinery that when he accidentally stepped on a trap door backstage in 1921, the contraption gave way and the singer didn’t stop falling until he hit the basement. It took him two years to recover, but either member of the duo could be said to have earned a lengthy hiatus, not to take the accident lightly.

Collins is said to be the vocalist who made more recordings than any other artist of this period, some 200 sides for the Edison label alone. Partner Harlan sprinted just a bit behind on the discographical racetrack, cutting 130 slabs as a soloist, not to mention the duo’s prolific output of more than 100 Edison releases. With so much material pressed by these artists between 1902 and the late ’20s, it is not surprising that copies are still being found as well as bought and sold, although sellers sometimes feel a necessity to report on the relative presence of mold. In terms of content, some listeners may find some of the duo’s actual songs even more repulsive than any residue found on the record itself. Too often, the presence of a wide range of subject matter, from hating one’s wife (“My Wife Has Gone to the Country! Hurrah! Hurrah!”) to loving (“Alexander’s Ragtime Band”), is overlooked because of scandalous titles such as “Nigger Loves His Possum.” Both performers came up in the minstrel era, effectively inventing the concept of pop music once someone figured out how to make and sell recordings. Standing on the edge of some kind of controversial subject, be it minstrel themes or gangsta rap, seems to be part of the territory. Collins & Harlan can be said to be common currency in only one type of household in the 21st century, that being one that produces or distributes historic archival recordings. The duo is well-represented on such reissues, good news for any interested listeners with allergies to mold.


II.20th Century

1a.Peter Dawson

Peter Dawson (bass-baritone)

Peter Dawson
Background information
Birth name Peter Smith Dawson
Also known as J.P. McCall, Will Strong, Will Danby, Hector Grant, Arthur Walpole, Robert Woodville, Evelyn Byrd, Peter Allison, Denton Toms, Charles Weber, Arnold Flint, Gilbert Mundy, Geoffrey Baxter, Alison Miller
Born 31 January 1882(1882-01-31) Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died 27 September 1961(1961-09-27) (aged 79)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Opera, oratorio, song
Occupations bass-baritone singer, songwriter
Years active 1899–1950s

Peter Smith Dawson (31 January 1882 – 27 September 1961) was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter.[1] Dawson gained worldwide renown through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and rousing ballads during a career spanning almost 60 years.


the end @ copyright Dr Iwan suwandy 2011


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