Saturday, March 24, 2007

Corsi di Lingus

Thanks to an Italian record collector, Jacopo Bozzoli I got scans from two Italian Durium card board Language Courses in the German ( = Tedesco) language
The first course is equal to the Dutch ( ! ) NOROPA Taalcursus, and was compiled by the Dutch professor J. Van Dam. As I understand there are no covers available for this course, but it is likely that they have been equal to the "Dutch" Noropa, as only the label texts differs. This is the information:
(German Language Course)* // ......... (NOROPA TAALCURSUS) (noropa) // CORSI DI LINGUS Compilation de PROF DR J. VAN DAM
Recorded London, Spring 1934
+ E-1282-E (A 89 E) DUITSCH PLAAT I noropa TAALCURSUS 1282
TEDESCO PARTE I DVRIVM 1282
+ E-1283-A (A 90 A) DUITSCH PLAAT II noropa TAALCURSUS 1283
TEDESCO PARTE II DVRIVM 1283
+ E-1284-A (A 91 A) DUITSCH PLAAT III noropa TAALCURSUS 1284
(A 91 A) TEDESCO PARTE III DVRIVM 1284
+ E-1285-B (A 92 B) DUITSCH PLAAT IV noropa TAALCURSUS 1285
(A 92 B) TEDESCO PARTE IV DVRIVM 1285
+ E-1286-C (A 93 C) DUITSCH PLAAT V noropa TAALCURSUS 1286
(A 93 C) TEDESCO PARTE V DVRIVM 1286
+ E-1287-B (A 94 B) DUITSCH PLAAT VI noropa TAALCURSUS 1287
TEDESCO PARTE VI DVRIVM 1287
These recordings were used for several European edition..// noropa TAALCURSUS: Cursus in het Duitsch voor beginners. Compiled by Dr. J. VAN DAM, Hoogleeraar in het Duitsch aan de Gemeente-Universiteit te Amsterdam. This course of six records was sold in a luxury red box with a text book. The book has the date May 1st 1934. Label: The numbers A89-E till A94-B are impressed in the label; the numbers 1282 till 1287 are printed on the label. The noropa logo is like the durium one. Around the center hole the DUBRICO trade mark. Cover: <> On the cover a drawing of the FRIEDRICHSBRÜCKE u DOM (1), REICHTAGS GEBAÜDE (2), RATHAUS (3), UNIVERSITÄT (4), FRIEDRICHSBRÜCKE u. NATIONALGALERIE (5), BRANDENBURGER TOR (6) the word “Noropa “, the text “Samengesteld door Professor Dr. J. VAN DAM Hoogleeraar in het Duitsch aan de Gemeente-Universiteit te Amsterdam” and in a circle the price (Fl. 2 50 ); one issue a conventionalized record/globe with the text “FRANSCH-DUITSCH-ENGELSCH TAALCURSUSSEN NOROPA ”. On the reverse a NOROPA globe logo (without a flag). // <> <>
Another course is the Corso Supplementare di Tedesco by Prof. Dott. Franco Poli. This one has covers which have the swastika The matriches are unkown to me. but I think this 4 disc course will be recorded ca. the second half of 1930s. I hope Jacopo can give me some date, as normally there is a date at the end of the course book.

It is remarkable that this is a four disc course, as the matrices give space for six records; but on the cover reads: Corso Supplementare di TEDESCO IN QUATTRO DISCI
This is the info I have posted into my Durium Advertisement and Custom Records Discography. This part of the discography is not yet online.
TEDESCO CORSO SUPPLEMENTARE compilation dal Prof Dott. FRANCO POLI
ca. 1936 - 1940
828 TEDESCO PARTE I DVRIVM CB 828
829 TEDESCO PARTE II DVRIVM CB B29 II (sic)
832 TEDESCO PARTE III DVRIVM CB 832
833 TEDESCO PARTE IV DVRIVM CB 833
Cover: <> <> <> On the cover the swastika.
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