National Geographic : 1945 May
^H^L^#~4ka-^^^^u^e~f€ As He Listens, Wilfred Pelletier Dreams of the Great Voices of Tomorrow The voice of Lauritz Melchior reached the end of a famous aria from "Tristan." This had been a perfect performance... even Wilfred Pelletier, conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, could only whisper "Bravo" in admiration. But this music that left him breathless was recorded! This was his audition of the Meissner electronic radio-phonograph. Now he spoke. "Yes, what has been said about this Meissner is true. Never have I heard such repro duction. This recording, played on the Meissner, is a perfect performance. Nothing is missing." Thus did Wilfred Pelletier, conductor of the "Met," famous for his widely broadcast radio programs, "The Metropolitan Opera Presents," "Vacation Serenade" and "World of Song," add his praises to those of other famous artists. For more than an hour he had listened ... spellbound by the ability of this new instrument to reproduce the full range of voices he knew and loved. And as he listened, he dreamed of the great voices of tomorrow. With the Meissner he could listen to the recordings of the thousands of new voices... catch that quality before a "missing element" in recorded music. In recorded music played by the Meissner, you, too, will find new musical thrills... you will be able to enjoy more than two hours of continuous entertainment, thanks to the Meissner Automatic Record Changer that plays both sides of any record in sequence... and you will explore new listening horizons with the Meiss ner's AM, FM and Super Shortwave radio reception. This amazing Meissner was perfected just before the war. The single laboratory model is now on loan to the high school of Mt. Carmel, Ill. After victory, thousands of counterparts of this great instrument... housed in luxurious cabinets . . . will bring the magic of the Meissner to music lovers everywhere.