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Record Archive



As part of its endowment, DionysiaTrust maintains in its possession a collection of 30,000 33,45 and 78 RPM vinyl records consisting of recordings ranging from Rachmaninoff to Toscanini to Caruso. Inherited from John Afendras  (1897-1976) a Greek-born classically trained  violinist who led a varied career in San Francisco musical circles as a musician, conductor and performer, Denise kept this collection of leather bound recordings intact and in pristine condition.

It is the ambition of the foundation to make available this rare and unusual music library for the enjoyment and edification of young musicians.