First mass-produced orchestral disk made in Britain, 18 Aug 1898

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First mass-produced orchestral disk made in Britain, 18 Aug 1898

Post by jserraglio » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:59 am

National Sound Archive, British Library

http://blogs.bl.uk/sound-and-vision/201 ... of-no.html

Part one of the podcast details the background to the first orchestral recording made in Britain in 1898 by the Hotel Cecil Orchestra, a march composed and conducted by Norfolk Megone. The recording is played at the end of the podcast.

Part two pieces together the extraordinary story of the orchestra's conductor, Norfolk Megone.

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Re: First mass-produced orchestral disk made in Britain, 18 Aug 1898

Post by Belle » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:24 pm

Oh God! Only a year after Brahms had died; what possibilities there may have been. We can only dream. It sounds pretty good too which makes it even more strange that when Britain moved to sound film they adopted an inferior sound system and not the more superior Vitaphone/Western Electric system used in the USA - and it impacted upon their films! Today there isn't much that can be done to 'restore' these early talkies but the situation is even worse with British films of the period.

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