Monday, November 3, 2008

Classical Ghosts, Audible Once Again

The music-loving businessman Julius H. Block

Some 200 wax phonograph cylinders recorded by Julius H. Block in the 1890s have been recovered in Russia and excerpts will soon be released to the public. This is a major find as musicologists and aficionados can now have a rare glimpse at how classical music was performed at the time and will have the opportunity to hear the acclaimed musicians of the day, many which have never been heard by contemporary listeners.

Classical Ghosts, Audible Once Again

You can hear some excerpts of the excerpts here.

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