History of the Gramophone

This wonderful documentary on the history of the gramophone is an incredible account of how early artists went about recording for posterity. It's a fascinating glimpse at vocal history. Enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhgKsFcetyk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaN8YS_4CRw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY7oaAebyjs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stm9oNgHxlU

More on Historical Recordings

If there is one thing that has helped me to understand the principles and procedures of the old Italian school of singing, it is the historical record of sound recordings left to us at the end of the 19th-century and beginning of the 20th. Many singers, voice teachers, and musicologists will complain about the quality [...]