Melba Recordings

"... a label of fragrant distinction"

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Peter Dawson, the Australian baritone who at his peak was as well known as Nellie Melba, made the first of his 2000 records in 1903 or 1904. He said that at the time the gramophone was "an instrument of torture", excruciating for the recording...
The story of sound recording and reproduction is marked with periodic breakthroughs when new technology renders the old obsolete. The cylinder gave way to the disc; acoustic recording was supplanted by electrical; the 78rpm record yielded to the...