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Commodification Musicology 139
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Precursor • Leon Scott • 1857 • Phonoautograph – Recorded movements of membrane as wavy line on smoked cylinder – No playback
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Phonograph • Thomas Edison – tinfoil on cylinder (1877) • Wax cylinder by Volta Laboratory (1885) • Only originals – expensive
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Gramophone • Emile Berliner patented 1887 disc instead of cylinder
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Suited for vocalists, but not easy to record ensembles
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Recording technology • Berliner creates metal master from wax recording in 1893; allows copies • Shellac discs arrived by 1897 • 1910s industry controlled by Victor Talking Machine Company (later
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Unformatted text preview: RCA, then BMG) and Columbia (CBS, then Sony) Acoustic recording limited to 168 - 2,000 cycles (E2 to C6) Tenors record best of all Popular Recordings in the early years Well known pieces from classical repertoire, especially popular arias Ballads Salon music What could fit within the 4-minute compass of a 12-inch disc Listening Example Mama s Black Baby Boy 1893 Edison cylinder recording of The Unique Quartette, a touring group of professional African American singers One of their signature songs; recorded several times...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course MUSICAL 139 taught by Professor Castro during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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