Picture of an old Edison Phonograph
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December 12, 2015

How old is that record?

For decades, record companies didn't include information about when and where a recording took place... was it on purpose?


Film reel and container
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November 28, 2015

Famous Composers for Film

Film scores are more respected than ever, with the talented musicians to back them up.


Turntable
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November 21, 2015

Great Maestros Play the Pops!

The variety of music famous conductors recorded greatly increased with the shift from 78’s to LPs. 


sheet music
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November 14, 2015

Rejected Compositions

It happens, pieces get turned down by the instrumentalists they were written for more than you might think.


Kirill Kondrashin
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November 07, 2015

Russian Maestros Behind the Curtain!

The mid-twentieth century didn't lack for Russian musicians and conductors. So, who made it big and who had to wait for the iron curtain to drop?


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