Classics of the Phonograph

Live tape recordings


By AlejandroLinaresGarcia - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

On a goodwill tour of Germany in 1936, the concert of the London Philharmonic, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, was recorded in Ludwigshafen on the then new German Magnetophon tape recorders. It is claimed that this was the first live concert to be tape recorded ever! In 1984, cassette copies of this 1936 concert were released on the Chandos label.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear some of that landmark recording.