Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Now for something completely different

Clips from the world's oldest recordings of classical music on wax cylinders made in Russia in the 1890's. There is a fuller account here. Just as I never tire of the excitement of handling historical documents in archives, these crackly snatches tantalise, reminding me that history was once someone else's modernity.

Via A&L Daily

1 comment:

Gwil W said...

What a refreshing change from all the US election hooha. Wonderful!