Minnesota Historical Society
Alexander Ramsey House
Piano e Forté–1790
Victorian Square Piano–1884
Optical playback & restoration by David Giovannoni (FirstSounds.org)
Earliest known music recording–1888
Israel & Egypt, Handel
Big Bangs: Recording, Howard Goodall
Stroh Violin & Cello
Emile Berliner Disc Recording, 1888
Alan Lomax interview with Charles Kuralt (1991)
From Red Wing!
Office of Ethnography, Smithsonian
First field recordings of Native Americans
First woman recording engineer
Compressed Air Amplification
Musical Instrument Museum
Keyboard with metal reeds that formed an electromagnet, making them vibrate.
“as a novelty, was highly entertaining, though unless an almost incredible improvement be effected, it is difficult to see how the the new instrument can be of permanent practical value.”
...and it worked! Sorta.
Vintage Music Co.
Andrea Kiepe ❤️