Vintage record collector to part with family’s collection of rare recordings
R.S. Baker writes about the unbelievable true story of Charlie Carson and Russell Hunting, phonographic pioneers. Together, they created saucy phonographs that were played in the NYC phonograph parlors of the 1890s–before they were arrested in 1896 for violating public decency with their risque recordings.
An interesting article about a Salisbury, England shop, Handel House, that sold needles for gramophones in the 1960s and ‘70s. There was a long history of recorded sound in the shop, as detailed by a 2008 find of eight wax phonographic cylinders. These contained home recordings made between 1913 and 1917, featuring messages and music […]
A fascinating article on JSTOR by Amelia Soth on the “claqueurs” in the audience of the Paris Opera of the early 19th century. By day a professional mourner, a female claqueur (or is that claqueuse?) would bestow carefully orchestrated weeping fits at strategic points in an opera. A professional claquer would applaud thunderously. Guided by […]
Rajan Zed, a leading Hindu cleric, want Paris Opera to cancel “patronising” Bayadère ballet
Your taste buds will tingle as you read about these new boulangeries in Paris. (Maybe Nemo has even visited them. We’ll ask her). Land & Monkey’s is Paris’ first fully vegan boulangerie. Tapisserie Patisserie (Tapestry Bakery) is an artisanal boulangerie in the 11ieme arrondissement.
Gustavo Dudamel to Become Paris Opera’s New Music Director
Flying Pigs’ Auction online Americana auction on April 12 included the sale of a Victor Talking Machine phonograph, selling at $2,460. That’s no small change!