MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

A Turning-Point in the History of Recording

In the history of recording , what is called the “electrical era” began in the mid-1920s. But it was on this date 100 years ago, 11 November 1920, that the first-ever experiment in the new technology was made, at Westminster Abbey–at the Burial of the Unknown Soldier.

The clip above replicates what was recorded: “Abide with Me” and “Kipling’s Recessional.”

More on this turning-point here.

Filed under: music news, recording industry

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