Voices From The Grave

I have the complete Caruso recordings on cd, and I just love the sound of them. They’ve got this spooky, other-world quality about them. plus, i don’t know, I just find it touching to listen to recordings where every person who performed on them is dead, as are damn near anyone who heard them perform live.
Which is why this link that Insta had up today is just too damned cool for words.
Click on the mp3 file and listen to a woman sing…in 1860.

6 Responses to “Voices From The Grave”

  1. …was made playable — converted from squiggles on paper to sound — by scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.
    Stay in school, kiddies!!

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Chilling…..but cool!

  3. greg newson says:

    O Sole Mio

  4. Way cool. A while back (couple years maybe) there was some story floating around about Abe Lincoln being recorded by this guy but I don’t know what ever came out of that. I suspect it was debunked but I don’t know.

  5. ricki says:

    Weird and wonderful. I love technology.
    I have CDs made from player-piano rolls that were “recorded” (using a special player piano) by Gershwin and by Debussy. It’s fascinating to hear the music as the composer (apparently) intended it to be played.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    How cool is that, Ricki? I’m jealous!

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