Saturday, 3 July 2010

Debussy and Rachmaninoff recorded 100 years ago

Claude Debussy himself playing the Golliwog's Cakewalk ! It's taken from a 1913 recording.. And below is Sergei Rachmaninoff, no less. He's a much better pianist, of course, haha! The idea we can listen to Debussy playing nearly 100 years ago. The Rachmaninoff recording sounds slightly later, but it's still the man himself. By this stage recording technology had passed the experimental stage and was a burgeoning industry. "No Horn" gramophones were introduced in 1908, for example, the Ipod of the time.

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