On 26/06/2012, Michael Shoshani wrote:
> On 06/26/2012 06:04 AM, Bewley, Nigel wrote:
>> Alan Dower Blumlein (1903-1942) was a prolific British inventor and
>> innovator of technology and was involved in projects as diverse as
>> the development of radar and sound recording. In 1933 he developed
>> his ideas on recording audio in stereo and the rest, as is often
>> said, is history....
>> Listen to Blumlein's experiments in stereo recording on the British
>> Library Sounds website here:
>> Nigel Bewley
>> British Library Sound & Vision
> It's a pity that the Beecham material is unavailable outside the EU.
> The EMI centenary box set seemed to have no stereo separation
> whatsoever on the Blumlein/Beecham material it contained.
> I am curious as to why Beecham is restricted, when at least two other
> recorder tests that clearly contain material derived from gramophone
> records (and thus under the same copyright) are very much available
> outside the EU. Is it because the two grams-sourced recorder tests are
> pretty much a cacophony and thus perhaps not considered musical?
Do you have the CD "Beecham Conducts Pioneering 1930s Sound Recordings"
This contains exceprpts from the Jupiter Symphony in stereo, and
Blumlein's "Walking, Talking" tests.
There are also examples of early German tape recordings from 1936 (in
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