What is ECR?
Wangeman also recorded off-site. Theodore Thomas at the Orange NJ Opera
House on one their visits and part of an all-Beethoven program played by von
Buelow in Boston. None of this has survived, according to Jerry Fabris.
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depends on what you mean by "late in the game."
He (Edison) cooperated with Wangemann's commercial recording activities
(on site) as early as 1889-1892, and the titles/artists have been published
in ECR (day by day).
Sadly the Walt Whitman recording didn't work out...
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And Edison really thought his new machine would be confined to secretaries
as a dictation aid. He wasn't keen on its phonographic uses until very late
in the game, but he stuck with it once he saw the possibilities.