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I can't hear much audio above all the noise. Are there versions cleaned up with some DSP or analog 
processing? Or some high-resolution WAV we can download and process ourselves?

-- Tom Fine

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Early European Edison Phonograph Recordings Released


Appears in the NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/science/bismarcks-voice-among-restored-edison-recordings.html?_r=1&ref=world



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On Jan 30, 2012, at 8:30 PM, Steven Smolian wrote:

> Hi, Jerry,
>
> I can't get the link to work.  I'm trying to viewthe notes.
>
> Steve Smolian
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gerald Fabris
> Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 8:21 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Early European Edison Phonograph Recordings Released
>
>
> Thomas Edison NHP News Release
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> For Release: Monday January 30, 2012
> Contact: Jerry Fabris
> Phone: 973-736-0550 x48
>
>
>                     Early European Edison Phonograph Recordings Released
>
>
>
>   WEST ORANGE, NJ – Today the National Park Service announces the
> first-time release of 12
>
>
>   historic sound recordings made by Thomas Edison’s recording engineer Theo
> Wangemann on
>
>
>   wax cylinders during 1889-1890 in Germany, Austria, Prussia, and France.
> The recordings
>
>
>   include the voices of eminent German historical figures Otto von Bismarck
> and Helmuth
>
>
>   von Moltke, and several performances by important musicians of the
> period. The sounds
>
>
>   are available on-line in MP3-format at:
>
>
>
>
> http://www.nps.gov/edis/photosmultimedia/theo-wangemann-1889-1890-european-r
> ecordings.ht
>
>
>   m.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>   On Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 12:00 noon, historian Patrick Feaster,
> will present a
>
>
>   one-hour program about the recordings, titled Theo Wangemann: The Man Who
> Made the
>
>
>   Phonograph Musical. This presentation will explore the life and career of
> Theo
>
>
>   Wangemann, who was arguably the world’s first professional recording
> engineer. Also at
>
>
>   the program, collector Stuart H. Miller, M.D. will exhibit the phonograph
> used by
>
>
>   Wangemann in Europe during 1889-1890. The program will be held in the
> Laboratory Complex
>
>
>   at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main Street. The entrance
> fee to the park
>
>
>   is $7.00, children under 16 are free.  Seating is limited and
> reservations are required.
>
>
>   Reservations can be made by calling 973-736-0550, ext. 89.
>
>
>
>
>
>   Museum Curators first cataloged the damaged wooden box containing the wax
> cylinders in
>   1957, found in the library of the Edison Laboratory.  In 2005, the
> National Park Service
>   completed a multi-year project to individually catalog every historic
> sound recording in
>   the museum collection. Curators noted that the box contained 17 brown wax
> cylinders in
>   fair and poor condition, several broken with large pieces missing.  No
> title list or
>   other identification survived in the box with the recordings, so the
> recordings could
>   not be identified until they were heard.  In 2011, the park's Curator of
> Sound
>   Recordings digitized 12 of Wangemann's 17 cylinders using a French-made
> Archeophone
>   cylinder playback machine, saving the audio as Broadcast Wave Format
> files. (Five of the
>   cylinders could not be digitized due to their condition.)  Once the audio
> could be
>   heard, historians Stephan Puille and Patrick Feaster identified the
> sounds and wrote two
>   scholarly essays, which are included with the recordings on the Thomas
> Edison National
>   Historical Park website.
>
>
>
>   Entrusted by Thomas Edison with the task of applying the newly developed
> wax cylinder
>   phonograph to music, Theo Wangemann oversaw the first regular production
> of pre-recorded
>   cylinders at the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey in 1888-89,
> ushering in
>   the beginnings of the American musical recording industry.  Then, in
> 1889-90, Wangemann
>   played a prominent role in introducing Edison’s invention to continental
> Europe.
>
>
>
>
>   ---------------------------
>
>
>
>   Stephan Puille is a conservator of archaeological finds and technical
> employee at the
>   Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (HTW Berlin) - University of
> Applied
>   Sciences.  For more than ten years he studies the history of sound
> recording from the
>   beginning up to 1914, holds lectures and writes articles on the subject.
> In addition, he
>   is a phonograph and phonogram collector who concentrates on early and
> historically
>   significant items. Contact: Stephan Puille, Hochschule für Technik und
> Wirtschaft
>   Berlin, Wilhelminenhofstraße 75A, 12459 Berlin, Germany.  E-mail:
>
>   [log in to unmask]
>
>
>
>   Patrick Feaster ([log in to unmask], 812-331-0047) is a researcher and
> educator
>   specializing in the history and culture of sound media.  A co-founder of
> FirstSounds.org
>   and two-time Grammy nominee, he received his doctorate in Folklore and
> Ethnomusicology
>   in 2007 from Indiana University Bloomington, where he is currently a
> lecturer in the
>   Department of Communication and Culture, a member of the Media
> Preservation Initiative,
>   and an instructor for the School of Continuing Studies.
>
>
>
>   Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a National Park Service site
> dedicated to
>   promoting an international understanding and appreciation of the life and
> extraordinary
>   achievements of Thomas Alva Edison by preserving, protecting, and
> interpreting the
>   Park’s extensive historic artifact and archive collections at the Edison
> Laboratory
>   Complex and Glenmont, the Edison family estate.  The Visitor Center is
> located at 211
>   Main Street in West Orange, New Jersey.  The Laboratory Complex is open
> Wednesday
>   through Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  For more information or directions
> please call
>   973-736-0550 ext. 11 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/edis .
>
>
>
>                                            -NPS-
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