[78-L] Schweitzer and Bach 1935

Mike Harkin xxm.harkin at yahoo.com.invalid
Sat Nov 22 18:17:07 PST 2014

I think the writer has misspoke hisself.  All the recordings have Columbia flat-disc matrix numbers (CAX for volume 1 and CLX for volumes 2 and 3).   Don't think even Pathe were still recording on cylinders and dubbing to disc by 1935.I'd be surprised to hear that any company was still making cylinders; even Edison had thrown in the towel long since....
Mike in Plovdiv

      From: Gene Baron <gene.baron at gmail.com.invalid>
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Hello all,

I have started reading 'Reinventing Bach' by Paul Elie.  It looks to be
very interesting and well-researched, and he starts out by recounting the
Bach recordings made in December 1935 by Albert Schweitzer at the Church of
All Hallows in London.  He describes the recording team standing by with
their "wax cylinder" recording equipment -- I did not know that cylinders
were used so late in mobile recording.  Assuming he is correct about this,
how long was it before cylnders went out of use for recording?  Thanks.

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