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Offline Brewski

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New database of historic piano recordings
« on: June 24, 2020, 04:31:40 PM »
From the link below, reported by Jeremy Nicholas:

"Michael Spring, owner of historic piano recordings label APR, has launched a free, comprehensive online database of 78 rpm piano recordings, comprising more than 12,000 entries dating from the 1890s until the mid-1950s.

"The vast majority of music recorded during this period was issued on discs made from shellac. In total, the number of commercial classical piano releases (including solo, concerto and chamber music, but excluding accompaniment) runs to 12,267 discs – equivalent to nearly four discs per week for the first 60 years of the recording industry’s existence."

https://www.rhinegold.co.uk/international_piano/historic-piano-recordings-database-goes-online/

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Re: New database of historic piano recordings
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 06:48:36 PM »
Thank you, very nice. I checked a somewhat obscure Danish one, and he was very well represented, possibly completely.

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Re: New database of historic piano recordings
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 04:05:24 AM »
Thanks Bruce, Donald Manildi's writing at University of Maryland is another helpful resource I use:

https://www.lib.umd.edu/ipam