Sound and vision blog

28 November 2011

Recording of the Week: Lullabies

Janet Topp Fargion, Lead Curator, World and Traditional Music, writes:

Ethnographic-wax-cylindersArthur Henry Fox Strangways Collection. "Lullabies" recorded in India in 1910/11 which demonstrates the reality of the recording medium as the equipment is heard to be wound up mid-song. Another example from the British Library's Historic Ethnographic Recordings collection included this year in UNESCO's Memory of the World International Register.

'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners.


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