18 April 2018
Classical Podcast No. 1 - The first orchestral record made in Britain and the extraordinary story of Norfolk Megone, Nelson and Bonaparte
By Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music
Welcome to the first of an occasional series of podcasts showcasing treasures from the classical collection of the British Library Sound Archive.
Part one of the podcast details the background to the first orchestral recording made in Britain in 1898 by the Hotel Cecil Orchestra.
Part two pieces together the extraordinary story of the orchestra's conductor, Norfolk Megone. Below are images referenced in the conversation.
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