Recorded Sound: The Dream Becomes a Reality Video (DVD)
With today's easy availability of music, it is hard to imagine a time when the only way to hear music was when it was performed live. Long before Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, people dreamed of being able to record music and share it with others. This DVD takes you on that journey from the earliest of recording devices to the first jukeboxes. It examines both the good and the bad that came from the invention of recorded music, and explores how the technology evolved. It looks at how today's composers now use a blend of recorded and live performances and how today's computerized "composers" create music of their own. Audiophiles will appreciate this look at where recorded music started where it is headed. It also asks if we may have lost the appreciation of a live musical performance.