Re: BBC Sound Archives
"Chris Hails" chrishails50
Sun Sep 2, 2007 9:21 pm ((PDT))
Thanks for pointing me to this Richard, I can now see it as a Shama -
an unlikely subject for a first recording in Europe! My own first
reference source contained many of Koch's recordings on the 2 disc
Subject: 3 rpm Witherby's Sound Guide in the early '70s, and much later I
was given (but now cannot play !) an approx 10-disc set of 78 rpm of
same ! This was interesting, thanks.
--- In "Richard Ranft bt openworld"
> the recording you heard of the first bird song ever recorded is a
> Common Shama (Copyschus malabaricus) that Ludwig Koch, in 1889 at
the age of
> eight, recorded on the Edison cylinder machine that his father had
> him at the local Leipzig fair.
> You can read more about Ludwig Koch here:
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