Posts Tagged ‘calliope’

Main: Victorian selections

Today’s From the Library presents a mix of Music Hall songs, fair­ground music and 19th cen­tu­ry clas­si­cal pieces.

Main: Victorian selections

Today’s From the Library presents a mix of Music Hall songs, fair­ground music and 19th cen­tu­ry clas­si­cal pieces.

From the Library: Mechanical Music

The days before the gramo­phone and the radio were still filled with music. Not only did peo­ple per­form for each oth­er at home in the par­lour, or go out for an evening’s enter­tain­ment to the dance-hall or music-hall; the ears of our Vic­to­ri­an antecedents were also assailed by musi­cal per­for­mances from ‘record­ed’ sources, though not […]

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