How it used to be

It’s been a very long time since I’ve added anything to our blog, but now at long last I’ve come across something which just has to be included here.

The wonderful film clip above includes a complete performance by Lauritz Melchior of the Prize Song from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg, and is a fascinating depiction of the process of recording a singer and orchestra in the days before the electrical process was invented. Just wait for the visual punchline at the end.