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When Were the First “Recordings” of Classical Music?

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On this week’s podcast, we’re taking a question that seems like it has a straight-forward answer and giving it a little twist! When were the first recordings of classical music? Traditionally, you would look at the first Edison phonograph cylinder recordings from the late-1800s to find the answer. What if we re-examine the term “recording” and say it can also include another type of musical cylinder built by Joseph Haydn over a century before Edison invented the phonograph?

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