'Wilhelmj' cylinders

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, no.1, op.6 / Paganini

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Christian MuellerCould you provide more information about the cylinder recordings: size of the cylinder (standard?), number of the inner grove to fit on the mandrel (one or two?), detail of the edge on which the title was usually written, colour of the wax (very light brown, medium or dark brown?), as well as a picture of the box (one piece body with a long sliding cover or rolled pieces of cardboard with a short cover and a short bottom?). This could help as to determine when the wax blank has been manufactured...With all best thanks and regards,
Posted by Christian Mueller on 15/08/2016

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    Unknown

  • Shelf mark

    1CDR0025904; 2CDR0013191

  • Recording date

    ca.1900

  • Performers

    unidentified (piano), Wilhelmj, August, 1845-1908 (violin)

  • Description

    Dubbing of brown wax cylinder recording made in the late 1890s or early 1900s. The first cylinder of Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 is missing, but the remaining four contain the first movement of this work with piano accompaniment, played perhaps in D major. Wilhelmj is unconfirmed as performer, but sources strongly suggests it.

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Could you provide more information about the cylinder recordings: size of the cylinder (standard?), number of the inner grove to fit on the mandrel (one or two?), detail of the edge on which the title was usually written, colour of the wax (very light brown, medium or dark brown?), as well as a picture of the box (one piece body with a long sliding cover or rolled pieces of cardboard with a short cover and a short bottom?). This could help as to determine when the wax blank has been manufactured...With all best thanks and regards,

Posted by Christian Mueller, Historian on 15/08/2016 16:35:00