Saturday, July 15, 2006

Pavarotti on helium?

Thomas Edison brought us an interesting legacy through his invention of the phonograph:

The last surviving castrato, Alessandro Moreschi, lived long enough to make recordings in 1902 and 1904, though on the dated gramophone records his voice sound like what [Nicholas] Clapton described as "Pavarotti on helium".

Perhaps a little digital reconstruction might help.


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