Sound of Music

Sound check! On August 14, 1888, George Gouraud introduced the phonograph to the London press by playing Arthur Sullivan’s The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made. The Lost Chord is actually a fairly tragic piece of music—it was composed in 1877 at the bedside of Sullivan’s brother Fred, as Fred was dying of liver cancer and tuberculosis. The piece was … Continue reading Sound of Music