From 1904, the Mexican Orquesta Tipica Lerdo plays Consentida.
|Company||Edison's National Phonograph Company|
|Performed by||Orquesta Tipica Lerdo|
|Announcement||"Consentida, vals, por Orquesta Tipica Lerdo, fonograma Edison."|
Orchestra leader Miguel Lerdo de Tejada and his 12-piece Orquesta Tipica Lerdo (Lerdo's "People's" Orchestra, or "typical local orchestra") recorded this and two other cylinders for Edison in May and June of 1904.
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The clear, strong bass of this recording predates by over 10 years the first electrical recordings using microphones, and shows just how full-sounding a well-engineered acoustical recording could be (for the audiophile: The low frequencies in this recording dip to 105Hz).
Many thanks to Lynn Anderson for sharing his expertise and translation skills for this cylinder of the month recording.
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