Weyert A. Moor (piccolo)
Benjamin Kohon (bassoon)

Edison Diamond Disc: 50487-L Year: 1919

File Name: nitefrog.mp3

File size: 864Kb

Playing Time: 3:41


About Moor and Kohon:
Weyert A Moor was, for many years, solo flutist and orchestra manager of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. (Info courtesy of Chris H. Thank you, Chris.) Benjamin Kohon was solo bassoonist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. If you have additional information about these instrumentalists, please share it with Turtle.

Turtle Talk:
Some record grooves are not centered around the hole in the middle of the record. As a result, the phonograph needle moves side to side as it follows the record groove. This is source of the swishing noise you will hear in the first forty seconds of this performance. To minimize this noise, Turtle tries to manually center the record on the turntable. Sometimes Turtle's efforts are effective. In the case of "The Nightingale and the Frog" Turtle's efforts were partially effective. The "swish" was reduced but not eliminated. If you know of a foolproof way of manually centering records, please. Please, PLEASE share it with Turtle.

Turtle finds the Nightingale (piccolo) and the Frog (bassoon) delightful. Hope you will too!

Tech Tidbits:
Edison Diamond Disc 50487-L was transferred using a 3.7 mil spherical stylus in a Stanton 500 cartridge at 80 rpm. Turtle used Cool Edit and DC-ART 32 software to reduce noise and to adjust for frequency equalization differences between modern preamplifiers and acoustical recordings.

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