"It was as a fairground attraction that gramophones first excited wide-eyed amazement at fairs and sideshows more than a century ago. Raucous slogans proclaimed the virtues of the new recording technology: "Most powerful sound, loudest sound, most natural sound." The new-fangled talking machines, with their primitive cylinders and discs, were initially sold only in toy shops and bicycle shops. The inventor of the gramophone and disc, Emile Berliner, was quick to recognize the potential of "automatic music" and set about using the new technology to bring art and artists directly into the homes of people who other wise had no access to music of this kind, His vision of the gramophone, both as a means of disseminating culture and as a form of entertainment, is uniquely reflected in the more than hundred-year history of Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. ... "
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