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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "History" / 2011 № 2.


P.N. Grjunberg

The phenomenon of an early audio record in the history of Russia early in the XX-th century. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2011, no. 2, pp. 42-50.

UDC Index: 94(970) "19/20"

Date of publication: Page: 42 - 50

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The phenomenon of an early sound recording in the context of the general history of the beginning of the XX-th century has not been studied yet. The role of an early sound recording, created a wide thematic spectrum of soundtracks – from samples of high art before records of politicians and educational audiogrants – in change of the life of a society is rather considerable. It is some kind of the mirror which has reflected the life and the interests of people out of political priorities, is an invaluable source in aspect of history of daily occurrence. It is impossible to overestimate and cultural-historical value of an early audio record to what the set of historical names in various spheres of art testifies. At last, the early audioindustry and audioproduction market have created a primary information field and have begun an information society. In the creation of this historical phenomenon the decisive role belongs to Russia and Russian early recordings. The study of the history of Gramophone Company and its production as the basic source, allows to follow the formation of the world audioindustry and the audiomarket and the formation on their basis of a primary information field.

Key words

sound recording history, the early audioindustry, the history of Russia early in XX-th century, daily occurrence history, cultural history and arts, military history, information society

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