First LP Recording

RCA Victor introduced an early version of a long-playing record for home use in September 1931. These "Program Transcription" discs, as Victor called them,...

 Did you know that Jean-Baptiste Lully, the first documented conductor, was the first musician to use a baton. It was a heavy, six-foot-long staff...

The violin first emerged in northern Italy in the early 16th century especially from the Brescia area. Many archive documents testify that from 1485-95...

Everyone has felt chills up their spine when listening to a piece of music. Scientists have now unraveled a couple of theories behind why...
harmonica hochner

The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument. Harmonicas originated in the early 1800s in Europe. They gained popularity in the 1920s in the...
igor stravinsky

In 1917, Stravinsky met the great artist Pablo Picasso in Italy. While visiting him, Picasso drew a picture of Stravinsky. Igor packed it in his...

For more than a century, since he captured the spoken words “Mary had a little lamb” on a sheet of tinfoil, Thomas Edison has...
john williams

What would a movie be without music? Music is such an important aspect of the movie industry, and the composers have a very important...
piano stairs from around the world

1. Piano Stairs in Stockholm, Swedenblendingpoint.com“Piano Stairs” is an interactive playful musical stairway installation created into the Odenplan underground station of Stockholm to make...