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Re: Booth Recording
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 510.  Friday, 27 August 1993.
From:           James Schaefer <SCHAEFEJ@GUVAX.BITNET>
Date:           Thursday, 26 Aug 1993 09:27:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Tom Loughlin's recording of Edwin Booth
This is a wonderful piece of documentation from the age before
electronically-mediated performance.  He notes that the resonant voice
is still audible through the tinniness of the recording.  Does anyone
out there know people involved in the remastering of old recordings?
I've read reviews of recently issued CD's of singers from the turn of
the century in which the sound has not only been cleaned up to remove
clicks and pops and his, but has also been reworked to compensate for
the frequency limitations of the original recording device.
This sounds (?) like a good candidate for such reworking.  Perhaps
someone at the Folger knows someone at the Smithsonian who knows....
Jim Schaefer
Gerogetown University

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