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Richard Rodgers (seated at piano) and Oscar Hammerstein II
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Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and Oscar Hammerstein II
Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and Oscar Hammerstein II, seated in back is Helen Tamiris, they are watching hopefuls who are being auditioned on stage of the St. James Theatre
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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, half-length portrait, standing, facing front
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Richard Rodgers seated at piano with Lorenz Hart on right
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Excerpt from Cyranno de Bergerac: Ballade du duel
1-1-1902
Constant Coquelin reads an excerpt from the Edmond Rostand play, Cyranno de Bergerac: Ballade du duel.


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Excerpt from Cyrrano de Bergerac: Ballade du duel
1-1-1899
At the Paris Exposition (1899-1900), Constant Coquelin reads an excerpt from the Edmond Rostand play, Cyranno de Bergerac: Ballade du duel.


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Ira Sankey sings God be with you
1-1-1899
Ira Sankey sings God be with you. Comments added by William Wedge and Paul Harvey.


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"Rainbow"
1-1-1900
Ada Jones sings the song "Rainbow" with Billy Murray on an Edison cylinder.


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Suzanne Adams Sings, "Home Sweet Home"
1-1-1903
Suzanne Adams sings Sir Henry R. Bishop's song, "Home Sweet Home."


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The Jewel Song from Gounod's opera, Faust
1-1-1903
Suzanne Adams sings the Jewel Song, from Charles Gounod's opera, Faust. Recorded from a 1903 Columbia cylinder by William Wedge.


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Eduoard De Reszke sings
1-1-1903
Eduoard De Reszke sings "Infelice!" from Giuseppe Verdi's opera, "Ernani."


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"Comin' through the rye"
1-1-1905
Mary Garden sings "Comin' Through the Rye," with an introduction by William Wedge.


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The Whistling Bowery Boy
a song and vaudeville routine by Frank Kernell
7-1-1906
Frank Kernell performs a song and vaudeville routine, "The Whistling Bowery Boy." With an introduction by William Wedge.


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August Molinari plays hurdy-gurdy tunes
1-1-1907
August Molinari plays a selection of hurdy-gurdy tunes interspersed with comments by William Wedge. Recorded by William Wedge.


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Giacomo Puccini's address to New York
1-1-1908
Giacomo Puccini and his wife address the crowd on their first arrival in New York City.


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The Belle of the Barbers' Ball
6-1-1910
Ada Jones and Billy Murray perform "The Belle of the Barbers' Ball" with comments by William Wedge.


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Turn Off Your Light Mr. Moon
1-1-1911
Husband and wife team, Jack Norwoth and Nora Bayes, sing Turn off your light Mr. Moon.


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Sir Arthur Sullivan speaks about preservation of sound through records
1-1-1700
Sir Arthur Sullivan speaks about preservation of sound through records.


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Sophie Tucker Sings, "Some of These Days"
1-1-1700
Fragment of a very early Edison Amberol recording of Sophie Tucker singing "Some of these Days."


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Burt Shepard performs a comedy skit about the auction of an upright piano
5-8-1900
Burt Shepard performs a comedy skit about the auction of an upright piano.


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George Formby, a British entertainer, talks about the difficulties of recording his voice.
1-1-1900
George Formby, a British entertainer, talks about the difficulties of recording his voice.


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Edison-Bell Record
Burlesque sketch
1-1-1903
Edison-Bell Record including topics of the day and a burlesque sketch by G.H. Chirgwin and G. Jackley.


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Gene Buck talks about American composers and their music
9-24-1940
Gene Buck talks about American composers and their music at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1940.


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Sarah Bernhardt performs an excerpt from the Victor Hugo play Un peu de Musique
1-1-1902
Sarah Bernhardt performs an excerpt from the Victor Hugo play Un peu de Musique Paris


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Sarah Bernhardt performs an excerpt from the Jean Racine play "Phaedre"
1-1-1903
Sarah Bernhardt performs an excerpt from the Jean Racine play "Phaedre."


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Sarah Bernhardt performs excerpts from the Edmond Rostand play La Samaritaine
1-1-1903
Sarah Bernhardt performs excerpts from the Edmond Rostand play La Samaritaine.


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Sarah Bernhardt performs an excerpt from the play L'Aiglon
1-1-1904
Sarah Bernhardt performs an excerpt from the play L'Aiglon National Voice Library


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Sarah Bernhardt's various dramatic scenes in French from the plays "L'Aiglon," "Phaedre," and "Les Bouffons"
Segment 3
1-1-1904
Sarah Bernhardt's various dramatic scenes in French from the plays "L'Aiglon," "Phaedre," and "Les Bouffons."


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Town Topics at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Town Topics at Punkin Center".


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Robert Hilliard Performs "The Littlest Girl"
1-1-1912
"The Littlest Girl", Acted and dramatized by Robert Hilliard from Richard Harding Davis' story, Her first appearance.


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Robert Hilliard Reads Scenes from "A Fool There Was"
1-1-1912
American actor, Robert Hilliard, reads scenes from "A Fool There Was", his famous success.


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Robert Hilliard Reads Scenes from "Christmas Day at the Workhouse"
1-1-1913
American actor, Robert Hilliard, reads scenes from "Christmas Day at the Workhouse".


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Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Performing the Dance "Doin' the New Low Down"
1-1-1923
"Doin' the New Low Down."


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Opera at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart as "Uncle Josh Weathersby" in Opera at Punkin Center.


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Uncle Josh and the Sailor"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh and the Sailor".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "And Then I Laughed"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "And Then I Laughed".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Evening Time at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Evening Time at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Christmas Time at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Christmas Time at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Ground Hog Day at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Ground Hog Day at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "The Eclipse of the Sun at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "The Eclipse of the Sun at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Jim Lawson's Hog"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Jim Lawson's Hog".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Jim Lawson's Horse Trade"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Jim Lawson's Horse Trade".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Last Day at School at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Last Day at School at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs the Song, "Monkey on a String"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs the song "Monkey on a String".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Moving Pictures at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Moving Pictures at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Ragtime at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Ragtime at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs the Song, "Ticklish Reuben"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs the song "Ticklish Reuben".


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Cal Stewart Performs the Comic Song, "When the Circus Comes Around"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs the comic song "When the Circus Comes Around".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Uncle Josh and the Billiken"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh and the Billiken".


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Cal Stewart Performs, " Uncle Josh and the Insurance Company"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs " Uncle Josh and the Insurance Company".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Uncle Josh and the Labor Union"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh and the Labor Union".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Uncle Josh at a Meeting of the School House Directors"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh at a Meeting of the School House Directors".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Uncle Josh at a Camp Meeting"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh at a Camp Meeting".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "The County Fair at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "The County Fair at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Uncle Josh's Rheumatism"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh's Rheumatism".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Fourth of July at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Fourth of July at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs the Comic Song, "I Laughed at the Wrong Time"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs the comic song "I Laughed at the Wrong Time".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Movin' Day at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Movin' Day at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "The Revival Meeting at Punkin Center"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "The Revival Meeting at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs the Comic Songs, "Three Little Owls" and "Old and Awfully Tough"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs the comic songs "Three Little Owls" and "Old and Awfully Tough".


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Cal Stewart Performs,
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "War Talk at Punkin Center".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Uncle Josh in a Cafeteria"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh in a Cafeteria".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "I'm Old but Awfully Tough"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "I'm Old but Awfully Tough".


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Cal Stewart Performs "Uncle Josh and the Soldier"
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh and the Soldier".


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Cal Stewart Performs, "Uncle Josh and the Honey Bees"
1-1-1700
Cal Stewart performs "Uncle Josh and the Honey Bees".


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Frank Tinney and Charles A. Prince Perform the Monologue, "Frank Tinney's First Record"
1-1-1917
Humorous monologue by Frank Tinney and Charles A. Prince entitled "Frank Tinney's First Record" depicting the making of a phonograph record. With a musical accompaniment.


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Frank Tinney Performs the Monologue, "Frank Tinney's Second Record"
1-1-1917
Monologue entitled "Frank Tinney's Second Record."


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1949 All Star Community Chest Program Special Broadcast, The Redfeather Roundup
9-30-1949
Dinah Shore sings a line from 'You're Breaking my Heart,' with Buddy Clark and Frank Sinatra chipping in. Then, all three sing 'Three Little Maids' as hillbillies. Hope Emerson, William Demarest, Jerry Colonna, George Montgomery, Otto Kruger, Dane Clark, Ann Sothern, Fred MacMurray, and an unidentified violinist are assembling an orchestra when the recording abruptly ends.


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Goldman Interview
8-7-1953
Dr. Goldman is a champion of band music and also works to involve young people in music.


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Al Jolson Sings, "Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers"
1-1-1920
Al Jolson sings a World War I novelty song, "Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers".


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American Musical Theater: Richard Rodgers
Part Two
7-18-1964
Rodgers addresses a variety of topics during this interview. He acknowledges and is untroubled by charges of sentimentality. He stresses the artist's need to create for him or herself rather than for the public. He discusses his relationship with Hammerstein and Hart and alludes to a difficult, tenuous relationship between social problems and art. He also describes a recent performance of Falstaff, written when Verdi was eighty, as encouragement to keep working.


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Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude"
America's Literary Heritage #16
1-1-1700
This recording is a plot summary and analysis of Eugene O'Neill's play Strange Interlude. The analysis centers on Nina's response to the death of her fiance. Professor Ehrsam also highlights the play's unusual structure: it is nine acts long and the characters speak their thoughts aloud without regard to normal social or theatrical conventions.


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Duke Ellington Gives an Interview Concerning His Music an Upcoming Tour
1-1-1700
Duke Ellington is interviewed on a radio show. He talks about his music and an upcoming tour. He is asked to identify piano players based soley on short recordings of their playing, and does so correctly three times. The third such example was Richard M. Nixon, which leads to a discussion of a time when Ellington was honored at the White House, under the Nixon administration. Ellington is again quizzed, asked to identify the author of a specific quote, which was Ellington himself, on the occasion of being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The interview continues in this vein, focusing on Ellington's many achievements. The recording goes on after the end of the interview, and the interviewers go back to asking Ellington certain questions that were missed the first time through. A number of takes are done, as the interviewer makes mistakes in introducing the first of Ellington's themesongs. As a side note, the interviewer calls attention to the fact that Ellington is adding sugar to the coke that he is drinking. The last five minutes of the interview are done without Duke Ellington present, as the interviewers rerecord key moments of the interview.


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