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Selling Sounds (Chap. 3: Music Without Musicians)

CHAP. 3 – MUSIC WITHOUT MUSICIANS

 

Caruso in his most famous role

Enrico Caruso and other prestigious artists in the Red Seal series of the Victor Talking Machine Company had a far-reaching influence in legitimizing the phonograph in the world of musical culture. Here’s Caruso singing “Vesti la giubba” from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Caruso’s most famous role:

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