Wednesday, 25 August 2010

First record to sell a million copies

So Elvis Presley wasn't the first to sell a million copies of a record!!

In 1907 the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso recorded on the Victrola label "Vesti la giubba" from "Pagliacci" by Leoncavallo.

The video below is of the actual record being played.

The photo (courtesy Wikipedia) is of Caruso playing a "Victrola" phonograph.


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Great Composers - 16 month calendar

It's calendar time again.
My first one this year is 'Great Composers'. It is a sixteen month calendar with a start date of September 2010 so it is ready for the academic year.

Composers included are:
Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Debussy, Dvorak, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Stravinsky, Wagner, Prokofiev, Mahler, Haydn, Holst, Bizet, Donizetti and Puccini.

Also included are the birth and death anniversaries of composers relative to each month.

It is available from zazzle