Just how hard was recording on a wax cylinder?

Suzy Klein finds out - by making a record just as Elgar had done it

I’ve loved exploring the last 100 years of music-making in Britain as we’ve recorded Our Classical Century. For this project we wanted to tell a story through our encounters with classical – both public and private – which brought into focus what was happening in the country at large. So, rather than produce a definitive musical ‘history’, the idea was to look at life in Britain – the changes in our society, politics and culture - through the prism of music. With that in mind, the .....

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