F.W. Gaisberg

(1873—1951) recording engineer and record company executive

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He did the first recordings in India for The Gramophone Co. of London, owners of the famous HMV record label.

Gaisberg was assistant to Emile Berliner, the German-born American inventor of the ‘turntable’ gramophone. In July 1898, Berliner sent Gaisberg from the US to London to assist The Gramophone Co. in its first European ‘Expedition’ (1898–9) of recording series in English, Russian, French, and some other languages.


From The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Indian Music.

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