Gramophone Online (1923-2008)

Just passing on the information:

In April 1923 the first issue of Gramophone, the brainchild of the novelist and writer Compton Mackenzie (of Whisky Galore fame), was published. Since then 1039 issues of the magazine have been produced, and now every one is available to read online for the very first time at – the world’s largest classical music archive. comprises more than 115,000 pages of the magazine in both PDF format and in “free text” using OCR (Optical Character Recognition). A comprehensive search facility is offered which allows you to home in on specific periods or topics and search for reviews or articles. The “My Archive” feature also allows users to record their own individual searches and preferences. allows you to search 85 years of the finest writing on recorded classical music. Now, you need never consider an album purchase without first consulting the leading writers on classical recordings since 1923.

I took a look, you will need to register to access the PDFs but it’s easy and it’s free. You can read all the issues starting with 1923 and get nice PDFs of two pages at a time like this. I think it’s an amazing resource, hope this will be useful…

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