From 1895, a rousing recording of Overture, Poet and Peasant performed by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston.
|Company||New England Phonograph Company|
|Title||Overture, Poet and Peasant|
|Performed by||Baldwin's Cadet Band|
|Announcement||"Overture, Poet and Peasant, played by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston."|
The prolific Baldwin's Cadet Band recorded some of the most consistently high-quality serious music of the time.
Notice the string section: fairly uncommon in early sound recordings, particularly in "band" records!
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Earlier Baldwin Band records were introduced as
"played by Baldwin's Cadet Band for the New England Phonograph
[One dollar will be gladly paid for any Baldwin Cadet Band records . . . -Ed.]
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