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Historical reproduction equipment and sound recordings // Permanent exhibition at the German Music Archive // German National Library in Leipzig

From the hot air gramophone and shellac records through to digital storage media: the "Historische Abspielgeräte und Tonträger" exhibition spans the period from the beginning of music recording to the present day, providing a fascinating insight into music history.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00–18:00, closed on Sundays and national holidays, closed on 1 January 2018
Free admission

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Historic players and sound recordings // Guided tour of the German Music Archive // German National Library in Leipzig // Bookable dates

A tour of the permanent exhibition, the reading room and the listening studio of the German Music Archive provides an insight into the history of sound recording and reproduction.

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Schmonzetten, Schmäh und Parodie (Melodrama, snide humour and parody) // Early 20th century word and tone poems from the German Music Archive of the German National Library on YouTube

Plakat des Apollo-Theaters: Otto Reutter und das phänomenale Mai-Programm, um 1912

Virtual exhibition "Schmonzetten, Schmäh und Parodie" (Melodrama, snide humour an parody)

The virtual exhibition presents sound recordings with cabaret and satire from the 1900s to 1930s and makes them accessible online on YouTube. Cabaret stars of former times such as Willy Rosen, Claire Waldoff, Otto Reutter, Max Pallenberg, Fritz Grünbaum and Paul Nikolaus ridicule, caricature and sing about people, everyday life, art and the world in general.

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Last update: 4.12.2017

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