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He originally dedicates the work to Napolean, but savages the dedication page when Napolean declares himself emperor. The work remains a milestone in classical music history and essential to the modern repertoire.
Homer, vocoding. They were a little larger back then.
His ‘System for the artificial production of vocal or other sounds’ patent is granted on June 21, 1938. His fundamental insight is that the vocal chords create a ‘carrier’ sound ‘modulated’ by the body into formants.
While early vocoders were very large, the advent of transistors allowed them to become important as electronic musical instruments. They’re often used to make ‘talking synthesizer’ vocals, OGG: by ELO as in Kraftwerk‘s Autobahn, Styx song Mr. Roboto, and the Cylons of Battlestar Galactica.
One of the greatest musicals, it sees 1925 performances. Among its stars are Italian opera singer Ezio Pinza (as Emile de Becque) and US actress Mary Martin (as Nelly Forbush). The 1949 Columbia original cast recording sells a million copies on 78s and the brand-new LP. On Mar. 21, 2013 the recording is added to the National Recording Registry.
Richard once had Jimi Hendrix for his valet!!!