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Emile Berliner

Emile Berliner (May 20, 1851 – August 3, 1929) originally Emil Berliner, was a German-American inventor. He is best known for inventing the lateral-cut flat disc record (called a "gramophone record" in British and American English) used with a gramophone. He founded the United States Gramophone Company in 1894; The Gramophone Company in London, England, in 1897; Deutsche Grammophon in Hanover, Germany, in 1898; and Berliner Gram-o-phone Company of Canada in Montreal in 1899 (chartered in 1904). Berliner also invented what was probably the first radial aircraft engine (1908), a helicopter (1919), and acoustical tiles (1920s).

Birth and Death Data: Born May 20, 1851 (Hanover), Died August 3, 1929 (Washington, D.C.)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1898 - 1899

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 825 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 Columbian anthem Brass quartet (unidentified; Berliner Gramophone Co.) Brass quartet, with piano composer  
Berliner 4288 7-in. June 1897-Oct. 1898 Columbian anthem Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Berliner, Emile," accessed July 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104759.

Berliner, Emile. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104759.

"Berliner, Emile." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104759

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