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From: Nicholas Bodley
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 06:27:23 -0500

1/10/01 17:55:27, Tom Jennings wrote:


>When the celebrated 19th century pianist and conductor, Hans von
>Blow, first heard himself playing a Chopin mazurka on one of Edison
>primitive cylinder phonographs, he is said to have fainted.

For "Blow", try "Bülow" ([ü] is u-umlaut); it might have been stripped out by some "legacy" 7-bit ASCII system somewhere along the line. John *Blow* was a composer, ca. 1600, btw. Loved the article; it shows a rare awareness.

Thanks to both of you!


Nicholas Bodley |@| Waltham, Mass. nbodley@princeton dot alumni dot edu