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The History Of The Record

A chronicle by Peter K. Burkowitz †

Peter K. Burkowitz, former CTO at Polygram and thus also part of the long Emil Berliner Studios history, wrote an extensive chronicle about the history of sound recording and kindly made this available for us. The chronicle starts with Emil Berliner's birth in 1870, highlights numerous important milestones of sound recording development and ends with the relocation of Emil Berliner Studios from Hannover to Berlin in 2010.

Mr Burkowitz died in June 2012 at the age of 92. We are indepted to him for his extensive research and kind permission to use this chronicle for our purposes, and we will keep him in fond memory.

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