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Posted: 17 Aug 07, 04:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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August 17th 1982 the first compact disc was produced in a Philips factory in Hannover, Germany. The first disc produced contained Strauss' Alpine Symphony and the first disc that had popular music had The Visitors by ABBA.

While CD production commenced in August 1982, the format wasn't formally brought to market until November, and then only in Japan. US and European music lovers had to wait until March 1983 for the first discs specifically tailored for them.

The development of the CD stretches back to 1979 when Sony and Philips established an engineering team to create a disc capable of stopring music in digital form. According to Philips, the original design spec called for a 11.5cm-diameter disc capable of holding an hour's music, but this was later extended to 12cm and 74m minutes - sufficient to accomodate the whole of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Some writers claim this was driven by Sony co-founder Akio Morita, in order to ensure his favourite symphony could be stored on a single disc.


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Posted: 17 Aug 07, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I didn't relies it was today!!!!! :-D

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COMPACT DISC!!!!

(that sounded so weird but funny).



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Posted: 17 Aug 07, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

woohoo!

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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

happy birhtday cd.

i still recommend vinyl or 8track or a bandrecorder with the big tapes.

but the cd is kinda cool


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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 05:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

The first disc produced contained Strauss' Alpine Symphony


For good order: that's RICHARD Strauss, the one who actually composed innovative music, and had to suffer the handicap of sharing a surname with a bunch of waltz-fanatics.


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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 06:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

The first disc produced contained Strauss' Alpine Symphony


For good order: that's RICHARD Strauss, the one who actually composed innovative music, and had to suffer the handicap of sharing a surname with a bunch of waltz-fanatics.


I love those 'waltz-fanatics', and their polkas and their marches. What a great family that was. Also sprach Gratzi.


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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=gray>Gratzi wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

The first disc produced contained Strauss' Alpine Symphony


For good order: that's RICHARD Strauss, the one who actually composed innovative music, and had to suffer the handicap of sharing a surname with a bunch of waltz-fanatics.


I love those 'waltz-fanatics', and their polkas and their marches. What a great family that was. Also sprach Gratzi.


Yeah, but THAT was Richard again. Great symphonic poem, by the way!


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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^ Ja, I happen to know that. Nontheless, it is indeed a wonderful piece of work.


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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=gray>Gratzi wrote:

^ Ja, I happen to know that. Nontheless, it is indeed a wonderful piece of work.


The ouverture worked really well with Kubrick's "2001", don't you think?


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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Kubrick's Odyssey basically broght it to the masses' attention.


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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, but I meant that it really fit the scene well.


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Posted: 19 Aug 07, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course it did; and still does :P! It is now a classic. But at the moment I'm going through a strong Strauss (the Austrian family ) phase. For two bloody years I've been looking for Vergnügungszug. Polka schnell, op. 281; but I can't find it anywhere... ;___;. As for dear old Richard, I may start listening to his other compositions as soon as possible.

And Happy Birthday, CD! :-) ( two days late! what a shame!)



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