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We are now moving to the New Edison Conservatory at the corner
Formal Opening will occur in October. We are giving as nearly
tat The Critics Say
IN A TONE-T-bT
"That Thomas A. Edon has complete mastered the art
of reproducing the human voice was demonstrated by a tone
test recital before a large audience of music-lovers and critics
in tie Victoria Theatre last night. Miss Elizabeth Spencer,
soprano soloist, sang in unison and alternated with her own
voice as reproduced by the Edison Diamond Disc Phono
graph. . . . It was almost impossible to tell when she
stopped and the phonograph ' egan. except by watching her
lips. As an encore Miss Spencer san S.'-e- "" ds Ar.
the Gold." At the end of the second verse the house was
darkened, and when the lights again were turned on the audience
was surprised to find that the had left the stage, and it was
the phone sraph that was furnishing the music . . . The
evening's entertainment brought out many surprises for the
musical critic, and the dominant thought in the minds of those
present was. Is that a rpecially constructed instrument for this
special occasion? and it was difficult for many to believe that
the instrument was a stock phonograph intended solely for the
home and that this instrument should be able to fill an entire
theatre. . . . " St. Louis Globc-Dcmocral, October
"Miss Christine Miller, the noted concert contralto, demon
strated in a recital at Symphony Hall Thursday night how
thoroughly Edison has made it possible to reproduce all shades
of tone and sweetness of the human voice. Just how true and
faithful is this re-creation of the human voice was best illus
trated when Miss Miller sang a duet with herself, it being im
possible to distinguish between the singer's living voice and its
Re-Creation by the musical instrument that bears the stamp of
Edison's genius. Those who heard Miss Miller needed no
stimulus to arouse them to the wonders that Edison has ac
complished. This tone test, as the inventor terms it, was as
unique and artistic a performance as ever regaled music-lovers
and musicians in Boston. '
"Any one who yesterday heard Miss Miller's voice swelling
out through the auditorium and then heard that voice superbly
matched in all the delicate variations of tone and color by the
instrument cannot fail to.be impressed by the almost human
qualities of Edison's invention.
"Perhaps the artistic merit of Mr. Edison's invention can
in no way so well be attested as by the fact that 600 members
of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston were yesterday
seated in Symphony Hall." The Boston Herald, November
"Mme. Rappold stepped forward, and leaning one arm af
fectionately on the phonograph began to sing an air from
'Tosca.' The phonograph also began to sing, with exactly
the same accent and intonation. It is the latest trumph of
Thomas A. Edison." Nea York Tribune, April 29th. 1916.
"He has succeeded in Re-Creating the human voice."
Yew York Morning Telegraph, April 29, 1916.
Notice OtitoTowi People
IpHE El Paso Phonograph Co. suggests that out-of-town people send in their
- requests for invitations to the formal opening of the New Edison Conservator-.
This opening will occur early m October.
of N. Oregon and Boulevard. Our
as possible an Uninterrupted Service.
What The Critics Say
DEMONSTRATE NEW EDISON
Laboratory Re-Creations Of The Human Voice Heard In
"It was actually impossible to distinguish the singer's living
voice from its re-creation by the instrument."- Boston Journal.
November 19. 1915.
VOICE VERSUS RECORD.
"Curious and interesting tests at Symphony Hall yester
day, of the tones of the human singing voice, the violm. the
piano and the flute, immediately beside the mechanical repro
ductions of them.
"It was difficult to distinguish whether one. heard the voice
or the record unless the lips of the singer were watched very
closely." Boston Evening Transcript. November 19. 1915.
The Absolute Re-Creation of music was mar
velously demonstrated last night at the Shubert Theatre when
hundreds of musicians and music-lovers of this city were utterly
unable to distinguish between the living voice of Christine
Miller, the noted concert contralto and her voice as Re-Created
.Music's recreation is Edison's latest and favorite invention.
It is the consummation of his fondest hopes. A tone test, as
the inventor terms last night's demonstration, is decidedly new
to this community. Only with Edison's instrument u this pos
sible. It was as daring, as acid-testing a demonstration as any
inv ention has ever been submitted to.
"It was baffling. The living; and recreated voices were one
in tonj. color, shade and quality. It was a triumph of Edi
son's genius which made such a marvelous tone test possible.
"Just here magic and mystery seemed to hover over the re
cital. Miss Miller was singing, so was the cabinet beside her.
jet which .oice belonged to the singer and which belonged .
the cabinet was something that defied detection. Her tones
were exquisitely matched, each voice shading into the other
perfectly, both voices had the soul and color that make a voice
human." Aren Haven Journal Courier. February 1, 1916.
DELIGHTS 1.100 WITH HER VOICE.
"Miss Elizabeth Spencer, one of the nation's concert
artists, delighted an audience of 1,100 people at St. John's
Methodist Church last night when she sang to the accompani
ment of her re-created voice, blending the two so perfectly that
when the church was darkened it was impossible to determine
which was the re-created and which the actual voice.
The demonstration was made with an Edison Diamond Disc
Phonograph." Daily Times, Davenport, la., November 23.
NOTE The El Paso Music Loving Public rvill remember
vnth pleasure Miss Spencer's recital at the El Paso Theater
"No one could tell which was the real
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