Early 20th Century Music Interpretation - Phonobase.org
You may not have come across Phonobase.org - it's a French database of very old sound recordings. If you're curious how things were first performed, this could provide hours of productive amusement.
Here is Phonobase introducing itself to you:-
"DescriptionPhonobase : www.phonobase.org gathers sound excerpts and photos taken from early commercial cylinders and records made from 1888 to 1914 approximately, and distributed in France and Europe mainly.
It contains also amateur and private recordings made during the same period on wax cylinders.
Photos and audio tracks are watermarked. Complete unmarked audio and photos are available upon request for broadcasting or publishing purposes.