American musician, recording engineer and one of the earliest classical music producers for the gramophone. Gaisberg concentrated on talent-scouting and persuading performers to make recordings for the newly invented gramophone.
Born Washington DC. Musically talented he worked in the fledgling recording technology. In 1898 when the Gramophone Company was formed in London he left New York to join the Gramophone Company as its first recording engineer. He produced many of the important early recordings and retired in 1939.
Retained his American citizenship to the end, and was a lifelong bachelor. He died at his home in Hampstead.
The photo shows (left to right): Gaisberg, Elgar and Yehudi Menuhin in 1932 outside the Abbey Road Studios.