February 2017

Outcomes of three years of sounds and fun!

February 9th, 2017|Environment recordings, Equipe, Music, News, Organisation, Radio-progammes, Sound categories, Spoken word recordings|

Europe’s sound heritage at your fingertips […]

Europeana Music Collections – Call to curators for 2017!

February 2nd, 2017|Music, News, Organisation, Sound categories|

During 2016 the Europeana Sounds project consortium curated the Europeana Music Collections. We’ve explored plenty of themes over the year including European composers, Mongolian folk music, the Vienna court opera and Antonio Salieri and now we’re ready to find some more for 2017. The curation has involved our project partners highlighting the sheer breadth of audio heritage which is available in Europeana Music and highlighting musical gems which may have otherwise been hidden to the untrained searcher. […]

The British Library is curating Europeana Music Collections in February, with musical instruments of Africa!

February 1st, 2017|News, Sound categories|

This month, we take a look at musical instruments of Africa. The musical instruments of Africa are well represented on Europeana Music Collections, thanks to the wide and varied records from Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO).  This blog gives just a glimpse into some of the different types of instruments that can be found in Africa. […]

January 2017

The First Sound Recordings of the Archives of Latvian Folklore, Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia

January 30th, 2017|News, Sound categories|

In 1924, six years after the foundation of the Latvian State, the Archives of Latvian Folklore (ALF) were founded. The aim of this institution was “to collect, publish and study” Latvian folklore. […]

Requiem aeternam dona eis

January 27th, 2017|News, Sound categories|

Shocking and absurd theories surround Mozart’s death – Myths and legends about his last work, which he never managed to finish and in which some see a statement within itself: The requiem KV 626. […]

Music at the Library – feedback from the last (Re)discovery event

January 26th, 2017|Events, News, Sound categories|

On the evening of Tuesday 24 January the British Library hosted the final sell-out Sound (re)discovery event. The evening was a showcase of live music and a demonstration of early sound recording with 40 tickets available – and all were sold out before the day. We were joined by members of the Orchestra of the [...]