September 2016

Mahler’s last Symphonies

September 27th, 2016|Music, News, Sound categories|

Ludwig van Beethoven wrote nine symphonies and so did Anton Bruckner. Gustav Mahler for whom symphonies were the peak of compositional ability joins their ranks. Out of fear he would not be able to complete more than nine symphonies, he even gave his symphonic cycle “Das Lied von der Erde” the subtitle “a symphony”, but he finished his 9th symphony and even started working on his tenth. The Austrian National Library is in the fortunate situation to have sketches of several of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies, including his ninth and tenth. […]

Who takes care of workers’ life stories?

September 19th, 2016|News, Spoken word recordings|

An archive for the oral memory of the working class […]

Supernatural Creatures in Scottish Folklore

September 15th, 2016|Music, News, Spoken word recordings|

There are many supernatural creatures to be found in Scottish folklore and this post focusses on a few of them. […]

Let’s get down with the kids

September 13th, 2016|News|

For no particular reason, this blog post is about babies and children on Europeana Sounds. Europeana Sounds has a number of children’s songs from all over the world; and some entire collections are dedicated to children’s games and songs. There are lullabies and nursery rhymes, of course – but, perhaps some of our child-related recordings on Europeana Sounds may surprise you! […]

Wikipedia day at Sound and Vision!

September 9th, 2016|News|

Always wanted to meet the people behind Wikipedia? Or to know more about the gems in the archive of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision? Then come to the Wikipedia day in Hilversum on Saturday the 8th of October (participation is free, but limited). […]

Europeana Sounds challenge at the Waves Vienna Music Hackday – Take part and help identifying genres in musical heritage

September 7th, 2016|News|

The Europeana Sounds project has been working for the last three years to get the collections of sound archives around Europe online. All the material related to music can be found in its dedicated thematic collection: Europeana Music. So far over 250,000 pictures, texts and sound files can be found there. […]