January 2017

130,000 visitors in two weeks: the Verdi edit-a-thon in numbers

January 5th, 2017|News, Sound categories|

On 11 November, ICCU and ICBSA collaborated with Wikimedia Italy to host the 9th Europeana Sounds edit-a-thon, dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi. 21 experts from institutions from all over Italy came together to share their knowledge about Verdi and his work. With the help of books and online resources, they created 12 new Wikipedia articles and enriched 19 existing ones to bring their knowledge to a wider public. The day has been productive, and you can read more about the session on Europeana Sounds. Now, let’s take a look at some figures. […]

Europeana Sounds’ Final Plenary Meeting – Leipzig, 6&7 December.

January 4th, 2017|Equipe, News, Organisation|

On the 6th December 2016,  all project partners were invited to the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek in a very cold Leipzig for the final plenary meeting of Europeana Sounds. With only two months remaining in the project, the meeting was a perfect opportunity for partners to raise any issues or barriers that stood in their way of meeting final targets and to celebrate the achievements that have been made so far. […]

Happy New Year 2017!

January 1st, 2017|News|

Europeana Sounds and its partners wish you a Happy New Year, may 2017 bring you and your loved ones happiness, health and success!   Snow ràfting a Núria. | Picas Viñas, Eudald - Ajuntament de Girona

December 2016

December 24 – “A novena”: a lyric that tells a story

December 24th, 2016|Music, News|

Today we offer you a beautiful song of the collection of the Istituto Centrale per i beni Sonori Audiovisivi (ICBSA). […]

December 23 – Traditional Christmas Carols from Greece

December 23rd, 2016|Music, News|

Greek Christmas Carols are sung on Christmas Eve, the 24th of December, according to tradition. Groups of small children go out in the streets, from household to household, singing carols accompanied by a small “trigono” – triangular metallic music instrument that makes a distinctive sound – and receiving money and sweets as rewards. […]

December 22 – A Grammophon record commemorating Wilhelm II’s Silver Jubilee

December 22nd, 2016|Music, News|

When his father, Kaiser Friedrich III, died, after a very short reign, in June 1888, Wilhelm II, the eldest of Queen Victoria’s grandsons, ascended the German throne. 25 years later, many ceremonies marked his Silver Jubilee. One of the rarest and least known artifacts of that time is a Grammophon record, from the French National Library’s collection. […]