January 2017

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 [...]

Cultural Middlesmen: Jiddish Songs and Sound Impressions at the Beginning of the 20th Century – A glimpse of Eastern Europe’s lost Shtetl Culture

January 24th, 2017|News, Sound categories|

“On Friday nights, every Jew is a king” (“fraytik for der nakht iz a yeder yid a meylekh), the song Fratig ze nachts (On Friday night), rhapsodises nostalgic images of an ideal Jewish day of rest. The song, among other Yiddish-speaking recordings in the findings of the Österreichische Mediathek, allows a glimpse back on Jewish life in Eastern Europe. From the beginning of the 20th century until the outbreak of the Second World War, Lviv/Lemberg, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, was one of the most important centres of Jewish music and culture. […]

“We say Goodbye, We say Hello!”

January 21st, 2017|Equipe, News, Sound categories|

To celebrate Europeana Sounds success, the four research centers of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) fixed a special playlist to bid a warm farewell: […]

History of Sound: Exhibition and lectures at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

January 19th, 2017|News, Organisation, Sound categories|

Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision organised their (re)discovery event on the theme “History of Sound”. […]

Fonotipia : recorded treasures of classical music

January 17th, 2017|News, Sound categories|

The Fonotipia record label has left a legacy that is still recognised today by music lovers for its artistic as well as technical value. From 1904 on, Fonotipia engineers recorded famous singers, soloists, famous orchestras, an extraordinary repertoire that could then be heard all over the world.  With more than 700 Fonotipia recordings in its collection, the Audiovisual Departement of the BnF invites you to (re)discover the label’s rich legacy. […]

Interactive platform Europeana Radio opens up access to Europe’s sound treasures

January 12th, 2017|News|

  Press Release, 12 January 2017 Europeana Radio marks the beginning of easy and interactive access to Europe’s sound treasures, where listeners are free to browse, listen and tag. Launched by Europeana Sounds and Europeana Foundation, the platform will be available at http://radio-player.europeana.eu/ from 12 January 2017. […]

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