By their very nature, radio programmes usually comprise material included in other categories, such as music, interviews, etc. but in some cases, radio broadcast materials do not fit into these categories as they have been produced as radio recordings in their own right. These programmes include radio news and documentaries as well as performances of radio art projects specifically composed for radio transmission.

Examples of recording:


Find below our latest blogposts about radio programmes:

Touching the 20th century: Alban Berg in Europeana Music

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Although the Europeana Sounds project has now finished, we still want to tell you about what’s happening in the world of sound and music on Europeana. This blog, on the works of Alban Berg, was written by Zea Frane who worked on the Europeana Sounds project at the Austrian National Library. […]

Outcomes of three years of sounds and fun!

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Europe’s sound heritage at your fingertips […]

Europeana Music Collections – Call to curators for 2017!

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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. […]

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

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

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|0 Comments

“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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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”. […]