Music

If you have to ask what jazz is…

Art Blakey, drummer and leader of the Jazz Messenger, at the Umeå jazz festival in 1979. Riksantikvarieämbetet, CC BY “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” So spoke the trumpeter Louis Armstrong, when asked to provide a definition. As the subject of jazz straddles the months of January and February in […]

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César Franck: the “Pater Seraphicus” of modern French music

On this International Migrants’ Day, Sofie Taes, musicologist & co-curator of the Europeana Photography Collection for PHOTOCONSORTIUM/KU Leuven, zooms in on the life and work of a brave Belgian who altered the course of French music history.   In the twilight of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), in which it led significant losses against Germany, France explored […]

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Dive into Europeana to listen to the sea

In December, the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) present music and sound archive collections, picked up from the following centres : Centre de recherche en ethnomusicologie (CREM), the Centre de Recherche sur l’Espace Sonore et l’environnement urbain (CRESSON) and from the phonothèque de la Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme (MMSH). The CNRS […]

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Music and Mechanics – the exhibition goes live!

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new exhibition, ‘Music and Mechanics’ on Europeana. This has been a fantastic opportunity, not just to look for the different types of musica automata that exist on Europeana, but also to think about the relationships between manually operated or acoustic instruments and the mechanical instruments. Of course, […]

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Les sons de l’Asie et de Madagascar à l’Exposition coloniale internationale de 1931

Chaque mois, Europeana Music est animée par un invité afin de mettre en valeur la grande variété de musique disponible surEuropeana. En ce mois de novembre, la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) vous présente quelques sons de l’Exposition coloniale internationale de 1931 et vous fait voyager à travers le temps et l’espace à la visite des musiques […]

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The sounds of Asia and Madagascar at the 1931 French colonial Exhibition

Each month, we invite a guest to write about a musical subject and highlight some of the material on Europeana Music. For the month of November, the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF – National Library of France) presents some sounds of the 1931 French colonial exhibition and makes you travel through time and space with music […]

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The Harry Orvomaa collection of Jewish recordings

Each month, Europeana Music invites a guest curator to talk about a musical subject and highlight some of the material on Europeana Music. For the month of October, Pekka Gronow presents the Harry Orvomaa collection of Jewish recordings. Now retired, Pekka was one of the founders of the Finnish Institute for Recorded Sound and adjunct […]

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Sur les traces de la Mission Ogooué-Congo de 1946

Chaque mois, Europeana Music est animé par un contriibuteur invité afin de mettre en valeur la grande variété de musique disponible dans Europeana. Ce mois-ci, Europeana Music célèbre le lancement de l’exposition virtuelle “Sur les traces de la Mission Ogooué-Congo de 1946″, qui permet de découvrir des enregistrements de terrain réalisés à travers l’ancien Moyen-Congo […]

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