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  • Lecture online by Dr Karin Martensen: “Sound recording: a very short introduction”

    Dr Karin Martensen (TU Berlin), international partner of the AHRC-funded network “Rethinking early recordings”, will offer an online lecture under the title “Sound recording: a very short introduction” on 22nd November. An abstract and details of how to join are below. 22 November 2022 10:15-11:00 am  Institut für Musikwissenschaft Mittelstrasse 43 – 3012 Bern Room […]

  • Redefining Early Recordings as Sources for Performance Practice and History: Newsletter 4, July 2022 

    Dear all, We hope you are having a good start of the summer! A number of developments in the early recordings arena have taken place since our last newsletter, which we sum up in the rest of this message. Berlin symposium covers methodological approaches to performance analysis and its technical realisations The third symposium of […]

  • Redefining Early Recordings as Sources for Performance Practice and History: Newsletter 3, January 2022 

    Welcome to our first newsletter of 2022 – we hope you are all having a good beginning of the year. “Interpreting Early Recordings: Critical and Contextual Perspectives” held in Glasgow, 6th January 2022 The second symposium of the network took place at the University of Glasgow on 6th January 2022. Focusing on critical and contextual […]

  • Redefining Early Recordings as Sources for Performance Practice and History: Newsletter 2, October 2021

    Dear all, Quite a lot has happened since our first newsletter back in the summer! We held our first symposium, and we have heard about a number of publications and other initiatives on the topic of early recordings – please remember that we are happy to publicize in our newsletter and blog any news you […]

  • “Caruso at 100” at Cardiff University

    The School of Music at Cardiff University will mark the centenary of Caruso’s death with the event “Caruso at 100. The legacy of an operatic icon” on 23rd September, at 3:30pm. Dr Barbara Gentili (Cardiff University, and a member of the Early Recordings network) will talk about the tenor’s recordings, Prof Alexandra Wilson (Oxford Brookes) […]

  • Redefining Early Recordings as Sources for Performance Practice and History: Newsletter 1, August 2021

    Dear all, A warm welcome to the first issue of our newsletter! Some of you might have learned about our AHRC-funded research network our May conference, Early Recordings: Diversity in Practice; others might have come across it from our recent announcement about our upcoming symposium in September. However you found us, we are grateful for your […]

  • Announcement: Call for papers for online conference “Early Recordings: Diversity in Practice”

    Following our successful conferences in 2019 and 2020, we have decided to organize a third one this year, which will in practice consist of short sessions to run over a series of weeks in May 2021. See below for our call for papers. We look forward to hearing from you! We are delighted to welcome […]

  • Spanish piano rolls in Stanford Library’s Archive of Recorded Sound

    Spanish piano rolls in Stanford Library’s Archive of Recorded Sound

    Esther Burgos Bordonau, PhD (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) gave a paper on the María Jesús Casado García-Sampedro collection of piano rolls at our 2019 conference in London. In this blog post, she writes about an online exhibit she has recently curated dedicated to this collection. The Piano Roll collection known as “María Jesús Casado García-Sampedro” […]

  • News

    Piano Roll Online Conference This is a message from Daniel Allenbach (Hochschule der Künste Bern): We are excited to announce an online virtual conference on November 21, 2020 at 17:00 GMT (18:00 CET, 09:00 PST, 03:00 AEST). This half-day meeting will include condensed lectures from representative topics in piano roll study. It aims to continue […]