For anyone interested in sound and sound recordings
Current Edison Fellow Dr. Matt Rubery who is Reader in Nineteenth-Century Literature at Queen Mary, University of London was recently interviewed for BBC Radio 4's programme Word of Mouth.
Writer Michael Rosen charts the rise and rise of the audiobook. From its beginnings as a way for blind war veterans to enjoy literature, to the blockbusters and autobiographies of today, Michael discovers that the audiobook has a…Continue
The BL Sounds website presents an enormous selection of classical recordings from the holdings of the British Library and the section on Chamber Music has recently been further expanded further to include extremely rare recordings from the first years of the twentieth century. BL Sounds Chamber Music
Le Société du Double Quintette, a group of French string and wind players, made some of the earliest…Continue
The British Library is fortunate to be the recipient of a collection of more than 500 very rare recordings built up over many years by the well known record collector and dealer, Martin Moir and donated by him and Kay Helena Scholastica Parkes.
The collection includes five extremely rare early blue label Zonophones whilst on vinyl there are such unusual labels as the Westminster Laboratory Series, Concert Hall, Chamber Music Society, Plymouth, Westminster, Ades, Sine Qua Non, Amadeo…Continue
DEREK COLLIER COLLECTION ON BL SOUNDS
Last year a collection of recordings by British violinist Derek Collier (1927-2008) was donated to the British Library by his daughter. Collier’s career spanned the second half of the twentieth century, and this career is documented in broadcasts he gave for the BBC which he preserved. Recordings from the first two decades have now been uploaded to the BL Sounds website from lacquer discs, many in a poor state of deterioration.