September 23, 2021

Collection Spotlight: National Jukebox

The National Jukebox provides streaming access to just over 16,000 recordings made between 1901 and 1925, mostly by the Victor Talking Machine Company and Columbia Records. You can browse and sort recordings by genre, artist, subject, language, or year, including a day-by-day guide of published recordings. There are selected playlists for you to sample or you can create your own playlist. In addition to the recordings, this collection includes articles and essays and more than 80 artist … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: L’Africana – L’Africaine Opera

Explain what you know about opera. Click the image above to access the digital book. Choose one opera and read the description. Summarize the story for a friend. Listen to one of the songs from the opera you selected. Listen to it once. Then fill out a sensory exploration chart as you listen to the recording again. Describe how your knowledge and/or appreciation has grown. What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know! … [Read more...]