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Music: Media and Recordings

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Streaming Music and Video Library Databases

Collection Spotlight

Latin American 45 rpm discThe Bell Brothers Collection of Latin American & Caribbean Recordings

Syracuse University Libraries' Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) has recently made available the first batch of recordings from their Latin American 45's collection, digitally transferred and preserved by the Belfer Audio Archive. Recordings are able to be streamed from any public workstation in Bird Library. 

For more information on the collection, see the collection finding aid on the Libraries' website.

Recording Dates

Video and sound recordings of musical works have both a recording date and a publication date. These dates can sometimes be decades apart, as recordings can be re-mastered and/or re-released multiple times in different formats (78rpm record, LP record, CD, streaming).  The recording date is important to keep in mind when examining performance practice and other performance choices.

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