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Music Education: Recordings

SU Recording Collections

Audio and video recordings are located on the 3rd floor of Smith Library. Recordings from the archive of Shenandoah Conservatory performances can be viewed there. CD, LP, and DVD recordings can be checked out by SU faculty and students. 

Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women is an NPR project.
"This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and present (2017) is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record. It rethinks popular music to put women at the center."  

Most songs can be found on Naxos, Naxos JazzYouTube, Spotify, Pandora, or AllMusic.

100-91 | 90-81 | 80-71 | 70-61 | 60-51

50-41 | 40-31 | 30-21 | 20-11 | 10-1

Open Access Music and Sound Recordings

National Jukebox - Historical Recordings 1901 - 1925 maintained by the Library of Congress. 

The Global Jukebox - "The Global Jukebox is dedicated to our remote ancestors, to our parents, grandparents and teachers, and is a gift offered to present and future generations ‐ a gift of sound, movement, and growing knowledge. It honors the expressive traditions of all peoples, and the cultural diversity that enriches us as individuals, and is crucial to our common survival as a species."

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - A collection of historical music available for streaming and download from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Monterey Jazz Festival Collection - "The festival's archive - preserved by the Stanford University Archive of Recorded Sound - contains recordings of live festival performances throughout the history of this enduring American cultural institution."

Archival Sound Recordings - Digital access to selected recordings from the British Library Sound Archive.   Researchers can search all recordings on the site, listen to recordings where copyright permits.

Internet Archive Music and Arts Collection - "The audio Music collection features nearly 600 virtual record labels found in the Netlabels collection, the unique contemporary compositions and performances found in the Other Minds collection, and the hundreds of popular songs from the early 20th Century found in the 78 RPM collection."

Early Music America - "Early Music America (EMA) is the not-for-profit service organization for the field of early music in North America."  Click the Listen Now tab to listen to samples of music by early music specialists and performers.

Classical Connect  - Free classical music site

Links to Early Music Recordings, in a list maintained by librarians at Yale University Libraries

NPR Music - National Public Radio interviews, profiles, videos, tiny desk concerts, and other performances.