Imagine looking at original handwritten manuscripts of a piece of music and then listening to different interpretations of it before reading a biography of the composer. On the Europeana Music Channel, you can.
Last September I sent an announcement telling you about the
public presentation of a newly discovered autograph fragment of Mozart's
famous Sonata in A major (K. 331, with the 'Alla Turca' finale). Now I am
happy to add that the National Széchényi Library has just launched a
website to make this precious manuscript freely accessible to all...
The Ruhr Piano Festival, which came into being in the mid-1990s, has launched a new online project called Explore the Score:
In Explore the Score, selected works are explained and analyzed by leading performers.
The Ewha Music Research Institute (EMRI) recently completed a 3-year project to establish a database of East Asia’s Educational Music Documents in October 2014. The result, Ewha Music Data Base (EMDB), now showcases the EMRI’s work of collecting and digitizing music education materials of East Asia: over 12,000 items of various types of music materials are listed. Its website (eMUSICdb.info) has been open to the public since November 1, 2014.
Handwritten copies of scores by composers of English lute music have been digitised in a programme to make a precious legacy available to professional and amateur musicians around the world.
Cambridge Digital Library is launching a new Music Collection with the online release of the 'crown jewels' of English lute music. Dating from the late 16th and early 17th century, the manuscripts contain handwritten copies of scores by John Dowland, Francis Cutting and dozens of other early modern composers.