New York Philharmonic Expands Digital Archive

| March 23, 2012

For digital archives and performing arts enthusiasts, March 22 was an exciting day. The New York Philharmonic Archives launched its second set of materials on their digital archive. Now everyone, from researchers across the globe and classical music fans here in New York, can openly search the digitized materials, which now include scores, programs, images, and business documents from the Philharmonic’s “International Era,”1943-1970.

It’s a very exciting and well-executed project, even for those with no particular interest in music or archives. Some of the fun things you can find include Beethoven scores that Leonard Bernstein used to conduct, complete with notes, and caricatures of Gustav Mahler.

The launch of the new material was celebrated with a Google “Hangout” global webcast and also tracked on Twitter and Tumblr.