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The Research library also holds a large number of musical films in a particularly wide variety of forms. They represent almost 15% of the collection of video materials – i.e. around 20,000 video recordings. As well as recorded concerts and musical performances, there are documentaries showing composers and performers from all genres at work (e.g. “What does music mean?”, Leonard Bernstein, 1958). More unexpected is the collection of music videos, enabling viewers to better appreciate how music is produced and distributed through images (“The work of Michel Gondry”, 2003)
To be notedAvailable for consultation in the Reference library is a collection of 11,000 musical compact discs, supplemented by a collection of musical DVDs.
Monday, January 31, 2011