statue of Beethoven
"BEETHON" by Hans Weingartz - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 de via Wikimedia Commons
November 12, 2016

Beethoven in the 1950s

Thanks to two of the outstanding Austrian/German conductors, his works were brought to life. 

By Scan by NYPL -, Public Domain,
November 05, 2016

Conductors with many pseudonyms

In the 1960s, the famous magazine Readers Digest went into the record business.

A man conducting an orchestra
October 28, 2016

Great Conductors of Wagner

Three famous maestros and their memorable recordings of Wagner's music. Details within. 

Joseph Stalin 1938
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R80329 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de,
October 15, 2016

Joseph Stalin, record collector

The dictator of the Soviet Union was a music lover who enjoyed special privileges.

Painting of Mozart
"Wolfgang-amadeus-mozart 1" by Barbara Krafft - Deutsch, Otto Erich (1965) Mozart: A Documentary Biography. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
October 08, 2016

Mozart Complete

His genius on CD, where to begin or where to end?

a stack of records
Wikimedia Commons
October 01, 2016

Vintage Vinyl

Record collection: Hobby, obsession, career.

Vinyl record
Wikimedia Commons
September 24, 2016

Vinyl Remains

Let’s talk record collecting in preparation for another Vintage Vinyl sale. 

8-track tape player
By Tagido - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
September 17, 2016

Strange Recordings: 8 Tracks

Bringing your favorite music into your car.

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Black Science Matters logo feature u of i alma mater statue


A short film series examining the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.