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Discover the Piano and Musicians for World Piano Day!

By , March 29, 2023 4:36 pm
Discover the Piano and Musicians for World Piano Day!

Happy World Piano Day! Piano Day is held on the 88th day of the year in celebration of and reference to the 88 keys on a standard piano. This idea was created by the German pianist and composer Nils Frahm in 2015 “because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener”.

Discover the Piano and Musicians for World Piano Day!

In celebration, here at the Recorded Sound Archives we wanted to share a few videos that we’ve created over the years that showcase the piano and all of its marvelous wonders along with pianists you should know. Enjoy!

Bob Berkman Explains How the Pianola Works

Learn more from one of our featured performers Bob Berkman about how the Pianola Works.

Ben Roth-Aroni Showcasing his Player Piano

Do you think player pianos are a thing of the past? Join Ben Roth-Aroni as he shares some new and old tunes on his player piano at home during National Piano month in September!

Ben Roth-Aroni Shares Piano Rolls

In this playlist, discover different piano rolls played by Ben Roth and learn a little bit of history.

Here are Seven Other Pianists You should Know

  1. Fats Waller
  2. Bob Zurke
  3. Sergei Rachmaninoff
  4. Irving Fields
  5. Duke Ellington
  6. Count Basie
  7. Pete Johnson

Happy 14th Anniversary BioShock! – Lets Talk Vintage Music!

By , August 27, 2021 7:06 pm

Did you know that the whole BioShock video game franchise features vintage music from the early 1930s-50s? Music can be heard playing on a phonograph throughout Rapture. In total, 30 licensed songs can be heard throughout the game. Here at the Recorded Sound Archives you can discover and listen to 8 of these vintage songs.

This year in celebration of BioShock’s 14th anniversary we created this collection highlighting original recordings that can be heard throughout the Bio Shock video game.

Discover the inspiration behind the video game series BioShock and listen to the ORIGINAL recordings here at the Recorded Sound Archives in the collection below.

Happy 14th Anniversary BioShock!

Happy 14th Anniversary BioShock! - Vintage Music Collection

In this collection you can listen to 8 original recordings or versions of those songs that can be heard throughout the video game itself.

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Discover New Artists during Black History Month

By , February 22, 2019 7:45 pm


In celebration of Black History Month, the Recorded Sound Archives has curated a collection of African-American artists. Discover the voices of Huddie Leadbelly, Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters, and Fats Waller.

Follow us on Facebook and learn some fun facts all this month about these artists and they’re contributions to music.


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