New York Philharmonic Opens the Toscanini Archives, Providing Digital Access for Maestro’s 150th Birthday
From Today’s Launch Announcement:
Alfresco Software announced today that the New York Philharmonic, in conjunction with Alfresco partner Technology Services Group (TSG), has now digitized materials from former Music Director Arturo Toscanini’s era, and made them publicly available.
The materials being released cover the Toscanini era (1925–1945) and encompass 1,300 folders of documents totaling approximately 70,000 pages of remarkable history, plus a dozen marked scores, and 200 related parts.
1925-1945: The Toscanini Era is the fifth release from the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives. The digital archive already houses more than two million pages – including correspondence, operation files, marked scores, and more from the Philharmonic’s 175-year-history.
The New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives project was launched in February 2011. In the first phase of the project, the Archives digitized 1.3 million pages of photographs and documents dating from 1943 to 1970. The current phase of the project, funded by the Leon Levy Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, has focused on digitizing the remainder of the paper materials from 1842 to 1942.
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