Season of Sound

Season of Sound

Celebrating our sound archive

Celebrating the Library's archive of over 6.5 million recordings and our campaign to save even more, this season features talks, performances and special events.

Explore the British Library’s Sound Archive today and discover extraordinary recordings covering speech, music, wildlife and the environment.

Series events

Sketches of Beethoven in profile and walking
At the Library

Beethoven at the British Library

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Wendy Carlos
Online

Wendy Carlos, Moog and A Clockwork Orange

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Moog Ensemble
At the Library

Late at the Library: The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble

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Image of OMD by Alex Lake
At the Library and online

Classic Album Sundays present Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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Louie Vega posing in a hat
At the Library

Classic Album Sundays present An Evening with Louie Vega

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A smiling woman hitting a drum
Online

Evelyn Glennie: Feeling Sound Revisited

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Manuscript title page of Beethoven's Eroica
At the Library

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

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Adrian Brendel
At the Library

Beethoven Cello Sonatas

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Book jackets
At the Library and online

This Woman’s Work + Vashti Bunyan in Conversation

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Ziggy Stardust album cover and Classic Album Sundays logo
At the Library and online

Classic Album Sundays presents Ziggy Stardust 50, with Producer Ken Scott

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