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orchestra data

Via Shamus – a website with a big data set on the history of the New York Philharmonic:

The New York Philharmonic played its first concert on December 7, 1842. Since then, it has merged with the New York Symphony, the New/National Symphony, and had a long-running summer season at New York’s Lewisohn Stadium. This Performance History database documents all known concerts of all of these organizations, amounting to more than 20,000 performances. The New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives provides an additional interface for searching printed programs alongside other digitized items such as marked music scores, marked orchestral parts, business records, and photos.

In an effort to make this data available for study, analysis, and reuse, the New York Philharmonic joins organizations like The Tate and the Cooper-Hewitt in making its own contribution to the Open Data movement.

The metadata, which is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain CC0 licence, is located on the New York Philharmonic’s GitHub page.

Sounds like a feast for a musical orgtheorist. Go to it!

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Written by fabiorojas

March 31, 2015 at 12:03 am

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