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MUSIC 212: History of Western Music 2

Task #2

Complete the following task using the tips below; answer the survey question to let us know how you're doing:

Find two recordings of the piece you're writing about. As you do your own analysis or commentary, compare how the performances handle the elements you find interesting.

Finding Recordings in Search@UW

The UWM library offers access to streaming recordings, CDs, and even LPs. A search of our catalog will find our CDs and LPs, and some of our streaming items, but many streaming recordings will need to be accessed by going directly to the database. To find a recording of a specific work:

1. Limit your search to "Audio."

2. Make sure you're spelling the composer's name correctly, and include the most basic form of the work's name (not an English-language nickname).

3. Look at your results to see what the "format" of the recording is: a 33 1/3 rpm audio disc is an LP; a 4 3/4 in. disc is a CD. You can check out CDs and LPs if you have the equipment to play them. If you'd prefer to see only our online, streaming, options, choose the "Online Resources" filter on the left.

Online Listening Resources