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Centre for History and Analysis of Recorded Music

Centre for History and Analysis of Recorded Music

The Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) ran from 2004-9, funded by a grant of just under £1m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. A partnership of Royal Holloway University of London (lead institution) with King's College London and the Universities of Sheffield and Oxford, CHARM's aim was to promote the study of music as performance through a focus on recordings. Its outputs include a major online discography, an online library of early recorded performances, books, articles, and newsletters. 

At King's, Daniel Leech-Wilkinson and Renee Timmers researched expressivity in Schubert song performance, Francis Knights with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities implemented the CHARM discography, Andrew Hallifax transferred nearly 3000 78rpm recordings for the CHARM sound file search, and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson wrote an eBook on studying performance from recordings.

All are accessible through the CHARM website.

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