By the 1930s Curtis was exploring cutting-edge technology to stay in step with new developments in the recording of music. The library was equipped with recording playback equipment; weekly radio broadcasts from a dedicated studio began in 1937; and Radio Class taught students microphone technique, diction, line, style, phrasing, and repertoire. Today Curtis remains in the forefront of recording, with state-of-the-art video recording equipment and courses teaching students to shoot and edit video. On the technology menu are weekly television broadcasts, streaming online video on demand at Curtis Performs, and Coursera MOOCs reaching some 90,000 online learners to date.
Listen to archived radio broadcast performances from the 1930s while viewing images of Curtis photographed for LIFE magazine in 1938.
Listen to a complete radio broadcast of the Brahms Haydn Variations in 1937, featuring Eleanor Blum Sokoloff and Vladimir Sokoloff.
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The online stage of the Curtis Institute of Music regularly adds new streaming video and live-streams special performances.
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