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Launched on July 1, this new site from the National Library of Canada (NLC) celebrates the life and work of legendary Canadian jazz pianist and composer Oscar Peterson. Both the Web site and the physical exhibition launched the same day draw from the Oscar Peterson archive, which Dr. Peterson has been depositing at the National Library since 1991. At the site, visitors can learn about Oscar Peterson the man and the legend through a biographical essay, photos, articles, and memorabilia. Users can also browse a listing of Peterson's albums by decade, from the 1940s to the present. Each includes a list of tracks, some with links to audio clips in RealPlayer format. While one wishes that the exhibit might have included the full-length pieces instead of 30-second snippets, this is still a nice site for learning about Canada's musical ambassador to the world.
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