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  • April 20, 2017
    Cornell University Library has secured a free trial of Qello Concerts, a streaming video database specializing in rock concerts and music documentaries. Genres such as classic rock, jazz, blues, pop, country, and metal are represented. See a fuller description here: https://qello.com/about_us To try out Qello Concerts and other video databases from RBdigital, use the following link, enter the access code "rolls," and create an account: http://www.rbdigital.com/rbdigitaltrial Please send any feedback to Lenora Schneller (ls258) or Tracey Snyder (tls224) by May 1, 2017.
  • March 9, 2017
    2017 March The New York Public Library has announced its acquisition of the Lou Reed Archive: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/arts/music/lou-reed-archives-head-to-...
  • March 9, 2017
    ANNOUNCING THE POPULAR CULTURE SUMMER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY MAY 21-25, 2017 Reminder: Travel Grant applications are due 24 March 2017. "Exploring the Archives: Fifty Years of Popular Culture" For the second time, the PCA/ACA and Bowling Green State University are jointly sponsoring a summer research institute on the Bowling Green, Ohio campus from Sunday, May 21 through Thursday, May 25, 2017. This institute will introduce a small group of scholars from across the country and abroad to the research and pedagogical treasures of BGSU's very special collections....
  • December 15, 2016
    2016 December 15 The Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University, working with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, announces the availability of research fellowships to support use of the resources of the Rock Hall’s Library & Archives. Fellowships will be in the amount of $2,000 to support a one-week research trip.  Applicants should send the following to popmusic@case.edu by 2pm EST, 16 January 2017: * CV or résumé * One-page statement of your research plan as...
  • December 13, 2016
    Cornell has enrolled in a trial subscription to MGG Online, a new digital encyclopedia that includes the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG), as well as regular updates and newly written articles. You can access MGG Online at: http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/nerf2974 The trial expires on January 4, 2017; please send any comments about the resource to Lenora Schneller.  
  • December 8, 2016
    Call for Applications 2017-2018  John Cage Research Grant Northwestern University Library Evanston, Illinois   The Northwestern University Library is pleased to announce the call for applications for the John Cage Research Grant, an annual award established to promote the study of John Cage's life, music, art, and ideas through the use of Northwestern's John Cage Collection.   This competitive grant, in an amount up to $3000, may be awarded to support expenses for transportation, accommodations, meals, and copying fees for one or more on-site visits to Northwestern University...
  • April 21, 2016
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (April 21, 2016) Acclaimed visual artist William Kentridge directs a dazzling new production of Alban Berg's Lulu starring Marlis Petersen in the title role—now available to stream on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. Don't miss this "…masterful Lulu at the Met…visually stunning and superbly performed… an ideal fit for William Kentridge's darkly fantastical artistic sensibility…" (The New York Times.) This Live in HDpresentation from last November also stars Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, and Johan Reuter, and is...
  • March 24, 2016
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (March 24, 2016) Met Music Director James Levine leads a majestic performance of Wagner's early masterpiece Tannhäuser, in last October's Live in HD presentation now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. Johan Botha sings the title role, opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, Michelle DeYoung as Venus, and Peter Mattei as Wolfram, in Otto Schenk's classic production.    This month Met Opera on Demand: Student Access marks two artist anniversaries with the new audio-only releases below: the 65th anniversary of Victoria de los Angeles'...
  • February 25, 2016
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (February 24, 2016) Bartlett Sher's acclaimed new production of Verdi's Otello opened the Met's 2015-16 season and is now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. Aleksandrs Antonenko stars in the title role, opposite Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona and Željko Lucic as Iago. Maestro Yannick Nzet-Sguin conducts this Live in HD presentation from last October. Two new audio-only titles are also available: Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss): radio broadcast recorded on 1/29/2000, conducted by James Levine and starring Rene Fleming, Heidi Grant Murphy, Susan...
  • February 1, 2016
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (January 30, 2016) Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick, Yonghoon Lee, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky star in last October's thrilling Live in HD presentation of Verdi's Il Trovatore, now available on Met Opera on Demand. This performance kicked off the Met's tenth anniversary season of live HD transmissions to cinemas around the world, and is the first from the current season to be made available on Met Opera on Demand. Marco Armiliato conducts.Two new audio-only titles are also available: La Forza del Destino (Verdi): radio...