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  • 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...
  • January 26, 2016
    January 26, 2016   The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association will sponsor a popular culture research workshop at Bowling Green State University in May 2016. For more information, see:
  • January 6, 2016
    January 6, 2016 Recently, IMSLP announced the implementation of a new subscription model and changes in access for nonsubscribers. See
  • January 5, 2016
    January 5, 2016   The Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University, working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, announces the availability of research fellowships to support use of the resources of the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives. Fellowships will be in the amount of $2,000 to support a one-week research trip.  Applicants should send a single PDF that includes a one-page statement of research plans as they relate to the holdings of the Library and Archives (see, proposed dates of residence, and a CV or résumé...
  • December 21, 2015
    December 21, 2016 We have a free trial to the Oxford Handbooks Online through January 16, 2016. The Music Collection includes 28 handbooks with over 800 articles. Access works from campus or off-campus. In addition to Music, the trial includes 13 other subject areas, for a total of 530 handbooks and over 20,500 articles. Please send any comments to Lenora Schneller.
  • December 9, 2015
    Call for Applications John Cage Research Grant Northwestern University Libraries   The Northwestern University Library is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2016 John Cage Research Grant. This award is granted annually to support the study of John Cage’s life, music, art and ideas through use of the university’s John Cage Collections housed in the Music Library.   The competitive grant, in an amount up to $3000, may be awarded to reimburse expenses for transportation, accommodation, meals and copying fees for one or more on-site visits to the Evanston campus for the...
  • November 24, 2015
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (November 24, 2015) Plcido Domingo stars as Dick Johnson, opposite Barbara Daniels in the title role of Minnie, in a 1992 telecast of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West that is now available to stream on Met Opera on Demand. Sherrill Milnes stars as Jack Rance, and Leonard Slatkin conducts. Two new audio-only titles are also available:  Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck): radio broadcast recorded on 1/20/1940, conducted Erich Leinsdorf and starring Jarmila Novotna, Marita Farell, and Kerstin Thorborg. Les...
  • October 30, 2015
    Digital Resources for Musicology is a new tool from the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities. This website provides links to substantial open-access projects of use to musicians and musicologists. With a burgeoning number of digital resources available, remembering titles of sites and pathways to them can be difficult. Digital Resources in Musicology (DRM) is organized topically and provides a rapid search tool for specialties within heterogeneous collections. Neither the links nor their descriptions are exhaustive. 
  • October 28, 2015
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (October 23, 2015) Last April's Live in HD presentation of opera's most popular double bill—Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo'sPagliacci—is now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. The new production by Sir David McVicar stars Marcelo Álvarez in the lead tenor roles of both operas, along with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza and George Gagnidze as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Patricia Racette as Nedda and Gagnidze as Tonio inPagliacci. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts. With this...