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  • October 20, 2015
    2015 October 20 Read about it here!
  • October 8, 2015
    News from Naxos, October 8, 2015: NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY WELCOMES UNIVERSAL MUSIC CLASSICS, DECCA AND DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON   The world’s largest online classical music library is proud to announce that the recordings of Universal Music Group’s classical labels are available to its subscribers. Naxos Music Library now boasts 1500 recordings from the catalogs of Universal Music Classics, Decca and Deutsche Grammophon, with the remaining 9,500+ titles to be added over the coming months.   Legendary artists have all called these labels their home, including Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von...
  • October 7, 2015
    Cornell is one of the beta testers for the new library version of the Berliner Philharmoniker's Digital Concert Hall. The resource includes over 40 live streams per year and hundreds of recent and historic performance videos, documentaries, and interviews. The trial subscription runs from October 5, 2015 through January 31, 2016. A simple registration is required through this link www.digitalconcerthall.com You should see a Cornell-specific message, then click on the yellow "just sign up" button. Please let us know if you have comments about the resource! 1. The user must set up an...
  • October 1, 2015
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (September 28, 2015) This month's new HD video release available to stream on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access is the exciting double bill pairing of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle. Mariusz Trelinski's thrilling new production of these rarely heard one-act operas is conducted by Valery Gergiev. Anna Netrebko stars in the title role of the blind princess in Tchaikovsky's lyrical work, opposite Piotr Beczala as Vaudémont, the man who wins her love. Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko are Judith and Bluebeard...
  • August 31, 2015
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (August 29, 2015) Welcome back to you and your students, faculty, and staff for the fall semester. A quick reminder that the Met Opera on Demand:Student Access website was totally redesigned over the summer—and this extraordinary resource is now accessible to your users on smartphones and tablets for the first time (directly through the website with a mobile device browser.) Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for the Met-premiere production of Rossini's La Donna del Lago—the latest new release...
  • August 5, 2015
      The GRAMMY Foundation ® Grant Program is seeking applications to help facilitate the support of music preservation and research projects.  With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.   Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials...
  • July 17, 2015
    The autograph manuscript of Mozart's piano sonata K. 331 (with the "Rondo alla Turca" finale) that was discovered in Budapest in 2014 now has its own website.
  • May 29, 2015
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (May 29, 2015) Met Music Director James Levine conducts one of his signature works, Wagner's epic comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg —now available on Met Opera on Demand. This Live in HD performance from last December features a superb international cast led by Michael Volle, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch.This month's other new releases include: La Bohème (Puccini): radio broadcast recorded on 1/24/2015, conducted by Riccardo Frizza and starring Kristine Opolais, Marina Rebeka, Jean-François Borras, Mariusz Kwiecien, and...
  • April 27, 2015
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (April 25, 2015) Last November's Live in HD transmission of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia is now available to stream anytime on Met Opera on Demand:Student Access. This performance of Rossini's comic masterpiece stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as the love-struck Count Almaviva, and Christopher Maltman as the charming barber, in Bartlett Sher's effervescent production. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.Two new radio broadcasts are also available: L'Italiana in Algeri (Rossini):...
  • March 26, 2015
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (March 25, 2015) Anita Rachvelishvili (pictured above) stars in the title role of the sultry gypsy in Bizet's Carmen—in the Live in HD presentation seen in movie theaters around the world last November and now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. Aleksandrs Antonenko is her desperate lover Don José, with Anita Hartig as Micaëla and Ildar Abrazakov as the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Pablo-Heras Casado conducts the irresistible score, in Richard Eyre's production of Bizet's steamy melodrama.Two new audio titles are also...