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  • 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...
  • February 20, 2015
    Cornell has trial access to ProQuest's Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive through March 20, 2015. Please send any feedback (positive or negative) to Lenora Schneller or Tracey Snyder. Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive Fast Facts Digitized magazine collection Full document image format Coverage from 1880 to 2000 Overview This new digital archive is sure to receive rave reviews from those wanting to know more about behind-the-scenes activities of the music, film, and entertainment industries. By providing the complete runs of major trade and consumer magazines, from their inception...
  • February 5, 2015
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (January 29, 2015) The Live in HD presentation from last October of Sir Richard Eyre's "sparkling new production" (Associated Press) of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro is now available on Met Opera on Demand. Music Director James Levine conducts the fast-moving and inventive new production which opened the Met's 2014-15 season and is the first from the current season's Live in HD lineup to be added to the Met Opera on Demand catalog. Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast as Figaro, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, with Peter...