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  • October 9, 2014
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (October 2014) Met Music Director James Levine leads a charming cast of stars in Mozart's comic romance Così fan tutte, in last April's Live in HDpresentation now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, who are led to believe their fiancés have gone off to war. Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are Ferrando and Guglielmo, the lovers who return in disguise to test their girls' fidelity. Danielle de Niese sings the scheming maid Despina and Maurizio Muraro...
  • October 8, 2014
    October 8, 2014 The Carl Nielsen Works Catalogue (CNW) has just been published by the Danish Centre for Music Publication, based at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The CNW is an online thematic catalog, and it also includes information about the works' sources and performance history.
  • October 2, 2014
    October 2, 2014 A manuscript in Mozart's hand of his piano sonata K. 331 has been discovered in Budapest. Our own Neal Zaslaw was consulted to verify the handwriting. Read more here and here.
  • September 4, 2014
    4 September 2014 Every month, Met Opera on Demand: Student Access presents a new Spotlight feature on a specific opera, composer, or genre.  See the list of Spotlight Features for highlights of new releases. With this summer's additions, there are now 523 full-length Met performances available.  
  • June 9, 2014
    The UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music series, recently acquired by Smithsonian Folkways, is now available in Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. From the publisher: Originally published between 1961 and 2003, the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music comprises of more than 125 albums from around the world. Out of print since 2005, the entire collection, including many previously unreleased recordings is now available in its entirety from Alexander Street Press. With recordings from more than 70 nations, the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music offers...
  • June 3, 2014
    Press release dated 16 May 2014 The music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) will be published online. Read more here. 
  • May 5, 2014
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (May 2014) With this month's new releases, the Met Opera on Demand: Student Access catalog now includes more than 500 full-length Met performances—including more than 70 presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions! Verdi's Falstaff, in a new production by Robert Carsen, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine, is the latest addition to the collection. "When it comes to theatrical flair, captivating costumes, stage antics and imagination, there are not many Broadway shows to rival the...
  • March 28, 2014
    March 27, 2014 Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (March 2014) Patricia Racette stars in the title role of the tempestuous diva opposite Roberto Alagna as her courageous lover, the painter Cavaradossi, in last November's Live in HD performance of Puccini's operatic thriller Tosca, now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. George Gagnidze is the sadistic police chief, Scarpia, and Riccardo Frizza conducts. Also new this month, Met Music Director James Levine leads a 2001 telecast of Verdi's Nabucco. The performance stars Juan Pons in the...
  • February 1, 2014
    We've heard about recently loaded content from our representative at Alexander Street, including the following.  To access the Alexander Street content, as well as our other streaming services, visit (Cornell users only) AMERICAN SONG 241 albums (3,460 tracks) from Rounder Records and Air Mail Music, including new releases of bluegrass, zydeco, folk and Cajun music. CLASSICAL MUSIC LIBRARY 163 albums (3,832 tracks) from Chandos, now bringing the total of Chandos albums in Classical Music Library to 798, with more to come! JAZZ MUSIC LIBRARY...
  • January 30, 2014
    From the Naxos blog ( Naxos Music Library is excited to announce the  release of a brand new media player! Here she is: (drum roll please...)   Created in HTML5, this new player sidesteps limitations of the old Flash player and makes room for further growth in the future. So aside from the sleek new design, what exactly does the new player offer? 1. More mobile accessibility. HTML5 cooperates far better with mobile devices than Flash does. Is a mobile app not yet available for your tablet or phone? For most users, this new player...