Feel like starting your week with some opera?
Just in at the CFAL–James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met
The Met has recently celebrated the fortieth anniversary of James Levine’s debut as conductor at the Met. This box set contains 21 DVDs and 32 CDs featuring performances from Levine’s career. Included in this set are such highlights as:
- The Ghosts of Versailles: available on DVD for the first time, Levine directed the world premiere of this work at the Met to resounding success
- Lulu: from the 1980 performance starring Julia Megenes as Lulu
- Wozzeck: from the 2001 revival of this opera, featuring Falk Struckmann in the title role
- The Bartered Bride: a live 1978 telecast of the comedy’s return to the Met, starring Teresa Stratas
- Performances by Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, and Marilyn Horne
With 22 performances (including 11 full operas and additional concerts) available through DVD and CD, this collection provides you unparallelled access to the legendary career of Levine, and it’s all right here in the library!
A little teaser for you:
(don’t you want to see this in better quality in DVD? come check it out today!)
now that I have your attention…
the recent recovery of a previously stolen medieval mss in Spain in the news and the Baylor Libraries have an amazing facsimile of this mss. For the scoop, check out this great post by Baylor librarian Eileen Bentsen.
click here to access (on or off campus) –> http://bit.ly/M8NAzA
Classical Music in Video will contain 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video—approximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection will contain performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
This release contains 601 works totaling 309 hours.
New additions to Classical Music Library database: 1,811 albums (7,767 tracks) from a wide variety of labels including material from Bel Canto Society; Bridge; Cantolopera; Gimell; Haenssler Classic; Lyrichord; Mark Custom; Mode Records; New Albion; North/South; and Wirripang.
New artists and ensembles include: The Tallis Scholars; Stables Ensemble; Beniamino Gigli; Auer String Quartet; Virginia Wind Symphony; Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic; The Wellesley Chamber Singers; Amadeus Guitar Duo; Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra of Leipzig.
You can see a list of all new content here: http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com/WhatsNew
The Music Online package now contains:
783,199 tracks of music
101,311 pages of text reference
1,119 hours of video
Baylor folks, access these through: https://www1.baylor.edu/ERD/Search/Search.aspx
Many of the British Library’s rare or unique 16th-century music editions are now freely available online, thanks to a partnership between Royal Holloway, University of London, the British Library and JISC.
The Early Music Online project has digitised from microfilm more than 320 anthologies of printed music from the 16th century. The earliest, a collection printed by Ottaviano Petrucci, dates from 1503. Highlights of the collection include sacred music by Josquin des Prez, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd; secular songs from Nuremberg, Paris and Lyon; lute music from Venice and organ music from Leipzig. Over 9000 individual compositions have been digitised.
You can access these digitised editions free of charge via http://www.earlymusiconline.org
Links to the digitised music have also been embedded in the catalogue records in the British Library catalogue (http://explore.bl.uk), COPAC (www.copac.ac.uk) and the RISM UK database (www.rism.org.uk). The project team has greatly expanded the existing catalogue records for these items, creating inventories of the contents of each anthology and adding bibliographical information such as transcribed title-pages and details of provenance. You can now search the digitised content by composer name, title of composition, name of printer/publisher, name of dedicatee, and place of printing/publication. We hope this will open up these important early music collections for further research, study and performance.
For university teachers, Early Music Online should be particularly useful in teaching such topics as: the history of 16th-century music; the history of music notation; the history of music printing; and performance practice. The digitised content includes examples of all the different notational systems used in 16th-century music (including mensural notation and also different types of lute tablature and keyboard tablature). Students can also learn much about performance styles by studying the original notation. Early Music Online contains hundreds of pieces unavailable in modern editions, and hence provides ample material for students interested in editing or performing previously inaccessible music.
The project was funded by the 2011 Rapid Digitisation Programme of JISC, the UK’s technology consortium for higher and further education.
If you have any comments on using Early Music Online, please contact Dr Stephen Rose, the Project Director (stephen.rose[at]rhul.ac.uk).
Kudos to Baylor School of Music freshman, Stephen Farrell – one of three national finalists in the Gilberto Gagliardi Solo Trombone Competition! He will compete for the international prize in Paris, France, this summer at the International Trombone Festival.
This past Saturday was the final round in the Baylor Concerto Competition final round. Congratulations to Ricardo Gomez was named the winner and will perform Bartok’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in the fall with the orchestra.
Other finalists were:
Jill Chronister, cello – Lalo Concerto in D minor
Angel Elizondo, euphonium – Cosma Concerto
Deborah Hui, piano – Ravel
Garret Jones, clarinet – von Weber Concerto No. 2
Alexander Kostadinov, piano – Liszt Concerto No. 1
Matt Reynolds, horn – Pilss Concerto
Will Smith, oboe – Vaughan Williams
Congratulations to all of you!
CML just added another 1,409 albums (35,688 tracks) from the EMI label. There are now over 50,000 tracks of EMI content in the collection.
New content comes from EMI Classics, Angel Records, Capitol Catalog, and more.
Highlights include recordings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jussi Bjorling, Victoria De Los Angeles, Itzhak Perlman, Renata Scotto, Mstislav Rostropovich, London Symphony Orchestra, Taverner Choir, Maria Callas, Jon Vickers, Melos Ensemble, Pinchas Zuckerman, Borodin Quartet, Christoph Eschenbach, Elly Ameling, Trio Sonnerie, Alban Berg Quartett, Chung Trio, John Ogdon, and more.
Also included in this release are hundreds of full length operas, including:
*Puccini – Turandot (Maria Callas, Teatro alla Scala)
*Puccini – La Bohème (Mirella Freni, Teatro dell’Opera Di Roma)
*Mozart – Don Giovanni (Joan Sutherland, Philharmonia Orchestra)
*Puccini – Tosca (Placido Domingo, Philharmonia Orchestra)
*Mozart – Così fan tutte (Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Philharmonia Orchestra)
*R. Strauss – Elektra (Eva Marton, des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
*Donizetti – Don Pasquale (Beverly Sills, Ambrosian Opera)
*Gounod – Faust (Thomas Allen, National Opera of Paris)
*Bellini – Norma (Maria Callas, Teatro alla Scala)
*Massenet – Manon (Roberto Alagna, La Monnaie)
…and many more.
Other new albums include:
*Walton conducts Walton: Symphony No. 1, Belshazzar’s Feast
*Bela Bartók: Mikrokosmos Books 1-6
*Ireland: Piano Concerto and solo piano works
*Penderecki: Orchestral Works
*Joyne Hands – English Renaissance Music
*Barry Tuckwell: Horn Concertos
*Simon Rattle Edition: Britten
*Karlheinz Stockhausen: Spiral 1 & Japan
*20th Century Classics: Arvo Pärt
Altogether, CML now includes 134,381 tracks
Music Online, the umbrella interface for all the Alexander Street Press music resources (available to Baylor folks) now includes:
100,030 pages text reference
24,977 scores (417,083 pages)
889 hours of video
CML has added 459 albums (8,384 tracks) from a wide variety of labels, including new releases from Haenssler Classics, Mode Records, Bridge, Vox, and Wirripang.
New material includes compositions by Frank Bridge, Benjamin Britten, Arnold Bax, Gustav Mahler, Charles Koechlin, Wolfgang Rihm, Elliott Carter, Edvard Grieg, Morton Feldman, Aldo Clementi, Antonio Salieri, Lawrence Dillon, John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, Henry Fillmore, Morton Subotnick, Ursula Mamlok, Valentin Silvestrov, Giacinto Scelsi, Toru Takemitsu, and more.
Example new albums include:
*Olivier Messiaen: The Works for Orchestra (SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg)
*Pioneers and Exiles: Violin Music from Israel (Kolja Le ssing)
*Lute Music of the Renaissance: The Schele Manuscript Hamburg, 1619 (Joachim Held)
*Insects and Paper Airplanes: Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon (Daedalus Quartet)
*Japanese Piano Works (Gerhard Oppitz)
*Arlene Sierra, Vol. 1 (Arlene Sierra)
*Australian Song Cycles, Vol. 1 (Wendy Dixon)
*Elliott Carter: Choral Works (SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart)
*Bridge, Britten & Bax: Cello Sonatas (Johannes Moser, Paul Rivinius)
*Mozart: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antonio Pappano, Konstantin Lifschitz)
You can browse the new content here — http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com/WhatsNew
Classical Music Library now contains 6,387 albums (98,693 tracks)