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August 1, 2014

Cambridge History of Music

Did you know that Yale Library provides access to a number of Cambridge History of Music volumes from American Music to World Music. Here's a listing of all of them.

May 23, 2014

The Clarinet Quintet: A Reference Tool for String Quartet with Clarinet

This website explores the vast body of repertoire for string quartet with clarinet. Check it out here: http://clarinetquintet.web.unc.edu/

February 25, 2014

RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals

The Music Library now provides access to this addition to RIPM. The RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals is a collection of rare full-text music journals not available together in one single library. It serves as a supplement to the RIPM Retrospective Index and the RIPM Online Archive.The first Installment consists of 25 searchable, Full-Text Music Journals (150,000 pages).

Periodicals deal with musical life in world capitals: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris, St. Petersburg and Warsaw. The collection also contains several monumental journals including Musical America until 1922, Le Guide musical (Brussels, 1855-1918), the Neue Berliner Musikzeitung (Berlin 1847-1896) and several early musicology periodicals. Future titles will include those focusing on instruments, genres, musicology's early periodicals, music education and jazz, with others combining both musical and non-musical content. New titles will be added on a regular basis.

Digital Theatre Plus - New Library Subscription

This new library subscription provides access to complete, recently-filmed stage productions of plays, musicals, and operas from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Young Vic, the Almeida Theatre, Menier Chocolate Factory, and other well-known British companies and venues. Click the "Productions" tab at the top of the screen to see the videos currently available through this database, including INTO THE WOODS, A DOLL'S HOUSE, KING LEAR, DON GIOVANNI, and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, as well as more contemporary plays. New videos are being added regularly, the latest being the Sondheim musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG and THE SOAP MYTH, with Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES forthcoming. For Doctor Who fans, the production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING starring David Tennant as Benedick and Catherine Tate as Beatrice may be of special interest.
In addition to the performance videos, Digital Theatre Plus includes "Making Theatre" interviews with cast and crew on creative and technical production, as well as study guides for several of the works performed.

Access it here...

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February 17, 2014

Chronicle of Higher Education and Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Yale library now subscribes to campus-wide access to Chronicle of Philanthropy online, and has added “domain access,” which includes an iPad app, to its Chronicle of Higher Education subscription.

Chronicle of Philanthropy can be accessed through its Orbis record, from the A-Z Online Journals list, and directly. The interface does not make it clear that we have an institutional subscription; some articles and resources show “lock” icons, but the content is all accessible.

Yale affiliates can use the “Log In” link at the top right of the screen to create an account, using a yale.edu e-mail address; that account allows access to the Yale institutional subscription from off-campus, without having to go through VPN or a proxy server. The Chronicle calls this “domain access.”

Our Chronicle of Higher Education institutional subscription has also been enhanced with domain access. An account created on Philanthropy does not work for Higher Education and vice versa. A user who wants off-campus to both resources has to create an account on each resource.

As with Philanthropy, the Chronicle of Higher Education’s interface also looks as if content is inaccessible, but the lock icons do not apply to our institutional subscription; we can access all of the content.

Finally, our Chronicle of Higher Education subscription now has an iPad app. Matt Regan, of the Instructional Technology Group in ITS, wrote a Mobile@Yale blog post that explains and provides instructions. My thanks to Matt, as well as Kristin Bogdan and Angela Sidman for making the connection with him.

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January 31, 2014

Naxos Music Library Introduces New Media Player

Created in HTML5, this new player sidesteps limitations of the old Flash player and makes room for further growth in the future. It affords more mobile accessibility and provides more track information. Read more about it here...

December 20, 2013

Gilmore Music Library Now Provides Online Access to The Grove Dictionary of American Music

The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American Music. Twenty-five years ago, the four volumes of the first edition of the dictionary initiated a great expansion in American music scholarship. This second edition reflects the growth in scholarship the first edition initiated. At eight volumes, it provides greatly expanded coverage, particularly in the areas of popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups. Take a look at it here...

December 9, 2013

Johannes Tinctoris: Complete Theoretical Works

The web site of the new edition of the theoretical writings of Johannes Tinctoris (c.1435-1511) is now open for public use. You are invited to visit http://earlymusictheory.org/tinctoris/ to start exploring the edition and to learn its capabilities.

September 26, 2013

Yale Music Library Now Provides Access to Oxford Music Bibliographies

Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. The editorial board includes stellar scholars such Bruce Gustafson, Tim Carter, Fred Maus, Kate van Orden, Bonnie Wade, and James L. Zychowicz. Of special interest is the contribution about Buxtehude by Yale professor Markus Rathey. Try it here...

More information on the team behind this work is available at: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/obo/page/music

September 18, 2013

Met Opera on Demand Now Available to Yale Faculty, Students, and Staff

Thanks to the generosity of Yale alumnus Frederick Iseman (Yale College '74), the Yale School of Music and the Gilmore Music Library now offer access to the spectacular Met Opera on Demand. Click here to give it a try...

Met Opera on Demand includes dozens of productions from the Met's award-winning "Live in HD" series of movie-theater transmissions, featuring opera superstars Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Elīna Garanča, Anna Netrebko, Deborah Voigt, and many more. Classic Met telecasts from 1977-2001 including "Aida" starring Leontyne Price, "La Bohème" starring Luciano Pavarotti and Renata Scotto, Jon Vickers as Otello, and more. More than 300 radio broadcast performances dating back to 1936, representing nearly all of the most popular operas ever composed and many of the greatest singers in the Met's history including Björling, Callas, Corelli, Horne, Nilsson, Sutherland, Tebaldi, Te Kanawa, and Tucker. All Met Opera on Demand videos include English subtitles, and many recent performances also include subtitles in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. New operas are added every month, and the App provides an easy way to bookmark your Favorites and return to them anytime.

Happy viewing everybody!