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.
December 9, 2013
September 26, 2013
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
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!
September 16, 2013
This catalog includes recordings that have become the standard for their repertoire and many great performances, such as Arthur Fieldler and the Boston Pops, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Jascha Heifetz, Glenn Gould, Van Cliburn’s legendary recordings, and a number of original Broadway cast recordings.
July 10, 2013
This exhaustively researched database contains records of 50,000 events, both musical and non-musical, that occurred in the public performance spaces of Carnegie Hall from its opening in 1891 to present. As of today, records spanning the period between 1891 and 1941 are now publicly available with more than 12,500 events covered. Additional data will be released on a regular basis. Try it here...
May 28, 2013
The Yale University Libraries now have electronic access to Volume II of Ethnographic Video Online via Alexander Street Press. The second volume of the Ethnographic Video Online collection “expands this database by adding 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries, field recordings, and previously unpublished footage from renowned anthropological archives such as the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), as well as independent producers and distributors.
May 23, 2013
An interesting blog post on MOOCs and music. It includes a review of streaming and download options that can (possibly) support MOOCs.
May 21, 2013
A comparison and contrast of the relative strengths and weaknesses of RILM, RIPM, IIMP, the Music Index, and BMS Online illustrates the areas of research each is best suited for. Drawing upon the strengths of each database leads to quality contributions in the field of scholarship. Knowing the unique characters of each helps to make research more effective and efficient.
April 16, 2013
Sir Colin Davis remembered: 'He worked little miracles'. Sir Colin Davis, the London Symphony Orchestra's longest-serving principal conductor, died this weekend. Friends, colleagues and collaborators remember an inspirational teacher, a champion of new music – and a mean food-fighter. Read more on the Guardian's website...
February 28, 2013
Not sure how to play your part?! The NY Philharmonic has put up massive amounts of pdfs of marked-up orchestral parts from their library!!! These are fascinating documents. Take a look here...