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November 5, 2010

Music Theory Treatises: A Digital Collection

Access the collection here

This project was realized in collaboration with Professor Patrick McCreless at the Yale Music Department and with the Yale Library Conservation. Every other year the Music Department offers a course entitled "Theory and Aesthetics". This required class consists in a study of the principal nineteenth-century writings in music theory (tonality, harmony, counterpoint, rhythmic theory, form, etc.) and musical aesthetics. In support of that curriculum, the Gilmore Music Library at Yale makes a collection of rare music theory treatises available to students. Over the years, because of repeated usage, some books have suffered damage. The books used to support the class are mostly 19th century music theory treatises, most of these in German, and have not been not been scanned by anyone (e.g. Google Books.) Digitizing these books has been of great service to the Yale community but also a wonderful contribution to the scholarly world.

Encountering the Other

The Gilmore Music Library’s vast Special Collections are renowned for their strong emphasis on Western music. Embedded within the collections, however, are historical encounters with music outside of the Western classical canon.

In this exhibit, the music of “the Other” comes to us from a variety of sources: early voyages of discovery, the impetus to incorporate ethnic and indigenous traditions into art music, and the portrayal of racial identity in American music. This diversity of settings suggests that the identity of the Other shifts according to the politics of time and place.

Encountering the Other is an ongoing exhibit with an online component in blog form. We invite you to visit to view new additions and discoveries.

179 new albums added to Alexander Street's Classical Music Library

The albums are from Vox Music, Bridge Records, Cantolopera, Mode Records, Newport Classic, and more.

Example of new albums include:

* Young Brendel: The Vox Years
* Katie Zhukov: Six Profiles of Australian Women Composers
* Cowell: Dancing with Henry: New Discoveries in the Music of Henry Cowell
* Gerald Finley/Stephen Ralls: Songs of Travel
* Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet
* Laurence Lesser, Haesun Paik: Beethoven, The Complete Music for Piano and Cello

Classical Music Library now includes 4,298 albums and 65,701 tracks, and is growing regularly.

RIPM will add 7 new journals to its database in January 2011

The new additions will go live in January 2011 and will bring the total number of journals in the Archive to 76. This number will grow to 100 by January 2013.

American Musical Journal (New York, 1834-1835)
Gazzetta musicale di Milano (Milan, 1842-1862, first half)
Echo Muzyczne(Warsaw, 1879-1882)
Muzïkal’noye obozrenie [The Musical Review] (St. Petersburg, 1885-1888)
Musikalisches Wochenblatt (Berlin, 1791-1792)
L'Année musicale(Paris, 1911-1913)
Modern Music (New York, 1924-1946)

November 10, 2010

Vivian Perlis named Educator of the Year by Musical America

Musical America Announces 2011 Awards for Anne-Sophie Mutter, Thomas Adès, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Simon Keenlyside, and Perlis

The publication Musical America, now in its third century as an indispensable resource for the international performing arts, today announced the winners of its annual Musical America Awards, recognizing artistic excellence and achievement in the arts.

The announcement precedes the December publication of the 2011 Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts, which, in addition to its comprehensive industry listings, pays homage to each of these artists in its editorial pages.

The annual Musical America Awards will be presented in a special ceremony at Carnegie Hall on December 13.

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November 19, 2010

Vivaldi sonatas found in archive

Two previously unknown violin sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi have been uncovered after lying hidden in a collection of manuscripts for 270 years. More on: the BBC News Website

November 23, 2010

Alexander Street's Thanksgiving Playlist!

Check out this Thanksgiving playlist, mostly from the American Song collection. Listen to Vince Guaraldi’s Thanksgiving Theme from Charlie Brown’s Holiday Hits, a classic bango rendition of Turkey in the Straw from Rounder Records, Pete Seeger, Aaron Copland, and other fun stuff!

Click Here to listen to the playlist.

About November 2010

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