General Music News Archives

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

December 6, 2010

Prize-winning sophomore helps heal others with gift of music

He's only a sophomore, but Jourdan Urbach has already changed the lives of children around the world, using his passion for music to do so. Read more on the Yale Bulletin Website.

December 7, 2010

Helen Boatwright, Celebrated Soprano, Dies at 94

Helen Boatwright, an American soprano renowned for her interpretations of Charles Ives, died on Wednesday in Jamesville, N.Y., outside Syracuse. She was 94 and had lived nearby in Fayetteville, N.Y. More on the New York Times website...

December 22, 2010

Opera in cinemas takes off – and joins the 3D revolution

The Royal Opera House, eager to [...] challenge the Met's prominence in UK cinemas, is now developing what it hopes might be the next big thing for opera at the cinema: 3D. More on the Guardian's website...

January 10, 2011

Library of Congress Gets a Mile of Music

The Library of Congress has begun taking possession of a huge donation of recordings, some 200,000 metal, glass and lacquer master discs from the period 1926 to 1948 that have been languishing in the subterranean vaults of Universal Music Group, the largest music conglomerate in the United States. More details on the NYTimes' website...

January 25, 2011

Schirmer on Demand (Online Scores)

SchirmerOnDemand is an ever-expanding library-in-progress. Over 1000 of Schirmer's scores and samples are currently online and available for immediate viewing @ Registration is required.

January 31, 2011

Composer and Theorist Milton Babbitt dies at 94

Read the full obituary on the New York Times website @

February 2, 2011

New York Times Talks with Composer and Yale Alumna Julia Wolfe

An interesting article about the work of this post-minimalist. Available at:

February 4, 2011

New York Philharmonic's Archives Project Detailed in NYTimes

The first phase of a massive archival project was made public this Thursday. The New York Times discusses details of the project and materials (Bernstein years) The archive is accessible at

February 8, 2011

Music Treasures Consortium Goes Live

The Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship.

Researchers can search or browse materials, access metadata about each item, and view digital images of the treasure via each custodial archive's Web site. The consortial collection will grow as members add more materials.

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February 22, 2011

On the copyright and financial implications of IMSLP

The Internet Music Score Library Project has been a highly successful website of free online scores. The New York Times talks to its founder, a 24 year-old Harvard student, Edward W. Guo.

February 25, 2011

Yale Glee Club Celebrates 150 Years in Song

"From its earliest days as a group of 13 men from the Class of 1863 to its current incarnation as an 80-voice chorus of men and women, the Yale Glee Club has been performing for audiences throughout the nation and around the world... More on the Yale Office of Public Affairs' website:

March 22, 2011

A collection of historical German language periodicals available for free on the Web

By linking to full-text historical (mostly-)German periodicals available freely on the Web, this Wikisource webpage brings together the efforts of many digitization initiatives (e.g. Google, HathiTrust, Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum, etc.) Access this wonderful resource at:

March 25, 2011

Yale composer Ingram Marshall featured in New Haven Advocate

The New Haven Advocate describes the "Unsung Genius of Ingram Marshall" in its latest issue. The full article is available at:

April 1, 2011

Jacob's Pillow Dance Archive

Excerpts of videos of work by just about every important choreographer (Balanchine, Graham, Cunningham, etc.) are available for free of this famous dance festival's website. Available at:

May 17, 2011

The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox

The National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. Recordings in the Jukebox were issued on record labels now owned by Sony Music Entertainment, which has granted the Library of Congress a gratis license to stream acoustical recordings.

At launch, the Jukebox includes more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. Jukebox content will be increased regularly, with additional Victor recordings and acoustically recorded titles made by other Sony-owned U.S. labels, including Columbia, OKeh, and others. Click here to visit the National Jukebox

July 5, 2011

Van Cliburn Still Draws Adoring Crowds in Russia

An interesting article about the famous American pianist and the historical significance of his Russian triumph available at:

July 7, 2011

After Tahrir, New Voices in a Global Fugue

Composer Mohammed Fairouz talks about the post-Arab spring era for Arab composers and the globalization of music. Read more at:

September 17, 2011

Yale School of Music composers win Emmy, Gaudeamus Prize

Last Sunday (Sept. 11) was a stellar day for two Yale School of Music (YSM) composers. Garth Neustadter, a current student of composition at YSM, received an Emmy Award for his score for the PBS documentary "John Muir in the New World," and recent alumnus Yoshiaki Onishi won the prestigious Gaudeamus Prize 2011 for a piece he composed titled "Départ dans..." More details are available on the Yale Daily Bulletin's website:

September 27, 2011

Franz Liszt Manuscripts at the Library of Congress

In order to commemorate the bicentenary of Liszt's birth as well as to bring attention to the Library of Congress's substantial holdings of primary source material related to this composer, this website facilitates the exploration of the Library's rich resources for performing research on Liszt's life and career, as well as to publicize the public concerts and events that will be presented in conjunction with this celebration. Click here to learn more...

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November 10, 2011

The Digital Bach Project

A fantastic exploration of the Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Helmuth Rilling guides the viewer through the whole work via video masterclasses and discovery videos. You can also listen to the music while watching the manuscript score unfold. The website is available at:

July 20, 2012

Tanglewood: From the Audio Archives

This summer the Tanglewood Festival celebrates its 75th Anniversary. As part of this historical milestone the Festival and its resident orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, are releasing free streams of historical performances everyday until early September. Check it out at:

July 30, 2012

More Music on the Internet Archive Website

The Internet Archive has a live music collection of over 100,000 concerts from over 5,000 bands (including an almost complete collection of Grateful Dead concerts). Take a look here...

November 6, 2012

Nov. 5th, Elliott Carter Dies At 103

The dean of American modernist composers, Elliott Carter, died in New York City Monday. He was just about a month shy of his 104th birthday. More details on NPR's blog, Deceptive Cadence.

December 5, 2012

Dave Brubeck Dies at 91

Dave Brubeck, a pianist and composer whose distinctive mixture of experimentation and accessibility made him one of the most popular jazz musicians of the 1950s and ’60s, died Wednesday morning in Norwalk, Conn. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. More details on the NYTimes...

February 28, 2013

520,000 Pages of Parts Marked by Philharmonic Musicians

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...

April 16, 2013

Sir Colin Davis, the London Symphony Orchestra's longest-serving principal conductor, died this weekend.

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...

May 23, 2013

The Art of MOOCs: A Forest of Streams

An interesting blog post on MOOCs and music. It includes a review of streaming and download options that can (possibly) support MOOCs.

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:

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