A recent online resource that includes the Cambridge Music History series: Cambridge histories online http://histories.cambridge.org Contains over 250 volumes published since 1960, including titles such as Cambridge ancient history and Cambridge history of the English language.
Check out this resource, it's not just for art historians: ARTStor http://www.artstor.org/index.shtml ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.
The Libraries have recently subscribed to several new video packages (accessible via UWNetID login from off-site): Opera in Video. http://opiv.alexanderstreet.com/Opera in Video will contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon. The current release includes 42 videos. Theatre in Video with BBC Shakespeare Series. http://washington.ativ.alexanderstreet.com/Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all. This release contains 279 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. Dance in Videohttp://daiv.alexanderstreet.com/Dance in Video will contain 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. The current release includes 109 videos.
"The Berliner Philharmoniker is one of the world’s greatest orchestras. But for the world to experience it live has – until now – required a visit to its home in Berlin or a trip to one of its tour venues. Beginning on 18 December 2008, there will be another way: the Digital Concert Hall."
The Music Library and Listening Center will be adjusting hours for the Interim break. From December 13-January 4 the Music Library and Listening Center will be open from 1-5PM Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday. We will be closed Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26th and also on Thursday, January 1st. Regular hours will resume on Monday, January 5th. For a full listing of our hours, please visit the hours link on our website.
"This week, the Canadian Music Centre launched Centrestreams, an audio-streaming service that makes the CMC's collection of 8,000 recordings, by about 700 Canadian composers, available online at http://www.musiccentre.ca."
Bill Stensrud's daily blog post makes some interesting predictions about classical music record sales.
"The remaining 3 “major” labels – Universal, Sony and EMI - will be out of the classical business within 2 years. They will create no more than a handful of additional classical CDs. With the possible exception of a few “crossover” artists the labels will drop all of their classical artists..."
Ever wanted to compose a piece in the style of Charles Ives? Now you can! Wesleyan University has created a composition contest as part of its "Ives Vocal Marathon" performance running January 29, 30, 31 & February 1, 2009. You are invited to complete Ives' unfinished work entitled "Smoke". Contest rules and the unfinished sheet music for "Smoke" may be found online at http://www.ivesvocalmarathon.com/interactive.php The winning composition will be performed at the "Ives Vocal Marathon".
Looking for a wonderful source for music industry information? Look no further than Musical America Worldwide http://www.musicalamerica.com/ Search Musical America's database of contests/festivals and contact information for opera companies, schools of music and much more. Keep up to date with news articles on the music industry. We hope you enjoy exploring Musical America Worldwide.
Connect to full text dissertations and theses online through our newest database ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. Content includes over 2.4 million entries with 930,000 full text dissertations and theses. Coverage ranges from 1637 to the present. Full text dissertations and theses are available in PDF format. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses can be found on the Music Subject page under the heading of "Dissertations".
Traditionally, auditioning for an orchestra means appearing alone onstage in a nerve-jangling performance before grizzled veteran musicians. In the Google way, it means posting on the company’s video-sharing site, YouTube, for online judging by the professionals and then, ultimately, the YouTube universe...
Follow the progress of the first collaborative orchestra on YouTube.
As you may have noticed, the Music Library has a new book return, located in the first floor corridor, between Rooms 19 and 21. You can return books and scores any time the Music Building is open. Please DO NOT return LPs, CDs, DVDs, or any AV material in this box. Thanks.