The Music and Performing Arts Library took delivery of a 17th century Spanish gradual this week. A description and pictures are available here.
Two new Library acquisitions that might interest many of you:
1. Chandos Records’ Opera in English CDs
These CDs offer quality performances of standard and not-so-standard repertoire in English. To find them in our catalog, limit your search to “Music Recordings” and do a search for “opera in english.” If you know the specific opera you want, you can do a boolean search for [opera name] and “opera in english”.
Many of them have not been cataloged yet (they just arrived this week!), so use the request feature in the online catalog, or ask for help at the reference or circulation desks.
2. Two new masterclass series on DVD
—Jazz Master Class Series from NYU
These eight DVDs represent some of the best jazz teachers and performers.
To find them in our catalog, limit your search to Films/Videos and either search for the individual’s name or to find all of them, do a boolean search for jazz and master and class.
Some of them have not been cataloged yet, so use the request feature in the online catalog, or ask for help at the reference or circulation desks.
—Masterclass Media Foundation
This excellent series of 21 DVDs present masterclasses by some of the best performers and teachers in the classical world. From Dame Evelyn Glennie to Maxim Vengerov, the series covers instrumentalists, singers, and conductors. Not to be missed!
To find them in our catalog, limit your search to Films/Videos and do a search for “masterclass media foundation” or the name of the individual presenter.
If there are other titles you’d like to see the Library purchase, please use the online form.
Major operas to be shown online
By Ian Youngs
Music reporter, BBC News
Jan 21, 2009
Opera and ballet lovers are to be offered major productions from some of the world’s leading companies as pay-per-view internet broadcasts.
Eleven shows from the new season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York will be among those streamed by Classical TV.
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Listening to Schroeder ‘Peanuts’ Scholars Find Messages in Cartoon’s Scores
By APRIL DEMBOSKY
Published: January 13, 2009
‘It’s like wearing a big plate’
The Guardian, Thursday 8 January 2009
They cost a fortune, take ages to make, irritate male dancers and catch on the scenery. Tutus are everywhere right now. But could they be on the way out?
Who The Hell Writes Wikipedia, Anyway?
Henry Blodget | January 3, 2009 8:39 AM
An interesting look at how many individuals are making the majority of changes to Wikipedia. There are differing opinions on the best methodology for measuring this, but either way, the numbers may surprise you.
By Clement Crisp (FT.com)
Published: January 2 2009 22:31
There will be a great deal written and, especially, shown in exhibition this year about Sergey Pavlovich Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes – not that there has not been a Diaghilev industry beavering away at exploring and discussing his achievements during the past half-century in rather exhausting fashion. But there will be more, much more, since May 18 marks the centenary of that first evening of ballets presented by Diaghilev in Paris, and with it the first shoots of balletic rebirth in western Europe.
Step-by-step guide to dance: Candoco
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 6 January 2009
They have performed with wheelchairs and crutches, but Candoco’s groundbreaking performers refuse to be dismissed as ‘disabled dancers’.