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THE LIBRARY RE-OPENS MONDAY, AUGUST 24.
Hours for the Fall 2020 semester: Monday-Friday 9-5


We've added many new digital resources. The complete list is below. The most recent additions include:

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by instrumentation

— COURSE RESERVES—
Books and scores kept behind the circulation desk
Required listening available online

— DIGITAL RESOURCES—
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Recordings of MSM Concerts
Recordings of orchestra concerts and opera performances are usually available several hours after each performance ends.

Streaming Audio Subscriptions:

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American Music NEW
"The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more."

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Classical Music Library
Many of the most popular classical labels.

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Contemporary World Music NEW
"Reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more." .
Home Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)
Labels such as Albany, BMOP, Cedille, CRI, Deep Listening, Mode, New Focus, New World, and Open Space.
Home Jazz Music Library
Thousands of jazz performers on some of the major record labels.
Home Naxos Music Library—Classical
Nearly all of the major labels are represented, and new releases tend to get added promptly. Also includes a certain amount of musical theater. Create a personal login; then download one of their mobile apps to take music with you (you can download recordings for offline listening).
Home Naxos Music Library—Jazz NB August 7: Temporarily unavailable.
More than 200 labels, including Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, and Fantasy. Create a personal login; then download one of their mobile apps to take music with you (you can download recordings for offline listening).
Home Popular Music Library NEW
"A wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more."

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Smithsonian Global Sound NEW
"The published recordings owned by the nonprofit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label together with the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels."
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Home Berlin Philharmonic: Digital Concert Hall
Concert recordings, live streams, archival films, and interviews. Create a personal login to make full use of their mobile and TV apps, and to download videos to your personal device.
Home Classical Performance in Video
Performances, master classes, and interviews.

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Dance in Video NEW
900 hours of video content covering the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance.

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Medici TV
Concerts, ballets, operas, documentaries, master classes, and interviews.
Home Met Opera on Demand
Video and sound recordings of the Metropolitan Opera.
Home Musical America's Free Guide to Free Streams NEW
Updated weekly.
Home Naxos Video Library
Classical music performances, operas, ballets, live concerts, and documentaries.
Home Qwest TV COMING IN SEPTEMBER!
"The first ever video streaming channel dedicated to jazz, soul, funk, and world music."
Read

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African American Music Reference NEW
"Full text from major reference works. Personal narratives from oral histories and interviews. Manuscripts, songsheets, lyrics, discography data, and other text sources. The largest online collection of musical scores and reference works available anywhere."

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BabelScores NEW
"BabelScores selects the works of the most creative, original, and innovative composers of the past few decades."

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Classical Scores Library NEW
"The largest, most comprehensive collection of in-copyright scores available to libraries online."

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Dance Studies Collection NEW
"Presents the historical context of 20th and 21st century dance through 125,000 pages of exclusive photographs, correspondence, magazines, dance notation, and reference material."
Home Flipster
Digital magazines you can read online or download to your personal device: American Theatre, The Atlantic (NEW), Back Stage, Down Beat, Jazz Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Sound & Vision.

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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music NEW
"The first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples."
Home Grove Music Online
The Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, plus The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Home IMSLP (ad-free and delay-free) NEW
"The ultimate goal of the IMSLP is to gather all public domain music scores, in addition to the music scores of all contemporary composers (or their estates) who wish to release them to the public free of charge."
Home IPA Source
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.
Home The Jazz Discography (Tom Lord)
All categories of jazz from 1896 to today.
Home JSTOR
Over 70 journals and 50 ebooks about music.
Home MSM Concert Programs
Digitized concert programs from Manhattan School of Music.
MSM Newsletters
Digitzed versions of Manhattan School of Music newsletters over the years.
Home Music Periodicals Database
More than half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to current, covering the scholarly to the popular.

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Music Periodicals of the 19th Century NEW
"Periodicals depicting American musical life from 1838 to the early 1900s through local and international news, reviews, editorials, sheet music, and advertisements."
Home Musical America Worldwide
A business source for the performing arts, with industry news, career information, and contacts.
Home The New York Times
Sign up with your MSM email account for complimentary all-digital access to The New York Times, including its website and mobile apps.
Home nkoda NEW
Non-PD scores from many major publishers. Best viewed on a tablet using the nkoda app. Fill out this brief form to get a personalized link for signing up.

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The Oxford History of Music NEW
"An unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin."

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Repertoire for Social Distancing NEW
A list of resources we've come across. (Please let us know about any we've missed.)
Home SingersBabel
Hear a native speaker reciting the text while seeing the original text, word-for-word translation, and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

— OTHER RESOURCES —

Music Headlines
New York Times
Music
100 Years Ago, ‘Crazy Blues’ Sparked a Revolution for Black Women Fans
Mamie Smith’s song wasn’t just an artistic breakthrough. It proved Black women and girls bought records, paving the way for today’s fan armies. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:12:25 GMT
Taylor Swift, No. 1 Again, Is Last to Benefit From an Obscure Chart Rule
When a physical album is sold, it often comes with a digital copy. Which one counts in Billboard’s totals is changing. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:42:24 GMT
Holly Humberstone Wants Her Songs to Last a Lifetime
The young British singer, who writes conversationally intimate pop music, is about to release her debut EP. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:13:06 GMT
The Welcome Return of the Chicks
How would Nashville be different if it hadn’t pushed the trio away? A conversation about “Gaslighter” and beyond. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:25:15 GMT
How to Diversify Orchestras
Readers offer their ideas in response to the music critic Anthony Tommasini’s suggestion that blind auditions be ended. Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:00:03 GMT
BBC
Latest Classical Reviews
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonatas (violin: Leonidas Kavakos, piano: Enrico Pace)
This joyous set of Beethoven's sonatas takes its place among the very best. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Septem verba a Christo (Sophie Karthaüser, Christophe Dumaux, Julien Behr, Konstantin Wolff, Academie für Alte Musik Berlin/Rene Jacobs)
In its own way, the Seven Words of Christ is just as sublime as the Stabat Mater. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures, Sarcasms & Visions (feat. piano: Steven Osborne)
This sensitive, dynamic recording is a joy, and may even constitute a revelation. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Franz Schubert - Schubert Edition Vol. 7: Erlkönig (baritone: Matthias Goerne; piano: Andreas Haefliger)
The pair exhibits a refined style on these illuminating performances. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Benjamin Britten - The Rape of Lucretia (conductor: Oliver Knussen; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
A deeply affecting experience that ought to win the opera many new admirers. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
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New York Times
Jazz
Should Montreal Subway Honor Polarizing Priest or Jazz Genius?
A fight to rename a metro stop pits those who want to celebrate a revered Black musician against those who want to retain the name of a priest who espoused equal rights for Francophone Quebecers — and also anti-Semitism. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:00:17 GMT
Gloria DeNard, Who Educated Through Jazz, Is Dead at 93
She founded the East Harlem music school Manna House Workshops because, she said, “I wanted the people in the community to have a better feeling of self-worth.” Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:09:48 GMT
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion Take Control, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Jamila Woods, Chika, beabadoobee and others. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:21:19 GMT
7 Things to Do This Weekend
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch. Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:31:28 GMT
A Jazz Drummer’s Fight to Keep His Own Heart Beating
Milford Graves devoted himself to studying the rhythms of the heart. It turns out he was creating a technique to treat himself. Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:00:23 GMT
BBC
Latest Jazz & Blues Reviews
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias
The most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Kyle Eastwood - The View From Here
Eastwood’s finest album to date, with a timeless quality. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Erik Truffaz Quartet - El Tiempo de la Revolucion
Truffaz remains one of the most consistently creative trumpeters around. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute
Hunter’s latest cuts recall the golden ages of soul and blues. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Marius Neset - Birds
An engrossing, beautifully produced album from a player and composer to watch. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Musical America Blogs
…And They’re Not Done Yet! USCIS Has Just Imposed New Filing Fees and Forms!
On July 31, 2020, DHS (The Department of Homeland (In)Security) issued a “Final Rule” confirming that USCIS (Unconscionable, Shameful, Callous, Immoral, and Sinister) will be imposing steep fee increases for visa petitions as well as creating new forms. Assuming that the many lawsuits and injunctions that are already in the works don’t stop this, then […] Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:49:51 +0000
USCIS May Be Coming After Unemployed Foreign Artists
We have seen two Requests for Evidence (RFE) this week for foreign artists who are currently in the U.S. with O-1 classification (both of whom have been previously approved for O-1 classification multiple times) and who filed new O-1 petitions to extend their status and remain in the U.S. In each case, neither artist has […] Fri, 31 Jul 2020 01:02:46 +0000
July 14th Concert in Paris
By Frank Cadenhead. The July 14th Concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris went ahead as planned last night – with some adjustments for the current health climate. This iconic Bastille Day event, followed by a famous fireworks display, is now in the eighth year, and was televised in France, on Eurovision […] Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:44:10 +0000
Trump Punishes Students For Taking On-Line Classes
Last night, July 6, 2020, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that all F-1 (student) visa holders attending schools that have decided to operate entirely on-line for the fall 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic will not be permitted to take a full online course load and remain in the U.S., forcing schools and […] Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:24:44 +0000
DECODING TRUMP’S JUNE 2020 NON-IMMIGRANT VISA BAN (DO NOT PANIC!)
As you are doubtlessly aware by now, the Dark Lord has just issued a new immigration proclamation. IT WILL HAVE LITTLE, IF ANY, SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON ARTISTS! Now, take a breath and read on… Fresh from his triumphant campaign rally before a crowd of several dozen (including a frightened family of squirrels trapped in the […] Tue, 23 Jun 2020 02:41:17 +0000

 

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