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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST MONDAY, May 4.

If you have materials that were due between February 29 and May 3, they have been automatically renewed. Check your Library account for the new due dates.

Return Library materials at the security desk in Andersen Hall. Staff will check them in as we're able.

NEW DIGITAL RESOURCES:
To help you through the school year, we have added a number of new digital resources. They include many NON-PUBLIC-DOMAIN books and scores, and Richard Taruskin's Oxford History of Music. See below.
Update March 23: We have added temporary access to Oxford Handbooks Online.

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

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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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Contempoary 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
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).

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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 Naxos Video Library
Classical music performances, operas, ballets, live concerts, and documentaries.
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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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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, 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 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.

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Oxford Handbooks NEW
"An outstanding collection of the best Handbooks areas across many different subject areas. One of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field."

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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."
Home SingersBabel
Hear a native speaker reciting the text while seeing the original text, word-for-word translation, and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

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Music Headlines
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Marie’s Is Closed, but Its ‘Dominatrix’ Pianist Still Takes Requests
With a piano and a camera, Franca Vercelloni of Marie’s Crisis Cafe continues to play for the bar’s show-tune singalongs on social media. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:27:52 GMT
Mavis Staples’s Soulful Solidarity, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Moses Sumney, Troye Sivan, Sonic Boom and others. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:02:28 GMT
Join a Musical Meditation Bringing Together Hundreds Worldwide
Every Saturday in April, anyone can be part of a global performance of Pauline Oliveros’s “Tuning Meditation” over Zoom. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:21:35 GMT
As Virus Threatens Orchestras, Trade Group Taps a New Leader
The League of American Orchestras chose Simon Woods, who left the Los Angeles Philharmonic abruptly last September, as its next chief executive. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:00:06 GMT
Bill Withers, Who Sang ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ Dies at 81
A three-time Grammy Award winner, he had a string of much-covered hits in the 1970s but had not released an album since 1985. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:34:58 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
Mavis Staples’s Soulful Solidarity, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Moses Sumney, Troye Sivan, Sonic Boom and others. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:02:28 GMT
Bucky Pizzarelli, Master of the Jazz Guitar, Is Dead at 94
He became a mainstay of the New York jazz scene, often performing with his celebrated son John. He died of the coronavirus. Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:00:24 GMT
Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Pianist and Music Family Patriarch, Dies at 85
The father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis and a prominent performer and educator, he succumbed to complications of the coronavirus. Thu, 02 Apr 2020 02:52:54 GMT
Wallace Roney, Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso, Is Dead at 59
Initially dismissed by some as a Miles Davis imitator, Mr. Roney, who has died of coronavirus complications, emerged as a major musician in his own right. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 03:19:41 GMT
Mike Longo, Jazz Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 83
Best known for his long association with Dizzy Gillespie, Mr. Longo, who died of the coronavirus, also led a big band and promoted the work of other musicians. Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:11:42 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
A CORONAVIRUS VISA ROUNDUP FOR NON-US ARTISTS
Cancelled Engagements, Unemployment, Layoffs, and Visa Renewals By Brian Taylor Goldstein As the tumbleweeds blow through Times Square and we begin to consider the viability of Easter peeps or even kale to supplement the dwindling toilet paper supplies, there is an understandable amount of angst and confusion on many fronts. Not least among them are […] Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:35:59 +0000
A Cri du Coeur from French Artists
By Frank Cadenhead. March 16, 2020. This is a major declaration of French opera’s performing artists. This “Cri du Coeur” makes plain that the abrupt cancellation of all opera everywhere in France at Midnight on March 14 leaves both artists and staff without any idea of when this will end and if there will be […] Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:32:53 +0000
What We Know So Far About Trump’s Coronavirus Travel Ban
By Brian Taylor Goldstein In short, not much. As you can imagine, this was announced without any details as to how, exactly, this was going to work in terms of screening, implementation, flight schedules, etc. But here what we know so far… Anyone who has been in one of the 26 European countries in the […] Fri, 13 Mar 2020 20:41:01 +0000
Please Consider Donating Cancelled Tickets Rather Than Seek Refunds
I, like most of you, was ingrained with the paradigm that the show must go on no matter what—to the extent that I once performed a whole show the day after I had all four wisdom teeth extracted. However, these are extraordinary times. The live, performing arts will not suffer more than any other economic […] Fri, 13 Mar 2020 20:19:47 +0000
The Response of the Performing Arts to the World Premiere of the Coronavirus
By Brian Taylor Goldstein Let’s all step back and take a breath for moment. As you can imagine, the coronavirus has overrun (dare I say “infected?”) our office with an ever growing stream of cancellations based on force majeur and concerns from venues, presenters, agents, and artists from around the world. As the situation has […] Thu, 05 Mar 2020 00:13:41 +0000

 

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