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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Most Library materials checked out between early January and May 15 have been automatically renewed. Check your Library account for the new due dates. You can return Library materials at the security desk in Andersen Hall. If you're out of town, you can ship them to: The Peter Jay Sharp Library, Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027 USA.

NEW DIGITAL RESOURCES: To help you through the school year, we have added many new digital resources. See the complete list below. The most recent additions include:
IMSLP, ad-free and delay-free. This is a trial subscription. Let us know what you think.
Musical America's Free Guide to Free Streams (updated weekly).
Guides to repertoire for social distancing. (Feel free to tell us about other resources you know of!)

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— 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
June 23: There are reports of a problem with the player for some users. Until Naxos fix can fix it, if you experience trouble (and not everybody does) try:
  • Clearing your browser's cache
  • Using a different browser
  • Using the old version of the site (you have five second to choose it when you go to the website; once there, make sure pop-ups are allowed)
  • Using the mobile app instead.
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
June 23: There are reports of a problem with the player for some users. Until Naxos can fix it, if you experience trouble (and not everybody dos) try:
  • Clearing your browser's cache
  • Using a different browser
  • Using the old version of the site (you have five second to choose it when you go to the website; once there, make sure pop-ups are allowed)
  • Using the mobile app instead.
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, 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.

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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
How to Keep Music (and One Another) Alive
If we want to experience concerts again, we need to support the artists we love until the pandemic passes. Here’s how. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 23:04:37 GMT
Tânio Mendonça, Brazilian Carnaval Samba Composer, Dies at 52
Mr. Mendonça, who wrote music for Rio’s spectacular annual parades, was one of many victims of the novel coronavirus within the world of Carnaval. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:10:47 GMT
Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers
Listen to how artists have explored what it means — and could mean — to be American. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:57:54 GMT
Kanye West Dips a Toe in the Moment, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Blackpink, Jorja Smith, Washed Out and others. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:04:47 GMT
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney: Timeline of a Collaboration
Disney+ is streaming a live-capture film of “Hamilton.” It’s just the latest chapter in a deepening relationship between the company and the musical’s creator. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:00:11 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
Kanye West Dips a Toe in the Moment, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Blackpink, Jorja Smith, Washed Out and others. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:04:47 GMT
Freddy Cole, Performer Who Emerged From Nat’s Shadow, Dies at 88
Like his famous older sibling, he played the piano and sang. But he used his music to insist, “I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me.” Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:55:53 GMT
That Healing Jazz Thing on a Porch in Brooklyn
For 82 days straight, a diverse group of musicians found their way to a stoop in Flatbush, and everybody followed the sax player. (It was his house.) Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:00:13 GMT
Johnny Mandel, 94, Writer of Memorable Movie Scores, Is Dead
After composing and arranging for big bands, he gave the world melodies like “The Shadow of Your Smile,”“Emily” and “Suicide Is Painless.” Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:12:14 GMT
Beyoncé’s Surprise Juneteenth Anthem, and 12 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Prince, the Chicks, Sun Ra Arkestra and others. Fri, 26 Jun 2020 17:02:34 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
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
WE ALL NEED TO STREAM SOMETIME
(Understanding Streaming Rights) As we all try to figure out how to cobble the performing arts world together, more and more venues, presenters, and artists are turning to streaming–live streams, virtual performances, and showing archived footage of previously recorded concerts. For now, these efforts are critical as a means to stay connected with audiences. Soon, […] Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:58:26 +0000
An Important Message From Opera Europa
Opera EuropaThe professional association of opera companies and festivals in Europe. THE NEED FOR CULTURE When times are hard, we more than ever need the solace of culture. Art, books, films, music, theatre are therapy for disrupted lives.We recognise that Governments must impose restrictions on public gatherings in order to protect lives; and we are […] Mon, 27 Apr 2020 15:10:51 +0000
DECODING TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION BAN
By Brian Taylor Goldstein To those of you wondering what is happening with The Screaming Carrot Demon’s immigration ban, his Executive Order slithered out of the White House today. Here’s the deal: Today’s spewage only addresses immigrant visas (green cards). Though there is a fairly long list of exceptions, for the next 60 days people […] Thu, 23 Apr 2020 20:27:22 +0000
USCIS JUST THREW ARTISTS A CRUMB!
Unemployment and the CARES Act For Non-US Artists April 7, 2020 By Brian Taylor Goldstein Shocking as it may sound, USCIS has passed a tiny wind of hope in the direction of artist visas during this coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Homeland Security (which sets the policies for USCIS) has confirmed that applying for unemployment […] Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:21:50 +0000

 

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