Classical Music Library: New Content December 2012

Alexander Street Press has just added 647 albums (10,519 tracks) to Classical Music Library.

Most notable is the addition of 316 albums from Decca and Deutsche Grammophon! This fantastic new content contains material such as:

• Beethoven’s Fidelio with Birgit Nilsson, Lorin Maazel and the Wiener Philharmoniker • Mozart Symphonies with the Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood • Bellini’s Norma with Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, and Marilyn Horne • Musicals, including Victor/Victoria, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tell Me on a Sunday, Mamma Mia, and more • Plus artists and ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Carlos Kleiber, Cecilia Bartoli, Sumi Jo, Julie Andrews, Anna Netrebko, Christoph Eschenbach, Barbara Bonney, Lang Lang, and more!

Other new artists and ensembles include: American Bach Soloists, Colin Booth, Daniel Estrem, Ensemble Mirable, Ivan Illic, Janine Johnson, JungHae Kim, Kyiv Chamber Choir, Philharmonia Baroque, Vivaldi Consort, Vito Paternoster, and independent artists and ensembles from around the world.

They have added new albums from Haenssler Classic, Coro, Nimbus, Tactus. Examples of new albums include:

• Peter Philips – The English Exile
• Ravel on Guitar and Ukulele
• Baroque Lute Duets
• Harpsichord suites of Chambonnieres
• Japanese Piano Works
• Boismortier – Sonatas for Two Bassoons and Continuo • Jake Heggie – To Hell and Back

Classical Scores Library II: New Content December 2012

Updates include 309 scores from Faber Music, Wirripang, and from many individual composers.

New works included from Faber Music include compositions by Colin Matthews, Jonathan Harvey, John Woolrich, David Matthews, Torsten Rasch, Tansy Davies, Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine, Derek Bermel, and more. New content from Wirripang includes compositions by Clare Maclean, Kenya Wilkins, Van P. Nguyen, Naomi Ng, Alan Hinde, Vincent Giles, Sylvia Rice, Paul Ballam-Cross, Kevin Young, and more.

Alexander Street Press has also released material by individual composers from Taiwan, including Chao, Ching-Wen; Wu, Dye; Lien, Hsien-sheng; Li, Yuan-Chen; Paul SanGregory; Liu, Pietro Te-Yi; Chen, Sansan; composers from the US, including Thomas Oboe Lee, Ryan Carter, and Robinson McClellan; plus Anthony Ritchie (New Zealand), Marc Yeats (UK), Ralph Middenway (Australia), and Hans Huyssen (South Africa).

Classical Scores Library, Volume II now contains 1,624 scores.

New Database Subscriptions

Classical Scores Library II
Complements and expands on Classical Scores Library with a new focus on major composers not represented in the first collection; new contemporary self published scores by major living composers around the world; and critical editions of compositions that are lesser known but often studied.

Library Music Source
This is the online version of the CD Sheet Music and Orchestra Musician’s CD-ROM Library CD-ROMs. The music is selected from out-of-copyright standard editions from publishers such as Breitkopf and Hartel, C.F. Peters, G. Schirmer, Carl Fischer, G. Ricordi, Durand and many others. The editorial staff for CD Sheet Music has chosen the best edition available for each work.

Carnegie Mellon University faculty, staff, and students may access these databases while on campus. Download and use AnyConnect for off-campus access.

Classical Scores Library II: New Content

Alexander Street Press has added 650 scores (20,418 pages) to Classical Scores Library Volume II.

New scores include content from Faber Music, Wirripang, and a wide variety of never before been published individual composers. Newly published composers include: Huck Hodge, Thomas Oboe Lee, Matt Malsky, Thomas Reiner, Yotam Haber, Moya Henderson, Katia Tiutiunnik, Marc Yeats, and more.

New content from Faber includes scores by Julian Anderson, Benjamin Britten, and Frank Bridge.

New content from Wirripang includes scores by Houston Dunleavy, John Spence, Paul Paviour, Frank Millward, Miriam Beatrice Hyde, Larry Sitsky, May Howlett, Vincent Giles, Phillip Wilcher, and more.

We’ve also released more scores from The Symphony 1720-1840 series from Garland Publishing/Barry S. Brook Center.

Classical Scores Library Volume II now contains 1,261 scores/37,158 pages.

American Song: New Content

American Song
212 albums (4,467 tracks) from Archeophone Records, Appleseed Records, Mark Custom, Rebel, Sun, and Tompkins Square Records. Content includes new releases of bluegrass, boogie-woogie, country, traditional gospel, marching band music, and more.

New albums include:
*Fly Down Little Bird (Pete and Peggy Seeger)
*Reagan of Illinois: A Symphony to Celebrate the Centennial of President Ronald Reagan’s Birth
*Let the Light Shine Down: A Gospel Tribute to Bill Monroe
*Out on the Open West (Frank Fairfield)
*Let’s Make a Better World! Live in Leipzig (James Booker)

African American Music Reference: New Content

There were 5 new albums (1,281 pages) added to African American Music Reference.

New content includes titles from University Press of Mississippi, Southern Illinois University Press, and Da Capo Press:

*Glorious Days and Nights, A Jazz Memoir, by Herb Snitzer
*Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues, by Philip R. Ratcliffe
*A New Anthology of Art Songs by African American Composers, ed. by Margaret Simmons
*Soul of the Man: Bobby Blue Bland, by Charles Farley
*Thriller: The Musical Life of Michael Jackson, by Nelson George

African American Music Reference now contains 38,792 essays and images from 150 sources (over 44,408 pages).

New EMI albums added to Classical Music Library

Alexander Street Press has added another 1,409 albums from EMI (35,688 tracks) into Classical Music Library.

They released the remaining EMI material into Classical Music Library, adding to the already 22,000 tracks of EMI already in the database. There are now over 50,000 tracks of EMI included.

New content comes from EMI Classics, Angel Records, Capitol Catalog, and more.

Highlights include recordings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jussi Bjorling, Victoria De Los Angeles, Itzhak Perlman, Renata Scotto, Mstislav Rostropovich, London Symphony Orchestra, Taverner Choir, Maria Callas, Jon Vickers, Melos Ensemble, Pinchas Zuckerman, Borodin Quartet, Christoph Eschenbach, Elly Ameling, Trio Sonnerie, Alban Berg Quartett, Chung Trio, John Ogdon, and more.

Also included in this release are hundreds of full length operas, including:

Turandot – Puccini (Maria Callas, Teatro alla Scala)
Puccini: La Bohème (Mirella Freni, Teatro dell’Opera Di Roma)
Mozart – Don Giovanni (Joan Sutherland, Philharmonia Orchestra)
Puccini – Tosca (Placido Domingo, Philharmonia Orchestra)
Mozart: Così fan tutte (Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Philharmonia Orchestra)
R. Strauss: Elektra (Eva Marton, des Bayerischen Rundfunks)
Donizetti: Don Pasquale (Beverly Sills, Ambrosian Opera)
Gounod: Faust (Thomas Allen, National Opera of Paris)
Bellini Norma (Maria Callas, Teatro alla Scala)
Massenet : Manon (Roberto Alagna, La Monnaie)
…and many more.

Other example albums include:

Walton conducts Walton: Symphony No. 1, Belshazzar’s Feast etc
Bela Bartók: Mikrokosmos Books 1-6
Ireland: Piano Concerto and solo piano works
Mendelssohn: Elias
Penderecki: Orchestral Works
Joyne Hands – English Renaissance Music
Barry Tuckwell: Horn Concertos
Simon Rattle Edition: Britten
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Spiral 1 & Japan
20th Century Classics: Arvo Pärt

Classical Music Library: New Content

Alexander Street Press has added 459 albums (8,384 tracks) into Classical Music Library from a wide variety of labels, including new releases from Haenssler Classics, Mode Records, Bridge, Vox, and Wirripang.

New material includes compositions by Frank Bridge, Benjamin Britten, Arnold Bax, Gustav Mahler, Charles Koechlin, Wolfgang Rihm, Elliott Carter, Edvard Grieg, Morton Feldman, Aldo Clementi, Antonio Salieri, Lawrence Dillon, John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, Henry Fillmore, Morton Subotnick, Ursula Mamlok, Valentin Silvestrov, Giacinto Scelsi, Toru Takemitsu, and more.

Example new albums include:

Olivier Messiaen: The Works for Orchestra (SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg)
Pioneers and Exiles: Violin Music from Israel (Kolja Le ssing)
Lute Music of the Renaissance: The Schele Manuscript Hamburg, 1619 (Joachim Held)
Insects and Paper Airplanes: Chamber Music of Lawrence Dillon (Daedalus Quartet)
Japanese Piano Works (Gerhard Oppitz)
Arlene Sierra, Vol. 1 (Arlene Sierra)
Australian Song Cycles, Vol. 1 (Wendy Dixon)
Elliott Carter: Choral Works (SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart)
Bridge, Britten & Bax: Cello Sonatas (Johannes Moser, Paul Rivinius)
Mozart: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Antonio Pappano, Konstantin Lifschitz)

IMSLP & WIMA to Merge

Agreement has been reached between IMSLP and the Werner Icking Music Archive (WIMA) to merge, with the result that WIMA’s entire collection of files will be moved to IMSLP. These consist of some 65,000 scores and many more audio files, meaning that WIMA will end up as IMSLP’s biggest community project.

The Werner Icking Archive is in no way dying – it’s simply moving to a new home, one that will provide WIMA contributors with many advantages, such as IMSLP’s highly active community and detailed categorisation system.

For more information please see IMSLP’s official project page and WIMA’s announcement.

The merger of 65,000+ files into IMSLP will be a Herculean task. IMSLP cordially invites volunteers to help with the file transfer. Please see the forum thread if you would like to take part – your efforts would be greatly appreciated.

Naxos Music Library Adds Entire EMI Classics Catalog

Announcement from Naxos Music Library (August 19, 2011):

“It is with great pleasure that we announce – the complete EMI Classics catalog is now available to every Naxos Music Library and Naxos Music Library – Jazz institutional subscriber! This vast catalog of recordings includes EMI Classics, Virgin Classics, and Blue Note Records.

Today, more than 225 albums are be available in NML with the remainder of the 7200 album catalog available by the end of 2011. More details will be available shortly. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all of the updates.

We hope you’re as excited as we are and look forward to many months of wonderful new music! These additions represent the first of many great things to come – so stay tuned for more updates as we near the end of 2011.”