New Content in Music Online

African American Music Reference
Now totals 26,764 pages and includes the following 2 new titles (628 pages) from Harvard University Press
Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit by Suzanne E. Smith
A Right to Sing the Blues: African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song by Jeffrey Melnick

Classical Scores Library
Now totals 277,028 pages. New material includes 276 scores (7,038 pages) of in-copyright scores from Faber Music and Universal Edition. Material released include scores from composers Anne Boyd, Alban Berg, Morton Feldman, Zoltán Kodály, Olivier Messiaen, Darius Milhaud, Claudio Monteverdi, Steve Reich, Jean Sibelius, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toru Takemitsu, Anton Webern, and more.

Dance in Video
Now totals 189 video with 25 new videos from the Alive & Kicking Series, Dance On with Billie Mahoney Series, a documentary on dance art of Thailand, interviews with Honi Coles, Ethel Butler, Molissa Fenley and members of the Exit Dance Theatre, plus performances by the American Dance Festival Repertory Company, National Ballet of Canada, Kaeja d’Dance Company, Cullberg Ballet, Pennsylvania Dance Theatre, and the Dutch National Ballet, among others.

Opera in Video
Now totals 108 videos (328 hours) with 45 new operas released from Opus Arte and Bel Canto Society. New material includes:
*Albeniz (Merlin, 2003 Madrid)
*Bernstein (Trouble in Tahiti, 2001, London)
*Bizet (Carmen, 2007 Covent Garden)
*Gounod (Romeo et Juliette, 1994 Covent Garden)
*Monteverdi (L’Orfeo, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda)
*Mussorgsky (Khovanshchina, 2007 Liceu)
*Rameau (Les Boréades, Les Indes galantes, Castor et Pollux)
*Wagner (Das Rheingold,Tristan und Isolde, Lohengrin, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung)
*1946 and 1954 films of Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore
*1955 film of Giordano’s Andrea Chenier with Mario Del Monaco

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Enhancements to Classical Music Library

Highlights of the new functionality are:

  • Browse Composer now links directly into the Works List
  • Example: Go to http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com/Browse/Composer.

    – Clicking on the Works List column will take you to the Works browse where you can see all performances of that work.

    Example: Paganini: http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com/Browse/Work//filterByID/12587

    – Clicking on Recordings will take you to the results screen for the recordings. This replicates the Composer browse from the old Classical platform.

  • Composer Works Browse now shows the performances within the Browse (like the works browse from the old platform)
  • Example: Go to http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com/Browse/Work

    You’ll notice a + icon next to the work name. Clicking on that will expand to show all performances we have of that work. From there you can either play the track or add it to a playlist, without having to go to the results page. Users can still search for a particular composer using the Find box at the top of the browse, or go through the Composer browse, as described above.

  • Biographies now include full author citations and are searchable
  • Example – Murray Adaskin: http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com/Person/202369

    Notice that each composer page links to the works list as well, and to the full list of related recordings for that composer. Both links appear above the biography section of the person page. More than 2,500 biographies have been added in this latest release.