Entries from Notes from the University of Illinois Music Library tagged with 'music'

The top 12 things you should know about MPAL

Whether you are new to the University of Illinois or a seasoned grad student, here are a few things you may not know about the Music and Performing Arts Library. Print, audio/visual, online...you name it, we've got it 1. Our...

John Cage Unbound - A Living Archive: Call for participation

A letter from Jonathan Hiam Curator, American Music Collection and The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts The John Cage Centennial is upon us. To celebrate Cage's legacy, The New...

New collections at NYPL Music Division

Leon Kirchner Papers Abstract: The Leon Kirchner papers document the career of the composer, conductor and pianist from the 1950s to the early 2000s. They include scores and sketches, correspondence with important musical figures, writings, programs, clippings, photographs and posters....

Partifi: make parts from a score

Partifi.org is a "free and automated tool for creating parts from music scores." This tool was created by those who seek to support and encourage the study and performance of early music who found that instrumental parts were often not...

Two new online resource trials

For the next month you can test out the online versions of Richard Taruskin's The Oxford History of Western Music You can do a keyword search or browse by volume > Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century...

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music now available online

MPAL now has an online subscription to the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music. The text and the audio for this resource are now available in one place. You can search or browse. The advanced search gives you more options, including...

New online video resources for dance and opera

MPAL has two new video resources available: Dance in Video and Opera in Video. Dance in Video Performances and documentaries, searchable and browseable by artist, genre, and material type. Opera in Video Performances, interviews, and documentaries searchable and browseable These...

"Send to mobile" functionality in Classical Music Library and other ASP products

From ASP: We now have "Send-to-Mobile" functionality in Music Online, including all of the individual streaming music collections and some items in Opera in Video. This functionality will follow in all of our streaming video collections later this year. What...

CRI (Composers Recordings, Inc.) LPs Now Available on DRAM

Posted on DRAM News Wednesday, January 20, 2010 [off-campus access] DRAM is delighted to announce the availability of twenty newly digitized LPs from the CRI label, the initial batch of approximately 400 CRI LPs that we will be making available...

New Grove Dictionary of American Music…revised edition going online

100 new articles from the forthcoming 2nd edition of the New Grove Dictionary of American Music have been added to Grove Music Online in Oxford Music Online. This new edition, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett, will become a part of...

Additional full text options in IIMP and IIPA

There are now more full text link options for the International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) and the International Index to the Performing Arts (IIPA) databases. If the full text of an article is available directly from one of those...

NY Philharmonic Puts Its History by the Numbers Online

Philharmonic Puts Its History by the Numbers Online By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: June 23, 2009 NY Times "New York Philharmonic has put online an ocean of data about its concerts, dating back to the first one on Dec. 7,...

Orchestra Musicians' CDROM Library and CDSheetMusic content now available online via Library Music Source

Have you been using our great collection of sheet music on CDROM? Well, now it's available to the University of Illinois Community via Library Music Source. CD Sheet Music Includes masterworks for piano, organ, classical guitar, strings, winds, voice, chorus...

New Monetery Jazz Festival Collection web site

The longest running jazz festival in the world! Each fall since 1958, the seaside city of Monterey, California, has been the site of performances by the world's finest jazz and blues performers. The festival's archive - preserved by the Stanford...

Tony Awards

Overall coverage in the NYTimes Billy Elliot wins Best Musical (NYTimes) Complete list of winners (NYTimes) 33 Variations won best scenic design of a play...

Classical Music Library recordings now findable through library catalog

You may know that we subscribe to the Classical Music Library streaming audio tool. Now when you search our online catalog, if a recording is available in CML, it will have it's own entry. Here's a Boolean search for Reger...

33 Variations nominated for Best Play Tony Award

Backstory: 33 Variations and Its 190-Year Trip to Broadway by Smith Galtney Broadway.com May 15, 2009...

Jazz Music Library here!

The Jazz Music Library is now available to UIUC community members on a trial basis. Try it out and let us know what you think....

Steve Reich wins Pulitzer for Double Sextet

Steve Reich wins Pulitzer for Double Sextet Tom Huizenga NPR 4/20/09 and Steve Reich: Minimalism In The Mainstream NPR 4/20/09...

A real page turner

Some Page-Turning Tales Wall Street Journal 4/7/09 Joanne Kaufman...

Media Center now available from School of Music

An article about the School of Music's new Media Center appeared in today's InsideIllinois. Vol. 28, No. 16, March 19, 2009 UI performances now accessible through comprehensive Web center Attention fans of UI music makers. Did you miss the “Beyond...

Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra and more

(Note--when you follow these links the video starts right away with a brief introduction.) Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra TED Ideas Worth Spreading* The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra contains the best high school musicians from Venezuela's life-changing...

Folk Song Index online

The Folk Song Index Oberlin College Libraries and Sing Out! brings us this invaluable resource. "An index to traditional folk songs of the world with an emphasis on English-language songs. Each entry includes the song title, first line of chorus,...

Lincoln's 200th Birthday

Celebrate Lincoln's 200th Birthday with the Music and Performing Arts Library. Come see our exhibit featuring music about him. Other online resources for Lincoln music online: Civil War Sheet Music from the UIUC Music and Performing Arts Library Abraham Lincoln...

U of I's Pacifica Quartet wins Grammy

The U of I's resident quartet, the Pacifica, has won a 2009 Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance for its recording of Elliott Carter’s String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5 More of the story on the School of Music web...

17th Century Spanish Gradual

The Music and Performing Arts Library took delivery of a 17th century Spanish gradual this week. A description and pictures are available here....

Listening to Schroeder

Listening to Schroeder ‘Peanuts’ Scholars Find Messages in Cartoon’s Scores NYTimes By APRIL DEMBOSKY Published: January 13, 2009...

Free Canadian music online

Free and online: 62 solid days of classical music COLIN EATOCK Special to The Globe and Mail December 13, 2008 "This week, the Canadian Music Centre launched Centrestreams, an audio-streaming service that makes the CMC's collection of 8,000 recordings, by...

Why is the Nutcracker so popular?

An interview with Donna Buchanan "As the winter holidays approach, so does a seasonal classic. “The Nutcracker,” the fantasy ballet set to an adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original tale and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s score, seems to be as popular today...

Homage to letter-writing earns Grawemeyer music prize

2009 Grawemeyer Award Announced "The Lost Art of Letter Writing, a four-movement concerto for violin and orchestra by Australian composer Brett Dean, has earned the 2009 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition."...

Music, Dance, and Theatre groups recipients of national arts medals

3 Academics and a Student Chorus Are Among Recipients of National Medals Chronicle of Higher Education By REEVES WIEDEMAN Tuesday, November 18, 2008 "...the Fisk Jubilee Singers were among four organizations honored [with National Medals of Arts]. The group, a...

Re-creating great performances

Re-creating great performances Speaker bio and more links "Imagine hearing great, departed pianists play again today, just as they would in person. John Q. Walker demonstrates how recordings can be analyzed for precise keystrokes and pedal motions, then played back...

How dangerous is drum making?

How dangerous is drum making? BBC News Magazine Monday, 3 November 2008 "A second drum maker in two years has died after apparently inhaling anthrax spores from animal skins. What are the risks of this seemingly safe job?"...

Music Made for 50 States

'Chasing Light': Music Made For 50 States By Jeff Lunden NPR's All Things Considered, November 3, 2008 "It isn't every day that a small community orchestra gets to play a new work by a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer [Joseph Schwantner]. But...

Language Barrier

A thought-provoking article about the language of music from the perspective of different musical camps, from the blog of Minnesota Orchestra violist Sam Bergman. "In yesterday's post, I talked a bit about conductors and arrangers who "speak the language" of...

DRAM: new content and news

[From DRAM's offices] Dear DRAM Members, The summer months proved to be a productive time here at DRAM. We were able to introduce some wonderful new content from several labels and lay the foundation for the addition of more new...

Increasing diversity in the orchestra world

Sphinx looks to change makeup of U.S. orchestras By John von Rhein | Chicago Tribune critic October 3, 2008 For decades, professionals in classical music have furrowed their brows over the lack of minority representation in the player rosters of...

Interview with composer Philip Glass

Philip Glass: Complex Minimalist NPR Morning Edition October 3, 2008 "The music of Phillip Glass elicits an array of opinions. Some love it; some don't. Some just don't get it. When he sat down to talk with Morning Edition host...

The Future of Internet Radio

Many of us rely on internet radio, whether a feed from a specific station, or through a service such as Pandora, to get through the day. Lately there has been legal action stirring around the issue of royalties and how...

Musicians, music critic, and lighting designer win genius grant

13 Academics Are Among 2008 MacArthur Fellows Chronicle of Higher Education By CAITLIN MORAN 9/23/08 Leila Josefowicz, 30, violinist, in New York. She captivates audiences with her technically precise and emotionally resonant performances of both traditional and contemporary works. Walter...

New Mozart music found

Lost Mozart score found in France BBC News Sept 18, 2008 A previously unknown piece of music by Mozart has been discovered at a library in western France....

New digital content from the Music and Performing Arts Library

Civil War Sheet Music Collection In anticipation of the 2009 bicentennial celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birth, we recently digitized a small collection of Civil War era sheet music from the University of Illinois Music Library. (From the Digitized Book of...

Prime Berths for Composers Still at Work

Prime Berths for Composers Still at Work The New York Times By ANTHONY TOMMASINI Published: September 5, 2008 "...many of today’s repertory staples would not exist if the major musical institutions of past eras had not championed living composers. It’s...

Opera and Shakespeare

Mark the Music: Singing Shakespeare at Glimmerglass by Alex Ross The New Yorker 8/18/08 "When composers have tried to set Shakespeare, they have run up against the problem that his verse creates music in the mind, next to which even...

31 Days to Better Practicing

31 Days to Better Practicing 31 articles about how to practice more efficiently on any instrument 31 Days to Better Practicing: A Readers Guide Suggestions for how to get the most out of "31 Days" Both from the Collaborative Piano...

The Squeezebox is Back

Under the Needle: Family business ready for its encore Mike Lewis Seattle P-I "The accordion was, post-war, the most popular instrument in America by far," Petosa said, sitting in his desk at Petosa's Accordions and Accordion Museum in Wallingford. Back...

YouTube and Research

It comes as no surprise that students use YouTube for fun and for research, because it's easy to use and has a lot of content. Respected music writer Norman Lebrecht writes about how he too has been pulled into YouTube....

Oldest Computer Music

'Oldest' computer music unveiled By Jonathan Fildes Science and technology reporter, BBC News Tuesday, 17 June 2008...

New journals area

You might have noticed the new journals display area near the reading room on the first floor. We've selected several dozen of the top journal titles in music, dance, and theatre, and will display current issues face-out (recent issues are...

Opera news

National Endowment Salutes Opera (NYTimes) By DANIEL J. WAKIN; Compiled by LAWRENCE VAN GELDER Published: May 14, 2008 'Amistad' opera, Italy ties highlight Spoleto By BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press Writer Thu May 22, 3:44 PM ET...

Music on the radio, music on the web

Going on a road trip this summer? Planning to spend long hours at your computer working? Want to be able to listen to classical music radio wherever you are? List of classical radio stations and links for streaming radio stations:...

Women composers and frequency of performance

Lend Me a Pick Ax: The Slow Dismantling of the Compositional Gender Divide By Lisa Hirsch Published: May 14, 2008 From NewMusicBox...

New titles added to National Recording Registry

AP Story from MSNBC news May 14, 2008 "Twenty-five selections were added to the National Recording Registry on Wednesday, part of the library's attempt to save America's aural history by archiving recordings deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." List and...

Theatre and Performing Arts blog

A thought-provoking blog focusing on theatre and the performing arts from the UK's Guardian. I think this source is useful for several reasons, not least for its international perspective. Here are a few recent entries to illustrate: Is Ballet's Future...

Muti to conduct Chicago Symphony

From the NY Times And the Brass Ring Goes to Chicago Symphony: Riccardo Muti Says Yes By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: May 6, 2008 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has lured Riccardo Muti, one of a dwindling band of podium eminences....

World Dance and Music DVDs

The Music Library has many resources in many formats. The JVC Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance is an indispensable resource for those study music, dance, and cultures of America and other nations. The series is divided into...

Musical Scores from the Music Library Online

http://www.uiuc.edu/goto/music Nearly 100 musical scores from UIUC's Music Library were digitized recently at the Open Content Alliance/Internet Archive scanning center on campus. Represented in this new online collection are Victor Herbert, John Philip Sousa, Jerome Kern, and Gilbert & Sullivan....

Vivaldi lost, Vivaldi found

Long-lost Vivaldi opera to play in Prague after 278-year hiatus...

What makes or breaks an artist?

From Chronicle of Higher Education New Survey Will Examine What Makes Arts-School Graduates Succeed or Fail By CAROLYN MOONEY May 1, 2008...

Happy Birthday iTunes

iTunes turns five from Wired.com...

Where should we put the violins?

From Macleans.ca A debate over how to place orchestras' string sections heats up the classical music world JAIME J. WEINMAN | April 23, 2008 Who says musicians don't need to understand physics?...

A few opera miscellany

Show-Stopping Aria Encored at the Met (NPR) and Ban on Solo Encores at the Met?...(NYT) In Praise of the Prompter (WSJ)...

Keep it down back there!

From the NYTimes No Fortissimo? Symphony Told to Keep It Down By SARAH LYALL Published: April 20, 2008 A law that requires employers in Europe to limit workers’ exposure to noise has affected the repertories of orchestras....

Search Music Index and RILM at the same time (and more!)

Several of our music and other databases are available through the same vendor (Ebsco). This means that you can search in more than one of these databases simultaneously. 1. Go to the Online Research Resources page 2. Do a title...

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