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Schumann Werke (1881) now online


The latest digitized edition of composer complete works, from the Bavarian State Library. A link may be found on our printed music page, under e-scores.

From the press release:

Playlist enhancements from Alex Press

Enhancements to playlist functionality for Alexander Press streaming audio databases (American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound) were announced today. From the press release:

American Song/African American Song databases

Ma Rainey
Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, on Black Swan Records

Content from African American Song has been folded into the American Song database. From the press release:

"As of June, 2009, all the music from the former African American Music collection (no longer offered) is now here in American Song. The music of all Americans, including African Americans, is now consolidated here in an expanded American Song.

Ignaz Pleyel scores on the web

The University of Iowa announced today the release of the Ignaz Pleyel Early Editions Digital Collection, a component of the Iowa Digital Library. A link to this new resource may be found in the single-composer segment of our e-scores page (under e-resources).

From the press release:

More than 250 years after his birth, a notable collection of musical scores by French composer and music publisher Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831) can now be found online.

New Sheet Music Database

Available to Stanford Users:
is a new database provided by the Stanford
Libraries. It is described as “The largest collection of Western
Classical sheet music ever assembled.” LibraryMusicSource is based on
the cd-rom products CD Sheet Music, and Orchestra Musician’s Library,
which may be familiar to you.

Since it is subscription based and limited to Stanford users, you will

Van Cliburn Competition live on the web

The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, currently underway in Fort Worth, Texas, is being streamed live (link here).

According to their website, "You may vote during each round of the competition, read the competition blog, send emails to competitors, and, during the finals, enjoy written commentaries to alert you what to listen for while you are watching.

Book/disc combinations will stay together

Mirroring changes in other Stanford libraries, the Music Library has begun keeping books and accompanying discs together on the shelf. Books will have special, archivally-sound pockets inserted for CDs, DVDs, and CD-ROMs. We hope this change will make accessing accompanying discs easier for you. At present, older books with accompanying discs will remain separated (books in the stacks, discs at Circulation).

Free download, May 13

The latest free download from Classical Music Library is Samuel Barber’s Nuvoletta, op. 25, for soprano and piano, performed here by Ann Murray and Graham Johnson. It was composed in 1947 as Barber was preparing for the premiere of Knoxville, Summer of 1915, with the soprano Eleanor Steber. Steber was then one of the first sopranos to present this theatrically-demanding work in recital.

Access DRAM from home

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The Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) is now accessible from off-campus locations. Use the link provided on our page; a separate proxy set-up isn’t required.

Free download, April 22


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