Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The remaining two productions of the 2008-2009 season, Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, have been canceled. Ticket-holders will not receive refunds. Singers engaged for next season are being released from their contracts, but the company plans to continue fundraising in an effort to resume productions in the future.
Deborah Goetz, senior director of marketing and communications, confirmed Monday that Baltimore Opera's board of trustees voted Dec. 4 to file for Chapter 11 protection.
"My heart sinks," said soprano Evelyn Lear, now retired and living in Rockville. She starred in three Baltimore Opera productions during the 1970s and 1980s. "The company had high standards, good productions, a good orchestra. I'm distraught that this may mean that opera is finished in Baltimore." more
Monday, December 8, 2008
In commemoration of two hundred years since the composition and premiere of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, we are pleased to display this facsimile of the autograph found in the Staatsbibliothek Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
Saint Hildegard’s Symphonia armonie celestium
This facsimile features the portion of the Riesencodex located in the Hessischen Landesbibliothek, Wiesbaden, containing Hildegard von Bingen's Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum. Hildegard wrote songs for the quiet devotions of nuns in her 12th century community.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Longtime employees set to run Shubert Organization
The powerful Shubert Organization, Broadway's largest landlord, has looked to two of its longtime employees to run the company as well as its foundation, following the death of its chairman, Gerald Schoenfeld, last week.
Philip J. Smith has been named chairman of the organization, which owns 17 New York theaters. He will also head its multimillion-dollar foundation, which supports nonprofit theater and dance companies across the country.
The announcement was made Tuesday by the Shubert's board of directors, which also named Robert E. Wankel as president and elected him to the board of directors.
For more than a decade, Smith was the organization's president, working closely with Schoenfeld in producing shows and booking the company's many theaters.
Wankel, who has worked for the company for more than 30 years, was its chief financial officer and executive vice president.
"While Jerry Schoenfeld is not replaceable, we are confident that these new appointments will ensure the critical role of the Shubert Foundation in supporting nonprofit performing arts in America and the continued successes of the Shubert Organization in the professional theater," said Michael Sovern, president of the Shubert Foundation.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Encore Recordings, Ann Arbor, MI
Princeton Record Exchange, Princeton, NJ
VVMO/Vintage Vinyl, Evanston, IL
Web sites (and more) for used classical CDs and LPs (U of Illinois)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies is the only institution in North America devoted solely to the life, works, and accomplishments of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Established in 1983, the Center officially opened at San Jose State University in September 1985 with a gala co-sponsored by the San Jose Symphony. The Center now has the largest collection of Beethoven materials outside of Europe. In addition to functioning as a research library, the Center is involved in a variety of educational programs and projects and sponsors concerts, lectures, tours, and other programs.
Check out the Beethoven Bibliography Database!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
ST. GALL EN, Switzerland — One of the oldest and most valuable collections of handwritten medieval books in the world, housed in the magnificent baroque halls of the library in this town’s abbey, is going online with the help of a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
For centuries scholars from around the world have flocked to the Stiftsbibliothek — literally, the abbey library — in this quaint town nestled in the rolling hills of eastern Switzerland, to pore over its vast collection of manuscripts, many written and illustrated before the year 1000. more
Friday, November 14, 2008
The Annapolis Brass Quintet, the first independent, full-time performing brass chamber ensemble in the United States, has donated its entire collection of published music scores and parts, music manuscripts, and related correspondence—more than 1,000 individual items—to the Conservatory. Check out a sampler of items from the collection on display in the Conservatory Library.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Twentieth-century countertenor repertoire : a guide by Steven L. Rickards. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008. Con Ref ML128.V7 R45 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
By Gene WeingartenWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 8, 2007; Page W10
HE EMERGED FROM THE METRO AT THE L'ENFANT PLAZA STATION AND POSITIONED HIMSELF AGAINST A WALL BESIDE A TRASH BASKET. By most measures, he was nondescript: a youngish white man in jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a Washington Nationals baseball cap. From a small case, he removed a violin. Placing the open case at his feet, he shrewdly threw in a few dollars and pocket change as seed money, swiveled it to face pedestrian traffic, and began to play. read the full article
* Thank you to the ToDo Institute for bringing this article to our attention.
Monday, October 27, 2008
By CRAIG R. WHITNEY
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The online Leonard Bernstein Collection that is part of the Library of Congress American Memory project is rich with a variety of media. The composer, conductor, writer, and teacher Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) was one of 20th-century America's most important musical figures. The Leonard Bernstein Collection is one of the largest and most varied of the many special collections held by the Library of Congress Music Division. Its more than 400,000 items, including music and literary manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings, fan mail, and other types of materials extensively document Bernstein's extraordinary life and career. This online Leonard Bernstein Collection makes available a selection of 85 photographs, 177 scripts from the Young People's Concerts, 74 scripts from the Thursday Evening Previews, and over 1,100 pieces of correspondence,
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
|Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) : thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis / vorgelegt von Dan Fog, Kirsti Grinde, Øyvind Norheim|
| || Frankfurt ; New York : Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.F. Peters,|
ML134.G84 A25 2008
The Royal Opera House in London will present a full-length opera online for the first time beginning Oct. 5, when audiences will be able to log on to the company’s Web site and watch a performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” As part of the introduction of the site, www.roh.org.uk, the company will make it possible to view other complete operas and ballets online. The production of “Don Giovanni,” filmed on Sept. 8, will be available free of charge in its entirety and will feature subtitles, listening notes and a podcast with the director Francesca Zambello. The site also features archival material, a photo library and first-night cast lists dating to 1946.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Commuters at Switzerland's busiest railway terminal have been surprised with a live performance of Verdi's opera "La Traviata".
Zurich's station remained open for business, while the singers performed around the passengers. watch the video clip
Monday, September 29, 2008
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Friday, September 26, 2008
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Bottom: Liz, Greg, Nishana, Lam
Top: Chris Jason, Katie, Hillary, Charlotte, David, Sarah
Missing: Rebecca, Angie
Monday, September 15, 2008
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Front Row: Ted, Karen, Avery, Sarah
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Back Row: Benji, Jason, Clayton, Brenton, Greg, Graham
Missing: Jesse, Sam, Glenn, Caitlin, Jym, Phil, Mark
Monday, September 8, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The music of Johann Sebastian Back is intimately linked to the Lutheran chorale. These simple and popular hymns have since inspired countless composers. Papillon has painstakingly listed the chorale melodies used by Bach and all their occurrences in his works. This index may be Ariadne's thread through the wonderful labyrinth that is the music of Bach!
|Author||Papillon, André, 1960-|
|Unif Title||Index des mélodies de chorals dans l'œuvre de Bach. English|
|Title||Index of chorale melodies in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach / André Papillon|
|Publish Info||Saint-Nicolas, Québec : Les Presses de l'Université Laval, c2006|
|Con Reference||ML134.B1 A2913 2006||LIB USE ONLY|
Monday, August 25, 2008
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Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix are among the performers whose vintage concerts will become part of the nearly 500 recordings available for download purchase at Wolfgang’s Vault, the music and memorabilia site. The additions came through a deal between Universal Music Group and the founder of Wolfgang’s Vault, Bill Sagan, Reuters reported. Of the 1,434 concerts on the site, 488 can be downloaded now, Mr. Sagan told Billboard.com, adding that “some very major artists will be downloading within the next 30 to 60 days.”
Friday, May 16, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Bloggapedia is a "human-edited,' searchable, and subject-browsable blog directory that is a "one stop shopping for all things blog." The goal of Bloggapedia is to assist bloggers in getting their content-specific blogs read and seen. Stop by the site and register your blog!
Peter Ryom’s Vivaldi Work Catalogue isthe result of decades of research and critical source studies conducted by the author. For the first time ever, it contains all the works of Antonio Vivaldi with musical incipits and all essential information on the origin, transmission, publication and reception of the works. It also consistently maintains the numbering of the “Kleine Ausgabe” (Short Edition) of 1974; the works since discovered were given the new numbers RV 751 to RV 809.
Vivaldi’s works are organized differently in the two main sections of the catalogue. The instrumental works are subdivided according to settings and follow one another within the various sub-chapters according to key. The vocal works are arranged according to genre, and within each genre alphabetically according to titles or text incipits. An exception here are the oratorios and Psalms which are organized chronologically; the Psalms are listed according to their Vulgate numbering. In the Appendix there are bibliographical overviews, a concordance with other Vivaldi catalogues (Pincherle, Fanna)and detailed registers which help make Vivaldi’s vast oeuvreaccessible from every perspective.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Gramophone, the world’s most influential classical music magazine, is to create an exciting new website that promises to transform the classical music industry. The magazine, started in 1923, today announces its commitment to a bold two stage plan.
By September every word ever printed in Gramophone will be available for free as a fully searchable online archive – that’s hundreds and thousands of reviews, articles and interviews, by far the biggest archive of its kind. This will provide an invaluable guide through the classical music jungle, suggesting recommended recordings, giving information on works, composers and performers and featuring pieces written by some of the greatest names in music history – from Stravinsky to Simon Rattle. more