Extensive Classical Music Collections Available Online

September 18, 2012

Classical Music may be found in two extensive databases among the Libraries’ collections:

Classical Music in Video contains 1,000 hours of classical music performances and master classes captured on video -- approximately 1,500 performances in all. This collection of databases contains performances of all forms of classical music including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world. Researchers (and/or fans) can search by genre, composer, time period, venues, ensembles, and more. The videos are further searchable by categories such as documentary, performance, interview and master class, among others.

Classical Music Online is the world’s largest multi-label database of classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 60,000-plus tracks contains recordings from the world’s greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

The University Libraries: Providing a treasure trove of music at your fingertips!

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