Music

Music and Performing Arts (Alexander Street Press)

Alternative Titles
Music & Performing Arts
Description

Music Online is a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press, including American Song, Classical Music Library, Jazz Music Library,  Smithsonian Global Sound, Classical Music in Video, Opera in Video, Dance in Video, Theatre in Video, Silent Film Online, and New World Cinema.

Type
Audio
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11281
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Jazz Music Library

Description

Streaming audio of every jazz genre and time period, featuring jazz artists from around the world. More than 130,000 tracks from scores of labels are represented. Mobile devices supported. Product is limited to three simultaneous users--if you experience a turn-away, please check back.

The labels in Jazz Music Library include: Verve, GRP Records, Impulse, Jazzology, American Music Records, G.H.B. Records, Black Swan, Solo Art, Circle Records, Paramount, Concord Records, Concord Picante, Concord Jazz, Fantasy Records, Fantasy Jazz, Contemporary Records, Good Time Jazz, Milestone, Monterey Jazz Festival Records, Original Jazz Classics, Pablo, Peak, Prestige, Riverside, Stretch Records, Original Jazz Classics, and Universal Edition.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11279
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

Alternative Titles
Listener
Description

The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.

With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets, W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples.
 
As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programmes. 10% of its content was not connected to broadcasting at all, and it regularly reviewed new books. What united the often diverse articles was the BBC's cultural mission of educating the masses.
 
Having chronicled the transformative rise of radio and television, The Listener finally ceased publication in 1991, just on the dawn of the internet age.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1929-1991
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11237
Access
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Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2008

Alternative Titles
tls
times literary supplement centenary archive
Description

Full digital version of the Times Literary Supplement, 1902-2008. Offers comprehensive coverage of the latest and most important publications, in every subject, in several languages – as well as reviewing current theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11239
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford Handbooks Online

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OHO
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of research review articles from the Oxford Handbooks series published by Oxford University Press. Covers 13 subject areas including archaeology, business & management, classics, economics & finance, history, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, and criminology. 

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Coverage
Includes all titles from subject areas listed above for 2012-present and select titles from multiple Oxford Handbooks series, published 2004-2012. Also includes selected chapters from forthcoming Oxford Handbooks not yet published in print format.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10935
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Orchestral Music Online

Description

Orchestral Music Online is the most recent iteration of David Daniels's classic repertoire reference work used by conductors, orchestras, musicians, and musicologists throughout the world. Orchestral Music Online provides:

  • Access to information on more than 7,000 works by nearly 1,000 composers
  • Quick search by composer, title, or keyword
  • Browsing by composer
  • Advanced search by duration, instrumentation, chorus type, and soloists
  • Ability to cut and paste data into rehearsal schedules and other documents to save time and to eliminate transcription errors
  • Monthly updates with new composers, new works, additional information, and corrections
  • More than 1,000 changes since publication of the 4th print edition
  • Links from individual works to music publishers and other sources
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10933
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online

Description

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. This release includes 1,210 essays and images from ten sources, as well as hundreds of audio examples.

Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Since its first publication in 1997, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music has been the pre-eminent reference work for research in ethnomusicology. It has won numerous awards, including the Dartmouth Medal, the New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book award, and Library Journal's award as one of the 50 Reference Sources for the Millennium. Now for the first time, the entire set of 10 print volumes is available as a single, integrated online database, with additional features from Alexander Street Press.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10911
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Monterey Jazz Festival Collection

Description

A database documenting nearly 9,000 jazz pieces, interviews, and other events representing over 1,000 hours of audio and video recordings, all taken from the Monterey Jazz Festival archive, housed at Stanford University. Also offers a selection of streamed audio and video clips of historic Jazz Festival performances.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10525
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Grove Book of Opera Singers

Alternative Titles
The New Grove Book of Opera Singers
Description

This resource offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers. The profiles offer basic information such as birth date, vocal style, first debut, and most memorable roles, as well as colorful portraits of the singer's personality and vocal style, plus astute evaluations of their place in operatic history.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008 ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10479
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Grove Book of Operas

Alternative Titles
The Grove Book of Operas
Description

The Grove Book of Operas is a collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas. Each succinct yet insightful entry is written by a leading authority on the opera and includes a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list, a note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10477
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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