I just received the communication below from Alexander Street Press. Please check out Classical Music in Video and let me know what you think of it. jatkins3 @ uco.edu
We at Alexander Street Press are so excited about our new music collection, Classical Music in Video, that we’re offering Open Access for the entire month of April!
We invite you to discover for yourself all the collection has to offer. No matter when in April you register, you can search, browse, and explore the entire collection for thirty days.
Right now, Classical Music in Video includes 600 videos, totaling more than 300 hours of performance and teaching, and is growing to more than 1,500 performances and 1,000 hours of viewing. All forms of classical music are covered, including performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world. Coverage of musical time periods spans Medieval to the 21st century, and performances cover historical recordings from the 1950s up to the most current offerings today.
At completion, the collection will provide access to performances by artists and ensembles such as the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Opera, Sir Geraint Evans, Thomas Quasthoff, Maxim Vengerov, Emanuel Ax, Simon Carrington, Bernard Haitink, Evelyn Glennie, Ives Ensemble, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Callithumpian Consort, and more. Sample titles include the Cardiff Singer of the World competitions, Andre Previn’s Music Night; BBC Proms concerts; John Cage’s 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs; George Crumb’s Makrokosmos I & II; Great Conductors of the Third Reich: Art in the Service of Evil; and Xenakis: String Quartets.
Also included are the award-winning masterclass series from the Masterclass Media Foundation—the full set, plus new releases, available in streaming format only through Alexander Street Press. These are unique sessions, recorded specifically for the camera, with master teachers from each instrument group represented, including violin with Maxim Vengerov, piano with Emanuel Ax, cello with Steven Isserlis, conducting with Bernard Haitink, singing with Joan Rodgers, percussion with Evelyn Glennie, viola with Yuri Bashmet, and many more. Other content includes performances, interviews, and documentaries from EuroArts, a leading producer of classical music programming for over 25 years.