Listen to the Grammy winners on Naxos Music Library

*Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra (Guerrero and Nashville Symphony) (Best Classical Instrumental Solo) *Aldrige: Elmer Gantry (Best Engineered Album, Classical; Best Contemporary Classical Composition) *Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel (Best Small Ensemble Performance) *Adams: Doctor Atomic (Best Opera Recording)

The Music Library has your 2011 (54th) Grammy Winners

21 by Adele: CD MUS-14428 (Record Of The Year; Album of the Year; Song of the Year; Best Pop Solo Performance; Best Pop Vocal Album) Duets II by Tony Bennett: CD MUS-14569 (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ; Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album; Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)) Wasting Light by the Foo Fighters: CD MUS-14793… Keep reading

Dr. Gregory Barz’s Rwanda documentary added to the GMA

The Global Music Archive recently added Inanga: A Song of Survival in a Daughter’s Rwanda, a 38-minute documentary conceived and filmed by Blair School of Music faculty member Dr. Gregory Barz during the summers of 2009 and 2010. Barz attempted to document the rich role played by the inanga within Rwandan culture and society both… Keep reading

Collier and Redvers-Lee CD collections added

The Wilson Music Library recently completed adding two rich collections of compact disc recordings to its holdings. The collection donated by blues scholar Peter Redvers-Lee numbers nearly 200 items ranging from rereleases of early blues recordings from the early 20th century to newer releases of 1990s-era blues and soul. In contrast, the 700-item collection amassed… Keep reading

Are you a Mahlerian? If so, check out the Mahler Album

The Mahler album edited by Gilbert Kaplan (Abrams, 2011) Call Number: ML88 .M27 M34 2011 The Mahler Album is the definitive collection of all known photographs of the legendary composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Selected and edited by Gilbert Kaplan, a renowned authority on Mahler, the images are enhanced by photographs of Mahler’s family,… Keep reading

Domenico Scarlatti: Complete Sonatas (Scott Ross, harpsichord)

One of the monuments in the history or recording, the late Scott Ross recorded this epoch-making set of 555 keyboard sonatas as part of a series of recitals given on Radio France. The music is amazing. After starting out as a slightly run-of-the-mill Italian Baroque composer, the middle-aged Domenico left his father’s baleful influence and… Keep reading

Vespro della Beata Vergine / Claudio Monteverdi (L’Arpeggiata ; Christina Pluhar, conductor) (Virgin Classics, 2011)

“Truly exciting one-voice-per-part Vespers that rethinks the work anew”–Gramophone “This ensemble of virtuosi is in blithe and total command of the material”–Choir and Organ “Glorious”–American Record Guide Check Acorn for current availability.

Amico : the life of Giovanni Battista Viotti / Warwick Lister (Oxford University Press, 2009)

The first full-length biography in English of Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824), one of the great violinist-composers in the history of music, and arguably the most influential violinist who ever lived. “Amico is a thorough and entertaining life-and-times”–Strad “A substantial and beautifully produced monograph”–Early Music “This is a labor of love. Not only does it offer… Keep reading

The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes / transcribed and annotated by Clare Milliner and Walt Koken (Mudthumper Music, 2011)

The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes is an essential resource for fiddlers who are looking for ways to expand their repertoire. 1,404 tunes are arranged alphabetically in 741 pages, with references to source recordings and cross references to similar tunes and titles. A special feature is an artist index arranged alphabetically by fiddler, showing… Keep reading