Music Online: Classical Performance in Video

Music Online: Classical Performance in Video

Music Online: Classical Performance in Video is the largest and most comprehensive video resource for the study of classical music. Users experience classical music through 3,500 titles, including 200 full operas and 75 dance titles, as well as masterclasses, documentaries, and interviews. Video as a learning tool provides a rich experience for music students. All patrons use the multimedia tools in this collection to research, analyze, learn, and enjoy the classical music genre.

Music Online: Classical Performance in Video is the largest and most comprehensive video resource for the study of classical music. Users experience classical music through 1,600 performances, including 200 full operas and 75 dance titles, as well as masterclasses, documentaries, scores, and interviews. Video as a learning tool provides a rich experience for music students. All patrons use the multimedia tools in this collection to research, analyze, learn, and enjoy the classical music genre.

Performance, musicology, conducting, theory, and composition faculty and students all benefit from this unique resource.

Singers can watch a master class led by Teresa Berganza and see how she implements her own technique in Luisa Fernanda. Conducting students can analyze how Claudio Abbado’s conducting style changes from La Mer to Tannhäuser, or compare his interpretation of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 to Kurt Masur, Leonard Bernstein, and Daniel Barenboim. Theorists and musicologists will find historic recordings an essential visual component to the works of John Cage as performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Content

Music Online: Classical Performance in Video contains 2,000 full length titles from music publishers and performing houses like C Major Entertainment, EuroArts, Opus Arte, Arthaus Musik, CLC Productions, and the BBC. Content includes:

  • Over 1,600 performances in video, including 200 full operas and 75 dance titles
  • Over 60 master classes, including exclusive content from the award-winning Masterclass Media Foundation such as the Joan Rodgers: Opera Arias – Singing Masterclass and the Emanuel Ax: Beethoven – Piano Masterclass
  • Over 250 full-length documentaries
  • Over 50 full length interviews
  • Scores to accompany over 100 of the most studied works
  • More than 250 new titles added per year

Features

  • Watch synchronized, searchable transcripts running alongside almost all titles. Save time by searching hundreds of documentaries and performances by keyword.
  • Research characters in depth. For example, identify and review the seven times Peter Grimes mentions “sea” as compared to the 17 times other characters do.  
  • Search and browse by title, instrument, performers, composers, publishers, time periods, genres and people with dedicated indexing for classical terms.
  • Embed video on library pages, learning management systems, or in slides.
  • Watch videos on-the-go with most handheld devices.
  • Create, annotate, and organize clips and include links to other content.
  • Use full MARC records and permanent URLs to let users link to, cite, and share video.
  • Gauge usage with COUNTER-compliant statistics and full compatibility with discovery systems such as Primo, Summon, and EDS.
  • Enjoy the in-class, on-campus, and remote-access viewing included in the terms of the subscription and no-fee public performance rights.
  • Enjoy multiple productions of select operas to enable comparative analysis.
  • Cross-search easily with other Alexander Street music products.

Plus, non-theatric performance rights are included.  

Purchase options

Music Online: Classical Performance in Video is an online video collection available to libraries and educational institutions worldwide via subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights. No special setup or software is required—all you need is an Internet connection.

  • Subscribers receive full access to the database including approximately 200 new titles and software updates during the year.
  • Purchase customers receive approximately 2,500 hours, approximately 30,000 pages of scores, and associated liner notes and libretti.
  • Individual films are available at academicvideostore.com via online streams or DVD.

Upgrade options for existing purchasers and subscribers are also available.