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New Service Desk Installation Completed


Thank you for your patience with the noise in the Music Library throughout last week. The new service desk is here!

Construction Alert!


The Music Library Service Desk is being replaced between August 4th-11th.  The Library will be particularly loud on the 5th and 10th. All library services will be maintained.

Stradivari Quartet Archives


The recordings of the Stradivari Quartet are now available for streaming directly at The recordings in this digital collection include many of the performances and most of the works performed by the group.  Among these are the American premier of Milo Cipra’s Quartet no. 5 (April 20, 1983), the first recording of Robert Stewart’s Quartet no. 5 (April 20, 1988), and the world premiere of Linda Riddle Williams’ Arcadia Quartet (October 17, 1990). This collection is part of the University of Iowa Digital Library and the Rita Benton Music Library.

EMI albums added to Music Online


Alexander Street Press has added 22,496 tracks (1,529 new albums) from EMI, Virgin Classics, and Angel Records into Classical Music Library. Enjoy!

Public Domain Scores and the Supreme Court


Read about the court case Golan v. Holder and its importance to the performance and digitization of music scores.

Celebrating Mahler


In honor of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), is broadcasting Christoph Eschenbach conducting all nine symphonies – for free!  (It is necessary to set up a free account with in order to view more than the first few minutes of each broadcast).

Historical Sound Recordings from Library of Congress


The Library of Congress launched the National Jukebox this week.  Visit this streaming music resource to hear recordings dating from 1901-1925.

Press release: Free concerts online


Watch live concerts for free at This resource from France streams live concerts featuring world-class ensembles like the L.A. Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestre National de France, and many others.  See festival concerts from Aspen, Lucerne, and Glyndebourne.

Please note that only recently released content can be accessed for free; additional content requires a subscription.

IMSLP in the News


The popular, free public domain scores website is the subject of a New York Times article.

Naxos App for iPhone/iPod Touch & Android devices


Want to learn how to stream music from Naxos Music Library to your mobile device?

Learn more here!

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