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Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries

Anne Potter Wilson Music Library

Streaming

 

Audio

 
Title
Description
On Campus
Off Campus
 
Blair Performance Archive
(Vanderbilt)

The Blair Performance Archive is a locally-developed streaming audio database containing recordings of Blair performances with their corresponding programs, masterclasses, and lectures held in the Wilson Music Library archives. Bear in mind there is usually a significant lag time between the recording of a particular performance and its upload and description in this database.

Performers may request a copy of their recital through the form here.

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Global Music Archive
(Vanderbilt)

The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas. Current databases include the Digital Collection of East African Recordings, the Appalachian Dulcimer Archive, and the Calypso Interviews Database.

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DRAM

DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) is a non-profit resource that allows online access to music by American composers. DRAM currently contains over 4,000 albums' worth of CD-quality recordings, including the full catalogue of New World Records and contents from numerous other labels. This project was initially funded by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and receives ongoing support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings

A collaborative effort between the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and the Ethnomusicology Archive at the University of Washington, this collection encompasses thousands of audio field recordings and interviews among many other types of related resources from over 60 collections.

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Naxos Music Library

This streaming audio service allows you to listen to classical music from your computer. The Naxos Music Library contains the complete recording catalogs of the Naxos label and numerous other labels. The main genres covered are classical and jazz, with more than 2 million tracks available for listening.

NOTE: The Music Library has a subscription to Naxos for 15 simultaneous users. When you are finished listening, click on the LOGOUT button at the top of page. Closing your browser window does not log you out of the system, and could prevent another user from accessing Naxos.

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Naxos Music Library World

A companion product to the Naxos Music Library, Naxos World is a streaming audio service with more than 104,000 individual tracks of music. Naxos World features music from 150 different countries and 1,500 cultural groups, and includes the complete Smithsonian Folkways catalogue.

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Smithsonian Global Sound

Created in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings by Alexander Street Press, Smithsonian Global Sound offers online access to over 45,000 tracks of music from all over the world. It includes all archival recordings from the Folkways Records, and also offers content from Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels.

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Video

 
Title
Description
On Campus
Off Campus
 
Academic Video Online

An Alexander Street product enabling streaming access to more than 68,000 videos, Academic Video Online includes documentaries, performances, and motion pictures from a broad array of providers, including Broadway HD, California Newsreels, CNN, PBS, and Sony Pictures.

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Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

Streaming video of both live and archived Berlin Philharmonic concert performances, plus access to interviews and documentaries.

NOTE: Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff have access to Berlin Phil through the library, but you will be prompted to create a free account before you can access the database.

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DocuSeek2

Streaming access to documentary and social issue films from a variety of distributors, including Bullfrog, Collective Eye, and Icarus Films.

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medici.tv

Medici.tv offers streaming access to concerts, operas, ballets, masterclasses, and documentaries featuring world-class ensembles and artists, as well as select live-streamed events.

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Kanopy

Kanopy is streaming video service which provides access to films on the topics of jazz, blues, classical music, rock music, hip-hop, ethnomusicology, operas, documentaries, and more. The collection includes films from a number of leading producers, such as the Criterion Collection, PBS, Arthaus Musik, MVD Entertainment, First Run Films, and California Newsreel.

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Met Opera on Demand

Full-length Met performances, including HD videos from the Met's series of movie theater transmissions, classic telecasts, and radio broadcasts. Includes subtitles and synopses.

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Naxos Video Library

A streaming video service with access to more than 2800 full-length concerts, masterclasses, ballets, operas, documentaries, and more. Subtitles are available in five different languages, and you can create custom clips that can be added to playlists.

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Theatre in Video

Streaming performances of the world's leading plays and film documentaries representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. Full text of plays, their history of performance, production background, reference materials and ephemera. Plays are predominately 20th century and Shakespeare productions.

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