Milner Library now subscribes to the streaming video database Classical Music in Video. The database is available to Illinois State University faculty, staff, and students on and off-campus at this URL: http://libproxy.lib.ilstu.edu/login?url=…, or through the library’s list of music databases.
Classical Music in Video includes streaming video performances of major orchestral and vocal works, chamber music, and solo performances. The recordings range from a number of historical performances (Bernstein TV broadcasts from the 1950s) to current performances by leading ensembles (Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskappelle Dresden, Monteverdi Choir, The English Concert, Kronos Quartet) and artists/conductors (Abbado, Barenboim, Masur, Ozawa, Rattle, etc.). Examples of titles in the collection 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. Classical Music in Video also includes the full run of video masterclasses produced by the Masterclass Media Foundation. The series features artists like Thomas Quasthoff, András Schiff, Maxim Vengerov, Bernard Haitink, and Simon Carrington.
Instructors can embed video or link to videos in their ReggieNet courses. It is also possible to create playlists of videos and make your own clips of videos.
If you have any questions about Classical Music in Video, please contact the music librarian at anne.shelley at ilstu.edu.