Last week the Conservatoire Library received a donation of rare materials, in the form of notebooks dating from 1939, belonging to Dr Walter Bergmann. The donation was made by Alma Spriggs, whose late husband was a friend of Dr Bergmann. … Continue reading →
To access any of our online resources, go to our A-Z of Resources page on iCity, where you will find each database listed alphabetically.
Archival Sound Recordings (British Library)
The British Library Sounds database contains over 60,000 recordings of music, spoken word and natural environments. Search ‘Schubert’ to discover not only recordings of Schubert performances, but mentions in narrative history pieces.
Classical Music Library
Alexander Street’s audio library contains almost 800 Schubert recordings.
Naxos Music Library
Thousands of Schubert recordings are available for you to listen online – full CD booklets are usually available to accompany them.
Naxos Video Library
This library contains videos of full concert performances, including almost 200 Schubert pieces.
Why not explore what these online resources have to offer?
Waveform View. Use the audio waveform view to create precise audio clips, then share them with your colleagues, classmates, or the world. Here is a YouTube video from Alexander Street Press on howto use the new audio interface.
Shareable Playlists. Add all of your favorite audio tracks and clips into an online playlist, then easily share the link .
In connection with Alexander Street Press, (with whom we already have a subscription to Classical Music Library) we have set up a trial to their sister product Classical Scores Library (active until February 8th. For off-campus access, click here.) The score of Marc’ s piece can be viewed here to help assess a score before and after a premiere performance.
Please comment here or send any feedback on this resource direct to Francis Firth, Liaison Librarian, Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham School of Acting.