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Alexander Street Press Adds EMI recordings to Classical Music Library

Alexander Street Press announced the addition of nearly 22,500 recordings from EMI and EMI sub-labels Virgin Classics and Angel Records to its streaming music collection for libraries and educational institutions, Classical Music Library.

Said editorial director Liz Dutton, “These are world-class artists and ensembles—seminal and historic recordings together with the most important contemporary releases. The breadth and scope of the new content represents a fantastic addition to Classical Music Library, and it will have an enormous impact on the collection’s value for students and music instructors at the thousands of subscribing universities worldwide and for classical music fans accessing the collection through their public library.”

Highlights of the release include recordings by Thomas Hampson, the Eroica Trio, Enrico Caruso, Natalie Dessay, Sarah Chang, Les Arts Florissants, Maria Callas, Julian Bream, the English Consort, Dinu Lipatti, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, Yehudi Menuhin, Kiri Te Kanawa, Maxim Vengerov, and many more.

The publisher also announced that they have added global rights for all of the EMI recordings in Classical Music Library for all territories except Japan. An additional 35,000 recordings, also largely from EMI, will be added to Classical Music Library later this year. In all, the e-resource has tripled the number of recordings since 2010.

EMI is known for being the world's oldest recording label, and for possessing the largest catalog of classical recordings in the world. In addition to EMI, Alexander Street has licensed recordings from more than 50 other major music labels, including Sanctuary Classics, Hyperion, CBC, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and Hänssler Classic.

Classical Music Library is part of Music Online, Alexander Street’s growing suite of recordings, scores, videos, and music reference e-resources. All of the collections in the Music Online suite of e-resources are fully integrated and cross-searchable from a single URL, making it the only comprehensive resource for the study and enjoyment of classical, world, American, and jazz music.

Source: Alexander Street Press



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