Oboist Reclaims Mozart’s Lost Contemporaries

Does the name Jan Antonín Koželuh mean any­thing to you? It doesn’t reg­is­ter even to most clas­si­cal music geeks. But Albrecht Mayer would like to change that.

Mayer, the Berlin Phil­har­monic’s prin­ci­pal oboist, chose a con­certo by Koželuh and works by three other for­got­ten 18th-century com­posers for the new album Lost and Found. Mayer solos in the con­cer­tos and con­ducts the Kam­mer­akademie Potsdam.

How did he dis­cover these neglected com­posers? Online, of course. At least that’s where his research began.”

For the full story, please see NPR.org.

New York Philharmonic Adds More Material/Open Access Data to Digital Archive (4th Release)

The fourth release of mate­r­ial in the New York Phil­har­monic Leon Levy Dig­i­tal Archives — the mul­ti­year ini­tia­tive to dig­i­tize the Orchestra’s exten­sive archives, funded by the Leon Levy Foun­da­tion — has been com­pleted, with all exist­ing Phil­har­monic printed pro­grams, from the first con­cert in 1842 to the present, now avail­able online, and cur­rent printed pro­grams being added every con­cert week.”

For the full story, please see Library Jour­nal.

The Bizet Catalogue now online

Check out the Bizet Cat­a­logue!

Com­piled by Hugh Mac­don­ald and man­aged by the Human­i­ties Dig­i­tal Work­shop at Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity, St Louis.

This is pri­mar­ily a list of Bizet’s works, pro­vid­ing essen­tial infor­ma­tion about the his­tory and con­tent of each one. It gives infor­ma­tion on man­u­script and printed sources, on doc­u­men­tary mate­ri­als relat­ing to the com­po­si­tion, per­for­mance and pub­li­ca­tion of each work, and is intended to pro­vide a full his­tor­i­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion of Bizet’s work as com­poser and transcriber.”

New Online Catalog of Carl Nielsen’s Works

The Carl Nielsen Works Cat­a­logue; an online the­matic cat­a­log of Nielsen’s works com­plete with details of orig­i­nal man­u­script sources, per­for­mance his­tory, and pri­mary texts; has just been pub­lished   http://www.kb.dk/dcm/cnw.html.

The cat­a­log is the result of a multi-year project by the Dan­ish Cen­tre for Music Pub­li­ca­tion which is based at the Royal Library in Copen­hagen. The library holds the major­ity of Nielsen’s sur­viv­ing manuscripts.