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MediciTV Documentaries/Master Classes

Medici TV offers several hundred documentaries on composers and performers, among them these recent additions:

Mstislav Rostropovich, The Indomitable Bow. A film written and directed by Bruno Monsaingeon

The War Symphonies, Shostakovich against Stalin. A portrait of Dmitri Shostakovich by Larry Weinstein

Grigory Sokolov, A Conversation That Never Was. A documentary by Nadezhda Zhdanova

Maria Callas, Life and Art. Including extensive interviews and exclusive footage of Callas in concert

“The Ministry of Mary Magdalene”: Pre-Concert Talk with John Adams. A discussion of John Adams’s Passion oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Conversation with Arthur Rubinstein – Bonus: Rubinstein plays Chopin. 

Dozens of master class videos are also available, including those of Joyce DiDonato, András Schiff, Gautier Capuçon, Rudolf Koelman, Murray Perahia, Gerald Finley, and Michael Tilson Thomas, among others.

RILM Database Now Includes Select Full-Text

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature has recently added more than one million pages of full-text content from more than 200 periodicals from 50 countries in 40 languages, published from the early 20th century to the present. Besides scholarly articles and reviews, RILM includes obituaries, editorials, correspondence, advertisements, and news items. A comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, subject indexing, and selective full-text, RILM covers topics from hip-hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, and provides clear, verified bibliographic information, fully cited, abstracted, and indexed. Documentation of conference proceedings goes back to 1835. Since 1967, RILM has covered c. 950 journals comprehensively and has located music-related articles in more than 11,000 non-music journals.

Guides to OSU Dissertations/Theses on Music or Dance

Looking for OSU School of Music or Department of Dance dissertations or theses? Visit our guides. They are organized by category, and the entries almost always provide links to full-text PDF files. The guides are chronological, with the most recent dissertations and theses listed first.

You will find the music guide in the Resources column of our Music/Dance Library Research Guide, or click HERE.

You will find the dance guide in our Music/Dance Library Research Guide by clicking Dance Research Guide in the Frequently Used Links column, and then clicking OSU Dance Dissertations/Theses in the Resources column (or click HERE).