Music makes the world go ‘round. We all carry our music with us – on our devices or in our hearts, or both. But you can do more than that.
The Institute’s Friedheim Library has books and archives, and JHU affiliates can also access thousands of recordings and streaming media from anywhere. (Put the Naxos app on your iOS or Android device — here’s a tutorial on how to create playlists through our Naxos Music Library database.)
Through the Peabody, you can:
Don’t forget to practice — there are practice rooms in the Mattin Center on the Homewood campus.
Are you looking for recordings of particular instruments or vocal ranges? Use the library catalog’s more search options feature to specify musical instrumentation. When you click on the box, a drop-down menu appears (as shown) with an amazing list of choices.
- For you jazz fans, look through the 280+ recordings that feature saxophones – here’s the immortal Sonny Rollins.
- Oh, you play the harp? In addition to records, harpists can find books – like this one – to help with your sight-reading.
- Ah, the vocalists in the crowd want to hear about selections for them — here are glorious recordings of men’s choruses, sopranos, and wonderful bass voices including those in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.
So follow your music!