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MusicNOW comes to Cincinnati this weekend; tickets $12 for full-time students

Now in its 10th year, MusicNOW is a Cincinnati-based music festival that celebrates the borderland between indie rock and modern classical music. You can find more details about this year's event, which runs from from Wednesday, March 11th to Sunday, March 15th, at http://www.musicnowfestival.org/festival.

In the meantime, come by Amos Music Library to check out albums from participating popular acts like Perfume Genius, Sufjan Stevens, Cloud Nothings, and The National, as well as pieces from composers such as Nico Muhly, Steve Reich, John Adams, and Bryce Dessner. 

Also, you can hear pieces via the streaming service Naxos. Just search our catalog for "Naxos music" and click "connect to resource online," or click the links below.

Bryce Dessner - Aheym (045778729661)

David Lang - Death Speaks (ft. B Dessner et al) (CA-21092)

Christopher Rouse - Symphony No. 1 (FECD-0026)

yMusic (ft. N Muhly, S Stevens, et al) (NWAM059)

Roomful of Teeth (ft. Caroline Shaw) (NWAM041)

Steve Reich / So Percussion - Drumming (CA-21026)

Interested in jazz? Try streaming via Music Online: Jazz Music Library

Alexander Street Press' Jazz Music Library is a great resource that allows Miami community members access to a vast collection of streaming jazz recordings.

Not certain where to start? Here are links to some of our favorite recordings from the late 1950s.

Thelonious Monk's "Brilliant Corners" (1957)

John Coltrane's "Blue Train" (1958)

Ornette Coleman's "The Shape of Jazz to Come" (1959)

Art Blakey's "Moanin" (1959)

Jimmy Smith's "The Sermon" (1959)

Taylor Swift's "1989," winner of the 2014 Amos Music Library Album Poll!

"1989" will soon be added to our Spotlight CD collection. If TS didn't have your vote, never fear, as 2014 titles from Perfume Genius (performing as part of this year's MusicNOW festival in Cincinnati) and Grammy award-winners like Beck, St. Vincent, and Aphex Twin will also be added to the collection. Thank you for your participation!

Listen to 2015 classical music Grammy winners now via Naxos

 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Anne Sofie von Otter – Douce France

V5343

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=V5343

 

 

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

JL Adams: Become Ocean

CA-21101

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=CA-21101

 

 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Jason Vieaux: Play

Azica71287

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=Azica71287

 

 

Best Choral Performance

The Sacred Spirit of Russia

HMU807526

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=HMU807526

 

 

Best Opera Recording

Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers

777876-2

http://miamiuni.naxosmusiclibrary.com/catalogue/item.asp?cid=777876-2

 

 

Amos Music Library has the Spotify playlists to soundtrack your new semester

New singles: 2015

10 versions of the gospel / rock song "In My Time of Dying": In My Time of Dying

Guide to Protopunk & Punk

Guide to New Wave & College Rock

Guide to Postpunk & Hardcore

Guide to 90s Alternative Rock

Guide to Postrock

​70 hours of classical!: The Infinite Symphony 

Plus, there's still time to vote in our "Album of 2014" poll: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa (Ends 2/15/15)

2nd Annual Amos Music Library Album Poll

Vote here: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa

Taylor Swift 1989 album cover

Amos Music Library would like your vote to help decide which 2014 popular music album is to be added to the collection. 2013's winner was Lorde's "Pure Heroine," now a part of Amos Music Library's Spotlight Collection. This year's nominees were selected based on year-end best-of lists by various popular publications, as well as overall sales and Grammy nominations. Voting ends 2/15/15.

Many of the nominated artists can be heard on our 2014 Spotify playlist: http://spoti.fi/1y7tDTK 

Vote here: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa

Year-end playlists from Amos Music Library

Looking for new music to help keep you warm these winter months? Check out Amos Music Library's Spotify playlists. Our 2014 playlist has tracks from 180 different acclaimed popular artists and lasts over 11 hours. 

2014 Complete

Or, listen to our 2014 jazz mix, featuring artists such as Ginger Baker, Hiromi, and Amborse Akinmusire.

2014 Jazz

Happy listening!

A Guide to Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett, a composer, violinist, and singer/songwriter also known as Final Fantasy, released one of the most acclaimed art pop albums of the year with "In Conflict." He has been praised for his work with bands such as Arcade Fire and for his contributions to the score for the 2013 film "Her."

If you're unfamiliar with his work, Amos Music Library created an introductory playlist via Spotify: Guide to Owen Pallett.