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Please explore our online resources & services. We’re here, ask us! has a brand new look

December 2, 2016
Ray Heigemeir just unveiled a sleek new interface for institutional subscribers. If you haven’t yet tried this classical music streaming video database, I encourage you to check it out now.

The database includes

  • 3,000 musical works captured from the 1940’s to the present day
  • 1,700 films including concerts, ballets, operas, documentaries, and master classes
  • Over 100 live events broadcast every year from the most prestigious concert halls and classical music festivals, including exclusive live-streamed events

Current performances are archived for limited periods of time, and some are added to the permanent archive. Performers recently featured include Daniil Trifonov, Joyce DiDonato, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Grigory Sokolov, Gustavo Dudamel, and Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. 

Apps specific to the institutional version of will be available in Spring 2017, though the apps for iOS and Andriod that are currently available will stream when on the Stanford wireless network and will log you in automatically (if you have previously downloaded the app, you may need to delete it and re-install). works with Apple TV’s “Airplay” to stream from your home computer to your tv screen.

Help with using the database is available.

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Chagall painting at the Paris Opera (detail)
Paris Opera (detail of Chagall painting)