The library has a one-month trial to the medici.tv database, an online database of classical (as well as some world music and jazz) music videos. The database is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
medici.tv boasts a collection of 1500 classical music videos of ballets, concerts, operas, documentaries, artist profiles and educational programs making it the largest online classical music video library in the world. Each year, several hundred new programs are added to the catalog. From films about the current music scene to archival footage from the 1950s, medici.tv offers a wide-ranging film and performance experience.
medici.tv presents annually more than 100 live broadcasts of concerts, festivals, and competitions from around the world. Recent streams have included concerts from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Mexico City, Paris, and Shanghai. Recent festivals and competitions have showcased the Salzburg Festival and the Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps, as well as the Tchaikovsky Competition from Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the Chopin Competition from Warsaw (which is not yet out on DVD).
Artists include past greats such as Maria Callas, Leonard Bernstein, and Vladimir Horowitz, to present: Gustavo Dudamel, Joyce Di Donato, and Evgeny Kissin. Educational programs such as lectures or masterclasses are presented by Anner Bylsma, Yvonne Loriod, Alfred Brendel, Boris Berman, Bernard Haitink, Simon Carrington, Pierre Boulez, and Nicholas Harnoncourt. There’s even a masterclass from Yale with Dawn Upshaw.
The catalog can be browsed by composer, performer, director, type of performance, or musical period, or searched by work or composer.
medici.tv is compatible with Mac or PC, is available in high definition, and through mobile or tablet apps.