Yale likes to bash us over the head with the number of resources it has: special collections, vast libraries and any other sources we might want to use on a paper or assignment. But for music lovers, the resources extend beyond the classroom.
Classical music aficionados can rent a multitude of audio recordings as well as videos of concerts and operas at Yale’s libraries. One highlight of the collection is Herbert von Karajan’s complete recordings of the “RIng Cycle” (take my word for it).
All Yale students have access to the Naxos Online Music Library, an online repository of all of the label’s recordings including Classical, Jazz and World music. Not only is it useful for courses that might require these types of music, but also is a one-stop shop for easy listening and chill tunes.
For the Opera buffs out there, the University has access to a website that streams thousands of Operas right to your computer screen. Opera in Video is seldom talked about but if you need to watch an Opera for class, or just for enjoyment, it should be a your first port of call.
Check out these different resources Yale has to offer — even if Schubert’s Winterreise Song Cycle isn’t on your Toad’s pregame playlist.