The Music Library receives boxes of new CDs and DVDs every week; Peter Laurence, the library’s Acquisitions Assistant for Recordings, shares a few of the latest offerings to catch his eye:

Stockhausen Text-CDs

A new group of Stockhausen Text-CDs (vols. 16 – 22) that feature the composer lecturing on his own works, including Momente (1963), Telemusik (1966) and Hymnen (1967). Also included here are interviews from 1970-72 and a private recording of Kurzwellen from Osaka, Japan.

Find them here: Loeb Music Library CD 36773 – CD 36779.

Jelly Roll Morton: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings By Alan Lomax

An 8-CD box set of stories and songs by Jelly Roll Morton recorded at the Library of Congress in 1938. In addition to solo piano versions of his songs, this collection also provides Jelly Roll’s lively and earthy recollections of the early years of jazz… earthy enough to earn the set a Parental Advisory “Explicit Lyrics” sticker.

Find it here: Loeb Music Library AC 36768

Medieval Jazz Quartet plus three

Early Music meets jazz! Composer, pianist and vocalist Bob Dorough conceived and arranged this unique and surprisingly swinging collaboration (originally released in 1961) that features recorders, crumhorns and a jazz rhythm section. Dorough sings and plays tenor recorder, accompanied by LaNoue Davenport and other members of the Manhattan Recorder Consort, and by guitarist Al Schackman, bassist George Duvivier and Paul Motian on drums. Dorough went on to work with Miles Davis and to compose most of the music for the educational animated TV series Schoolhouse Rock.

Find it here: Loeb Music Library CD 36513

Riccardo Chailly: Live, The Radio Recordings from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sparked by Chailly’s amazing performance with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra at Symphony Hall on February 25th, I’m including this recently acquired 13-CD set of live recordings made in Amsterdam between 1985 and 2003. Included are works from Beethoven to Berg to Berio, as well as music by Dutch composers such as Peter Schat, Alphons Diepenbrock and Tristan Keuris. Rounding out the set is a bonus DVD of Chailly and the orchestra performing the Rite of Spring, The Firebird and Pulcinella.

Find it here: Loeb Music Library CD 36092