Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston : Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
About Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
jason on 04/12/2011 at 02:30PM
To celebrate, ISGM digs into their vast library to curate this fresh batch of world-class performances of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schoenberg, Schumann, Vivaldi & more for the Free Music Archive and beyond, all available under a Creative Commons Music Sharing license.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a unique gem of a museum; at once a time capsule and a window toward the future. Recently nominated as Best Museum In Boston, the ISGM houses works by Rembrandt and Michelangelo amongst the thousands in its permanent collection. In her will, Isabella Stewart Gardner (April 14, 1840 – July 17, 1924), stipulated that the museum must be left exactly as she designed and arranged. Even when the museum was victim of a robery in 1990, the frames of the stolen paintings remained on the wall.
Through The Concert, a Creative Commons-licensed classical podcast presenting performances from the museum's Tapestry Room (pictured above), the ISGM is able to reach beyond the museum's walls to share incredible performances with a worldwide audience. The Concert launched in 2006, but Music at the Gardner is the longest-running museum program of its kind, and the Tapestry Room regularly plays host to worldclass performers. We hope you enjoy these "Spring Selections!"