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Congratulations to Deborah Heckert

on the recent publication of her book Composing History:  National Identities and the English Masque Revival, 1860-1920.  Dr. Heckert earned her PhD from Stony Brook (and worked in the Music Library during her student days).  She has taught at the

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“Color is the Keyboard,” December 4th Presentation by Professor Margaret Schedel

Join us on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1 pm for Professor Margaret Schedel’s talk, entitled, “Color is the Keyboard,” in the Special Collections Seminar Room. Professor Schedel will discuss how,  for over one hundred years, artists, composers and inventors

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“Treading Across the Precarious Present: Music, Pilgrimage and Healing in Kazakhstan,” by Dr. Margarethe Adams, Nov. 8

        On Thursday, November 8, Dr. Margarethe Adams will give her presentation, “Treading Across the Precarious Present: Music, Pilgrimage, and Healing in Kazakhstan.”  Kazakhstan’s shrine pilgrimages are widely varying in scope and kind, including sites dedicated to traditional

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Publications of Conductor and Verdi Scholar David Lawton (with Update!)

Congratulations to Dr. David Lawton, a Music Department faculty member since 1969, on his recent retirement.  Lawton served as Artistic Director of Stony Brook Opera, and as Chairman and Director of Graduate Studies.  He conducted the Stony Brook Symphony and

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Professor Benjamin Tausig presents “Bangkok is Ringing,” Tuesday, October 2

Professor Benjamin Tausig will talk about the ethnographic fieldwork he conducted during the antigovernment Red Shirt protests of 2010-2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.  This movement foreshadowed the sonic and media tactics which would soon be employed by the Arab Spring, Occupy

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Music Library Collection Highlight: Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16

Edvard Grieg’s (1843-1907) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, op. 16 is one of the most popular works of its kind in the history of classical music.  Composed in 1868, it is his only completed concerto (there are sketches for a

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Charles Rosen’s Recordings

Charles Rosen (1927-2012) was a pianist, author and educator.  He was a faculty member of Stony Brook University’s Music Department from 1971-1985.  Among his many books, the most famous, The Classical Style (1971; updated by Rosen in 1997), received the

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Music Monuments and Critical Editions in the Library

The print volumes in the Music Library with the call number M3 make up the “Music Monuments,” section.  In this area the complete works and critical editions of music provide comprehensive content by composer, time period or geographic region.  What

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J.S. Bach’s Study Bible in the Music Library

    A facsimile of composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s Study Bible, published by Uitgeverij Van Wijnen in the Netherlands, has been added to the Music Library’s holdings.  The original volumes were published in 1681-82, with commentary by theologian Abraham Calov

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“Art of the Flute,” Performance Friday, April 13 at Noon

  Students of acclaimed flutist and faculty member Carol Wincenc will perform selections in the Library Galleria on Friday, April 13  at noon.   Selections will be for flute and piano, as well as for flute choir.    

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