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Clarinuts! Livens up an Afternoon

The annual Clarinuts! recital in the Library’s Galleria yesterday was a resounding success! Professor Alan Kay and his students performed a wide variety of selections from the clarinet repertory by composers Paul Harvey, Jörg Widmann, Béla Kovács, Gabriel Pierné, Theresa

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Primary Sources in Music: Eighteen Portraits

Music Library volunteer Samuel Wallach produced the following essay about a collection of musical and artistic portraits created by composer Virgil Thomson and artist Maurice Grosser. The work is entitled “Eighteen Portraits,” and the Music Library owns a manuscript facsimile

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Art of the Violin

Students of violin professor Jennifer Frautschi performed on Monday afternoon in the Library Galleria as part of the Art of the Violin series. The program included works for solo violin by Kevin Puts, Johann Sebastian Bach, and John Corigliano. While

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Welcome to our Music Library Volunteer

We welcome Music Library volunteer Samuel Wallach to the University Libraries!  Samuel graduated in May 2022 with a major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a Music minor. He is also a talented pianist, composer and percussionist. (Some footage of

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The Sound of Music in the Library

A full house packed the Special Collections Seminar Room on Wednesday, October 19, to listen to Gems from the Music Library’s Vinyl Collection. Gisele Schierhorst, Head of the Music Library, played selections from the over 26,000 LPs that are discoverable

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Clarinuts recital held in Library

The May 4 Clarinuts Recital in the Library was well-received. Professor Alan Kay and his studio of clarinet students performed a variety of works by Jeff Scott, George Gershwin, John Mayer, Shulamit Ran, Christopher Stark, Richar Byrd and Helmut Hödl.

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Students, faculty, and staff enjoy vinyl hour

The Library’s Vinyl Hour in the Galleria was a success.  Gisele Schierhorst, Head of the Music Library, and a crew of library student assistants played LPs from the Music Library’s collection from noon until 1 pm.  Passersby included students who were

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Art of the Violin a great success

The Art of the Violin concert held in the Galleria on 4/12/22 was another resounding success.  Seated listeners and passersby were treated to works by Sergei Prokofiev, Jessie Montgomery and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  The violinists and pianists who performed were

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Music Library acquires Matthew Barnson scores

The Music Library has recently added a number of works by Music Department faculty member Matthew Barnson to our collections. Professor Barnson teaches composition, electronic music, theory and the history of music after 1945. He composes for orchestras, choirs, string quartets, voices, chamber ensembles,

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The Art of the Violin At Home

Violin Professor Jennifer Frautschi and her students in the Department of Music have put together the following performances for viewers to enjoy.  Professor Frautschi’s students regularly perform live in the Library’s Galleria during the Spring and Fall semesters.  Our thanks to her

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