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Two Stellar Music Department Recitals

took place this week in the Library’s Galleria. “The Art of the Violin,” featured works by Martinu, Ravel and Saint-Saens, performed by students of Professor Jennifer Frautschi. “Clarinuts,” is the annual clarinet studio recital presented by students of Professor Alan

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Stony Brook Brass

gave a stellar concert at Caroline Church in East Setauket on Saturday, with works by Gabrieli, Brahms, Koestier, Meyer, Böhme, Monk and Tower. The members are Stephen McLean and Tom Pang, trumpets ; Ryan Hayward, tuba, Michael Lockwood, trombone, and

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Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Tausig

on the recent publication of his book, Bangkok Is Ringing: Sound, Protest and Constraint, by Oxford University Press. Bangkok is Ringing is an on-the-ground sound studies analysis of the Red Shirt and Yellow Shirt protests that shook Thailand just before

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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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