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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

Posted in Events, Music, Music Library

Librarian Gisele Schierhorst’s Scholarly Article Published in American Music Research Center Journal

Gisele Schierhorst, Head of the Music Library at Stony Brook University, has authored a comprehensive history of an important, yet under-documented orchestra established on Long Island with roots here at Stony Brook University. The article entitled “The Suffolk Symphonic Orchestra and Society

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Music, Music Library, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

My Research Life: Claire Garfield

Welcome to the inaugural post of My Research Life, interviews with Stony Brook people about how and where they do their research. Today, librarian Chris Filstrup interviews Claire Garfield, a senior biology major and marine science, chemistry, and French minor.

Posted in About Us, Academic Subjects, Libraries, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Melville Library, Music Library, My Research Life, Research, Southampton

The Tolkien Pathfinder

The following post is the final entry in a series by Music Library intern Dan Hunt discussing the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Since the publication of “The Hobbit” in 1937, the world of Middle-earth

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J.R.R. Tolkien and the Kalevala

The following post is the sixth entry in a series by Music Library intern Dan Hunt discussing the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Click here to view the previous post regarding the Jean Sibelius composition

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Kullervo and Turin: Music and Tragedy in Middle-earth

The following post is the fifth entry in a series by Music Library intern Dan Hunt discussing the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Click here to view the previous post regarding the musicians who were

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Beyond the Books

The following post is the fourth entry in a series by Music Library intern Dan Hunt discussing the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The previous post highlighted the development of “The Road Goes Ever On”

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The Road Goes Ever On. A Song Cycle: Donald Swann Spotlight

This post is the third part of Music library intern Dan Hunt’s research into J.R.R. Tolkien’s creation of Middle-earth and the music connections that influenced him. You may wish to begin with the first post in this series. Roads go

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And It Is Sung: The Music of Iceland

The Library’s intern Dan Hunt has been researching the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. This is a supplement to the first blog post in this series. While reading the books pertaining to Middle-earth I came

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Musical Influences

The Library’s intern Dan Hunt has been researching the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The article below contains his preliminary findings. “In the beginning Eru, the One, who in the Elvish tongue is named Iluvatar,

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