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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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Did You Catch Vinyl Notes for the Holidays?

Music librarian Gisele Schierhorst shared some holiday favorites in Vinyl Notes #2, the Libraries’ YouTube series highlighting the hidden treasures in our LP collection. This time out, Gisele focused on vocal recordings around the theme of the season. She provides

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Vinyl Notes from the Music Library

Did you know that the Music Library has an extensive collection of LPs available to students along with on-site record players to play them? If you did not grow up collecting vinyl records then you may not realize the amount

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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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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

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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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