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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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Welcome to our new Dean, Karim Boughida

The entire staff at the University Libraries extend a warm welcome to our new Dean, Karim Boughida. We are delighted that Boughida has joined the SBU family as the next leader of the Libraries. The following text are taken from

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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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