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Archive: September 2010 (12 Posts)

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Rhapsody in Black: Gautier Capu├žon and Gabriela Montero

Posted by: Pat Padua

Tickets are now available for what promises to be an intensely romantic evening of music. Cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianist Gabriela Montero make up an exciting and photogenic musical partnership.  Born under the aegis of the legendary Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, the Venezuelan protégée and the brilliant young French cellist are two of the most charismatic …

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In the Reading Room: Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus

Posted by: Pat Padua

Reference Specialist Larry Appelbaum was at his station in the Performing Arts Reading Room a few weeks ago when he recognized a researcher who walked in the door. “Hi Ethan!” It was pianist Ethan Iverson of the unconventional jazz trio The Bad Plus. Iverson blogged about the experience in a post he calls “The Secrets of …

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Happy Birthday John Coltrane!

Posted by: Pat Padua

One of the great tenor (and soprano) saxophone voices, composer John Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926.  The Music Division has a number of  lead sheets that Coltrane submitted to copyright for compositions such as “Blue Train” and “Moment’s Notice.” The Library is also home to a set of tapes recorded at a performance by …

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Elevator Music

Posted by: Pat Padua

“We consider Music by Muzak a definite part of the modern office. It goes naturally with good lighting, soft colors and intelligent layout. After the installation of Muzak, our best estimates show that efficiency increased 5%.” –R.R. Harley, Assistant Treasurer, National Gypsum Co., Buffalo NY, in a 1965 Muzak brochure. On September 20, 1853, Elisha …

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On Sale Now!

Posted by: Pat Padua

Tickets are  now available for the following concerts in the Coolidge Auditorium. All concerts are free but require tickets available from Ticketmaster. Click on the artist’s name below to reserve yours. Thursday, October 21 @8:00 pm Talich Quartet Masterworks performed by the second incarnation of one of the world’s finest quartets – the epitome of …

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Twelve-tone Candles

Posted by: Pat Padua

Composer Arnold Schoenberg was born on this date in 1874. The Music Division is home to the Arnold Schoenberg Collection. Highlights of this collection include a correspondence between Schoenberg and his students Alban Berg and Anton Webern; a Wassily Kandinsky letter (Schoenberg exhibited his paintings with the Blue Rider group in 1912) that deals with …

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From Ella to Pocahontas

Posted by: Pat Padua

Every other Friday, a new batch of photos from the William P. Gottlieb collection  is uploaded to Flickr. This week’s selection includes iconic photos of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, and  portraits of jazz greats such as Errol Garner, Benny Goodman, and Lionel Hampton. But in addition to the well-known names are intriguing  portraits of  lesser- …

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Get Your Tickets Here!

Posted by: Pat Padua

Same old songs on your iPod? Couldn’t get tickets for Lady Gaga? The Music Division has the solution for you. Tickets are now available for the first concerts in the 2010-2011 season at the Coolidge Auditorium. All concerts are free but require tickets available from Ticketmaster. Click on the artist’s name below to reserve tickets. …