There’s a big game on this Sunday, and while In the Muse does not have a dog in this fight, we can provide music for a victory dance should the Green Bay Packers emerge victorious. Should the Pittsburgh Steelers snack on the opposition, they can celebrate their renewed dynasty with “The Age of Steel,” from Music for the Nation. Have a happy and safe Super Bowl weekend, and may the best team win.
In the Muse would also like to belatedly celebrate a few birthdays by musical figures represented in the Library collections. The Music Division is home to the collections of Jerome Kern, born January 27, 1885; and Artur Rubinstein, born January 28, 1887. We also hold a number of manuscripts by Franz Schubert (born January 31, 1797, the same day, if not quite the same year, as stage and screen legend Carol Channing), and a substantial collection of materials by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, born February 3rd, 1809. Raspberries and cream for everybody, and cheese to the victor!