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Folk Music and Music Education: Zoltán Kodály

Today we celebrate the birthday of Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and music pedagogue Zoltán Kodály. We take a look at his life and his works available in the NLS Music Collection.

Progressive Rock, Classical Influences

Progressive Rock drew its inspiration from a number of influences. For this week’s NLS Music Notes Blog post, learn more about the classical music that inspired Rush, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, and many others!

New BARD Additions: October 2021

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in October 2021 by he NLS Music Section.

American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: E—Eastman School of Music

In our alphabetical journey through the NLS Music Collection, we have arrived this month at the letter E. 2021 is the centennial of the founding of one of the world’s leading music schools, the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Composers, educators, performers, and other music pioneers from this prestigious institution are represented far and wide throughout our holdings.

New BARD Additions: September 2021

What a Wonderful World this would be, dancing Cheek to Cheek, imagining to be Just a Gigolo: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald’s songbooks, and the piano version of Leonello Casucci’s memorable song, are now available as digital braille music scores for you to download from BARD. Check out this week’s blog to find these and many more new titles in the NLS Music digital collection.

Hidden Gems of the NLS Collection: Toccata, Villancico y Fuga, Op. 18 by Alberto Ginastera

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month. It is a time when we celebrate the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans that have contributed to our society in positive and meaningful ways. On our journey through the treasures of the NLS Music collection, we recently came across a wonderful work written for organ by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), the Toccata, Villancico y Fuga, Op. 18. While this work is performed by organists on a regular basis, the rest of us would benefit from learning more about both the composer and the composition.

New BARD Additions: August 2021

This month, the NLS Music Section has added many new materials to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), including songs by Adele, Johnny Cash, and Broadway’s Robert Lopez! There are also new piano lessons from Bill Brown and new transcriptions of the Tradition of Excellence concert band method. Read on to learn more about our latest digital offerings!

New BARD additions: June 2021

Today’s blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in June 2021 by the NLS Music Section.