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New BARD Additions: August 2022

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in August 2022 by the NLS Music Section.

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Pirates, Sorcerers, and Gondoliers: the Life of Sir Arthur Sullivan

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today we celebrate the birthday of British composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. Read about him and some of the materials by and about him in the NLS Collection.

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Hoffman’s Tales

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog post highlights some of the pieces in the NLS Music collection inspired by the works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, who was born on this day in 1776.

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A Composer for All Seasons: Benjamin Britten

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This blog is a brief look at some of Benjamin Britten's compositions and relevant materials from the NLS Music Section.

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American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: A (Part 1 – Adams, John)

Posted by: Katie Rodda

The following is a guest blog post from the new section head of the NLS Music Section, Juliette Appold. Have you ever thought about listing classical and contemporary composers by their last names from A to Z? How about identifying American composers from A to Z? And how about filling the alphabet with names of …

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Some Splendid Saint-Saëns Selections

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today we celebrate the 179th birthday of Camille Saint-Saëns, a famous French composer, most well-known for his works The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah, and a number of other pieces. Saint-Saëns began his musical studies at the incredible age of three, while he was living with his mother and aunt in …