This blog post continues the NLS Music Section’s series of American Music from A to Z. This week, we take a look at the life and music of Hazel Dickens.
In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog post, we bring you the latest offerings that have been added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). Please enjoy this musical feast, and Happy Holidays from the NLS Music Section!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
This blog is continuation of our “American Music from A to Z” series. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at Delta Blues, and materials in the NLS Collection about the blues.
This blog posts celebrates the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival and provides a list of materials available from the NLS Music Section and greater NLS Collection relating to the music and artists featured in the festival.
For this installment of “Song Stories”, we are going to explore how James Agee’s prose and Samuel Barber’s music came together for “Knoxville: Summer of 1915.”