Woman playing the lute

The Gilmore Music Library holds many remarkable scores, books, and images of guitar and lute music. Our online exhibit, Treasures of Guitar and Lute Music from the Gilmore Music Library, spans more than 400 years. It includes two remarkable lute works from the late 16th and early 17th centuries: a treatise by Vincenzo Galilei (the father of the scientist Galileo Galilei) and a rare print of John Dowland’s Lachrimae.

The guitar makes its appearance with a late 17th-century treatise by Gaspar Sanz. From the 19th-century, we have a letter from the composer and guitarist Mauro Giuliani. The 20th-century is represented by a guitar arrangement by Andrés Segovia, the most celebrated classical guitarist of his era, a study by the renowned Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a composition by Jack Vees, the director of Yale’s Center for Studies in Music Technology. Finally, we have selected three striking images from the library’s large collection of guitar iconography.

Book by Samuel Moyn, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Join us on Professor Moyn's book talk about his new book, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, March 27th in the International Room at Sterling Memorial Library at 4:30pm. In Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, Professor Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human rights our highest ideals while simultaneously neglecting the demands of a broader social and economic justice. The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies.