Irving S. Gilmore Music Library News

photo of cake
January 3, 2024
Staff, friends, and colleagues gathered to share stories and cake to celebrate the Gilmore Music Library’s anniversary. This year marks its 25th year in its spectacular spaces within Sterling Memorial Library.  More
photograph of Anthony Braxton, 2012
January 3, 2024
The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library partnered with the Tri-Centric Foundation to digitally preserve and provide online access to a treasure trove of rare archival material: 751 audio and video recordings by Anthony Braxton, one of the most prominent and ground-breaking composers and musicians of...
Willie Ruff (photo by Michael Marsland)
October 14, 2022
Jazz musician Willie Ruff, founding director of the Duke Ellington Fellowship Program at Yale, returns to campus on Oct. 14 to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary. Through the Ellington program, dubbed The Conservatory without Walls, renowned musicians mentored and performed with young people...
Julia Wolfe
August 3, 2020
Oral History of American Music (OHAM) is pleased to announce that its cornerstone collection, Major Figures in American Music, is now accessible online. Major Figures in American Music incorporates over 1400 interviews with noted American composers, performers and other significant musicians,...
Exhibit poster
March 27, 2020
The Gilmore Music Library celebrates the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the Yale School of Music with an exhibition that highlights the School’s early years. Among the musicians featured are Gustave Stoeckel (the first Professor of Music at Yale), Horatio Parker (the first Dean of the...
Berliner Gramophone Disc
January 24, 2020
The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library is pleased to announce the completion of a project to describe and provide free open access to a collection of 732 Berliner Gramophone discs from its Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) Collection. In the late 19th Century, Emil Berliner (1851-1929) developed the...
Dr. Luce A. Klein at a gallery opening for a Philippe Halsman exhibit, circa 1975. Photographer unknown.
December 5, 2019
Luce A. Klein, co-founder of Spoken Arts, Inc., passed away on 11 January, 2019.  Along with her family, we mourn the loss of one who, with her husband, Arthur, established in 1956 the recording company that pioneered the recording of literary works, paving the way for audiobooks industry we know...