Irving S. Gilmore Music Library News

Boundaries of Romanticism poster thumbnail
March 27, 2015
It’s customary to describe the history of western art music as a progression of historical periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. These periods form the basis of countless books, recordings, courses, radio programs, and so on. But they are the creation of...
Seeing Voices: Imaging Applied to Early Recorded Sound Preservation
September 24, 2014
The Yale Library is delighted to offer a lecture and reception featuring Professor Carl Haber, Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and 2013 MacArthur Fellow. The event is sponsored by the Richard Warren Jr. (B.A. 1959) Fund for the Preservation and Promotion of Music. ...
August 13, 2014
Did you know that Yale Library provides access to a number of Cambridge History of Music volumes from American Music to World Music. Here's a listing of all of them. The Cambridge History of American Music The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music The Cambridge History of Musical...
Monday, February 24, 2014 - Monday, June 16, 2014 Robert B. Haas Family Library, 180 York St., New Haven, CT 06511 Improvisation is the word that first comes to mind for many when they think of jazz. Imagine musicians playing together, being inspired by each other’s performance, and collaborating...
A new exhibit is now on view in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, located in Sterling Memorial Library. Most of the Music Library’s holdings come from the classical tradition, but it is also a world-renowned center of jazz research. The Library is the home of the papers of the “King of Swing,”...
Plays Well with Others exhibit poster thumbnail
Fall 2014 Since at least the invention of the bicinium, the two-part vocal or instrumental compositions of the Renaissance and early Baroque, duets have been an integral part of learning to play an instrument or sing, and have been included in most etude, method, and music theory books for at least...

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