Join the staff of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 p.m. for Candid Conversations, a 30-minute interview on current issues. On Oct. 2, Assistant Chief of Police Rick Burr will discuss how the Vanderbilt University police department is training to respond to civil unrest. He will… Keep reading
The university will officially kick off “GO THERE,” a campus wide campaign to promote brave dialogue and honest self-reflection toward creating a campus culture that invests in and supports the mental health and wholeness of every member of the Vanderbilt community. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the event scheduled from 11 a.m. to… Keep reading
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. It includes streaming audio tracks of music from 170 countries and over 1,000 cultural groups. It offers nearly the entire Folkways and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings catalogs and the collections of two regional… Keep reading
In addition to standard literature, library staff make it their business to collect lesser-known gems and future standard repertoire throughout the year. Several of these “gems” are currently on display at the Music Library. For more information (and to view our “treasure map”), see the exhibit’s Research Guide.
The Music Library celebrates March by featuring Aleatoric, Microtonal and Electronic music. Stop by the music library and check out scores, CDs, and DVDs on these topics. For a complete list, click here.
A new costume has been installed at the Central Library as part of the Stage & Screen Exhibit. Maria Jeritza’s costume from her role as Octavian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier is currently on display in the lobby of the 4th floor. Jeritza (1887–1982), a Moravian-born American soprano performed this role sixteen times at the Metropolitan… Keep reading
The music library celebrates February and Valentine’s Day with a focus on Duets. Grab a partner and read through some duets. For a list of duet scores see here.
Blair related recordings: Hear Dean Mark Wait and the Nashville Symphony perform Carter’s Piano concerto on CD MUS-6884 or via Naxos Music Library. Ask at the Music Library service desk for the DVD recording of the Elliott Carter Centenary Concert at Blair. Hear faculty member Lucien Stark perform Carter’s Piano sonata in 1976 and Charles… Keep reading
The Music Library now has an active subscription to IPA Source. IPA Source is the largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts, currently holding more than 6,305 texts including 1,129 aria texts. This resource can accessed from off campus as well through our proxy… Keep reading
Songs Before Sleep: for bass-baritone and piano / Richard Rodney Bennett (Novello, c2004) M1621 .B439 S6 2004 Check ACORN for availability