Genius within : the inner life of Glenn Gould / a White Pine Pictures production ; a Lorber Films release ; directed by Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont ; produced by Peter Raymont. (Lorber Films, 2011)

An enigmatic musical poet and the most documented classical musician of the last century, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate international audiences twenty-six years after his untimely death. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould humanizes the legend, weaving together an unprecedented array of unseen footage, private home recordings and diaries, as well… Keep reading

Prof. Jim Lovensheimer’s new book receives outstanding review in TLS (London Times Literary Supplement)

On Feb. 18, 2011, the Times Literary Supplement reviewed Jim Lovensheimer’s book South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten (Oxford University Press, 2010). The full review is available at the Music Library service desk. The reviewer, Judith Flanders, commented on Lovensheimer’s book as the first book in a series that will be offered by Oxford, the Broadway Legacy… Keep reading

Шостакович, Д. Д. : Новое собрание сочинений = Shostakovich, D. D. : New Collected Works in 150 Volumes

Due to the generosity of one of our donors, the library has begun to acquire volumes from the New Collected Works of Dmitri Shostakovich. Dmitri Shostakovich’s New Collected Works in 150 volumes differs from Shostakovich’s Collected Works in 42 volumes primarily in its full embrace of the composer’s creative work. lt includes all his works… Keep reading

Pianists take note: Sheila Paige DVDs now available in the Music Library

Sheila Paige, frequent visitor to Blair and Executive Director of the Piano Wellness Seminar, has over 30 years experience in the work of Dorothy Taubman and an extensive background in Alexander Technique. She has also been a faculty member of the Dorothy Taubman Institute and is currently a faculty member of the Dorothy Taubman Seminar…. Keep reading

New acquisitions in the Music Library

34 DVDs featuring masterclasses by some of the world’s greatest musicians, including:Yuri Bashmet • Zakhar Bron • Ana Chumachenco • Dame Evelyn Glennie • Bernard Haitink • Håkan Hardenberger • Frans Helmerson • Stephen Hough • Steven Isserlis • Stephen Kovacevich • Joanna MacGregor • Joan Rodgers • Thomas Quasthoff • András Schiff • Gábor… Keep reading

Discovery of J.S. Bach organ work

In late March 2008, musicologists Stephan Blaut and Michael Pacholke from the University of Halle discovered a hitherto unknown organ composition by Johann Sebastian Bach among recent acquisitions of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt. Now numbered BWV 1128, this work is a large-scale fantasia based on the chorale Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns… Keep reading

Discover the Best Reviewed Recordings of the Noughties (or Oughties, or whatever you want to call them)

A criminally/necessarily abbreviated list (at least it can get you started) from the the Times Online, NPR, Downbeat, Soundcheck (WNYC), and a variety of other sources is below. Check Acorn for current availability and much more of the previous decade’s best. John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls CD MUS-7514 Julian Anderson, Book of Hours… Keep reading

Blair Celebrates Frédéric Chopin’s 200th Birthday

In honor of Chopin’s 200th birthday (March 1, 1810-October 17, 1849), the music library has created a special display of materials held in their collections. The music library holds over 60 scores, 100 books and 200 CDs on Chopin.  And, don’t forget Chopin’s 200th Birthday Celebration Concert on March 1st at 7 PM in Ingram… Keep reading