Singers and classical music enthusiasts, rejoice! We’ve put out the rest of the records, books, sheet music, VHS tapes, CDs, and more from the estate of Dr. Barbara Lockard Zimmerman. There’s some really fantastic stuff, so stop by this weekend!
The Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives is starting a Record Listening Club! This will be a series of events where we invite faculty and staff from across campus to select an album from the Sound Recordings Archives that’s significant to them either personally or as part of their research and lead a group discussion about it. We’ll be providing streaming access to the audio ahead of time so attendees can come prepared to share their responses.
Up first, we’ll be listening to 1957’s Here’s Little Richard with Sound Recordings Archivist Bill Schurk on Wednesday December 2 at 8p in the Arts Village. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in the Arts Village for access to the streaming audio.
Hope to see you there and keep an eye out for details about future events!
There’s a cornucopia of delicious discards in the free bins! Select from CDs, books, cassettes, open reels, and even some LPs. We’re predicting that Bacharach Baroque is going to be the runaway hit from this batch, but one never knows.
If you haven’t checked out our subscription to Met Opera on Demand yet, now’s a great time because they’ve added some new content!
Last April’s Live in HD presentation of opera’s most popular double bill—Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci—is now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. The new production by Sir David McVicar stars Marcelo Álvarez in the lead tenor roles of both operas, along with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza and George Gagnidze as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Patricia Racette as Nedda and Gagnidze as Tonio in Pagliacci. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts. With this month’s new releases, all ten Live in HD presentations from the 2014/15 Met season are now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access.
As an added bonus this month, a special documentary feature called “Live at the Met: From Stage to Screen” is also newly available. This incredible look at the preparation and production of a Live in HD cinema transmission takes you behind the scenes of the new Cav/Pag with the HD director, host, stars, and crew for an up-close view of the exciting process behind the Met’s extraordinary HD presentations.
Two new audio-only titles are also available:
Rusalka (Dvorák): radio broadcast recorded on 12/11/1993, conducted by John Fiore and starring Gabriela Benacková, Janis Martin, Stefania Toczyska, Ben Heppner, and Sergei Koptchak.
Peter Grimes (Britten): radio broadcast recorded on 12/31/1994, conducted by James Conlon and starring Renée Fleming, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, and Alan Opie.
Hello to those of you who found us thanks to Campus Update! We’ve planned a special sampler of freebies for you this week. We’ve got LPs, CDs, 45s, books, sheet music, magazines, and more on a variety of topics ranging from opera to country to musical analysis to jazz to rock and roll. Come check it out and if you find something great, tell a friend!
|Please join us for a reception dedicating the donation to Bowling Green State University of the Vitak-Elsnic Polka Collection by Music Publishers of America.
Monday, October 19
To RSVP for the event or for assistance related to special accommodations, please contact Susannah Cleveland at email@example.com.
The Vitak-Elsnic Company, founded in 1895 by Ohioan Louis Vitak, has been described by one music historian as “the most important firm [in America] in development of the [polka] genre.”* The Vitak-Elsnic Collection consists of thousands of polka original compositions and arrangements for band, orchestra, accordion, concertina and piano. It is arguably the largest single collection of American-generated polka music in the world. Music Publishers of America acquired the collection in 2013.
We had so much good stuff to put out this week that it wouldn’t all fit in the bins! Be sure to take a look in the cart near the elevators and the box underneath the bins for some great jazz vinyl, DVDs, books, and magazines. Many of these items are from the estate of Wendell Jones, BGSU percussion professor and jazz performer.