Congratulations to Prof. Susan Boynton on her new book, Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of Eighteenth-Century Spain, published by Oxford University Press (2011). There will be a book release and panel discussion taking place on Monday, October 31, at 6:30pm, in the Skylight Room of the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. (at 34th St). A reception will follow.
The event is presented by the Foundation for Iberian Music, and is free and open to the public. Full details on the event are available at this link on their site.
The title is listed in CLIO at this link (it’s currently on order and not yet available as of this writing, but you can place a Hold on it).
Prof. John Szwed’s new biography of Alan Lomax, the American folklorist and ethnomusicologist, is in, and available in CLIO, under call number ML423 L6347 S98 2010, and it promises to be a thoughtful and entertaining read. Szwed is a noted anthropologist and jazz scholar, professor in the Music Dept. at Columbia, and also Acting Director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia. You can read the New York Times’ recent review at this link.
Interested in checking out some of Alan Lomax’s many recordings? You can search in CLIO under keywords= Alan Lomax, and then limit your search to music sound recordings. You’ll see a list of over 120 available recordings (which can be checked out for 4 weeks). There are also several recordings by Lomax available in the online audio databases American Song, and a few in Smithsonian Global Sound.
Music Dept. Ph.D. Yelena Grinberg will perform in a concert at Merkin Hall, on Sunday, 4/27 at 8pm. More details available at this link. She can also be heard performing Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Brahms, and others, on CD13034 in the collection of the Music & Arts Library. Recordings circulate to students, faculty, and staff for 2 weeks.
On Friday, May 10th, at 7pm, the Music & Arts Library’s own Aaron Meicht will be featured in a concert in the Experimental Music Series at St. Mark’s Church in the East Village, 131 E. 10th St. (at 2nd Ave). Other featured artists are Paula Mathussen and Gisburg.
Aaron has 2 CD’s available in the Library’s collection: CD13760, “Dig the sound live”, and CD13759, “Loud like hemlocks”. Check them out! (Recordings circulate for 2 weeks to Columbia affiliates)
There’s a recording in the Library’s collection, featuring Music Dept. student Yelena Grinberg on the piano. Check it out! (recordings circulate to Columbia students, faculty and staff for two weeks)