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Spin the Baroque! Contemporary Music for Harpsichord

  Join us for a new and refreshing lunchtime break!  Renowned harpsichordist, scholar, and beloved teacher Joyce Lindorff and her students join us at Temple University Library on Thursday, March 12th, 12-1. Although commonly associated with what we call the baroque period in music (ca. 1600-1750), the harpsichord now enjoys a rich and renewed repertoire as … Continue reading

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Extend the Romance with Rodgers & Hart!

Beyond the Notes, the phenomenal new Boyer Noontime Concert Series at Paley Library is back!  Come for a relaxing and engaging musical experience at the library, very informal. Eat lunch, meet friends, relax, and let the music delight you. Light refreshments provided. John Johnson, Temple University’s Boyer College  beloved professor of Music Theory, scholar, and … Continue reading

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The Russians are Coming! Русские идут!

  Dr. Charles Abramovic and his Sensational Students Return!   Early Russian Animated Shorts  Music by Dmitri Shostakovich   What better way to kick off a spooky weekend than with early Russian silent film and music by Shostakovich!  Screenings of The Cameraman’s Revenge (Ladislas Starewicz, 1910) and Romance with a Double Bass (Kai Hansen, 1911) will be … Continue reading

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Temple Made! Hall & Oates Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams Come True Congratulations to Daryl Hall and John Oates, the renowned rock duo Hall & Oates, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014! Daryl Hall (Daryl Hohl, Boyer, music education, choral music) and John Oates (Communication, Journalism) met at … Continue reading

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What Does the Fox Say?

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photo Natasha Lloyd What does the fox say?   “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!” according to Ylvis and this viral video.  As the lyrics say, “Dog goes woof Cat goes meow Bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak.” We have words for sounds of many creatures in the animal kingdom, but our vocabulary lacks an appropriate expression for the sound … Continue reading

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Great News from Naxos Music Library!

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Arguably the most extensive representation of the classical music repertoire in online streaming audio, Naxos Music Library just got even better by adding Sony Classical recordings to its offerings.  Sony Classical is the label for many legendary artists such as Joshua Bell, Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Yo Yo Ma, Glenn Gould, Vladimir Horowitz, Leonard Bernstein, … Continue reading

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See, Hear, and Listen to Music with Classical Music in Video!

Temple University Libraries now has Classical Music in Video! See and hear the world’s top artists performing masterpieces of music in Classical Music in Video.  See  Daniel Barenboim playing Liszt’s Annees de Pelerinage , Simon Rattle conducting Carmina Burana, or Gil Shaham playing Brahms Violin Concerto. Attend masterclasses by Andras Schiff , Evelyn Glennie, Kurt Masur, or Maxim Vengerov. See interviews with legends such as Yehudi Menuhin, Iannis Xenakis, … Continue reading

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Audio Drama: L.A. Theatre Works

Audio Drama: L.A. Theatre Works is an outstanding collection of performances of nearly 300 streaming audio plays created specifically for listening from the archives of  L.A. Theatre Works, the premier audio theater company in America.    The plays range from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and include well-known as well as emerging playwrights.  Funded … Continue reading

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Suffering from Olympics Withdrawal Syndrome?

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Celebrate with some olympic music!  Music enveloped the entire 2012 London Olympics event, showcasing, highlighting, and, of course, advertising the musical talent of Great Britain.  Spectators and viewers from around the world heard everything from the London Philharmonic, to the Spice Girls,  Paul McCartney,  Mr. Bean (?!) and much more. As customary, controversies accompanied the music … Continue reading

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The Timeless Genius of J.S. Bach – for free!

From Margaret Loebe at Alexander Street Press   The free featured download from Classical Music Library is Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Trio Sonata No. 4, BWV 528.”   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was a German composer and organist, and arguably one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time. The organ sonata represents a diversion from the … Continue reading

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