The AU Library is hosting a VINTAGE RECORD SALE tomorrow from
10 am – 3 pm outside the Main Library!
Come down with $3 for a library bag and all the records that you can fit!
Other used media equipment will be on sale as well.
We’ll be selling a big batch of withdrawn LPs at rock-bottom prices in front of Bender Library on Wednesday (10am-3pm). Don’t have a turntable? Don’t let that keep you away. If you’re crafty, Instructables has all sorts of projects you can do with vinyl records to enhance your home decor.
For example, how about this handsome room-divider curtain? Pretty classy, huh?
Books falling over? You need bookends.
You can make a container (flowerpot?) with just a coffee can and a hairdryer, or with a little more work, you can have a decorative bowl, suitable for the finest coffee table.
You have not LIVED until you’ve listened to Fela Kuti! Born in Nigeria, Fela dedicated his life to his passion for music and his people. After visiting the United States in the height of the civil rights movement Fela was inspired to use his own music – a creation which he called AFRO-BEAT – to bring brotherhood and equality to black people through out the world. In his time, Fela’s music spurred riots and united his nation. Today, The Black President continues to inspire those seeking freedom, equality and the true power of music. (CD 5190)
This is a beautiful tango album. Although not all the pieces are original Piazzolla, everyone has a uniqueness and beauty of its own. The entire CD is an emotional roller-coaster (as most tangos are). Be prepared to cry, dance, sing and contemplate life and the music of tango. (CD 5999)
Saxophonists and Saxophone lovers unite! Zenón is, in my opinion, one of the world’s most incredible players! Born in Puerto Rico and educated at the Berklee School of Music, Zenón combines his country’s folk music with his formal jazz training to create a mind blowing Latin jazz CD. The CD is a 2010 Grammy Nominee and considered “Best Latin Jazz Album’ and “Best Improvised Jazz Solo.” This is a definite MUST listen! (Also check out Zenón’s website) (CD 5123)
Walter Piston - Symphon No. 4m, Three New England Sketches, Capriccio for Harp and String Orchestra (CD 5840)
Mozart – Kiri Te Kanawa, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sir Colin Davis Vesperae solennes de confessore, Kyrie in D minor, Ave verum corpus, Exsultate jubilate (CD 5824)
Heifetz – Sibelius, Prokofiew and Glazunov Concertos (CD 5813)
Leonard Slatkin and Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra – Bizet’s Carmen, Grieg’s Peer Gynt (CD 5806)
Mozart/Haydn – Horn Concertos Nos. 1-4, Trumpet Concerto (CD 5802)
Glazunov/Dvorák -Violin Concerto, Violin Concerto and Romance,Op. 11 (CD 5845)
Saint-Saëns – String Quartets (CD 5849)
Mozart -Horn Concerti Eric Ruske (CD 5795)
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, Gunter Wand (CD 5796)
Mozart – Piano Concertos Nos. 9 and 18 Leif Ove Andsnes (CD 5799)
Cantos – music of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon (CD 5280)
Mozart – Symphonies Nos. 31, 40 and 41 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (CD 5811)
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 2 and No. 5 “Emperor” Andreas Delfs and the London Symphony Orchestra with John O’Conor, piano (CD 5842)
Mozart – Symphonies Nos. 36 and 38 Jeffrey Tate (CD 5837)
Douglas Lilburn – The Three Symphonies (CD 5816)
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin – Mendelssohn, Brahms (CD 5823)
San Francisco Symphony – Sessions’ Symphony No. 2 and Harbison’s Symphony No. 2, Oboe Concerto William Bennett, oboe (CD 5847)
Conversations – Keyboard and Chamber Music by John Bilotta and David Gaines (CD 5278)
Milos Raichovich – Far Away (CD 5279)
More exciting new CDs have arrived at the AU Music Library. Be sure to check out these selections and many others:
Duke Ellington‘s Suite from ‘The River’ and William Grant Still‘s “Afro-American Symphoney” (CD 5820)
2 new CDs by the Columbia Symphony Orchestra: One, conducted by Bruno Walter explores Symphonies Nos. 36 and 38 by Mozart (CD 5839) and the other, also conducted by Bruno Walter, explores Haydn‘s Symphonies No. 88 and 100 (CD 5843)
For those music lover’s who enjoy oddly named pieces, check out the new recording of Prokofiev (CD 5798) with his Symphonic Suite entitled “The Love of Three Oranges“
And a special word goes out to David Diamond‘s Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 (CD 5808) preformed by the Seattle Symphony. (Being from Alaska, Seattle holds a dear place in my ♥)
Also, a reminder of the RECORD SALE that is taking place on SEPTEMBER 1ST in front of the MAIN LIBRARY!!!
Here is one Dave Brubeck album that actually doesn’t have Paul Desmond on it, and I think it’s better for it. As well as those two musicians worked together, the forceful and energetic reed playing by Bobby Militello provides a welcome contrast on this album. This also contains my favorite Brubeck tune, “Thank You,” which was originally debuted in Poland in order to thank the nation for giving us Frederick Chopin. — CD 1443
This is a really exciting album. It’s Chick Corea with a full orchestra at his disposal. The recording contains both an original concerto and a colorful arrangement of one of his most famous and infectious tunes, “Spain.” — CD 2087
Not every track on here is solid gold, but I included it because you’ll hear completely unique re-imaginings of familiar jazz tunes. It’s a meld of classical and jazz writing, but it doesn’t sound anything like traditional “third-stream” writers such as Dave Brubeck. The CD contains arrangements of two of my favorite tunes of all-time: Gillespie’s “Con Alma” and Miles’ “Blue in Green” — CD 589
This album is simply amazing. All Monk originals, all great arrangements, all great players. If you like jazz arranging at all this album is required listening. — CD 5093
Arvo Pärt is a “minimalist” composer of sacred music. He pioneered a unique technique in which most voices stay on the tonic chord for the entire piece, while individual voices move mostly step-wise. The one track that really deserves a listen is “Magnificat,” one of his more well-known works. You’ll be amazed at the colors and moods Pärt can squeeze out of just an F minor triad. — CD 4102
Bill Evans – Bill Evans with the Flutists: What’s New with Jeremy Steig/Nirvana with Herbie Mann (CD 5249)
Björk – Debut (CD 5248)
Moritz Moszkowski – Twenty-six Pieces for Pianoforte, Vol. II (M22.M67 1901 v.2)
Franz Schubert – Piano Works for Four Hands, Vol. II (M201.S4 P4 v.2)
Samuel Barber – Medea’s Dance of Vengeance – for concert band (M1254.B37 M4 1998)
Welcome back to all those returning to AU! The music library is happy to serve you again this year. It is looking to be an exciting year!
We hired two new amazing staff members and would like to welcome Hanaleah and Ellen to AU Library Community.
A Note on An Upcoming Event:
September 1st 10 am-3 pm
Record Sale in front of the Main Library
Also, keep checking our blog for Staff Picks and New Arrivals!!!
We recently received a generous donation of Frank Sinatra box sets. From his first recordings with the Dorsey orchestra to his late-1980s recordings for Reprise, these 1261 songs over 59 discs cover nearly his entire career, and should prove to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in 20th century popular song, pop vocals, or Sinatra himself, of course.
Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra in Hollywood: 1940-1964 – six disc box set (CD 5222)