Kim’s outdoorsy, picnic-worthy staff picks for this week!
Here is some of everything from the flora and the fauna to the cosmos and “nature, life, and love.”
- Songs of the Black Swan: Works Inspired By Nature – CD 9723
- “Nature, Life, and Love:” three concert overtures : In nature’s realm, op. 91, Carnival, op. 92, Othello, op. 93 ; Symphonic variations, op. 78 ; Scherzo capriccioso, op. 66 – Antonin Dvorak – CD 6099
- Songs of America on Home, Love, Nature, and Death – CD 6533
- Animal Songs: Bestiaries in English, French, and German – Stephen Swanson – CD 9954
- Le sacre du printemps – Igor Stravinsky – CD 2289
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- Accentus ; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin — Les sept derniere paroles du Christ en croix — CD 9732
- The Wayne Shorter Quartet — Without a Net — CD 9733
- Christian Wolff — 8 Duos — CD 9734
- Jennifer Higdon — An Exaltation of Larks — CD 9735
- Joseph Byrd — NYC 1960-1963 — CD 9736
- Jennifer Higdon — Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon — CD 9737
- Whole Notes: Johannes Brahms, Keeper of the Classical Flame – DVD 351
Recently, the Music Library has acquired a collection of Sixto Rodriguez’s CDs — check them out by clicking on the links below:
Don’t know much about Sixto Rodriguez? Well perhaps it’s about time you should, and the AU Library is here to help. In fact, Sixto Rodriguez has a fascinating story we believe should be shared! He is an American musician whose music never really became popular in the United States, but became extremely famous in South Africa. What is astonishing about his story is that he did not even know he had become famous in South Africa. Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary (available at the AU media services section of the library) that details the story of two of his Cape Town, South Africa fans who go on a quest to discover what had become of Sixto Rodriguez. Haven’t convinced you yet? Perhaps this fact will — this documentary just won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary as well as the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Speaking of films and music, how about checking out The Buddy Holly Story and Thunder Soul? Both are films that feature the stories of musicians who have truly shaped American music today. And the best part? Both are available at the AU music library!
Last but not least — if these aforementioned musical tastes are not your style, why don’t you check out Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen, which is also conveniently available at the AU Music Library!
So many things to listen and watch, so little time! Hope you enjoyed the blog post and come in to enjoy our selections sometime!
Bored of your music? Come check these out! We have a variety of genres, artists, and styles amongst our new CDs that you are sure to find something to your musical tastes!
- Various Artists – Close to Home: Music of American Composers – CD 10037
- James Bolle – Late Works – CD 10038
- Bernard Hoffer – Cosmic – CD 10039
- Bob Dylan – Christmas in the Heart – CD 10041
- The Tornadoes – Beyond the Surf: The Best of the Tornadoes – CD 10042
- Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhustle – You’ve Stolen My Heart – CD 10043
- Morton Gould – An American Salute – CD 10044
- Various Artists – February House: Original Cast Recording – CD 10040
We hope to see you stop by soon!
As 2013 picks up pace, it’s the perfect time to for new resolutions, new goals, and new arrivals at the music library! Pop by to check out some of our great new CD and DVD additions:
- Matthias Pintscher — Funf Orchesterstucke; Musik au Thomas Chatterton; Choc — CD 10023
- Mark Stewart — Exorcism of Envy — CD 10020
- Blood, Sweat, and Tears — Greatest hits – CD 10021
- Various Artists — Now. Here. This.: Original Cast Recording — CD 10024
- Various Artists — Bring It On The Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording — CD 10025
- King Crimson — In the Court of the Crimson King — CD 10022
- Various Artists — Leap of Faith The Musical: Original Broadway Cast Recording – CD 10025
- Various Artists — Call Me Madam — CD 10018
- Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition; Concerto for Orchestra — CD 10019
- Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap — DVD 349
Come in and check them out before checking out for the holidays!
Looking for something new to listen to that’s not Christmas-related? Looking for a Christmas gift for a friend? Check out some of our new arrivals for gift ideas and new tunes!
- CD 9986 – Atlantic R&B Vol 1: 1947-1952 – Various Artists
- CD 9988 – Atlantic R&B Vol 2: 1952-1954 – Various Artists
- CD 9989 – Atlantic R&B Vol 3: 1955-1957 – Various Artists
- CD 9990 – Atlantic R&B Vol 4: 1957-1960 – Various Artists
- CD 9993 – Atlantic R&B Vol 5: 1961-1965 – Various Artists
- CD 9994 – Atlantic R&B Vol 6: 1965 – 1967 – Various Artists
- CD 9983 – Vol 4 – Black Sabbath
- CD 9961 – Four Thousand Holes – John Luther Adams
- CD 9995 – Four Classic Albums – Anita O’Day
- CD 9992 – Good Vibrations: 30 Years of the Beach Boys – The Beach Boys
- CD 9987 – Phoenix Ensemble – Phoenix Ensemble
- CD 9991 – Matthias Pintscher – Matthias Pintscher
Conducted by Joshua Bayer, the American University Jazz Orchestra, joined by the Jazz Academy of Music, will bring back the best big band tunes and help you fall in love with jazz again. Tickets are only $5 for seniors and members of the AU community, and $10 for General Admission. We hope to see you tonight at 8 PM at the Abramson Family Recital Hall! For tickets please click HERE.
Hope you’re all having a pleasant day. I imagine many of you are probably chilling out in your dorm room or apartment. As you’re chilling out in your dorm room or apartment attempting to crank out that that essay drinking your coffee, why not pop in some smooth jazz tunes to help you concentrate? Here are some of my favourite picks:
1. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
Classic Miles Davis. What I consider a personal best introductory CD. (CD 3270)
2. Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz
Another great collection for the beginner listener of jazz! Contains a myriad of different artists and sub-genres. (CD 1447)
3. Nina Simone – Anthology
Most people know Madame Simone’s Feeling Good, but have a listen at her other songs. (CD 5090)
4. Earl Hines – Piano Man!
Everything on this CD is great – but as a pianist, I’m particularly drawn to the piano solo recordings! (CD 4252)
5. Duke Ellington – Greatest Hits
Another fantastic jazz artist and CD; Duke Ellington was one of the first I listened to when I was first interested in jazz music! (CD 2031)
Hello and Happy Monday everyone!
Here are music scores that have just arrived at the Music Library – come visit and check them out!
- Elliott Carter – 8 Etudes and a Fantasy for for Woodwind Quartet
- Janacek – Mladi, Youth, Die Jugend
- J.S. Bach / F. Bruggen – 11 Movements from the Sonatas and Partias
- John Cage – Music for Amplified Toy Piano
- Luening – Fantasia
- Malcolm Arnold – Quintet for 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, and Tuba
- Vincent Persichetti – Parable for Solo Trombone
- Walter Piston – Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon