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New Books! September/October 2014

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The Rhythm of Thought : art, literature, and music after Merleau-Ponty - Jessica Wiskus
Call Number: B2430.M547 W758r
ISBN: 9780226030920
Publication Date: 2013-06-01

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Eye hEar the Visual in Music - Simon Shaw-Miller
Call Number: ML3849.Sh28ey
ISBN: 9781409426448
Publication Date: 2013-11-20

Teaching of Action in String Playing : developmental and remedial techniques [for] violin and viola - Paul Rolland
Call Number: MT260.R647t
ISBN: 1883026199
Publication Date: 2007
his book is a comprehensive guide for teaching basic violin and viola skills. It is also a detailed manual for the film series "The Teaching of Action in String Playing," produced by the University of Illinois String Research Project. The central issue of this four-year government grant was the hypothesis that movement training, designed to free the student from excessive tensions, can be introduced within an organized plan of string instruction, and that such a plan, in the long run, will result in faster learning and better performance in all facets of instruction. The research dealt primarily with the violin and viola. However, the principles and musical materials are also applicable (with minor adjustments) to the cello and double bass.

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Strings Attached : one tough teacher and the gift of great expectations - Joanne Lipman; Melanie Kupchynsky
Call Number: ML423.K964 L664st
ISBN: 9781401324667
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Public-school music teacher Jerry Kupchynsky, known as Mr. K, was a Ukrainian-born taskmaster who yelled and stomped and screamed, and who drove his students harder than anyone had ever driven them before. Through sheer force of will, he made them better than they had any right to be. Two former students take you on a journey that spans from his days as a forced Nazi laborer and his later home life as a husband to an invalid wife, to his heart-breaking search for his missing daughter, Melanie's sister.

Basics : 300 exercises and practice routines for the violin - Simon Fischer
Call Number: MT265.F525b (On Reserve)
ISBN: 1901507009
Publication Date: 1997

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The Gershwins and Me : a personal history in twelve songs - Michael Feinstein
Call Number: ML385.F327g
ISBN: 9781451645309
Publication Date: 2012-10-16
Presents an illustrated tribute to the lives and legacies of the Gershwins that is presented through the stories of twelve of their most enduring songs including "Strike Up the Band" and "Love Is Here to Stay."

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Benjamin Britten : a life for music - Neil Powell
Call Number: ML410.Br778 P871be
ISBN: 9780805097740
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
This centenary biography looks at the music, the life, and the legacy of the greatest British composer of the twentieth century, and his life partner, tenor Peter Pears

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Benjamin Britten : a life in the twentieth century - Paul Kildea
Call Number: ML410.Br778 K552be
ISBN: 9781846142321
Publication Date: 2013-07-17
In the eyes of many, Benjamin Britten was our finest composer since Purcell (a figure who often inspired him) three hundred years earlier. He broke decisively with the romantic, nationalist school of figures such as Parry, Elgar and Vaughan Williams and recreated English music in a fresh, modern, European form.

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The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc : a study guide - Alissa Deeter; Robert Peavler
Call Number: MT121.P863 D36m
ISBN: 9780810884144
Publication Date: 2013-12-12
Includes texts of most of the songs, principally in French, with IPA Transcription song text and word-for-word translation.

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The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia - Roberta Montemorra Marvin (Editor)
Call Number: Ref. ML102.Op2 C144v
ISBN: 9780521519625
Publication Date: 2014-01-09

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Music Research : a handbook, 2nd ed. - Laurie J. Sampsel
Call Number: Ref. ML113.Sa48m 2013
ISBN: 9780199797127
Publication Date: 2012-07-24
Music Research: A Handbook is designed for use in both undergraduate and graduate music courses that require students to engage in library research or to write research papers. Concise and practical, this unique handbook does not aim to provide an exhaustive introduction to music research; rather, it is highly selective and helps students navigate the most significant English-language research tools and resources; reference titles in major areas; and the principal sources in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.



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Janet Winzenburger
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Where do you work in the Library?
My desk is in the Technical Services area as far North of the front door as you can go. When not there I am probably in the Orchestra Library.
What are your musical interests/activities?
I play and teach viola da gamba, am active as a soloist and chamber player of 17th-century music and play vielle, medieval harp, hurdy gurdy and a variety of winds in Medieval and Renaissance groups. I also am Music Director at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church working with choirs and instruments.
What are your hobbies?
jewelry making, sailing, historical fiction


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Anne Lockard
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Where do you work in the Library?
My corner office is in the Technical Services section at the north end of the Library.
What are your musical interests/activities?
Baroque music, folk, bluegrass, anything excellent! I am a harpsichordist/pianist and currently play keyboards for Brooklyn Presbyterian Church.
What are your hobbies?
birdwatching, squaredancing, travel

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Denise Smith Green
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Where do you work in the Library?
My desk is in Technical Services and I also work in The Library Media Center
What are your musical interests/activities?
Singing and Conducting; Currently I direct a small church choir in Lyndhurst, sing on the Music Team, and help coordinate the Worship Team there.
What are your hobbies?
When not doing the above, I enjoy getting out and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy singing and reading new children's books to my daughter, and listening to books on CD.


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