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Events: Charles Gounod at 200

Yesterday we celebrated the 200th birthday of the French composer, conductor, and organist Charles Gounod (17 June 1818 – 18 October 1893).Gounod is especially known today as the composer of the operas Faust (1859) and Roméo et Juliette (1867). But this does not do justice to his extensive oeuvre,...

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Events: A Musical Guide to the World Cup

Summer can officially begin! The World Cup is here. Tonight is the first game of the 2018 World Cup, in which the men's teams of 32 nations will compete for the ultimate prize in soccer.We're starting the group stage with a look at the musical sources for each of the qualifying nations. Countries...

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Library collections: Music and the Natural Sciences in 1800

Sometimes musical sources are well hidden. Or would your normally expect an imprint entitled Discourse Introductory to a Course of Lectures on the Science of Nature to have an appendix containing three vocal pieces?The Discourse is actually interesting in several regards. The author of the book...

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RISM A-Z: Philippe Quinault (1635-1688)

Our occasional series RISM A-Z brings us to the letter Q. Christoph Willibald Gluck, Carl Heinrich Graun, Georg Friedrich Händel, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Tommaso Traetta are some composers associated with the librettist Philippe Quinault (baptized 5 June 1635, Paris – 26 November 1688, Paris).The...

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