Alan Westby, Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Department
Julia Perry - American Neoclassicist
Julia Perry (1924-1979) was an American composer of African descent who had remarkable success in Europe and the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s. She made an international impression with her Stabat Mater, composed in 1951, and her Short Piece for Orchestra the following year.
Happy Birthday, Florence Price - Groundbreaking Composer
On Easter Sunday, 1939, contralto Marian Anderson performed one of the most significant concerts in American history.
George Walker: African-American Composer
George Walker was one of America's most honored composers, having had his works performed by every major orchestra in the country, and was the first African-American composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for music.
Films From the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema
Among the many outstanding films available to patrons on Kanopy are several classics from the golden age of Japanese cinema, the 1950s.
Chinatown: Film Score Sets the Mood
The success and lasting popularity of the 1974 neo-noir classic, Chinatown, are often credited to Robert Towne's
Eastern and Western Sounds Combined: Korean Composer Yun Isang
The library has recently added its first scores by the Korean composer Yun Isang (윤이상 / 尹伊桑) to our collection.
New Musical Scores by Women Composers
Women's History Month provides an opportunity to highlight some of the new scores in our collection by women composers. Many of these scores are the first works by these composers in our music collection.