Monday, November 28, 2011

Gifts (Not) To Buy For The Classical Fans In Your Life

"It's Cyber Monday again, and we here at Deceptive Cadence thought it was time to provide a public service to our readership: a survey of the very worst presents we've found online with classical music lovers as the presumed recipients. We're shopping at the intersection of good intention and bad taste."

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Esa-Pekka Salonen wins the 2012 Grawemeyer Award

"Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Violin Concerto has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. The award is generally considered the most prestigious international honor for a new score; past winners have been several such masters of modern music as Witold Lutoslawski, Gy├Ârgy Ligeti and Pierre Boulez."

For the full story, please see the LA Times.

Himie Voxman, emeritus professor and School of Music director, dies at 99

"University of Iowa emeritus professor Himie Voxman, who was the director of the UI School of Music for more than a quarter century (1954-1980) died Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at the age of 99. The Voxman Music Building, which was destroyed by the 2008 flood, was named in his honor in 1995, and the UI named him an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2008."

For the full story, please see Performing Arts at Iowa.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Want a quick Bibliography?

It is that time of the quarter again, time to start working on those final papers! Let a citation management software help. RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero are citation management softwares that allow you to keep all of those book and article citations for your papers in one place. Curious about which one will fit your needs? Watch our webinar on Choosing a Citation Management System that Works for You to help make your decision.

Are you ready to add footnotes and a bibliography to your paper and need some help? Watch our webinars on RefWorks and Zotero to learn tips on creating these for your papers. Or, construct your bibliographies and for your papers the old fashion way. Use our citation style guides as a model to creating your own bibliographies and footnotes!

Site to Resell Music Files Has Critics

"Music fans looking to clear out some clutter can always try to sell their old CDs. But can someone resell an old digital music file of “Thriller” that’s languishing on a computer? "

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Google Scholar Opens Up Its Citations

"Anyone can now track his or her citations via Google Scholar. The free citation service is “a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time,” the company said in an announcement yesterday on the Google Scholar blog. Google announced a limited-release test of the service in July."

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Monday, November 14, 2011

New Books, Scores & Recordings!

New books, scores, and recordings have been added to the Music Library collection in November. Go to to learn more!

Q&A with composer/conductor Oliver Knussen

"It's going to be a very British affair at Benaroya Hall next week, when English composer-conductor Oliver Knussen leads the Seattle Symphony in performances of Benjamin Britten's "Canadian Carnival," his Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia (from his opera "Peter Grimes"), Luke Bedford's "Outblaze the Sky," and Knussen's own Violin Concerto (with Leila Josefowicz as soloist). Along with that lush violin concerto, several Knussen chamber works are on the bill with works by Elgar and Brahms in the Symphony's Nov. 20 chamber-music series."

For the full story, please see Seattle Times.

Aaron Copland's Forgotten Score Premieres At Last

"The orchestral version of Quiet City is fairly well known, but there's more to this story. Another version has recently come to light."

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Announcing Vi Hilbert Website!

The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives and Northwest Heritage Resources are pleased to announce that Voices of the First People, a website honoring the life and work of Upper Skagit elder Vi Hilbert, is now on-line at: The site provides on-line access to audio and video recordings from the Vi Hilbert Collection in the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives and features Hilbert’s work as a storyteller, teacher, and culture bearer. It is hoped that the site will be a useful resource for teachers, students, and anyone interested in Lushootseed language and culture.

The Voices of the First People project has been supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a statewide organization dedicated to providing and supporting cultural education programs in local communities.

Project staff for Voices of the First People includes Jill Linzee, Project Director (Executive Director, Northwest Heritage Resources); Laurel Sercombe, Curator/Humanist (Archivist, University of Washington Ethnomusicology Program); Riley McLaughlin, Interactive Media Developer (VillageMediaWorks); Colin Todd, Technical Advisor (Senior Computer Specialist, University of Washington School of Music); Bonnie McConnell, Curatorial Assistant; and Jill La Pointe, Project Advisor (President of Lushootseed Research and granddaughter of Vi Hilbert).