New York Public Library – Music: Beyond the Score!
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
212-870-1600 Price: Free
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Grand Central is collaborating on another remote music series with the Library for the Performing Arts! Learn about and listen to composers featured in our archival collections!
Beyond the Score:
An online exploration of distinguished composers featured in our performing arts archival collections. Each Zoom presentation highlights rare and seldom-seen and heard materials from our research collections, illuminated by our NYPL music librarians.
This month we showcase The Banshee (1925): a “string piano” composition by American composer and music theorist Henry Cowell (1897–1965). It was one of the first piano piece composed to be performed entirely free of the keyboard, using manual manipulation of the strings within the instrument to produce sound. We will also discuss this particular piece’s connection to Irish folklore.
You will be able to ask questions and contribute to the conversation following the presentation. This is your opportunity to expand your awareness of the great works of classical music and the composers who wrote them, as well as share your reactions with other music fans.Buy tickets/get more info now