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Rudolf Pietsch, leader of Die Tanzgeiger

Austrian ensemble Die Tanzgeiger performs Monday, September 24, 2018. Wayside Dining Room, University Club, 803 State St. 5:00pm Reception (with food) 6:00pm Concert. Free and Open to the Public.

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An Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions in Special Collections, on display from August 27-December 14, 2018, in Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library.

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  • Die Tanzgeiger paid a visit to the library this morning, ahead of their free 6pm performance in the University Club’s Wayside Dining Room this evening, and we showed off some of our holdings and played them some tracks from LPs we’ll be including in our display at the event. A 5pm reception (with food!) commences the jollity. Free and open to the public! Die Tanzgeiger will likely perform an Austrian/Tyrolean rendition of “Durlhofer Jodel,” a folksong featuring a bawdy alpine goatherd, which we have as recorded in the early 1920s by prize-winning yodeler Charles Schoenenberger and released as one side on Helvetia 101, a 78rpm record from Helvetia Records, America’s first Swiss label, launched in 1920 by Ferdinand Ingold, Monroe, Wisconsin. #dietanzgeiger #durlhoferjodel #helvetiarecords #charlesschoenenberger #78rpm #wisconsinmusicarchives #millsmusiclibrary
  • The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has announced the winners of the 2018 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. In the area of Best Historical Research in Recorded Classical Music, the Best History winner is Harvey Sachs, for his book Toscanini: Musician of Conscience. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. [ML422.T67 S35 2017] Sachs produced a biography of Toscanini in 1978, but as archives continued to open and Sachs was able to interview an ever-expanding list of relatives and associates, he came to realize that this remarkable life demanded a completely new work. From the publisher: “Toscanini becomes not only the definitive biography of the conductor, but a work that soars in its exploration of musical genius and moral conscience, taking its place among the great musical biographies of our time.” #arscawards #associationforrecordedsoundcollections #toscanini #arturotoscanini #harveysachs #millsmusiclibrary
  • The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has announced the winners of the 2018 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. In the area of Best Historical Research in Recorded Rock Music, the Best History winner is Duane Tudahl, for his book Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984. Foreword by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. [ML420.P974 T83 2018] From the publisher: “With unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of The Revolution and The Time, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created.” #arscawards #associationforrecordedsoundcollections #prince #purplerain #duanetudahl #millsmusiclibrary
  • The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has announced the winners of the 2018 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. In the area of Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz, the Best History winner is Elaine M. Hayes, for her book Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan. New York: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. [ML420.V3 H39 2017] Hayes’s account of the life of the influential jazz singer and civil rights advocate shares insights into her contributions as an African-American artist, drawing on inside sources to discuss her creative process and challenge misperceptions about her character. #arscawards #associationforrecordedsoundcollections #elainemhayes #queenofbebop #sarahvaughan #millsmusiclibrary
  • We hope all who observed Yom Kippur had an easy fast, and are now enjoying breaking the fast. We also hope all who observed made it through the Al Chet without getting too worked up about those who might’ve done them wrong during the past year, which is what happens in this comic song by Yiddish theater performer and composer Aaron Lebedeff. Lebedeff (1873-1960) recorded this October 26, 1928, in New York. He sings in Yiddish, but sprinkles in some English. This 78rpm record is from our Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, and the audio file may be heard online via @uwdigitalcollections. Pictured: יום כפּור אין שוהל—על חטא (Yom Kippur in Schull—Al Chet), Brunswick 67127-B. #yomkippur #alchet #aaronlebedeff #brunswickbalkecollender #78rpm #mayrentcollectionofyiddishrecordings #millsmusiclibrary