This video series, hosted by Jim Cassaro, head of the Finney Music Library and professor of music, presents materials from the library’s collections that support both undergraduate programs in music, as well as the PhD programs in Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Composition/Theory, and Jazz Studies. Spend five minutes each month learning about the extraordinary holdings of the library and the broad range of materials that make the Finney Library a major academic research library.
Episode 1, Part 1 looks at various facsimiles of manuscripts of composer autographs, medieval music, and everything in between. The process of producing music facsimiles has improved immensely over the years. Today’s facsimiles are almost indistinguishable from the original.
Episode 1, Part 2 continues our exploration of Finney Music Library's extensive collection of fascimiles.
Episode 2, "Around the World with Finney," looks at the rare world music holdings of the Finney Music Library. These include revolutionary songs from Vietnam, Spanish canciones of the 1940s and ‘50s, and the George Topich Collection of Eastern European sound recordings of the early 20th century. Castanets not included!