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Steinway Hall to Move Locations from Historic 57th Street Location Near Carnegie Hall, Grimaud and Spektor Recant

Steinway Hall to Move Locations from Historic 57th Street Location Near Carnegie Hall, Grimaud and Spektor Recant >>

A grand piano is more than just an instrument or ornament, it's of a room and space all its own. And for that space on 57th Street near Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall and main showroom for Steinway & Sons pianos, will close its doors on the historic location and move elsewhere.

Smithsonian Institution and Sheet Music Plus Collaborate to Sell Rare, Historic Music

Smithsonian, Sheet Music Plus Collaborate to Sell Rare, Historic Music >>

The online retailer of music manuscripts, Sheet Music Plus, has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to sell digital versions of the scores from the Smithsonian's collection. This will include 400 titles that went online this week, including heavies like Liszt, Berlin and Harry Tierney. In the running with more than 100,000 other titles in the Sam DeVincent collection of illustrated American sheet music, the works were donated to the Smithsonian in 1998. They were chosen, per "The New York Times," "For their cultural or historical significance." "There is early ragtime, several versions of the 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' and turn-of-the-century military marches dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt. Patriotic anthems from several war eras also abound, with titles like 'I Will Give My Life to Uncle Sam, but I'll Leave My Heart with You,'" it concluded. And as always, part of the profits from the sheet-music sales will go to support the Smithsonian's archival work. Also, to note, the entire DeVincent collection is available to researchers, free upon request, at the archives.

Watch Beowulf, Harry Partch from David Lang's 'Collected Stories: Heroes' @ Carnegie Hall...Next to WQXR's Strauss, Sibelius

US Highball: Watch Montclair State's Harry Partch Ensemble in David Lang's 'Collected Stories: Heroes' @ Carnegie Hall >>

Last week, David Lang, Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer Chair, oversaw a brilliantly curated series of concerts he called Collected Stories. From April 22-29, his programming explored subjects commonly found in music--heroes, spirits, love/loss, travel, (post)folk.

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