Because of flood damage the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library will remain closed until further notice, but services will resume tomorrow (Saturday) in a temporary space in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall. Patrons should enter the lecture hall through the Memorabilia Room adjacent to the Wall Street entrance of the Library. Music course reserves are available and staff will retrieve needed materials (books, scores, periodicals, items on carrels) for patrons. Media items (compact discs, DVDs, etc.) will not be retrievable but Yale students, faculty and staff still have access to streamed media subscriptions, accessible through the Music Library homepage.
The Gilmore Music Library celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi with Verdi and His Singers. The exhibit features five items in Verdi’s hand: a quotation from Otello and four letters. It also includes a caricature of Verdi by Enrico Caruso, a Verdi score annotated by Robert Shaw, several photographs, and a variety of other materials. Many of the items are associated with Victor Maurel, a baritone who sang major roles in the premieres of Otello and Falstaff. Learn more here...
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