Where in the World: A Musical Travelogue

Where in the World: A Musical Travelogue

The Great Gate at Kiev
 exhibit spotlights materials available from the Map Collection and the Music and Multimedia Libraries. It is a fun view of places that have inspired musical works -- from familiar locations, such as Oklahoma, New York, Rome, and London, to the exotic Antarctica and Sheba.

We hope that this exhibit sparks your interest in the connections between geography and music, and we invite you to listen to these pieces and pull out your atlases.

 To explore these topics further, please feel free to contact:
                Caitlin St. John – Music Library or Margarita Yonezawa – Map Collection

Images of Exhibit Case located on the Ground Floor of the Orbach Science Library:


The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World

Grove Music Online - Use this resource to look up answers to musical questions.
Link to Naxos offers a huge collection of streamed recordings for your listening pleasure. On campus, you can gain direct entry into Naxos when you click the blue logo to the left.  Off campus, you can click here and sign in with the same user name and password that you use for your UCR webmail.  To find the music you want to hear, type in the composer's or performer's name and the name of the piece in the search box. When you've finished listening, please be sure to log out by clicking the small red log-out box at the top of the Naxos homepage.

Selected CDs and Videos from the Music and Multimedia Libraries featured in the display:

Adams, John.  China Gates and other piano music.
Bali meets Africa and Java (Bambu gamelan and African drums)
The best of Kansas City jazz
Borodin, Alexander. In the Steppes of Central Asia, etc.
Goldmark, Karl. Die Königin von Saba (The Queen of Sheba)
Gluck, Christoph W. Iphigenie in Aulis
Handel, George Frideric. Israel in Egypt
Jobim, Antonio C. “The Girl from Ipanema” and other songs  
Ono Gagaku Kaï Society. Gagaku (Japanese classical music)
Rodgers, Richard &  Oscar Hammerstein II. Oklahoma!
Rodrigo, Joaquín. Concierto de Aranjuez, etc.
Rossini, Gioacchino. L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers).
Strauss, Richard. Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine symphony), op. 64
Supanggah, Rahayu. New music Indonesia on gamelan.
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Symphony no.2, “London.”
Vaughan Williams, Ralph. Symphony no. 8, “Sinfonia Antartica”
Wagner, Richard. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nürnberg).

This exhibit was created August 2010 by:
Lizbeth Langston -- Science Information Services
     Caitlin St. John -- Music Library
     Margarita Yonezawa -- Map Collection

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Last modified: 8/17/2010 1:25 PM by C. St. John

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