Music Library Exhibits
Cameron Baird: Bringing Paul Hindemith and Aaron Copland to Buffalo
Cameron Baird, founder of the Music Department at the University at Buffalo, was responsible for bringing two of the 20th century’s most famous composers to the University to teach: Paul Hindemith and Aaron Copland. Both of the appointments had intriguing stories associated with them that demonstrate the range of Baird’s reach in the musical world at the time and provide a measure of his humanitarianism and courage in the face of political factors beyond the world of music. This exhibit presents documentation related to those stories.
View the exhibit in the Music Library, 104 Baird Hall, now through October 2014. Or view the summary of the exhibit online.
Exhibit written and curated by John Bewley.
Past Exhibit Summaries
- Boys will be girls, girls will be boys: Cross-gender roles in opera.
- Celebrating the Life and Career of Carol June Bradley, 1934-2009
- Commemoration of the Inaugural Concert Funded by the Muriel Wolf and Albert Steger Endowment
- The Composer's Eye: Morton Feldman, George Gershwin, Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg, Edgard Varèse.
- Lejaren A. Hiller: Computer Music Pioneer.
- Morton Feldman: A Celebration of His 80th Birthday.
- The Photography of Irene Haupt.
- Preserving Lejaren A. Hiller's Flowcharts: A Case Study
- Rediscovering Pieces of the Past: The Manuscript Scores of Ferdinand Praeger
- Treasures from the Collection of Florian Bruyas
- University School Songs: 1903-2008
- Music and Musicians at the Pan-American Exposition
One component of the University Libraries exhibit, Illuminations: Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901
- Fragmentary Partbooks c. 1520
- Frederick and Alice Slee: Musical Benfactors
- Remembering Leo Smit (1921-1999)
- June in Buffalo 25th Anniversary Exhibit
- June in Buffalo 1986-2010: An exhibition honoring the 25th anniversary with David Felder as Artistic Director