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If Music Be the Food of Love: Shakespeare in the Music Library

Summary of exhibit curated by John Bewley held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library April 6-May 31 2016. The exhibit provides examples of musical works that are either adaptations of, or musical settings of Shakespeare works. The examples include lesser known works from the holdings of the Music Library.

Italian Ballet Plot Synopses, 1816-1933

75 ballet plot synopses; chiefly Italian and from the latter half of the nineteenth century; one item each in French and English. A ballet synopsis fulfills a function similar to that of a libretto for an opera. That is, it gives the story-line and actors in the ballet, and would have been purchased by ballet goers. All items individually cataloged as a numbered series. A separate database inventory was also created for the collection.