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The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music team is thrilled about Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra’s latest album,  Louis Wayne Ballard : a stunning compilation of recorded… continue reading Rediscovering Louis Ballard at the Fleisher

By written by Danielle T.    January 3, 2024   

As patrons may know, the Free Library has been expanding staffing efforts throughout the library system in recent months. With all the hiring excitement, there’s a mix of both new and… continue reading Faces of the Free Library: Meet Mark!

By written by Bridget G.    September 29, 2023    1

The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free Library of Philadelphia offers a closing theme as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes to an end for 2023. As… continue reading Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage in the Fleisher Collection

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 24, 2023   

Hi, my name is Gillian and I’m an accidental music librarian. Specifically, I’m an accidental orchestral music librarian. I recently joined the staff of The Edwin A. Fleisher… continue reading Confession: I’m an Accidental Music Librarian

By written by Gillian R.    May 9, 2023    2

As part of his bold New Deal aimed at national reform and recovery in the wake of the Great Depression , President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched the Work Projects Administration (WPA) . The… continue reading The ABCs of the WPA at FLP

By written by Fleisher Collection    November 8, 2021   

In addition to offering patrons ever-growing Digital Collections , dozens of research databases , and a rich variety of genealogic resources , the Free Library and the Special Collections Division… continue reading Finding "Nonno"

By written by Fleisher Collection    June 17, 2020   

by Dr. Gary Galván In early March 2020, orchestras around the world began contacting the Fleisher Collection to let us know they were canceling concerts for which they had borrowed music.… continue reading Going Under COVID: How the Shows Still Go On

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 4, 2020   

The Free Library of Philadelphia is home to a myriad of Special Collections . Since mid-March, we have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that those of us who work with the… continue reading #SpecialCollectionsAtHome

By written by Megan M.    April 27, 2020   

by Karin S. and Chris B. Social Distancing can be a challenge! It seems like the rules of what you should and shouldn't do are always changing.  To help you learn* about the right and… continue reading The Rights and Wrongs of Social Distancing

By written by Administrator    April 24, 2020    2

Can you name five women artists off the top of your head? (Not counting Frida Kahlo or Georgia O’Keeffe.) Try. Surprised if you can’t? Don’t be. It happens. But let us help… continue reading #5WomenArtists from Our Special Collections

By written by Karen K.    March 8, 2019   

by Kile Smith The National Museum of Women in the Arts asked, "Can you name five women artists?" March is Women’s History Month , and Fleisher Discoveries is answering that… continue reading Fleisher Discoveries | #5WomenArtists (+1)

By written by Fleisher Collection    March 4, 2019    1

Julius Bittner was born in Vienna in 1874, growed up just outside of his hometown, and died in that same town in January 1939. He was pretty much immediately forgotten after his death. Well, in… continue reading Fleisher Discoveries | Mahler's Friend, Julius Bittner

By written by Fleisher Collection    February 1, 2019   

As we go to air it’s the beginning of January, which means we’re still in the Christmas season, which also means I have no compunction about playing some Christmas music for… continue reading Fleisher Discoveries | William Henry Fry (1813-1864) - Santa Claus: Christmas Symphony

By written by Fleisher Collection    January 4, 2019    1

by Kile Smith While this is our first-ever podcast, Discoveries is actually entering its 17th year of broadcasts. In the fall of 2002, the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music at the Free… continue reading The Fleisher Collection Debuts a New Music Podcast!

By written by Fleisher Collection    November 27, 2018   

The Recording Academy will hold the 61st Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019. First round voting in October placed two CDs of particular note one step closer to official nominations in two… continue reading The Fleisher Collection: From Page to Stage to Grammys?

By written by Fleisher Collection    November 15, 2018    3

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Richard Strauss (1864–1949). Serenade for Winds (1881) Strauss . Aus Italien (1886) We had a taste of Richard Strauss on our previous… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Young Richard Strauss

By written by Fleisher Collection    August 1, 2018   

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825–1899). The Gypsy Baron, Overture 1885) Richard Strauss (1864–1949). Horn Concerto No. 1 (1883) Edward… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: MacDowell, Strausses, and 1885

By written by Fleisher Collection    July 6, 2018   

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Charles Cadman (1881–1946). Dark Dancers of the Mardi Gras (1933) Carl Busch (1864–1943). Minnehaha’s Vision (1914) Cadman .… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: American Romantics and Other Cultures

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 30, 2018   

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Arthur Bird (1856–1923). Valse menuett (1898) George Chadwick (1854–1931). Symphony No. 3 (1894) Arthur Foote… continue reading Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: American Romantics 2—Bird, Chadwick, and Foote

By written by Fleisher Collection    May 3, 2018