Music Library @ UNLV

UNLV Music Library Highlighted Venues: Le Théâtre Antique d’Orange

Le Théâtre Antique d’Orange

Le Théâtre Antique d’Orange, or The Roman Theatre of Orange, is located in Rhône Valley, France. Originally built under the rule of the Roman Empire, the theater is so well preserved that it is still used for performance today. This outdoor theater is just over 112 yards long, nearly 2 yards thick, and 40.5 yards tall. The velum of this large theater acts as a canopy to protect the audience from the sun and rain, and the stage wall helps to reflect sound to the audience as well.…Read More

Music Library Highlighted Album: Beyoncé’s, Lemonade

On April 23, 2016, Beyoncé released her album Lemonade, along with an accompanying 65-minute visual, of the same name, that aired on HBO. Lemonade is mainly categorized as Contemporary R&B, however, explores a variety of genres throughout the entire album. There are 12 tracks, along with 2 demo tracks released afterwards.

It is her sixth studio album, and was recorded from June 2014 to July 2015. The album was largely written based on marital problems between her and husband, Jay-Z. Both are prominent figures in the music world, and the album gave fans an intense look into their personal lives. 

Singles like, “Formation,” (performed at Super Bowl 50) “Sorry,” and “Hold Up,” show the musical variety on Lemonade. Upon its release, reviews came flooding in. In one review from Rolling Stone, writer Rob Sheffield calls Lemonade Beyoncé’s “most emotionally extreme music, but also her most sonically adventurous.”…Read More

Fourth of July Playlist

In Naxos we've created a Fourth of July playlist! The music chosen is meant to inspire patriotism and explore a small portion of the nation’s history. Much of the music is written by American composers, such as Samuel A. Ward, George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, and John Philip Sousa. John Philip Sousa is known as “The March King” for setting the standard march form with his 136 march compositions. Sousa served as the director of the United States Marine Band from 1880 to 1892, helping the Marine Band rise to prominence where he also became well known. After leaving the military, Sousa’s music was so popular in the United States, and around the world, that he toured with his Sousa Band for nearly 40 years. 

Other music included are patriotic and folk songs known to many who grew up in the United States. The songs “America the Beautiful,” "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)," and “The Star Spangled Banner” were all written in the 1800’s and set to well known music of…Read More

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