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The Newberry Library Colloquium

A Nocturne at the Newberry
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

4 pm

Ruggles Hall

Alison Hinderliter, Newberry Library

Among the Newberry’s holdings of manuscripts by famous composers is Frederic Chopin’s Nocturne for piano, op. 62 no. 1, in B major (Vault Case MS 7Q 104). Chopin completed the piece in 1846 at George Sand’s home in Nohant, and the manuscript traveled from there to Paris, possibly New York, Detroit, and Dubuque before coming to the Newberry exactly 100 years after it was written. Alison Hinderliter, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian at the Newberry, will begin by performing the piece, then discussing its traveling history as well as its publishing history.