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Religion and Music in England at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Elgar’s The Apostles

AFTER DVOŘÁK AND SMETANA: CZECH MUSIC IN THE 20th CENTURY

Vítězslav Novák, In the Tatras

Bohuslav Martinů, Symphony No. 3

Josef Suk, Scherzo fantastique

Erwin Schulhoff, Symphony No. 5

Friends and Colleagues: Bernstein, Brandeis, and the 1950s

Leonard Bernstein, Overture to Candide

Arthur Berger, Ideas of Order

Harold Shapero, Symphony for Classical Orchestra

Richard Wernick, . . . and a time for peace

Irving Fine, Symphony (1962)

Opera and Politics: Krenek and Strauss

Ernst Krenek, Der Diktator and Richard Strauss, Friedenstag

A Mass of Life

Frederick Delius, A Mass of Life

The Crucial Missing Link: Max Reger

Adolf Busch, Three Études for Orchestra

Max Reger, Piano Concerto in F minor

Max Reger, Variations and Fugue on a Theme of J.A. Hiller

Jews and Russians: The Case of Music

Aleksandr Krein, The Rose and the Cross

Anton Rubinstein, Cello Concerto No. 2

Mikhail Gnesin, From Shelley

Maximilian Steinberg, Symphony No. 1

Mimesis: Musical Representations

Gunther Schuller, Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee

Henri Dutilleux, Correspondances

Nico Muhly, Seeing is Believing

Richard Strauss, Also sprach Zarathustra

George Perle at 100

Aaron Copland, Orchestral Variations

George Perle, Transcendental Modulations

George Perle, Adagio

Lukas Foss, Baroque Variations

William Schuman, New England Triptych

Remembering George Perle

Remembering Lukas Foss

Music and the University

Randall Thompson, Alleluia

Horatio Parker, Dream-King and His Love

George Rochberg, Symphony No. 2

Leon Kirchner, Music for Cello and Orchestra

Roberto Sierra, Cantares

Opus Posthumous: Reception and Reputation

Franz Schubert, Overture to Claudine von Villa Bella, D. 239

Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 00 (Study Symphony in F minor)

Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Mona Lisa: The Stolen Smile

Max von Schillings, Mona Lisa

The Long Christmas Dinner — From Page to Stage

Thornton Wilder and Music — A Note

The Long Christmas Dinner: The Wilder-Hindemith Collaboration

Marking Time Musically — Paul Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner

The Long Christmas Dinner – A Note From the Podium

Requiem for the 20th Century

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 6

György Ligeti, Requiem

Alfred Schnittke, Nagasaki

Marriage Actually

Richard Strauss, 4 Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo

Richard Strauss, Parergon on Symphonia Domestica

Richard Strauss, Symphonia Domestica

Forged in the War

Max Reger, A Patriotic Overture

Ernest Bloch, Israel Symphony

Charles Ives, Orchestral Set No. 2

Karol Szymanowski, Symphony No. 3

Moses

Max Bruch, Moses

Beyond Britten: English Music in the 20th Century

Sir Arthur Bliss, Things to Come, Suite

Frank Bridge, Phantasm

Robert Simpson, Volcano

William Walton, Symphony No. 2

Strauss: Self-Portrait of the Artist

Richard Strauss, Feuersnot

Elliott Carter: An Appreciation

Elliott Carter

Echoes of the Armory Show: Modern Music in New York

George Antheil, A Jazz Symphony

Charles Griffes, Poem


Aaron Copland, Symphony for Organ and Orchestra

Carl Ruggles, Men and Mountains

Edgard Varèse, Amériques


Hungary Torn

The Hungarian Jewish Composers of WWII

Ernő Dohnányi, Szeged Mass

The Vampire

Music and the Romantic Vampire

Musical Expression and the Challenge of Twentieth Century History

Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Gesangsszene

Richard Strauss, Schlagobers

What Makes a Masterpiece

A Master, a Protégé, and an Epigone

John Cage at 100

Old Friends, New Setting

The ASO at Fifty

Charles Ives, Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 8

George Crumb

Progressive Trailblazer, Experimental Pioneer

Trapped in the Web of History

Franz Schmidt, Notre Dame

Orientalism in France

Expanding the French Musical Palette

Stravinsky Outside Russia

Igor Stravinsky, Song of the Volga Boatmen

A Migrant Cosmopolitan

Parallel Lives: Liszt & Busoni

Ferruccio Busoni, Piano Concerto

Franz Liszt, Faust Symphony

Bauhaus Bach

Back to Bach: The Conscience of History

Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger, Fugues

Passover in Exile

Paul Dessau, Haggadah shel Pesach

American Harmonies: The Music of Walter Piston

Walter Piston

The Context of Music: The Spanish Civil War

The Music of Spain: Composers of the Civil War

On Behalf of Albéric Magnard

Albéric Magnard, Bérénice

Music and the Bible

Fanny Mendelssohn

Louis Spohr, The Final Judgement

James Joyce

Ballet mécanique, Buried Alive, Ulysses

Apollo and Dionysus

Sir Arthur Bliss, Hymn to Apollo

Luigi Dallapiccola, Frammenti Sinfonici from the ballet Marsia

Hans Werner Henze, Symphony No. 3

Granville Bantock, Prelude to ‘The Bacchanals’

Albert Roussel, Bacchus et Ariane

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann, Szenen aus Goethes Faust

After the Thaw

Alexander Lokshin, Symphony No. 4

Boris Tchaikovsky, Concerto for Cello and Symphonic Orchestra

Boris Tishchenko, Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

An American Biography: The Music of Henry Cowell

Henry Cowell, Symphony No. 11, “Seven Rituals of Music”

The Remains of Romanticism

Robert Fuchs, Serenade No. 1, Op. 9

Hermann Goetz, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Sigmund von Hausegger, Wieland der Schmied, symphonic poem

Ludwig Thuille, Romantic Overture

Richard Strauss, Symphony No. 2 in F minor

Fervaal

Vincent d’Indy, Fervaal

Composing A Nation

Josef Tal, Symphony No. 2

Ödön Pártos, Ein Gev, Symphonic Fantasy

Mordecai Seter, Midnight Vigil

Paul Ben-Haim, Symphony No. 2

Revisiting William Grant Still

George Whitefield Chadwick, Rip Van Winkle Overture

William Grant Still, Darker America, Africa, Symphony No. 2

Edgard Varèse, Offrandes

Persecution and Hope

Luigi Dallapiccola, Volo di notte

Luigi Dallapiccola, Il prigioniero

Music of the Other Germany

Hanns Eisler, Auferstanden aus Ruinen, Hymne der DDR

Rudolf Wagner-Régeny, Mythological Figures

Paul Dessau, In Memoriam Bertolt Brecht

Udo Zimmermann, Sinfonia come un grande Lamento, in Memory of F. García Lorca

Siegfried Matthus, Responso: Konzert für Orchester

Against the Avant Garde: Romanticisms of the 1920s

Walter Braunfels, Don Juan, Op. 34

Hermann Suter, Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 23

Joseph Marx, Eine Herbstsymphonie (Autumn Symphony)

Le roi d’Ys

Édouard Lalo, Le roi d’Ys

Spatial Explorations

Tōru Takemitsu, Cassiopeia

Andrzej Panufnik, Sinfonia di Sfere

Rued Langgaard, Sfaerernes musik (Music of the Spheres)

György Ligeti, Apparitions

György Ligeti, Atmosphères

A New Italian Renaissance

Gian Francesco Malipiero, Pause del Silenzio I

Giuseppe Martucci, Symphony No. 2 in F, Op. 81

Ildebrando Pizzetti, Per L’Edipo Re di Sofocle: tre preludii sinfonici (Three Preludes to Sophocles’ Oedipus)

Alfredo Casella, Italia, Rhapsody for Orchestra, Op. 11

Ottorino Respighi, Fontane di Roma (The Fountains of Rome)

The Destruction of Jerusalem

Ferdinand Hiller, Die Zerstörung Jerusalems

Russian Futurists

Alexander Mosolov, The Iron Foundry, from the Ballet Steel, Op.19

Dmitri Shostakovich, Incidental Music from The Bed Bug, Op. 19

Gavriil Nikolayevich Popov, Symphonic Suite No. 1

Arthur Lourié, Chant funèbre sur la mort d’un poète

Vladimir Shcherbachov, Symphony No. 2, “Blokovskaya”

Human Elements

Johann Strauss Sr., Die vier Temperamente (The Four Temperaments Waltz), Op. 59 (1832)

Carl Nielsen, Symphony No. 2, “De fire temperamenter” (The Four Temperaments)

Paul Hindemith, Theme and Variations, “Die vier Temperamente” (The Four Temperaments)

Frank Martin, Les quatre éléments (The Four Elements)

The Wreckers

Dame Ethel Smyth, The Wreckers

Uncommon Comrades

Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 13, Op. 113 “Babi Yar”

The Distant Sound

Franz Schreker, Der ferne Klang

Making Music

George Szell, Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 4

Paul Kletzki, Violin Concerto, Op. 19

Harold Farberman, Double Concerto for Violin and Percussion

Leonard Bernstein, Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”

Pioneering Influence: Cesar Franck

Ernest Chausson, Poeme de l’amour et de la mer, Op.19

Paul Dukas, Symphony in C

Albéric Magnard, Hymn to Venus, Op. 17

César Franck, Symphony in D minor

Symphonic Mexico

Silvestre Revueltas, La noche de los Mayas

Manuel Ponce, Violin Concerto

Carlos Chávez, Symphony No. 1, Sinfonía de Antígona

The Art of the Psalm

Anton Bruckner, Psalm 150

Franz Schreker, Psalm 116, Op. 6

Franz Liszt, Psalm 13

Alexander Zemlinsky, Psalm 23, Op. 14

Max Reger, Psalm 100, Op. 106

From Russia with Mozart

Motsart i Sal’yeri (Mozart and Salieri), Opera in One Act (1898)

Swiss Accounts

Pacific 231 (1923)

Symphony No. 5, “Di tre re” (1950)

Concerto for cello and orchestra (1965-6)

Nachhall, Op. 70 (1955)

Concerto for piano and orchestra in B-flat major (1939)

The Gathering Storm

Oration (Concerto Elegiaco) for solo cello and orchestra (1930)

Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1934)

Paradise

Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 (1843)

Creative Links

Chain 2, Dialogue for Violin and Orchestra (1985)

Musique funèbre (1958)

Symphony No. 3 (1983)

Symphony No. 1 (1947)

America: An Epic Rhapsody (1926)

Inventing America

Symphony No.1 (1927)

Symphony No. 2 (1931)

Richard Strauss Choral Works

Olympische Hymne (1934)

Richard Strauss Choral Works

Hans Christian Andersen

The Steadfast Tin Soldier (1974)

Overture to Klein Idas Blumen [Little Ida’s Flowers] (1916)

Chant du rossignol [Song of the Nightingale] (1917)

Die Seejungfrau [The Mermaid] (1903)

An Operatic Rarity

Le roi malgré lui (1887)

Revolution 1905

Song of Destiny, Op. 84 (1908)

Silentium, Op. 9 (1909)

Symphony No. 11 in G minor, “The Year 1905,” Op. 103 (1957)

Fireworks, Op. 4 (1908-09)

Beethoven’s Pupil

Psalm 130, “Aus der Tiefe rufe ich Herr zu dir” (1840)

Complicated Friendship

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 34 (1923)

Symphony No. 1 (c. 1907)

Spiritual Romanticism

Missa solemnis (1856)

Lauda Sion, Op. 73 (1846)

Das Liebesmahl der Apostel, Biblical Scene, Op. 69 (1843)

Victorian Secrets

Isabella (1907)

Sea Pictures, Op. 37 (1899)

Symphony No. 3 in F minor, Op. 28, “Irish” (1887)

Overtura di ballo (1870)

Gefesselten Prometheus des Aeschylos, Concert Overture Op. 38 (1889)

Opera Scandal 1920s

Hindemith’s Opera Trilogy

Jews and Vienna, City of Music

Ivan the Terrible, musical picture after L.A. Mey, Op. 79 (1869)

Symphonic Interlude from Der Schatzgräber (1918)

Psalm 21, v.5 (on music by F.J. Haydn) (1865)

Lyric Symphony, Op. 18 (1923)

The Neoclassical Mirror

Symphony No. 2 in E Major, Op. 40 (1944/56)

Violin Concerto in D Major (1931)

Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15 (1923)

The Artist’s Conscience

Canti di prigionia

Epitaffi Nos. 1, 2, and 3

The Circle of Shostakovich

Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 (1934)

Piano Concerto No. 4 (left hand alone) and Orchestra, Op. 53 (1931)

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 (1939)

Musical Autobiography

A Vision: My Youth (1907)

Viola Concerto (1985)

Suk’s Asrael as Autobiography and More

Parisina, Op. 3 (1835)

The Romantic Soul: Lord Byron in Music

Tasso (1854)

Manfred, Op. 115 (1849)

Bruckner’s Journey

Mass No. 3 in F minor

American Originals

Skyscrapers

Coptic Light

Symphony No. 4 (1912-25)

The Egyptian Helen

The Egyptian Helen

Opera and Oscar Wilde

Zemlinsky’s Mirror

Scandinavian Romantics

Symphony No. 8, “Sinfonia Boreale”

Symphony No.7 in C Major, Op. 105

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 23

Strauss’ Musical Landscapes

Symphony and Landscape

Dante’s Inferno

A Symphony to Dante’s Divine Comedy

Francesca da Rimini

A World Apart

“Adagio” from the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

More Gold Than Korn

Symphony No. 4, “Dies irae” (1943-45/1972)

From the Last Century

Piccola musica notturna (1954)

Violin Concerto (1943)

Miserae (1934)

Symphonic Hymns (1942)

Coro di morti (1941)

After Carmina Burana

Reclaiming Antiquity for the Present: Carl Orff and the Trionfi

Memories of the Night

Nostalgia: The Past Idealized Through Music

The Ruins of Athens (1924)

The Uses of History: Reincarnations of Beethoven

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Beethoven, Op. 86 (1915)

Looking Forward, Looking Backward

Symphony No. 3 in A (1949-1951)

Debussy, Wagner, and Le roi Arthus

Le roi Arthus (1895)

Forgotten Patriotisms: Music as Political History

Symphony NO. 6, Op. 23 (1923)

Forgotten Patriotisms: Music as Political History

Symphony No. 2 (1927)

The Anxiety of Influence: Music as Historical Legacy

Millennium Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra

Symphony No. 2, Op. 12

Remembrance of Things Past

A Symphonic Saga

Gliere’s Ilya Muramets: a “Wagner Symphony”

Symphony No. 3, “Ilya Muramets,” Op. 42 (1911)

Beyond Good and Evil

Mitternachtslied Zarathustras (1898)

Hymnus An Das Leben

Abgesangsszene, Nos. 4 (1979) and 5 (1981)

Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (1896)

Polishing the Jewel: The Genius of George Enescu

Concert Overture (on Popular Romanian Themes), Op. 32 (1948)

Symphonie Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 8 (1901)

Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 13 (1905)

Suite No. 3, “Villageoise” (1938)

Romania’s Bright Emblem

Die Liebe der Danae, Op. 83 (1940)

Die Liebe der Danae, Op. 83 (1940)

The Cheerful Mythology

Bruckner’s Divided Vienna

Symphony No. 4 (Löwe version) (1888)

Overture to The Golden Cross (1875)

Goldmark Violin Concerto

Tales of Edgar Allen Poe

Conte fantastique (1908)

The Bells, Sergei Rachmaninoff

On the Last Frontier (1997)

Le palais hanté, Op. 49 (1904)

Fin de Siècle

Symphony No. 3, Op. 79 (1907)

Rückert Lieder (1901)

Suite from Der Geburtstag der Infantin (The Birthday of the Infanta (1923)

Symphonic Songs, Op. 20 (1929)

Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Ariane and Bluebeard) (1907)

Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Ariane and Bluebeard) (1907)

Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Ariane and Bluebeard) (1907)

The Composer’s Advocate: Serge Koussevitzky

Symphony No. 7 (1958)

Double Bass Concerto (1905)

Ode for Orchestra (1943)

Triple Concerto

Music of the 1960s

Carter, Berio, and the “Events” of 1968

Preghiere [Prayer] (1962)

Paroles Tiseés [Woven Words] (1965)

Music and Visual Imagination

Miske (“In the Forest”) (1901)

Second Rhapsody (1931)

“Mathis der Maler” Symphony (1934)

Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene (1930)

Promethee, le poeme du feu (1910)

The Eternal Road, Acts III and IV

Symphony No. 1, Op. 3 (1958)

Nadia Boulanger: Teacher of the Century

D’un matin du printemps (1918)

Orchestral Variantions (1957)

Icare (1952)

The Musical Romance of Childhood

The Wand of Youth, Suite I, Op. 1a (1907)

Memories of My Childhood (1925)

Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53 (1903)

Music of Conscience

Deutsche Sinfonie, Op. 50 (1936-58)

Jewish Chronicle (1961)

Richard Strauss’s Die agyptische Helena

The Egyptian Helen (Original Version, 1928)

Strauss, Marriage, and The Egyptian Helen

The Other Voice of Johannes Brahms

Liebeslieder Walzer (1869)

Rinaldo (1869)

Triumphlied (1871)

Uptown/Downtown: American Music 1880-1930

Symphony No. 3 in F major (1894)

Selections from Operettas

Showboat: A Scenario

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 23

Admiration and Emulation: The Friendship of Brahms and Dvorák

Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 (1877)

Symphony No. 6, Op. 60 (1880)

Note by the Composer

Against the Grain: The German Influence in French Music at the Turn of the Century

Istar, Op. 42 (1896)

Symphony No. 3, Op. 11 (1896)

Psalm 47, Op. 38 (1904)

Dreams & Realities: Reinventing American Music 1929-42

Rissolty Rossolty (1939)

The Soul of Poland in Modern Times: The Music of Karol Szymanowski

Slopiewnie (1928)

Symphony No. 4 (“Symphony Concertante”) (1932)

Symphony No. 2 (1910)

Symphony No. 3 (“Song of the Night”) (1916)

A “Politically Incorrect” Masterpiece

The Book of the Seven Seals

The Book of the Seven Seals (McColley)

Inventing an American Music

The Composer’s Voice: Influence and Originality in Hartmann and Mahler

Symphony No. 1 (1948), Symphony No. 6 (1953)

Das klagende Lied (1901)

Sounds of Fantasy: Music and Expressionism

Murderer, Hope of Women, Op. 12 (1919)

Chamber Symphony (1916)

The Protagonist, Op. 14 (1925)

Behind the Curtain: Submission and Resistance under the Soviet Regime

Faith: Meditation and Mysticism in Turn-of-the-Century France

Le Martyre de Saint Sebastian (1911)

Resurrection: Symphonic Prelude after Tolstoy, Op. 4 (1903)

J. S. Bach / Leopold Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BMV 565 (1952)

America’s Musical Pioneer: Homage to Leopold Stokowski

Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 63 (1911)

Nocturne

Piano Concerto (1925)

Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 52

Kol Nidre, Op. 39 (1938)

Jews and the European Musical Tradition

Homer’s Odyssey in Music

Mythology: Homer’s Odyssey in Music

From “Fuhrer durch den Konzertsaal” (Leipzig 1887/1919)

Ancient Greece in the Nineteenth Century

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 23 (1975)

Symphony No. 21 in F-sharp minor, Op. 51 (1940)

Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141 (1971)

The Airborne Symphony (1943-46)

Between War and Peace: The End of the Second World War

Symphony No.3, “Liturgique” (1945-46)

Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings (1944-45)

Unjust Obscurity?

Psalm 114, “When Israel Out of Egypt Came,” for Double Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 51

Concerto (Quasi una fantasia) for Violin and Orchestra in B-flat major, Op. 21

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1956)

Stabat Mater for Solo Voices, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 53 (1926)

Bruckner and 20th –Century Politics

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major [Schalk edition] (1894)

Bruckner and Politics

Berlin 1894: A Concert Recreated

On Richard Strauss and this 1894 Concert

Richard Strauss: A Tireless Advocate of “Modern” Works

Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op.42, “Ocean” (1857)

Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 1 (1893)

Schubert Orchestrated

About Schubert’s Arrangers: Mottl, Liszt, Brahms, Joachim

Djamileh (1871)

Paris in the 1860s The Origins of Impressionism

More on Paris in the 1860s

La Vie Parisienne: Excerpts (1866)

The American 1980’s

Happy Voices (1984)

Voyants (1989)

“Keys to the City” for Piano and Orchestra (1983)

Articulations (1989)

Common Ground: African-American & Jewish-American Composers, 1930-1955

“Night Creature” for Jazz Band and Orchestra (1956)

“I Got Rhythm” Variations for Piano and Orchestra (1934)

Spirituals for String Choir and Orchestra (1941)

Harlem Rhapsody, Op. 62 (1963)

A Short Overture (1946)

Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1932)

An Italian Journey through German Romanticism

Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Raff, & Reger

Oskar Reinhart: A Swiss Art Collector of European Stature

Alfred Schnittke & Sofia Gubaidulina

The Breakup of the Soviet Union: A Musical Mirror

Der Rosenkavalier: The Silent Film

Between Theater and Cinema: Silent Film Accompaniment in the 1920s

Shakespeare! Romanticism and Music

“Othello,” Concert Overture, Op. 93 (1892)

Nineteenth-Century Shakespeare

“The Tempest,” Symphonic Poem, Op. 31 (1876)

“Macbeth”, Symphonic Poem, Op. 23 (1888)

“Hamlet”, Overture-Fantasy, Op. 67a (1888)

Botstein Focus on a Masterwork, Brahms’s Fourth Symphony

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 (1885)

Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16 (1909; rev. 1949)

Overture from the Music to Shakespeare’s Tragedy, “King Lear” (1859)

Unjust Obscurity?

La Mort de Tintageles

Concerto for Piano Left Hand

Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 15 (1907)

American Modernism Seen & Heard: The Abstract and Geometric Tradition in Music and Painting, 1930-1975

Steve Reich’s “Music for Pieces of Wood”

Henry Cowell’s “Synchrony”

Ruth Crawford Seeger’s “Three Songs to Poems by Carl Sandberg for Voice, Oboe, Piano, Percussion, and Optional Orchestral Ostinato”

Roger Sessions’ Symphony No. 5

Wallingford Riegger’s “Music for Orchestra,” Op. 50

Morton Feldman’s “On Time and the Instrumental Factor”

Surrealism and Music?: The Musical World Around René Magritte, 1930-1975

Surreal Sounds Illicit Images

André Souris’ “Collage”

Charles Koechlin’s “Les Bandar-Log”

Cage’s Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra

Edgard Varése’s “Arcana”

Poulenc’s Suite from “Les Biches”

Magritte, About the Exhibition at the Museum