The Stanford University Libraries received a collection of documents and manuscripts from the conductor, pianist, composer, and music editor, Jacques-Louis Monod. He was born at Asnières-sur-Seine, France on 25 February 1927 and, as a child prodigy, began his education at the Paris Conservatory in 1935. He studied composition principally with René Leibowitz, who was a major influence on his work, and also with composers Olivier Messiaen, Bernard Wagenaar, Boris Blacher, and Josef Rufer.
The University Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a crowdsourcing project to transcribe handwritten letters and documents within its holdings. Accessible at https://www.fromthepage.com/stanforduniversityarchives, the project currently features 8 unique collections for users to transcribe:
Have you visited the Libraries Events, Exhibits, and Workshops web pages lately? The Libraries have many events scheduled for October.
Upcoming events for the next several days include:
The Stanford Libraries have started a subscription to Met Opera on Demand, which streams more than 600 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances, including more than 100 high-definition videos known from their showings at movie theaters, classic telecasts originally broadcast live on tv from 1977-2003, radio broadcasts (audio only) of performances going back to 1935 from the Saturday matinee radio broadcasts, and more recent satellite radio broadcasts.
Bach, CPE. Passion according to St. Mark (1778) / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; pasticcio incorporating music by Georg Benda, Johann Gottlieb Graun, Gottfried August Homilius, and Georg Philipp Telemann ; edited by Uwe Wolf.
Bach, CPE. Passion according to St. John (1780) / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; pasticcio incorporating music by Georg Benda, Johann Gottlieb Graun, Gottfried August Homilius, and Georg Philipp Telemann ; edited by Paul Corneilson.
Stanford Libraries’ collection of South Asian materials increased dramatically in the last few years as the focus of the collection expanded to include materials in the regional languages of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka.
In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition at the East Asia Library, entitled Words in Characters: Books as Vehicles, the library will host a conference on Friday, October 13 featuring talks given by several of the artists whose works are included within the exhibit.