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Monod and his grandson (1998)

Stanford University Libraries receives music collection of Jacques-Louis Monod

October 13, 2017
by Jerry L McBride

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.

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Met Opera on Demand

October 10, 2017
by Mimi Tashiro

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.

Concierge 41: Building South Asian collections at Stanford

October 9, 2017

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.

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Columbus or Indigenous Peoples Day?

October 9, 2017
by Kathryn M Kerns

Today is either Columbus Day or Indigenous People Day--or a good day to look at the issues.  Cubberley Library has a wealth of resources whatever your interests in these issues.  Our

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