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Codex Mexico: The Book as Art

April 16, 2013
by Christopher Matson

The Codex Mexico: The Book as Art exhibition opened on Friday, March 22, at the Embassy of Mexico's Cultural Institute in Washington DC, in partnership with the Codex Foundation and Stanford University Libraries. As part of the exhibition, there will be a symposium this Friday, April 19, that will include two Stanford librarians: Roberto Trujillo, Head of Special Collections; and Adán Griego, Curator for Latin American, Mexican American & Iberian Collections.

Edison Home Phonograph (detail)

New services at the Archive of Recorded Sound

The beginning of 2013 has seen a number of significant developments at Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound, especially in the area of patron services, both at the Archive itself and online.  

Information relating to these improved services can be found on the Archive's new website. This detailed resource also includes information on the Archive's extensive collections, guidelines for planning a research trip to the Archive, and finally recommendations for notable sound recording research tools, both online and in print.

Encomium Musices, plate 3 [detail]

Significant acquisitions in music

April 11, 2013
by Mimi Tashiro

An annual compilation of significant acquisitions may be found on the Music Library’s web site. The list for 2011-2012 was recently added. Lists go back to 1999-2000.

Included are items acquired by gift or purchase during the academic year, arranged by type of material. Manuscripts, Facsimiles, Operas (librettos and scores), Periodicals, Printed Books, Printed Music, Microform, Recordings, and Miscellany are included. Many items are purchased with endowed gift funds and this is noted in the citations, e.g.  Acquired through the Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund. Citations are included for materials in both the Music Library and Department of Special Collections, Green Library.

Mendeley Workshops in the Huang Center

April 10, 2013

The Terman Engineering Library is offering five Mendeley Workshops during the Spring Term. The first session is Thursday, April 11 from 12noon to 1pm in Huang 219.  All of the sessions will cover how to add, organize, share and cite articles.  Both new and experienced users are welcome to attend.  The workshops are open to all Stanford students, faculty and staff. Sign-up for the workshops on the Science and Engineering Libraries Training site on Coursework.

Gary Snyder visiting Stanford this week

April 9, 2013

The well-known poet, essayist, and environmental activist Gary Snyder will be speaking on Wednesday at noon in the Terrace Room, Building 460 (Margaret Jacks Hall), and giving a reading and talk Thursday evening at 6:15 in Room 105 of Building 320 (Geology Corner). He is often described as the "poet laureate of Deep Ecology," and has been linked with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance.

The Dichterliebe, recorded by Thom Denijs in 1928 (HMV 092026)

Spotlight on: Schumann's Dichterliebe

April 4, 2013
by Jerry L McBride

Schumann’s Dichterliebe, op. 48, from 1840 weds music and text into one of the most memorable song cycles of the Romantic period. The cycle consists of sixteen songs on poems from Heinrich Heine’s Lyrisches Intermezzo. The earliest recordings of the entire cycle were by Dutch baritone, Thom Denijs (1877-1935), who recorded the cycle twice in London with his wife, Emmy Denijs-Kruyt (1878-1964), as pianist, first in an acoustic recording on 5 April 1923 and later as an electrical recording in three sessions in January and July 1928.

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