July 28, 2017

ReMix: Stanford Libraries Newsletter | July 2017

July 2017 ReMix

Rare Aida Score

 

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Recently acquired by the Music Library, the handwritten 1876 manuscript used in Aida’s Paris premiere is believed to be the only surviving score from a performance conducted by the opera’s composer, Giuseppe Verdi. Read more
 

Digitizing Rome's History
 

 Courtesy Istituto Nazionale di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte)

Researchers digitized thousands of pieces from 19th-century archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani’s collection to help scholars across the world study Rome’s transformation. The archive is a culmination of a two-year collaboration among Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, the Stanford Libraries, University of Oregon, Dartmouth College and the Italian government. Read more
 

Why Music Matters
 

Instructor Heidi Lee examines an antiphonary leaf during the “Why Music Matters” course. Image courtesy of Ray Heigemeir/Stanford Libraries.

Students in the “Why Music Matters” course offered by the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute and performers in the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s Chamber Music Course assembled in Special Collections to view manuscripts and early print materials, ranging in date from Irving Berlin’s White Christmas published in 1942 to a sacred chant fragment produced in the 12th century. Read more
 

 

News & Views

 
“Curving Iron, Ten Mile Canyon.” Courtesy of Alfred A. Hart Photograph Collection via the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University.


A Labor Strike in 1867 ... Enabling Scientific Research ... Composers and Their Works ... Of Personal Significance ... Misleading Maps ... and other news.

 


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