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Monday, September 30, 2013

Wagner display in the Music Library

Wagner in his century

2013 marks the 200th birthday of musical giant Richard Wagner. In commemoration, the Music Library offers on display a selection of 19th century items related to Wagner, including an 1860 edition of the overture to Rienzi, his first successful opera; the sheet music for “Les deux grenadiers” (1843), an early song Wagner published in the hope of making a name for himself in Paris (he failed); the dedication page for the score of the Ring cycle (1875), which salutes Wagner’s champion King Ludwig II of Bavaria; and Richard Wagner's Lohengrin und Tannhäuser (1852), by Franz Liszt, commentaries on Wagner’s “système dramatique”, his approach to composition in which the interplay of words and music supports a deeper quality of expression in service to the drama. Through December.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"As/Us" journal logo.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Stanford Digital Repository team, has placed the video file of the Stanford University Library event, "Poetry and Spoken Word: A Reading with the Editors and Authors of a New Independent Literary Journal, As/Us" into the Stanford Digital Repository. For those of you who could not attend the live performance on May 20th, 2013, the video recording of the Poetry and Spoken Word event is now available for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, July 26, 2013

To Place: Roni Horn's Iceland
by Anna M. Fishaut

"To Place", by the visual artist Roni Horn, is a series of ten titles focused upon Iceland and Horn’s relationship to it. It is an open series with no pre-determined end point. While the set constitutes what Horn describes as an encyclopedia, the subjects treated and the flow from one volume to the next are idiosyncratic rather than systematic.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The horse in motion

Two Stanford University Library branches have recently launched stunning new websites: Special Collections & University Archives and the Art & Architecture Library.

Both of these sites take full advantage of the many features available on the new SUL website. Most visible on each site is a content-rich slide show that highlights the unique collections and activities of these two libraries. The Art & Architecture site currently features an online exhibit of works in its current physical exhibition, "Models from the Architectural Design Program" (which you should rush over to see: it closes on June 1). The online exhibit features beautiful original photography by our Assistant Art Librarian Anna Fishaut.

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