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Crossing arches, Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice

Exploring Alessandro Grandi's 1625 Celesti Fiori

January 20, 2023
by Ray Heigemeir

Guest blogger: Zachary Haines

In 1619, there was a great theft in the city of Venice. Over the course of two to three years in St. Mark’s Basilica, a singer named Leonardo Simonetti likely heard and sang the beautiful music of his colleague, Alessandro Grandi. In secret, Simonetti acquired the drafts of these songs and edited them into a collection of motets which were then printed under the title Celesti Fiori.

East entrance of Green Library

Marek Tamm, Holger Mölder, Ingrid Pappel, and Ralf-Martin Soe awarded 2023 Stanford Estonian fellowships

December 13, 2022
by Liisi Esse

Stanford University Libraries, The Europe Center, FSI's Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, and Stanford's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, in collaboration with Vabamu, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, and Tallinn University of Technolgy are pleased to announce that Dr. Marek Tamm, Dr. Holger Mölder, Dr. Ingrid Pappel, and Dr.

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