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Notable acquisition: Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu

Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu.
Valencia: Vicent García Editores, 2007.
Acquired through the Susan & Ruth Sharp Fund.


A tribute to Max Mathews in CMJ

The Fall 2009 issue of Computer Music Journal is “A Tribute to Computer Music’s Founder” Max Mathews. Included are an interview with Mathews by Tae Hong Park, and articles by Jon Appleton, Jean-Claude Risset, John Chowning, and Hubert Howe.

What's all the commotion next door?

Over the Summer, the Law School demolished Kresge Auditorium to make way for its new, 63,000-square ft. academic building. As you can see from this photo, major construction activity is taking place just yards from Braun Music Center. It's been quite a show from the Library windows!


Over 13,000 scores now available online

Our newest online subscription is to Classical Scores Library from Alexander Street Press. The current release includes 13,558 scores and 277,028 pages.

From the press release:

“Classical Scores Library will contain 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works.

New streaming audio addition: Jazz Music Library

Ruth Brown, Fine and Mellow (1991) on the Prestige label.

Stanford’s streaming audio database collection now includes Jazz Music Library (Alexander Street Press). Jazz Music Library currently offers over 26,000 tracks on 2549 albums. Labels include Audiophile, Concord Jazz, Jazzology, Prestige, and more. Liner notes (pdf) are included.

Robert Schumann’s sketches for a fourth sonata


Now available for listening and viewing online is the deciphered score for Schumann’s unfinished fourth piano sonata. The accompanying essay, “The Second Schumann F-minor Sonata: A Detective Story” is a fascinating account of the genesis of the work, the locating of the manuscript, and the creation of the digital multi-media project.

Classical string quartets database

Duke Unversity Libraries announces a new database:

The Classical String Quartet, 1770-1840

From the press release:

Free download, August 7


The latest free download from Classical Music Library (available through August 11) is L'origine de la Harpe, Op. 2 No. 7, by Hector Berlioz, set to text by Thomas Gounet, after Thomas Moore. The recording features Ann Murray (soprano) and Graham Johnson (piano). This song tells the tale of a lovelorn mermaid who, pitied by the heavenly realm, is transformed into a harp.

St. Lawrence String Quartet in the Strad

St. Lawrence Quartet

The August 2009 issue of the Strad features a cover story on our very own St. Lawrence String Quartet! This issue, and 300 other current periodical titles, are shelved in the Music Library Reading Room.

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