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New: Contemporary World Music audio database

Malian afro pop

Above: Malian Afro-pop performer Issa Bagayogo.


The Monterey Jazz Festival Collection

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A multi-year project to catalog and digitally preserve the Monterey Jazz Festival Collection at Stanford's Archive of Recorded Sound is now complete.


Scarlatti in Campbell

This video of a recital given in conjunction with a Stanford Continuing Studies class on Emily Dickinson's life was posted yesterday on YouTube. The pianist, Steve Winterstein, and his lovely assistant Sally Treadway, worked in the Music Library last year organizing and inventorying materials in the Kronos Quartet Collection.

Free download

The latest free download from Classical Music Library is:

Weber's Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39

arranged for flute and piano; performed by Alexis Golovin, piano, and Benoit Fromanger, flute.

CML offers free downloads approximately twice monthly. See the CML home page for details on their notification services. Enjoy!


New arrival: Jazz Icons DVD series

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For your viewing and listening pleasure we now have 17 discs from the Jazz Icons series "...featuring full-length concerts and in-studio performances by the greatest legends of jazz, filmed all over the world from the 1950s through the 1970s." Includes rare performances, many of which have never been released or even broadcast.

Find them in Socrates with a simple keyword search: jazz icons dvd


Archive of Recorded Sound in the news

Sound Archive Turns 50

reported by the Stanford News Service


Spotlight on: World Music

Two World Music Resources from Alexander Street Press


Free download, week of March 24

This week's free download from Classical Music Library:

Sor's Etude in B Minor, Op. 35 No. 22

You can subscribe to the weekly free download alert--see the CML site for details.


Spring Break hours

March 21 - 22 : Closed
March 23 - 27 : 1 - 5 pm
March 28 - 29 : Closed
March 30 - 31 : 9 am - 5 pm

Regular hours resume on April 1

Have a great break!


Free download

The current free download from Classical Music Library is:

Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila

You can sign up for weekly alerts--see CML for details.


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