Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies is the only institution in North America devoted solely to the life, works, and accomplishments of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Established in 1983, the Center officially opened at San Jose State University in September 1985 with a gala co-sponsored by the San Jose Symphony. The Center now has the largest collection of Beethoven materials outside of Europe. In addition to functioning as a research library, the Center is involved in a variety of educational programs and projects and sponsors concerts, lectures, tours, and other programs.
Check out the Beethoven Bibliography Database!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
ST. GALL EN, Switzerland — One of the oldest and most valuable collections of handwritten medieval books in the world, housed in the magnificent baroque halls of the library in this town’s abbey, is going online with the help of a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
For centuries scholars from around the world have flocked to the Stiftsbibliothek — literally, the abbey library — in this quaint town nestled in the rolling hills of eastern Switzerland, to pore over its vast collection of manuscripts, many written and illustrated before the year 1000. more
Friday, November 14, 2008
The Annapolis Brass Quintet, the first independent, full-time performing brass chamber ensemble in the United States, has donated its entire collection of published music scores and parts, music manuscripts, and related correspondence—more than 1,000 individual items—to the Conservatory. Check out a sampler of items from the collection on display in the Conservatory Library.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Twentieth-century countertenor repertoire : a guide by Steven L. Rickards. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008. Con Ref ML128.V7 R45 2008