Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Robert Sutherland and Maria Callas - sellout colloquium

Robert Sutherland last night addressed a packed colloquium of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students and staff, talking about his work with Maria Callas in her final years from 1973-1977.  Recordings and video illustrated his talk.

Naturally, the Whittaker Library holds a copy of his book, Maria Callas: Diaries of a Friendship.   (As 'Whittaker' was keen to point out at the end of the colloquium!)  And it was borrowed within a mere THREE MINUTES of the event ending.  Students or staff of the Royal Conservatoire can place a reservation to borrow it.  Or pick up one of our other books about Callas.

There's no need to panic, though.  We have digitally streamed recordings through our Classical Music Library and Naxos Music Library subscriptions.    Search on Maria Callas or Robert Sutherland. (Think smart - look for the Artist listings.)

You can also hear other people's recollections of working with Callas, on British Library Sounds, their archive of recorded sound, to which we also subscribe.

Not forgetting - how could you?  - all the lovely CDs, vinyl LPs and videos in our stock.  Keeping the best of the old media is sometimes a very canny move!

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