Slavic & Eastern European Studies: Music

A guide to Slavic Studies resources at Monash University Library, including the Ada Booth Slavic Collection

Portrait of Sergey Rakhmaninov, 1940 (oil on canvas) by Boris Fyodorovich Shalyapin. Image courtesy of the Bridgeman Education database.

The Monash University Library's music collections

The Monash University Library's music collections of scores and audio visual recordings are housed mainly in the Matheson Library and in the Vera Bradford Collection at the Peninsula Library. Of particular note are the new subscriptions to the Collected Works editions of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Martinu and Rachmaninoff and the works of Slavic Australian composers. For ethnomusicological research there are extensive holdings of the music and texts of folk songs from many Slavic countries. The Australian Composer Archives contain manuscripts, published scores, sound recordings, scrapbooks and other ephemera, which may be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room: for example, the Music Archive of Linda Phillips.