Collection documents the collection of essays by his former students in honor of Putnam Aldrich (Essays On Musical Style and
Performance Practice) and includes drafts of the papers contributed, bibliographies, several photographs, and correspondence
of W. L. Crosten and Edward Colby with the authors.
Putnam Aldrich, noted harpsichordist, joined the Stanford University faculty in 1950. A graduate of Yale, he earned his advanced
degrees in music at Harvard. He was the founder of the Ph.D. program in music at Stanford and taught counterpoint, the history
of baroque music, and harpsichord. After his retirement in 1969 he moved to France, where he died in 1975.
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