This collection contains principally live performance sound recordings made by Robert
Michael Scarlett of early classical music at various venues in the San Francisco Bay Area
and greater Northern California. Included are a samples of off-air recordings and some
performances from KQED public radio broadcasts. Artists represented in the collection
include Stanford faculty Elaine Thornburgh, violinist Jaap Schröder, harpsichordists Martha
Cook, Charlotte Mattax Moersch, and other performers.
Robert Michael Scarlett (1928-2015) was an engineer primarily in the telecommunications
industry following the completion of his PhD. degree and subsequent time as an associate
professor at Stanford University. During his lifetime, Scarlett also maintained an active
association with the San Francisco Early Music Society as a musician (including performing
on the carillon at Stanford's Hoover tower), builder of harpsichords, and as an amateur
recording engineer capturing live performances of early classical music works.
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