The library of the world renowned Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel has joined the IDS (Swiss-German Informatics) Consortium, a network of close to one hundred Swiss libraries using ALEPH 500.
Paul Sacher (April 1906-May 1999), whose family is the majority owner of the F. Hoffmann-La Roche pharmaceutical company, was not only a life-long patron of the arts, but a great conductor in his own right. He founded the Basel Chamber Orchestra in 1926, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in 1933, (now part of the Basel Academy of Music, which Sacher headed until 1969) and the Collegium Musicum Zürich in 1941. He established the Paul Sacher Foundation in 1973 as a research institution and repository of many, mostly contemporary, musical manuscripts, including the musical estate of Igor Stravinsky. He was a close friend of such luminaries as Bela Bartok, Bohuslav Martinu, Igor Stravinsky and Pierre Boulez. He commissioned and premiered numerous musical works from his circle of friends.
Ex Libris is proud to count such illustrous musicological sites as The Sacher Foundation in Basel and the Mozarteum in Salzburg among its clients.
For more information, please see the catalog of the Paul Sacher Foundation.
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