William H. Scheide is a scholar, musician, philanthropist, and collector of rare books and manuscripts; he is a true Renaissance man. On January 25, 2014, the longtime Princeton resident celebrates his 100th birthday with a concert at Alexander Hall at Princeton University. The concert features Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and works by Bach and Brahms, performed by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Westminster Choir under the direction of conductor Mark Laycock.
This 2008 State of the Arts feature introduces viewers to the extraordinary life of William Scheide and tells the story of the special collection at the Princeton University Library that bears his name. It is one of the finest private collections of rare books and manuscripts in the world!