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New at RISM: RISM at IAML, Part 1: Muscat – (almost) ready to go

For RISM insiders, Muscat will be the must-have item this fall! Our new cataloging program was a topic of discussion at the recent IAML congress in Rome.A group of developers has been at work for about three years to create a new cataloging program called Muscat, which will replace the current...

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Library collections: Newly Cataloged Music from Chile

A new article in the current issue of Fontes Artis Musicae calls attention to recently cataloged music collections in Chile: Laura Fahrenkrog and Fernanda Vera, "Recently Catalogued Music Archives and Fonds in Santiago, Chile: A Contribution to the Dissemination of Written Musical Heritage of...

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New at RISM, Library collections: Eugène Ysaÿe's Manuscripts

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe (1858- 1931) was born 158 years ago this Saturday. Those looking for manuscript sources for Ysaÿe should look no further than the Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br). The Fonds Eugène Ysaÿe contains 161 autograph manuscripts and 1,083 printed scores (by...

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RISM A-Z: Margarethe Susanna Kayser: "The Kayserin"

To clear up any confusion right off the bat: No, Margarethe Susanna Kayser was not the wife of the composer Reinhard Keiser, even if the usual spelling variations from the time (Keiser, Keyser, Kaiser, and Kayser) lead one to suspect as much.Born in 1690 as the daughter of the Hamburg singer Johann...

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