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Events: RISM at the AIBM Conference

IAML Germany held its annual meeting in beautiful Nuremberg last month. Three members of the RISM Central Office were in attendance. Topics included: Data transfers of RISM dataSocial MediaRDACultural Program RISM's own Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger from RISM Germany in Munich gave a presentation...

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Library collections: Tudor Treasures

I was asked to look out some of the Music Department’s “Tudor treasures” to complement items displayed by other departments. An early item of printed music is Martin Luther’s Deudsche Messe vnd Ordnung Gottis Diensts, published by Michael Lotter in Wittenberg in 1526. This first edition sets out...

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New publications: Vjera Katalinić: The Sorkočevićes, Aristocratic Musicians from Dubrovnik

As we mark the 280th anniversary of the birth of Croatian composer Luka Sorgo (1734-1789), Vjera Katalinić, the director of RISM Croatia, has published a new book about this family of musicians: Vjera Katalinić: Sorkočevići, dubrovački plemići i diplomati (The Sorkočevićes, Aristocratic Musicians...

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Library collections: A Donizetti Discovery

The British Library's Stefan Zweig Collection of musical, literary and historical autograph manuscripts includes many well-known treasures, but there are other pieces which have proved more difficult to identify. When Stefan Zweig bought a manuscript of Gaetano Donizetti from a dealer in Milan in...

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