Events: Five opera premieres to look forward to in May
For opera lovers looking for rarely heard gems, the month of May will not disappoint. We have chosen to highlight five for which there are autograph manuscripts in the RISM database.continue
In the news: Vratislavia, Brassel, Breslau, Wrocław, or "WrocLove"
The fourth-largest city in Poland has worn many names over the course of its storied past. This year, Wrocław is one of the two European Capitals of Culture, along with Donostia-San Sebastián in Spain. The full calendar of events and more information about the Polish city can be found on...continue
New at RISM: 326 Years of Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770)
Today we are celebrating the 326th anniversary of the day that Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770) was baptized, the closest we have to a date of birth. "The Famously Little-Known Gottlieb Muffat" is the name of an essay by Alison J. Dunlop that nicely sums up the contradiction between the fame...continue
Events: Shakespeare 400 in Music
Around the world, playwrights, thespians, and lovers of English literature are celebrating William Shakespeare (1564-1616), who died 400 years this Saturday. (His 452nd birthday is next Tuesday.) The Bard left us a legacy that is treasured worldwide and he works still inspire music to this day.With...continue