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New publications: The Compositions Attributed to G. F. Handel, 1700-1800

This one is new to our bookshelves: Hans Joachim Marx and Steffen Voss, Die G. F. Händel zugeschriebenen Kompositionen, 1700-1800 / The Compositions Attributed to G. F. Handel, 1700-1800 (HWV Anh. B) (Hildesheim: Olms, 2017). ISBN: 978-3-487-15483-1.This book is the result of a project called...


Events: Lili Boulanger (21 August 1893–15 March 1918)

The following is a guest post by Dr. Anya Holland-Barry: Marie-Juliette Olga (“Lili”) Boulanger (21 August 1893–15 March 1918) was a French composer whose musical compositions exemplified leading contemporary French musical styles of her day. She came from a long familial lineage of musicians, and...


Electronic resources: The Music Printing History Online Museum

We stumbled upon this interesting online museum: Music Printing History. It details different technological aspects concerning printing music and is richly illustrated.You can see examples of the technology that brought about the historical printed music that RISM currently covers (to about 1800):...


Events: International Women's Day: Women Pianists in RISM

Today is International Women's Day. Last year we published a list of the ca. 800 women composers who are found in the RISM online database. In June we added eight more names to the list and in October another twelve were added.This year we would like to focus on the women pianists in RISM. Since...


Events: Frisian and the European Capital of Culture 2018

We have received the following from Simon Groot (Universiteit van Amsterdam, RISM Netherlands): One of the European Capitals of Culture in 2018 is Leeuwarden, the capital city of the northern Dutch province Friesland (Frisia). Although a small country, in the Netherlands several dialects of the...


Electronic resources: The new database Medieval Music Manuscripts Online

We received this announcement from Dominique Gatté and is posted with kind permission: We are excited to announce that the new database MMMOd (Medieval music manuscripts online database) is now online. In June 2017, I published an initial version of this database using Google...


New at RISM: The 2017 Annual Report

The annual report for the RISM Central Office has been published on our website. Here are some of the highlights:Total records: Thanks to the hard work of our international contributors, the RISM online catalog currently has 1,090,000 records.Contributions from national groups: The following...


RISM online catalog: Music in Different Languages for International Mother Language Day

Today, February 21, is officially International Mother Language Day. This day was first commemorated in 2000 by the United Nations in order to highlight the significance of native languages as a cultural asset and to foster the linguistic and cultural diversity of people around the world. Over...


Rediscovered: "Mein Herz ist viel zu schwach" – A Newly Discovered Aria by Georg Philipp Telemann

We have received the following from Helmut Lauterwasser (RISM Germany, Munich): In 2017, numerous concerts and other events marked the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann's death, especially in the places where he lived and worked. In CONCERTO magazine's first issue of 2018, there is an...


Events: Be My (Robert) Valentine

Today is Valentine's Day, and the perfect Valentine for all music lovers is the music of Robert Valentine.Robert Valentine (1674-1747) was an English composer who spent most of his career in Rome beginning in the 1790s. In his publications, Valentine Italianized his name to "Roberto...

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