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Library collections: RISM and Big Data

The British Library and Royal Holloway, University of London (partner institutions for RISM United Kingdom) have announced that they have received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for just over £79,000 towards a research project exploring centuries' worth of...

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Rediscovered: Légende norvégienne: Unknown work by the Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe at the Royal Library of Belgium

The music collections of the Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br) have been recently enlarged by a previously unknown work by the Belgian violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), entitled Légende norvégienne, thanks to the acquisition of the autograph score version. In the spring of 1882,...

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RISM online catalog, New at RISM: New Version of the RISM Online Catalog

RISM would like to announce the release of a new version of the online catalog. The content is the same, but there is a new interface with features that will make it easier to find musical sources. New features include: Search for digitized music Autocomplete in the search boxes Boolean...

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Rediscovered: Unknown lieder by Dutch composer Anna Merkje Cramer discovered in Cologne

In the library of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (D-KNh), nine previously unknown lieder by the Dutch composer Anna Merkje Cramer (1873-1968) were recently identified. They had been cataloged under the wrong name due to a misreading. Cramer was a pupil of Wilhelm Berger, with whom...

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Rediscovered: Missing Works by Italian Composer Giovanni Francesco Bicchini Discovered

In the attic of the archives of the Ospedale Wolf-Ferrari in Messina, Italy (I-MEow),  a collection of important works by the relatively unknown Italian composer Giovanni Francesco Bicchini (d. 1585) was recently discovered by RISM catalogers working in the area. Our view of this composer,...

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