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Library collections: Wagner exhibit in Bamberg

The latest edition of the Bibliotheksforum Bayern has a wonderfully illustrated article about last year's exhibition about Richard Wagner at the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg (D-BAs). The library marked the occasion of both the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth and the 130th anniversary of his death...

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Rediscovered: Listen to the world's oldest piano

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: "Dongsok Shin performs the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720. Scarlatti's keyboard...

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RISM A-Z: Minna Brandes

Today, the letter B stands for Minna Brandes (1765-1788), a German composer and singer whose compositions attracted attention mainly because she died so young. She was born in Berlin to a theatrical family and died only 23 years later in Hamburg. As a singer, actress, and fortepianist, she was well...

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In the news: CFPs: Upcoming Conferences

Attention musicologists and performers! Three conferences of interest have reached us via the AMS.

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New at RISM: New Coordinating Committee Elected

National RISM working groups as well as individuals and institutions that contribute to RISM projects can engage with the work of the RISM Zentralredaktion and strategic decisions of the board in a variety of ways. In order to formalize this participation, an Advisory Council is formed. Five...

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