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Library collections: Music Collections in Berlin and Munich

C.P.E. Bach, Wilhelm Killmayer, Ruth Zechlin, Richard Strauss, Manfred Schubert, and RISM itself. The latest edition of Bibliotheksmagazin: Mitteilungen aus den Staatsbibliotheken in Berlin und München is packed with articles about music collections and includes an article by our colleague Steffen...


New at RISM: National anthems @RISM

How many national anthems do you know?


New at RISM: World Cup Kickoff with RISM Brazil

The World Cup kicks off today in São Paulo! Did you know that RISM has its own lineup in Brazil? We would like to introduce you to the RISM Brazil team players: The RISM Brazil group was reactivated in 2005 by André Guerra Cotta, Beatriz Magalhães Castro and Pablo Sotuyo Blanco. Since then, the...


New at RISM: Richard Strauss at 150

Today marks the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss (1864-1949). The Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where the composer lived for over 40 years, will begin its celebration with the Richard Strauss Festival. In numerous other events, the music of Strauss, one of the most performed composers...


Events: Conference: Jommelli, Gluck and Avondano: On the occasion of their 300th anniversary

From the CEMSP--18th Century Musical Studies Center in Portugal: To celebrate its first year of activity, CEMSP organizes an international conference on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Avondano, Gluck and Jomelli. June 20-21, Queluz National Palace For more information, see the...


New at RISM: Celebrating 1,000 Facebook Fans!

Thank you to everyone who has liked the RISM Facebook page!


: Blog roundup

Manuscripts, modern editions, and eighteenth-century printed music--RISM likes it all. Read on for what has caught our attention recently.


RISM A-Z: Carlo Broschi (Farinelli)

Carlo Broschi (1705-1782), known to most people as Farinelli, was the celebrated Italian castrato who was widely admired all across Europe. RISM has around 150 sources mentioning him as a singer, including arias, operas, duets, and a cantata. Farinelli also composed a little: there are nine pieces...


Electronic resources: Five chant databases

The new issue of the Journal of the American Musicological Society has reviews of five chant databases.


New at RISM: RISM and the R Projects

RISM is currently prominently featured on the website of the Music Library Association.


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