News Archive

New at RISM: RISM at IAML, Part I

The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), a co-sponsor of RISM, held its annual meeting in Antwerp, Belgium from 13-18 July 2014. Members of three national groups presented during the RISM Open Session.Marie Cornaz (RISM Belgium, Bibliothèque...


New at RISM: Congratulations to our RISM colleague Dieter Kirsch (Würzburg)

Congratulations to our RISM colleague Dieter Kirsch (Würzburg), who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.He was recognized for his contributions to research in the areas of the musical history of Mainfranken (Bavaria) and the history of the Hochschule and its...


RISM A-Z: Francesca Caccini

The series RISM A-Z is moving on to the letter C, which today stands for the Baroque composer and performer Francesca Caccini (1587-c.1640). She was a musica in the Medici court in Florence from 1607 to 1627 and from 1633 to 1641: a composer, singer, instrumentalist, voice teacher, and concert...


Library collections: Mozart autograph in the music collections of Mariastein Abbey, Switzerland

Online catalogue of the music collections


New at RISM: RISM would like to hear your opinion!

RISM will be conducting user studies at the IAML conference in Antwerp in order to learn what people think about the online catalog of musical sources and what search strategies are used so that we can improve our services.Whether you are a music librarian or a student, a database pro or just...


New at RISM: Who will be King Soccer?

The RISM online catalog already knows the answer...


Events: Does Christoph Willibald Gluck deserve better?

Last week, we celebrated the 300th birthday of one of the most important opera composers and reformers of the second half of the eighteenth century: Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787). His birthday is an occasion for various events in Germany and abroad. The Bavarian town of Berching, where...


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