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New at RISM: Music for Advent

On Sunday, the Christmas season will be in full swing: It's the first Sunday of Advent.

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In the news: Hasse's Siroe in Versailles

On November 26, the opera Siroe, re di Persia by Johann Adolf Hasse will premiere at the Opera Royal de Versailles. This is a nice opportunity to take a look at the more than 150 sources for this opera that are in the RISM database. Two sources from Dresden are available in digital...

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Electronic resources: The Lost Voices Project is now live

The Lost Voices Project is now online: http://digitalduchemin.org/ "Focusing on a neglected but important repertory of polyphonic songs from mid-sixteenth-century France, this unique project puts old books before a diverse audience of modern scholars and musicians in ways that will prompt...

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Rediscovered: Niccolò Jommelli rediscovered: International award for essay on autograph extant at the National Library of Portugal

Niccolò Jommelli rediscovered: a new autograph of a 16 voice Laudate pueri, by António Jorge Marques, has received a special mention in the 6th Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli Musicological Studies International Prize. The essay analyses the only Niccolò Jommelli autograph extant in the Iberian...

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New at RISM: Christoph Wolff named Honorary President of RISM

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Wolff has been named Honorary President by the current RISM Board of Directors. While he was president of RISM from 2004-2013, he made outstanding contributions to the Association. First and foremost was the successful renewal of funding for the RISM Zentralredaktion...

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Library collections: Music Archival Collections at the Bavarian State Libary

Extending to all aspects of music and musical culture, the Bavarian State Library holds over 350 archives and collections of various sizes pertaining to individuals. The collection is cataloged and made accessible for research by two different administrative units of the library. The Music...

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