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Events: International Tuba Day on 1 May

Tomorrow, the first Friday in May, is International Tuba Day! This day recognizes "tubists in musical organizations around the world who have to go through the hassle of handling a tuba," according to the official website. One of the most famous works for tuba is Ralph Vaughan...

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In memoriam: In memoriam: Joachim Schlichte-Bierbaum (1947-2015)

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Dr. Joachim Schlichte-Bierbaum died of heart disease at the age of 68. From 1982 to 1990, he was the director of the RISM Central Office. Schlichte was born in Lübeck in 1947 and studied music education, choral conducting, German studies, art history, and musicology in...

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Library collections: New Research on Mexican Sources

During the month of April, Dr. John Lazos is spending his time between research at various Mexican archives and giving a seminar at the Faculty of Music of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Dr. Lazos has been awarded a bursary from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA)...

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Events: RISM Colloquium and Open House

We're in our fourth month at our new office, and it's time to celebrate! Join us April 23-24 for our RISM colloquium and open house. The colloquium will feature reports from working groups. Our colleagues from Austria, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, South Korea, and the...

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RISM online catalog, New at RISM: RISM Data as Open Data and Linked Open Data

RISM data have been available as open data since 2013, and as linked open data since the summer of 2014. The RISM open data are available on the linked open data page of the RISM online catalog. This link allows you to download the entire batch. What does this mean? It means we...

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Electronic resources: Introducing the Ewha Music Data Base (EMDB)

The following is by Hyun Kyung Chae, director of RISM South Korea: The Ewha Music Research Institute (EMRI) recently completed a 3-year project to establish a database of East Asia’s Educational Music Documents in October 2014. The result, Ewha Music Data Base (EMDB), now showcases the...

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RISM A-Z: Frederick the Great

Music at the court of Frederick the Great has fascinated scholars for decades and a flury of activity arose when "Old Fritz" celebrated his tercentenary in 2012, with books, concerts, and conferences around the world. Work from our colleagues at RISM Germany even turned up an autograph...

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Library collections: Composers identified in Dresden's royal music collections

In the DFG project Hofkirche und Königliche Privat-Musikaliensammlung (Dresden Court Church and Royal Private Music Sheet Collection), which has been underway for the past year and a half, scholars working on the project have already made numerous new identifications.

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New at RISM: New CD Box Set: The RISM Complete Incipits Edition

How many times have you thought to yourself, "If only I could listen to these music incipits all day!" Now you can! A special offer for today only.

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