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New at RISM: Results of the RISM User Study, Part I: The Survey

We're happy to release initial answers to our survey on the online catalog that we carried out earlier this year.

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Library collections: Arias Identified in Dresden Royal Private Music Collection

Our colleague Roberto Scoccimarro from the SLUB in Dresden (D-Dl) brings us the latest from the Dresden Court Music project. Arias in the Royal Private Music Collection are full of exciting surprises, allowing us to identify composers and put stray arias back with their operas. One example is...

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RISM online catalog, New at RISM: Printed Music (A/I and B/I) now in RISM's Online Catalog

RISM is pleased to announce a major addition to its free online catalog that strengthens its utility as a resource for the documentation of printed music. Two of its major publications have been added to the online catalog and are freely available online for anyone to search at opac.rism.info and...

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RISM A-Z: Lucia Facchinelli

Today, F is for Lucia Facchinelli, an Italian singer who flourished between 1724 and 1739. Very little is known about her; of the major reference works she receives only 11 lines in the New Grove Dictionary of Opera and just a few more in the Großes Sängerlexikon. The soprano's first...

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Library collections: The Full English: Digitized English Folk Manuscripts

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and its partners present the world’s largest online collection of English folk manuscripts. Freely explore 80,000 pages of traditional songs, dances, tunes and customs from the golden age of folk music collecting, within the manuscripts of nineteen of...

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Library collections: Digitizing Materials from Dresden's Royal Music Collections

In February 2015, the first manuscripts were digitized from the DFG-funded project Dresden Court Church and Royal Private Music Collection (Hofkirche und Königliche Privat-Musikaliensammlung). High-resolution images can be found of compositions by Jan Dismas Zelenka, Johann David Heinichen, Antonio...

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Library collections: Happy Birthday, Brahms and Tchaikovsky!

On May 7, Brahms and Tchaikovsky share a birthday—an annual event since Tchaikovsky waltzed into the world in1840, seven years after Brahms. Recognition of this coincidentally shared date might provide an excuse to look in the Library’s depths for any links between our Tchaikovsky and Brahms...

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Electronic resources: A Peek Inside Beethoven's Workshop

The large-scale research project Beethovens Werkstatt (Beethoven's Workshop), which is based at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn and the Musicology Seminar in Detmold and Paderborn, is a project coordinated by the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz (also the main sponsor of the RISM...

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