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Events: Premieres of rediscovered Heinrich Schütz works

It is hard to believe that there are still new works by Heinrich Schütz that are awaiting discovery. And indeed, on 1 October 2015 two small Christmas pieces by the Saxon court Kapellmeister will be heard for the first time after a nearly 400-year slumber at the opening event of the International...

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New publications: The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (EMIR)

New on our bookshelves is:Harry White and Barra Boydell, eds. The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781906359782This is a long-awaited two-volume set that covers all aspects of Irish music. According to the publisher's website, EMIR is...

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Events: RISM at the AIBM Conference in Stuttgart

The AIBM annual conference (German branch of IAML) is right around the corner: from September 22 to 25, around 160 participants will come together from Germany and neighboring German-speaking countries to discuss the current situation of music libraries and their future. Sessions of interest to...

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Library collections: Poetry of the Seventeenth Century in Music

The 37 "Livres d’airs de différents auteurs" (1658) issued by the music publishers Robert and Christophe Ballard are now digitized and available free online from Gallica.

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Events: RISM and the "R"s in Mexico

The Centro Nacional de Investigación, Documentación e Información Musical (CENIDIM) and the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Mexico have organized an international meeting for music and performing arts, the Encuentro Internacional de Investigación y Documentación de la Música y las Artes Escénicas,...

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RISM online catalog, New at RISM: 30 Johann Bachs, or searching for "unclear" composers

Back in March we showed you in this space how to link to RISM searches in the online catalog. In most cases, this works without a hitch - you can even use pseudonyms or other forms of the name, as long as they are entered as variants in RISM. Here's a search using "Melante" for Georg...

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Library collections: Digitized Opera Scores at the German Historical Institute in Rome

Digitization of around 180 opera scores from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries has recently been completed as part of a multi-year research project financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and led by Dr. Roland Pfeiffer at the Department of Music History of the German Historical...

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Events: RISM at the International Museum Forum in Kazan, Russia

Klaus Keil from the RISM Central Office is invited to participate in the International Museum Forum in Kazan, Russia from September 8 to 11, 2015. This conference is being organized by the Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry for Culture of the Tatarstan Republic, and ICOM...

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