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New publications: New Volume in RISM's Series B: Balinese Palm-Leaf Manuscripts

RISM announces the newest volume in its publication series B: Tilman Seebass, Catalogue raisonné of the Balinese Palm-Leaf Manuscripts with Music Notation (RISM B/XVI). Munich: Henle, 2015.

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Events: Collecting – Performing – Exploring. Dresden’s Eighteenth-Century Court Music

In the context of the DFG-funded project "The Music of the Dresden Court Church and the Royal Private Music Collection at the Time of the Saxon-Polish Union. Cataloging – Digitization – Presentation", SLUB Dresden will host an international conference from January 21 to 23, 2016.

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Library collections: Schubert Autograph Music Manuscripts in Schubert Online

All of the autograph music manuscripts by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) that are housed at the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, SBB) - numbering around 60 total - have been digitized and cataloged in the RISM database as part of the project Schubert Online. The digitized music is...

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Events: From the Library's Treasure Chest: A RISM Concert in Cologne

The library at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (RISM siglum: D-KNh) houses a comprehensive collection of music manuscripts, with an emphasis on vocal music from the first half of the nineteenth century. These items are from older holdings that were taken over from the institution's...

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New at RISM: New CD of Music for Johann Konrad Wörle's Organs

Premieres of new sounds: Presenting music from the Biblioteca dell'Accademia nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana in Rome (I-Rli), the Biblioteca nazionale centrale in Rome (I-Rn), and the Santini-Bibliothek in Münster (D-MÜs) on an organ built by the Tyrolean organ builder Johann Konrad Wörle (also...

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Library collections: The Royal Library of Belgium acquires the only known manuscript of "Le Retour des plaisirs" (1719) by André Vaillant

The Music Division of the Royal Library of Belgium has recently acquired the handwritten score (shelf no. Mus. Ms. 4448) which belonged to Gilles-Joseph de Boussu. The manuscript is so far the sole extant musical source of this opera, which has been entirely transcribed by Kris De Baerdemacker,...

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In the news: Luigi Marchesi - A famous singer from the 18th century

Luigi Marchesi (1754-1829) – one of the most famous singers at the end of the eighteenth century – will be the focus of attention in the next few days with large celebrations in Italy. An exhibit dedicated to the Italian castrato, whose career began in 1765 as a choirboy at the Milan cathedral and...

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Events: RISM Conference in Taiwan

The 2015 Taipei Conference for a Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources, organized by Chun-Zen Huang, will be held from October 15 to 16 at National Taiwan Normal University in order to try to set up a network of music repositories in the Chinese-speaking region (mainland China, Hong...

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Rediscovered: New Discoveries of Vivaldi in Dresden

The following is a guest post by Francisco Javier Lupiáñez Ruiz:Two years ago I started to prepare a concert program based on anonymous pieces from the Schrank II collection from Die Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB). The Schrank II contains a large...

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New at RISM: Music, musicology, libraries: An intern's report

We just said farewell to our intern Anne-Marie Wurster, who spent five weeks with us here at the the RISM Central Office in Frankfurt. She has submitted this reflection of her time here:At the intersection of musicology and librarianship - that's right where I wanted to be. And that is how I...

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