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Library collections: Exhibit at the Frankfurt University Library: 350th Anniversary of Johann Andreas Herbst's Death

Johann Andreas Herbst (1588–1666) and His Music Library: A Testimonial to Music Playing and the Art of Printing Music Motivated by the ceremonial coronations for Holy Roman Emperor that took place in Frankfurt am Main in 1612 for Matthias and in 1619 for Ferdinand II, the city appointed its first...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Mexican Music

Our third entry in our RISM Modern Monday series is by John G. Lazos, who contributes Mexican sources to RISM (Spanish follows):Mexican music is generally recognized as the music from the first decades of the twentieth century, a perception which was influenced by a twentieth-century Mexican...

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In the news: Donostia / San Sebastián: European Capital of Culture 2016

Enjoy this overview of musical life in Donostia / San Sebastián, written by our colleagues at ERESBIL-Basque Archives of Music.

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Richard Strauss

The second part of our RISM Modern Monday series is dedicated to Richard Strauss (1864-1949), showing you again how sources in the RISM database extend well past the year 1800.Through a partnership with the Richard Strauss Institute, we have integrated their index of sources (RSQV) into the RISM...

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New at RISM: Looking Back at 2015

The year 2015 is behind us, so we'd like take a moment to look at the stories that helped shape the past twelve months. We enjoyed a year full of thousands of new musical sources in the RISM database, exciting discoveries from our users, and fantastic new databases and digital collections.The five...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Music Manuscripts in the Gustav Mahler-Alfred Rosé Collection

Did you know that music in RISM's database extends beyond the year 1800? Over the next few Mondays, we'll put the spotlight on some of the newer pieces in the database.

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Rediscovered: Oldest complete Finnish songbook discovered in Dresden

New year, new discovery: musicologist Suvi-Päivi Koski has uncovered the oldest known complete Finnish songbook at the SLUB in Dresden: "Yxi Wähä Suomenkielinen Wirsikiria" ("A small Finnish songbook"), published in 1607.

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2016

Happy New Year! This year, we're looking forward to celebrating the anniversaries of 800 of our closest friends - composers, librettists, performers, dedicatees, and more - in the RISM online catalog.

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