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New at RISM: Happy Birthday, Johann Erasmus Kindermann (1616 - 1655)

Today is Johann Erasmus Kindermann's 400th birthday! The son of a comb maker, Kindermann worked as a teacher and organist at various churches in Nuremberg, a city in which he stayed his whole life. He wanted to leave, however, as evidenced by many compositions he wrote as part of applications for...

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Electronic resources: Digitized Music from Christ Church Library

Efforts are currently underway to digitize music holdings from Christ Church Library, University of Oxford (GB-Och). This is part of a larger joint effort between Christ Church Library and the Bodleian Library (GB-Ob) to digitize important Western, Byzantine, music, Hebrew, and Arabic manuscripts...

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Electronic resources: Jane Austen's Music Collection Now Online

Any fan of Jane Austen knows to what degree music permeates the atmosphere of her books, making a recent announcement from the University of Southampton all the more exciting: the Austen Family Music Books collection, including works dating from Jane Austen's lifetime (1775-1817), has been...

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RISM A-Z: Giacomo Insanguine (1728-1795)

"Maestro delle pezze" (Maestro of patchwork) is the not-so-flattering judgment delivered by Giovanni Paisiello about the tendency of Giacomo Insanguine (1728-1795) to (unadeptly) "patch up" the works of other composers by inserting his own compositions. And even though...

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Events: Magdeburg in Georg Philipp Telemann's Footsteps

These days, illustrious performers are expected once again in Magdeburg. The 23rd Magdeburg Telemann Festival focuses this year on Telemann and the concert, spotlighting works that Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) himself once presented as a concert promoter.Beginning last Friday and continuing...

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New publications: "From Bologna to Beromünster" – Maurizio Cazzati: Messa e Salmi, op. 36

Our colleagues at RISM Switzerland had a unique opportunity to collaborate with Claves Records and Voces Suaves to produce a recording of music by Maurizio Cazzati (1616-1678).

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New publications: José Antonio Gómez y Olguín (1805-1876) y su Catálogo musical

John G. Lazos, who has cataloged hundreds of manuscripts in Mexico for RISM, has published a catalog of composer José Antonio Gómez y Olguín's works in Mexican archives:John G. Lazos. José Antonio Gómez y Olguín (1805-1876) y su Catálogo musical: Un acercamiento a la práctica musical del México...

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New publications: The 2015 Annual Report

The past year was an exciting one for RISM, as the recently published annual report for 2015 shows. Thanks to the hard work from RISM contributors and partners around the world, we hit the 1,000,000th record in the RISM database and are looking ahead to the next milestone.Here are the highlights...

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