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RISM online catalog: Help RISM Link to Digitized Music

Has your institution undertaken a digital project in recent years? Are the digital surrogates linked to their corresponding RISM records? Send us links to your digitized resources!

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New publications: New publication about Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, a composer of two nations

Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen was mainly active in Denmark even though he was born in Lübeck to a family that included organists at St. Mary's Church. In 1785 he moved to Copenhagen to pursue a career in music. His opera Holger Danske was premiered there only four years later.

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Electronic resources: Digitized Irish Music Project

The library of the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama has a specialised collection of the music composed in Ireland, about Ireland and by Irish composers which has developed through generous donations and bequests. The collection has been digitised by the library to preserve, provide access to and...

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New publications: Results of the RISM User Survey Published

We are pleased to present the results of the RISM catalog survey. The full report, including all questions and comments, are available online.

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Events: Pentecost and Music

For many, "Pentecost" (Whitsun) and "music" call to mind the striking setting of the Pentecost hymn Veni Creator Spiritus in Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony. A look in the RISM database shows the versatile musical forms the text has taken. The 1,276 RISM records range from...

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RISM A-Z: Joo Su-won (朱壽元, 1910 - 2003)

Our occasional series RISM A-Z brings you the following guest post by JeongYoun Chang of RISM South Korea: Joo Su-won was born in Changwon, located in the southern part of South Korea. She graduated from Chungshin Girls’ School (貞信女學校) and Ewha College (梨花女子專門學校), and had been an English teacher at...

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Events: Musical Greetings for Mother's Day

This Sunday, Mother's Day will be celebrated in dozens of countries around the world, including here in Germany. Cards and flowers are usually a must on the second Sunday in May, but at RISM we have some suggestions for brightening the day with music.

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Events: Five opera premieres to look forward to in May

For opera lovers looking for rarely heard gems, the month of May will not disappoint. We have chosen to highlight five for which there are autograph manuscripts in the RISM database.

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