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RISM A-Z: The House of Kinsky

This entry in the series RISM A-Z brings us to Kinsky, a noble family that has a long history of ties to music.If you say the name Kinsky today, fans of music history might first think of Ferdinand Johannes Nepomuk Joseph Fürst Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, or Ferdinand von Kinsky (1781-1812)...

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In the news: Happy Birthday, Edmée Sophie Gail (1775-1819)

Edmée Sophie Gail was born on August 28, 1775 in Paris and showed musical talent as a singer and composer from a young age. The start of the French Revolution coincided with the publication of Gail's first songs in magazines, and Gail was able to continue work as a singer and composer throughout...

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Events: Fête des Vignerons

Preparations are already underway for a major event that will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2019 in Vevey, Switzerland. The Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers Festival) is not only a special occasion because it takes place in irregular intervals about every 25 years. The engagement of the...

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Events: RISM at IAML, Part 2: What's New in 2016

A month ago we were basking in the warm Italian sun and feasting upon the many presentations that were given as part of the IAML Congress in Rome. Recently we gave you an update on the progress of our new cataloging program, Muscat (and was kindly translated into Spanish by our colleagues at...

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Events: Conference: Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America

RISM will be hosting a conference entitled Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America that will take place on September 15, 2016 as a peripheral event of the annual congress of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (German Society for Music Research) in Mainz.RISM has invited speakers from Latin...

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New at RISM: New RISM Publications in Chinese

The Chinese Version of Brochure and entry “RISM” of Chinese Wikipedia are both officially online! With the assistance of RISM Zentralredaktion and international advisors Dr. Nora YEH and Prof. Judy TSOU, RISM Chinese Language Region has completed the Chinese translation of the brochure and...

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