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Rediscovered: A New Woman Composer is Born

In the course of the project Court Church and Royal Private Music Collection at the SLUB Dresden, the anonymous aria "Per costume o mio bel Nume" (D-Dl Mus.1-F-49,12-12; RISM ID no. 212008692) could recently be identified as a work by Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy (1764–1782).

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Rediscovered: A Previously Unknown Lute Tablature

It doesn't happen too often nowadays for objects to turn up in public collections that have so far managed to elude researchers. Such a case will be described below...

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Events: Muscat Workshops in Austria

IAML Austria successfully held two Muscat workshops recently: at the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

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Library collections: Major Acquisition in Belgium: Fonds Toots Thielemans

The Music Division of the Royal Library of Belgium acquired a new important collection in December 2016, the Fonds Toots Thielemans, named after the Belgian musician who deceased on 22 August 2016 at the age of 94.

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New publications: The Thematic Catalogue of the Music Collection in the Premonstratensian Monastery in Želiv

At the time of its greatest burgeoning in the eighteenth century, musical life in the Czech lands was far from concentrated only in the metropolises. The Czech lands were interwoven with a dense network of monasteries. The monastic choirs were significant rural centres of spiritual and cultural...

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Rediscovered: Karl Friedrich Abel Manuscripts Found in Poland

Two new sources for works by Karl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787) have recently been found by Sonia Wronkowska in Poland, in the library of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (PL-Pu), originating from the Maltzan family palace in Milicz (formerly Militsch).

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Library collections: A Contribution to the History of Military Music in the Kingdom of Hanover

A unique collection of music manuscripts in the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek (Niedersächsische Landesbibliothek), Hanover The well over 1,000 handwritten scores of the first and last Royal Hanover Army Music Director Johann Viktor Gerold (1808-1876) form one of the most extensive...

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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2016

The year 2016 was a big year for us: we released our long-awaited and well-received cataloging program Muscat, we invited thirteen colleagues to speak on the state of source research in Central and South America at the conference Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America, and we published...

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2017

We start the year by looking ahead and getting ready to celebrate people in the RISM database who will have a major birthday this year or to remember those who died. We would like to begin 2017 with an overview of these people: they are not only composers but also include librettists, musicians,...

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