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Events: The 200th Anniversary of the Death of Nicolas Roze

Today, 30 September 2019, is the 200th anniversary of the death of French music teacher and composer Nicolas Roze (17 January 1745, Bourg-Neuf – 30 September 1819, Saint-Mandé).Early on, he was on a path to become a priest and in 1752 he was a choirboy at the collegiate church in Beaune. Shortly...

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Events: The 100th Anniversary of Adelina Patti's Death

As is revealed by the milestones of her life, Adelina Patti (1843–1919) was a genuine world star. Born the daughter of Italian parents in Madrid, Patti grew up in New York, was active mainly in London, and died 100 years ago tomorrow in Wales (Craig-y-Nos Castle). Her concert tours took her...

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New at RISM: Launch of Project Group on RISM Series C

At the IAML Congress in Kraków this summer, the General Assembly approved the creation of a Project Group on RISM Series C. It will be a pilot project to update the RISM Series C directory of music holding institutions, available online through the Directory of Library Sigla, in collaboration with...

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New at RISM: Welcome, Carmen Álvarez!

We are delighted to welcome Carmen Álvarez to the RISM Central Office as an intern over the next four months. Carmen is a PhD student in musicology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and is writing about the musical holdings preserved in two cathedral archives in Zaragoza (E-Zac). She is...

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Events: RISM at the International Music Council's "70 Projects for 70 Years" Exhibition

The International Music Council (IMC) will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year and will mark the occasion during the 6th World Forum of Music, which will take place from 27 September to 1 October 2019 in Paris.At the center of the Forum is the IMC's 5 Music Rights statement that...

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Events: Happy Birthday, Clara Wieck-Schumann!

We have received the following from Marina Schieke-Gordienko, Division Head, Music Department, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz. A longer version of this appeared in Bibliotheksmagazin (2/2019). Clara Wieck-Schumann was probably the most famous pianist of the 19th century, but...

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RISM online catalog: 2019 Upgrade of the RISM Catalog

RISM and the Bavarian State Library (BSB, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) announce a major upgrade of the RISM online catalog at https://opac.rism.info/.One year ago, the RISM Catalog interface was redesigned and many improvements were added. Today's release comes one year after that major upgrade....

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Events: Caroline Pichler at 250

Caroline von Greiner was born on 7 September 1769 in Vienna. She was an Austrian writer and poet who was born into an artistic family. In 1796 she married Andreas Pichler (1764–1837), a secretary in the government. She hosted a salon in Vienna for many years that was visited by the literati as well...

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Events: Digital Musicology at Oxford Summer School

I've been wanting to attend the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS) for some time now, thanks to glowing reviews from librarian friends. I was glad when my summer plans finally aligned with this year's Summer School, and directly after the IAML Congress in Kraków I hopped over to...

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