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RISM A-Z: Georg Philipp Telemann as the Publisher of his own Compositions

During his time as Director musices in Frankfurt am Main (1712-1721), Georg Philipp Telemann was not just busy with the Sunday church services and involved in the administration of the Frauenstein Society (secretary and treasurer). Regular concert life in Frankfurt began in 1713 with the revival of...

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Library collections: Diversity in RISM

There are over 138,000 people in the RISM online catalog: not all composers or musicians who ever lived, but only those who are connected with a musical source. Biographical information is recorded about each person in a separate record so that we can clearly identify the person and separate them...

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Events: Introductory Muscat Workshops in November (FULL)

The workshops are now full. If you are interested in attending a future Muscat workshop, please write to contact@rism.info and we will let you know when future dates have been set. The RISM Central Office will be hosting an online, introductory two-part workshop on cataloging musical sources...

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Library collections: Announcing the new RISM UK Catalogue

The following originally appeared on the Music Blog of the British Library on 16 October 2020 (Creative Commons):  RISM UK is pleased to announce the launch of the new RISM UK Catalogue. The catalogue is a subset of the international RISM Online Catalogue of Musical Sources. It contains all...

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New at RISM: Printed Music and Early Printed Books

We are excited to be included in the list of catalogs on the website Early Printed Books by Sarah Werner, a resource for exploring the history of the medium between 1450 to 1800. The website complements the book Studying Early Printed Books 1450–1800: A Practical Guide (Wiley, 2019) and offers...

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New at RISM: The Other Giacomo Puccini

No, today we don't mean the opera composer Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), who has ca. 100 entries in the RISM database, but rather the composer of sacred music. Giacomo Puccini was the great-great grandfather of the famous opera composer and lived from 1712 to 1781.   He studied in Bologna...

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Library collections: The Fondo Cappella Sistina in RISM

We have received the following from Thomas Schmidt (Dean of Music, Humanities and Media, Professor of Musicology, University of Huddersfield): The catalogue of the music sources of the Fondo Cappella Sistina in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana goes back to a research project under the direction...

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Library collections: Jenny Lind at 200

The famous Swedish soprano Jenny Lind was born 200 years ago, on October 6, 1820. In the RISM database, Lind is not only named on sources as a singer (such as in the Swedish song "Der Hirt" by Isak Berg) but also as a dedicatee, former owner, and even copyist. Anton Wallerstein's...

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