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Events: Théodore Gouvy at 200

After having recently celebrated the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach, today we turn to (Louis) Théodore Gouvy (1819-1898), a composer who not only shares this anniversary year with him but who also has a French/German background. Born in Goffontaine (today in Saarbrücken, Germany), Gouvy...


Events: Muscat Workshop at the Czech National Library in Prague

A workshop for advanced users of Muscat, RISM's cataloging program for describing musical sources, took place from 12 to 14 June 2019 at the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. Guido Kraus from the RISM Central Office led the workshop for experienced catalogers from the RISM Prague...


Events: RISM at the IAML Congress in Kraków

We're just three weeks away from the annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) from 14 to 19 July 2019. This year we will be meeting in charming and historic Kraków, Poland at Jagiellonian University. This year, RISM is hosting a...


Events: The Jacques Offenbach Year: Clichés and Legends

The following is a guest post by Dr. Ralf-Olivier Schwarz: The music world will celebrate a special event tomorrow: the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach. One hopes that the Offenbach Year will clear away the clichés and legends.


Events: Call for Papers: International Conference Celebration and Sonority (Morelia, Mexico 14th to 16th November, 2019)

Our colleagues from the RISM working group in Morelia, Mexico would like to announce a call for papers: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CELEBRATION AND SONORITY Interdisciplinary investigation of Hispanic American poetic and musical sources (xvi-xix centuries) (Morelia, Mexico 14th to 16th November,...


Events: Taller de Muscat en Córdoba, Argentina / Muscat Workshop in Córdoba, Argentina

We have received the following from Luciana Giron Sheridan and Lucas Reccitelli (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba). English below: Durante la última semana del mes de marzo 2019 se llevó a cabo un taller de Muscat en Córdoba, Argentina. El taller tuvo lugar en el campus de la Universidad Nacional de...


Events: This week: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM

We are counting down to our conference and workshops in just a few days: Works, Work Titles, Work Authorities: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur in Mainz. For three days, 9–11 May 2019, we are going to swap ideas, have discussions, and...


Events: Marianna von Martines (1744-1812) at 275

This Saturday marks the 275th birthday of Marianna von Martines (1744-1812). It is especially thanks to Irving Godt (and his book Marianna Martines: A Woman Composer in the Vienna of Mozart and Haydn) that Martines receives the recognition today that does justice to her importance in (Viennese)...


Events: Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872) on his 200th Birthday

May 5, 2019 marks the 200th birthday of Stanisław Moniuszko. As a composer, he is considered one of the founders of Polish music at a time when the Polish state had long since ceased to exist. He was born in Ubiel, near Minsk, as a member of the Polish aristocracy. As a child Moniuszko had private...


Events: Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim at 300

Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719-1803) was a German poet of the Enlightenment who has largely been forgotten today. This is mainly due to the fanciful, galant style of the poems that made Gleim a leading exponent of anacreontics. For composers of his time, though, as well as into the 19th century,...


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