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New publications: José Antonio Gómez y Olguín (1805-1876) y su Catálogo musical

John G. Lazos, who has cataloged hundreds of manuscripts in Mexico for RISM, has published a catalog of composer José Antonio Gómez y Olguín's works in Mexican archives:John G. Lazos. José Antonio Gómez y Olguín (1805-1876) y su Catálogo musical: Un acercamiento a la práctica musical del México...


New publications: The 2015 Annual Report

The past year was an exciting one for RISM, as the recently published annual report for 2015 shows. Thanks to the hard work from RISM contributors and partners around the world, we hit the 1,000,000th record in the RISM database and are looking ahead to the next milestone.Here are the highlights...


New publications: The Dukes of Arenberg and Music in the Eighteenth Century: The Story of a Music Collection

Our colleague Marie Cornaz from RISM Belgium has recently published a revised and expanded edition of her Les ducs d’Arenberg et la musique au XVIIIe siècle. Histoire d’une collection musicale and it is available for the first time in English: Marie Cornaz, The Dukes of Arenberg and Music in...


New publications: Symphonic music in Great Britain

A new book crossed our desks recently: "Two Centuries of British Symphonism from the Beginnings to 1945: A Preliminary Survey," by Jürgen Schaarwächter.


New publications: The Musical Couple Maddalena Lombardini and Lodovico Sirmen

Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818) grew up in Venice's Ospedale dei Mendicanti and was a composer, violinist, and cellist. In 1759, she took violin lessons from Giuseppe Tartini, and Ferdinando Bertoni taught her in composition.In 1768, Maddalena went on tour with her husband Lodovico Sirmen...


New publications: New Volume in RISM's Series B: Balinese Palm-Leaf Manuscripts

RISM announces the newest volume in its publication series B: Tilman Seebass, Catalogue raisonné of the Balinese Palm-Leaf Manuscripts with Music Notation (RISM B/XVI). Munich: Henle, 2015.


New publications: Bartók Complete Critical Edition launched

26 September 2015 was the 70th anniversary of Béla Bartók’s death. At the same time it was an important day for Bartók research. In Budapest the Critical Complete Edition of Béla Bartók’s works was announced.


New publications: The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (EMIR)

New on our bookshelves is:Harry White and Barra Boydell, eds. The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781906359782This is a long-awaited two-volume set that covers all aspects of Irish music. According to the publisher's website, EMIR is...


New publications: Giuseppe Corsi: New Catalog of Works Cited in RISM

Each year, numerous scholarly books, editions, and catalogs of works are published. Many foreign prints or publications from smaller publishers are not acquired by libraries. Not every publication gets the recognition that it really deserves.Which made us all the more happy to receive a book tip...


New publications: New RISM Brochure Now Available

RISM: An Overview is a 14-page, full-color brochure in English and German that describes RISM's goals, projects, and organization. It is available free of charge to anyone who is interested.


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