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New publications: The congress report is ready!

In March 2002, RISM celebrated 50 years of existence with a congress in Frankfurt entitled “Academic and Technical Challenges of Musicological Source Research in an International Framework”. Participants from 23 countries took part in numerous lectures and discussions on topics including the work...

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RISM online catalog, In the news: New online music catalogue: over 700,000 entries

The new catalogue of the International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) provides insight into treasures of music history largely inaccessible until now.

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Foto: Bibliothèque royale de Belgique

Library collections: The Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels) acquires the music collection of the Belgian jazz specialist Marc Danval

In March 2010, the Music Division of the Royal Library of Belgium had the good fortune to acquire the private music collection of the Brussels jazz specialist Marc Danval (b. 1937). This collection contains more than 12,000 78 rpm, 33 rpm and 45 rpm LPs and 800 books about jazz and popular music...

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Foto: Helmut Lauterwasser

Rediscovered: Two previously unknown works by Johannes Brahms discovered

Two previously unknown early works by Johannes Brahms were discovered in February 2010 while the RISM working group based at the Bavarian State Library in Munich were cataloguing the music manuscripts of the municipal archives of Celle (D-CEsa).

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Foto: Christina Linklater

Library collections: US RISM news

In September, 2008, the U.S. RISM Office embarked on a two-year project to catalog music manuscripts at Yale University and the Juilliard School. This endeavor, which is supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, has thus far yielded over 8,000 records. Incipit searching and other tools have...

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Foto: Dariusz Smolarek

New at RISM: New RISM Working Group in Poland

A new RISM working group has been set up in Poland. It is affiliated with the Chair for Polyphonic Sacred Music at the Musicology Institute of the John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin. The director is Dariusz Smolarek. Together with Aleksandra Czech, he will work on the collection of the...

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Foto: Bibliothèque royale de Belgique

Rediscovered: Discovery of Joseph Haydn's original manuscript for the pieces Hob. XIX:1 and Hob. XIX:2 (Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels)

In February 2007, the Music Division of the Royal Library of Belgium had the good fortune to acquire from private ownership a valuable document that had been previously unknown to researchers.

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