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Events: International Women's Day: Women Composers in RISM

Today, March 8, is celebrated around the world as International Women's Day. Among many other things the organizers support "a call to action for accelerating gender parity."In music, as we know, women musicians have struggled throughout history to be as visible as their male...

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RISM A-Z: Karl Marx (1897-1985)

Music researchers of the world, unite! Today in our series RISM A-Z we're going to talk about Karl Marx–that's right, the Bavarian composer and choral conductor!*Our Karl Marx was born in 1897 in Munich, meaning he was rife for military service when World War I broke out. He was conscripted in 1917...

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RISM online catalog: How to Cite RISM Records

RISM is happy when scholars cite RISM records in their publications. Here we'll show you how to do that.RISM ID number: To cite musical sources that have records in the RISM online catalog, use the RISM ID number. This number appears in the bottom right-hand corner of a record (see image, left).The...

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Events: Ecco carnevale!

Today is Rosenmontag in our corner of Germany, the highlight of the Carnival season. It is hard to avoid colorful costumes, parades, and general revelry (in all its forms). Join us on our own parade of Carnival music through the centuries!Carnival has been marked by its unique regional and national...

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New at RISM: The Spitzeders, A Musical Family

If you search for "Spitzeder" online, you'll first stumble upon a lot of websites related to the actress Adele Spitzeder (1832-1895; image left). She has a musical tie-in (later in life she performed popular songs as the singer Adele Vio), but today she is more infamous than famous for...

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RISM online catalog: Length of RISM Catalog Sessions Increased

We are pleased to announce that the length of sessions for the RISM online catalog has been increased: now your session will expire after 25 minutes of inactivity.This is an improvement from the previous situation, where we heard from some users that sessions were expiring after just a few minutes....

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RISM A-Z: Hélène-Antoinette-Marie de Montgeroult (1764-1836)

Our series RISM A-Z brings us to the letter M. The French composer and pianist Hélène de Montgeroult (1764 Lyon – 1836 Florence) was a pupil of Jan Ladislav Dussek and Muzio Clementi. She did not perform publicly as a pianist but was active in salons. In 1784, Hélène de Nervo married the retired...

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Events: RISM at the MLA Conference in Orlando, Florida

The annual Music Library Association conference (US branch of IAML) will be held from 22-26 February 2017 in sunny Orlando, Florida. This conference will be the first Pan American regional IAML meeting and many of our colleagues from the entire Latin American region will be in attendance.The timing...

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New publications: The Rokycany Music Collection. A Catalogue of Franco-Netherlandish Sacred Works Preserved in the Oldest Layer of the Repertoire

The Rokycany Music Collection (CZ-ROk) comprises a valuable set of musical manuscripts containing pieces by both Czech and foreign composers that clearly indicate the rise of concertato elements in church music.

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Electronic resources: Cantum Pulcriorem Invenire

The RISM online catalog has only a few pieces that dip into the Medieval period, but some of our users might be interested in the Cantum Pulcriorem Invenire (CPI-I) database of 12th- and 13th-century conductus, from the University of Southampton.CPI-I focuses on the poetry of this kind of song....

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