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Library collections: Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf and His Museum

Ann Kersting-Meuleman (Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main) has written this post in honor of the 150th birthday today of Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf: Jakob Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf (25 April 1869–2 July 1928) was a wine merchant by trade in Frankfurt but was best known for the museum of...

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Electronic resources: Music Manuscripts by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Online

This post originally appeared on the website of the Bavarian State Library and is reprinted here with kind permission: The works of the German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876–1948) have been out of copyright since the start of 2019. Wolf-Ferrari, who lived and worked in Munich for many...

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Rediscovered: Bessie Lim, the First Woman Musician of Korea and her Newly Discovered Work

We have received the following from Dr. JeongYoun Chang (RISM South Korea): Bessie Lim (林培世, 1897-1999) was a talented woman musician in early modern Korea. She made lots of stage appearances as a soprano and composed "Temperance Song" (금주가/禁酒歌, 1918; RISM ID no. 1001064244) when it was...

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Rediscovered: Newly discovered autograph of the cantata "Die Fischerin" by Engelbert Humperdinck

We have received the following from Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger (RISM Germany): An autograph manuscript by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921) has been discovered in the library collections of the Universität der Künste in Berlin: the dramatic cantata Die Fischerin for three solo voices and orchestra...

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New at RISM: Muscat Workshop with Guido Kraus in L'viv (12-14 February 2019)

We have received the following from Angelika Moths: Initiated by the Haliciana Schola Cantorum (HSC), a Swiss association for the promotion of culture in Western Ukraine, an international musicology symposium called "Ex umbra in solem" was held at the Ukrainian Catholic University in...

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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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New publications: A Most Excellent Selection of RISM Activities.

We humbly announce the Immediate Availability of a most excellent and outstanding booke of Activities & Diversions selected by the accomplished and consummate Editors of the Secretariat Central of RISM. Herein is offered for you a choice assortment of divertissements and meditations upon our...

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New at RISM: 17th-Century Printed Anthologies: The First Decade is Now Online

Have you ever been annoyed that you can't consistently find entries for 17th-century printed anthologies in the RISM catalog? We are working on changing that!The project to revise entries from 1500 and later in RISM's series B/I, which has been underway since April 2017 and which has in the...

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RISM online catalog: Search Strategies for Printed Music

Printed music is one of the "classic" RISM sources, with a long RISM tradition alongside music manuscripts, libretti, and treatises. Searching for printed music in the RISM catalog has only been possible since 2015, when printed editions by a single composer (to 1800) were added along...

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New publications: RISM and Digital Musicology

The most recent issue of the International Journal on Digital Libraries is a special issue called "Digital Libraries for Musicology," and RISM is pleased to have an article in it: Keil, Klaus and Jennifer A. Ward. "Applications of RISM data in digital libraries and digital...

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