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In memoriam: RISM mourns the loss of Wolfgang Rehm (1929-2017)

The International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) mourns the loss of Wolfgang Rehm, who passed away on April 6, 2017.Wolfgang Rehm was a founding member of the Association Internationales Quellenlexikon der Musik and was its treasurer from 1967 to 1990, though correspondence with him goes back...

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Events: Mathias Georg Monn at 300

Not much is known about Mathias Georg Monn, a composer of the Viennese Early Classic period who was born 300 years ago this Sunday. Monn (9 April 1717 – 3 October 1750) is named in the records of the Klosterneuburg Monastery as Discantist for the years 1731/32. In 1738 or later he was the organist...

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Rediscovered: Historical Music Collection Discovered in a Linz School (Austria)

At a secondary school in Linz, Austria (Bundesrealgymnasium Linz, Fadingerstraße), a historical music collection was discovered that dates from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This Linz Realschule is steeped in tradition, though an emphasis on a humanities-centered education that...

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Events: Scott Joplin's "The Cascades" and the St. Louis World's Fair

When you think of Scott Joplin (1867 or 1868-1917), a piano rag probably comes to mind rather than a piece for piano plus strings, winds, and percussion—but the latter is precisely the instrumentation of the only work in the RISM database by Joplin, who died 100 years ago on April 1.The Joplin...

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New at RISM: The 2016 Annual Report

We have just published the 2016 annual report on our website, available here. Here we'll give you the highlights from the report. The release of Muscat was without a doubt the major accomplishment of the year, so we'll begin with that...Muscat!: Our new, platform-independent cataloging program...

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New at RISM: 100 Days of Muscat

We've reached a Muscat milestone: we have been using our specially developed music cataloging program for just over 100 days! Over 150 contributors around the world have Muscat and over 3,700 records have been added to the RISM online catalog since the release in November 2016.Muscat continues to...

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Events: RISM at the International Musicological Society Congress in Tokyo

RISM will be represented at the 20th Congress of the International Musicological Society in Tokyo next week, from March 19 to March 23, 2017. The theme of the congress is Musicology: Theory and Practice, East and West. The IMS, along with IAML, co-sponsors the 4 R projects (RISM, RILM, RIdIM, and...

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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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