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Events: From Improvisation to Composition

Guido Kraus from the RISM Central Office has written the following to mark the 170th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin's death:  What was Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) thinking of when he improvised and composed? He probably found new ways to creatively combine what he had just heard in his...

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New at RISM: RISM's Wikipedia Articles Now Updated

The Wikipedia RISM articles in English and German have been updated to better reflect today's structure of the project and the focus on the online catalog. The RISM article is available in a total of 11 languages: Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish,...

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Library collections: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38)

We have received the following from Christian Ahrens (Berlin): Observations on the Cantatas from Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38) in the Manuscript Mus.ms 40370, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer KulturbesitzIn his 1976 publication on cantatas of the Gotha Kapellmeister...

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Events: The 200th Anniversary of the Death of Nicolas Roze

Today, 30 September 2019, is the 200th anniversary of the death of French music teacher and composer Nicolas Roze (17 January 1745, Bourg-Neuf – 30 September 1819, Saint-Mandé).Early on, he was on a path to become a priest and in 1752 he was a choirboy at the collegiate church in Beaune. Shortly...

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Events: The 100th Anniversary of Adelina Patti's Death

As is revealed by the milestones of her life, Adelina Patti (1843–1919) was a genuine world star. Born the daughter of Italian parents in Madrid, Patti grew up in New York, was active mainly in London, and died 100 years ago tomorrow in Wales (Craig-y-Nos Castle). Her concert tours took her...

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New at RISM: Launch of Project Group on RISM Series C

At the IAML Congress in Kraków this summer, the General Assembly approved the creation of a Project Group on RISM Series C. It will be a pilot project to update the RISM Series C directory of music holding institutions, available online through the Directory of Library Sigla, in collaboration with...

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New at RISM: Welcome, Carmen Álvarez!

We are delighted to welcome Carmen Álvarez to the RISM Central Office as an intern over the next four months. Carmen is a PhD student in musicology at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and is writing about the musical holdings preserved in two cathedral archives in Zaragoza (E-Zac). She is...

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Events: RISM at the International Music Council's "70 Projects for 70 Years" Exhibition

The International Music Council (IMC) will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year and will mark the occasion during the 6th World Forum of Music, which will take place from 27 September to 1 October 2019 in Paris.At the center of the Forum is the IMC's 5 Music Rights statement that...

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Events: Happy Birthday, Clara Wieck-Schumann!

We have received the following from Marina Schieke-Gordienko, Division Head, Music Department, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz. A longer version of this appeared in Bibliotheksmagazin (2/2019). Clara Wieck-Schumann was probably the most famous pianist of the 19th century, but...

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RISM online catalog: 2019 Upgrade of the RISM Catalog

RISM and the Bavarian State Library (BSB, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) announce a major upgrade of the RISM online catalog at https://opac.rism.info/.One year ago, the RISM Catalog interface was redesigned and many improvements were added. Today's release comes one year after that major upgrade....

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