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New at RISM: RISM would like to hear your opinion!

RISM will be conducting user studies at the IAML conference in Antwerp in order to learn what people think about the online catalog of musical sources and what search strategies are used so that we can improve our services.Whether you are a music librarian or a student, a database pro or just...


New at RISM: Who will be King Soccer?

The RISM online catalog already knows the answer...


Events: Does Christoph Willibald Gluck deserve better?

Last week, we celebrated the 300th birthday of one of the most important opera composers and reformers of the second half of the eighteenth century: Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787). His birthday is an occasion for various events in Germany and abroad. The Bavarian town of Berching, where...


Library collections: Music Collections in Berlin and Munich

C.P.E. Bach, Wilhelm Killmayer, Ruth Zechlin, Richard Strauss, Manfred Schubert, and RISM itself. The latest edition of Bibliotheksmagazin: Mitteilungen aus den Staatsbibliotheken in Berlin und München is packed with articles about music collections and includes an article by our colleague Steffen...


New at RISM: National anthems @RISM

How many national anthems do you know?


New at RISM: World Cup Kickoff with RISM Brazil

The World Cup kicks off today in São Paulo! Did you know that RISM has its own lineup in Brazil? We would like to introduce you to the RISM Brazil team players: The RISM Brazil group was reactivated in 2005 by André Guerra Cotta, Beatriz Magalhães Castro and Pablo Sotuyo Blanco. Since then, the...


New at RISM: Richard Strauss at 150

Today marks the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss (1864-1949). The Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where the composer lived for over 40 years, will begin its celebration with the Richard Strauss Festival. In numerous other events, the music of Strauss, one of the most performed composers...


Events: Conference: Jommelli, Gluck and Avondano: On the occasion of their 300th anniversary

From the CEMSP--18th Century Musical Studies Center in Portugal: To celebrate its first year of activity, CEMSP organizes an international conference on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Avondano, Gluck and Jomelli. June 20-21, Queluz National Palace For more information, see the...


New at RISM: Celebrating 1,000 Facebook Fans!

Thank you to everyone who has liked the RISM Facebook page!


New publications: Blog roundup

Manuscripts, modern editions, and eighteenth-century printed music--RISM likes it all. Read on for what has caught our attention recently.


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