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New publications: New Catalog of the Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Antequera Oaxaca (Mexico)

We have received the following from Edgar Alejandro Calderón Alcántar (Conservatorio de las Rosas) and Anastasia Krutitskaya (ENES, UNAM), Morelia, Mexico: Anastasia Krutitskaya and Edgar Alejandro Calderón Alcántar. Repertorio de villancicos y cantadas del Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis...

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RISM A-Z: Friedrich Rochlitz at 250

The Leipzig writer and music journalist Johann Friedrich Rochlitz (12 February 1769 - 16 December 1842) studied theology and philosophy before working as a tutor. In 1798 he founded the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung at Breitkopf & Härtel, serving as the journal's editor until 1818. It...

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Electronic resources: New Projects with RISM's Music Incipts

If you use RISM's catalog, you know that the music incipits are one of the things that make RISM stand out among other music projects and catalogs: the ability to see--and search for--the first few notes of a composition. In the Advanced Search, you can search by note name or use the on-screen...

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New at RISM: RISM in VIAF

RISM has been delivering its authority records for personal names to VIAF since the middle of 2018. VIAF is the Virtual International Authority File, a joint project with many participating national libraries and library associations that is run by the library cooperative OCLC.Participating...

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Events: Upcoming RISM Events in Argentina and Italy

Thanks to the efforts of our colleagues in other countries, two events will enable the close study of musical sources: a workshop and an internship.Muscat WorkshopUniversidad Nacional de Córdoba, ArgentinaMarch 25-29, 2019This workshop is being hosted by Leonardo Waisman and the Grupo de...

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Electronic resources: The Digital Interactive Mozart Edition

To celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 263rd birthday on 27 January, we would like to draw your attention to the Digital Mozart Edition (DME), a joint project from the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg and the Packard Humanities Institute in Los Altos, California, and to the release of the Digital...

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Library collections: New Sources from Canada in RISM

The following is by Becky Shaw (Dalhousie University): The Killam Memorial Library at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; CDN-Hu) is pleased to announce the addition of their music manuscripts and first edition publications to RISM. These materials are located within the University...

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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2018

Before we get too far into 2019, let's take a look at our most popular stories on our blog that we published in 2018. In case you missed some of these discoveries and developments in the world of musical sources, here's your chance to catch up! 1. Musical Anniversaries in 2018: We are happy this is...

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2019

Happy New Year! As in past years, we would like to take a look at musical anniversaries for the next twelve months. The people whose birthdays or anniversaries of death we mark are not only composers but they can also be librettists, performers, dedicatees, or people who are in other ways connected...

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Events: Call for Papers: Workshop/Conference on the Work Level in RISM

RISM will be hosting a workshop/conference about the concept of musical works in musicology and librarianship. Please submit abstracts by 31 January 2019.

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