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New at RISM: First Phase of the RISM Ireland Database Launched

RISM Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of a new Irish-focused free-to-access database of pre-twentieth century musical materials held in repositories throughout the island of Ireland. The new Irish-focused RISM Ireland database and website...


Events: 2012 International Conference at Ewha Womans University in Seoul: The Discovery of Modernity in East Asian Music: The West, Tradition, and Beyond

The Music Research Institute at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea organized an international conference from 19-20 October 2012. The title of the conference was “The Discovery of Modernity in East Asian Music: The West, Tradition, and Beyond.” The conference consisted of five...


Library collections, Electronic resources: Digitized Choirbooks at the Bavarian State Library

The Bavarian State Library is currently digitizing its collection of 165 choirbooks containing polyphonic music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, most of which are large and lavishly decorated.


Events: Musical Christmas Greetings from Tyrol

The annual Tyrolean Christmas Concerts will once again sound on 22-23 December 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. For the fourth time, the music will come from the rich treasures found at Stams Abbey (A-ST).


Library collections: Henry Vieuxtemps at the Royal Library of Belgium

Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-1881) is in the news at the Royal Library of Belgium, with an important find and an online exhibition. Unknown opera ‘La Fiancée de Messine’ by Henry Vieuxtemps in the Music Department of the Royal Library of Belgium In 2011, the King Baudouin Foundation bought an...


Rediscovered: New Music from Old Fritz: Manuscripts by Frederick the Great Discovered

"Diese Noten haben Ihro Majestät der König Friederich von Preußen eigenhändig geschrieben."This music was written by Your Majesty the King Frederick of Prussia in his own hand. Three autograph music manuscripts by Frederick the Great that were believed to have been lost were discovered...


Electronic resources: The MassDataBase (MDB) is online

In June, the MassDataBase was presented at the international RISM Conference, still in the stages of preparation. It has been open to the public since the beginning of October. The database records around 40,000 settings of the Ordinary to range from the closing years of the 14th century up to the...


New at RISM: Michael Haydn @ RISM

This September marks the 275th birthday of Johann Michael Haydn. To celebrate the occasion, the city of Salzburg is hosting a variety of concerts and events where one can hear works by Michael Haydn (14 September 1737, Rohrau, Austria – 10 August 1806, Salzburg). A new, compact biography will be...


New at RISM: Giovanni Gabrieli @ RISM

August 12 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Gabrieli (ca. 1554 - 1612). His music represents the high point of the Venetian School. Together with Claudio Monteverdi, he helped with the transition of Italian music from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Early on, he made use of basso...


New at RISM: New Tools for Kallisto in English

We are pleased to announce that there are a couple of new tools to assist our colleagues who use Kallisto in English. These can be seen when you visit the Manuals & Tools page, which is linked from the main Community page when you are logged in. Kallisto is RISM's software program for...


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