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Events: Conference and Workshop: Works, Work Titles, Work Authorities: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM

RISM will be hosting the conference and workshop "Works, Work Titles, Work Authorities: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM" in May. We are pleased to announce that the program can now be viewed online. The conference is free and open to the public.

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Events: Wedding Music by Melchior Franck

Since today is Valentine's Day, we're going to take a look at three pieces by Melchior Franck (ca. 1579-1639) that were written for weddings. Festive music composed especially for the occasion has unfortunately gone out of style today. Many bridal couples are instead quick to draw on the...

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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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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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Events: Instrument of the Year 2018: The Cello

Even though the year is drawing to a close, there is still enough time to take a look at the Instrument of the Year. Last year, the state music councils in Germany selected the oboe to be the Instrument of the Year. This year, it is the cello. At RISM, a search using "vlc" (the RISM...

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Events: Seminar Report: Notated Music in the Digital Sphere

Will there ever be a Google Books for music? Can motivic searches of a fugue be automated? Are partbooks plagued by iron gall ink deterioration lost forever? These were some of the questions posed last month in Oslo at the seminar Notated Music in the Digital Sphere: Possibilities and Limitations...

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Events: The 500th Anniversary of Pierre de la Rue's Death

Another musician celebrating a major anniversary in 2018 is Pierre de la Rue (ca. 1452, Tournai - 1518, Courtrai), who died 500 years ago today.Pierre de la Rue was a Franco-Flemish composer and singer, a leading composer at the Burgundian court, and undoubtedly one of the last great figures in...

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Events: Couperin 350

People have been celebrating the 350th birthday of François Couperin since January and the pinnacle of the celebrations will be reached this Saturday. We have chosen a few of the many events that will be taking place.The conference "François Couperin: A 350th Anniversary Symposium" at the...

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Events: Insights into the collections of the Heiligenkreuz Monastery (Austria)

We have received the following announcement from P. Roman Nägele OCist (Stift Heiligenkreuz, Austria). Only German: Einblicke in Sammlungen des Stiftes Heiligenkreuz - Musikpflege im Stift Heiligenkreuz Viel wertvolles Notenmaterial befindet sich im Musikarchiv des Stiftes Heiligenkreuz im...

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Events: Adriano Banchieri at 450

Tommaso Banchieri (1568-1624) is known today as having the first name Adriano, which he adopted in 1589 when he entered the Benedictine order, or more precisely the Olivetan order. He also used the pseudonyms Attabalibba dal Perù, Camillo Scaligeri della Fratta, and Il Dissonante.Banchieri was...

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