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Events: Be My (Robert) Valentine

Today is Valentine's Day, and the perfect Valentine for all music lovers is the music of Robert Valentine.Robert Valentine (1674-1747) was an English composer who spent most of his career in Rome beginning in the 1790s. In his publications, Valentine Italianized his name to "Roberto...

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Events: Ecco carnevale!

Today is Rosenmontag in our corner of Germany, the highlight of the Carnival season. It is hard to avoid colorful costumes, parades, and general revelry (in all its forms). Join us on our own parade of Carnival music through the centuries!Carnival has been marked by its unique regional and national...

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Events: Valletta, Malta: European Capital of Culture 2018

Valletta and Leeuwarden are the two European Capitals of Culture for 2018. Valletta is the smallest capital in the European Union and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The city was built by the Knights of Malta beginning in 1566 and the sights can be reached easily by foot. But as Alexiei...

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Events: Exhibit in the Bavarian State Library on Historic Tablatures

The Bavarian State Library (BSB) in Munich is presenting an exhibit on tablature manuscripts entitled "Etlich Liedlein zu singen oder uff der Orgeln und Lauten zu schlagen." The manuscript tablatures and partbooks from the 16th and 17th centuries will be on view until 28 March 2018.The...

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Events: Conference Report: "Keeping Music Alive: Women Composers in Digital Music Archives"

The following has reached us from Park Jeong Suk (Ewha Womans University): As the South Korea branch of IAML and RISM, the EMRI (Ewha Music Research Institute) organized an international conference entitled “Keeping Music Alive: Women Composers in Digital Music Archives” on October 27 and 28,...

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Events: Second Muscat Workshop in Prague

Zuzana Petrášková, the leader of the RISM Czech Republic national working group, organized a Muscat workshop from 27 to 29 November 2017 at the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. A Muscat workshop had previously been held there in November 2016.A total of ten people participated in...

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Events: Music and the Court of Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) is a complicated figure and in many ways a tragic one. After a childhood in France, Mary Stuart began her personal reign in Scotland at the age of 18 in a country that she barely knew. During her rule she showed no gift for leadership, could not gain control of the...

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Events: 50th Anniversary of the Death of Otto Erich Deutsch

Otto Erich Deutsch (1883-1967), who died 50 years ago today, shares a common destiny with Ludwig von Köchel (1800-1877) and Anthony van Hoboken (1887-1983): he is remembered largely thanks to a thematic catalog. Even more connects Deutsch with Hoboken: from 1926 to 1935 Deutsch was the librarian of...

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Events: 2017/11: The Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources 2017 Annual Meeting and the RISM Cataloging Workshop are inaugurated at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

The following has reached us from TSENG Tzu-Chia of the RISM-Chinese Language Region working group: The annual meeting of the Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources and the International Workshop on Repatriation: History and Significance of Early Sound Recordings Made in China took...

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Events: First German Performance of Matthias Pernsteiner's "Missa posta in musica"

On Sunday, 26 November 2017, a traditional church concert will take place at St. Philippus' in Munich (Westendstr. 249, 80686 Munich). A highlight of the concert will be the first German performance of a mass in E-flat by Matthias Pernsteiner (1795-1851). From 1822 to 1823, Pernsteiner was the...

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