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Library collections: Schubert Autograph Music Manuscripts in Schubert Online

All of the autograph music manuscripts by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) that are housed at the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, SBB) - numbering around 60 total - have been digitized and cataloged in the RISM database as part of the project Schubert Online. The digitized music is...

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Library collections: The Royal Library of Belgium acquires the only known manuscript of "Le Retour des plaisirs" (1719) by André Vaillant

The Music Division of the Royal Library of Belgium has recently acquired the handwritten score (shelf no. Mus. Ms. 4448) which belonged to Gilles-Joseph de Boussu. The manuscript is so far the sole extant musical source of this opera, which has been entirely transcribed by Kris De Baerdemacker,...

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Library collections: Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) at the British Library

Jacques Offenbach died 135 years ago today. To mark the occasion we're bringing you this post by Susan Halstead, which originally appeared on the British Library's European Studies Blog (CC-BY). The RISM database has 125 works relating to Offenbach. A dish fit for the gods: 150 years of...

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