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New publications: Symphonic music in Great Britain

A new book crossed our desks recently: "Two Centuries of British Symphonism from the Beginnings to 1945: A Preliminary Survey," by Jürgen Schaarwächter.

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New publications: The Musical Couple Maddalena Lombardini and Lodovico Sirmen

Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818) grew up in Venice's Ospedale dei Mendicanti and was a composer, violinist, and cellist. In 1759, she took violin lessons from Giuseppe Tartini, and Ferdinando Bertoni taught her in composition.In 1768, Maddalena went on tour with her husband Lodovico Sirmen...

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