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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2017

Last year, we enjoyed sharing news with you from the world of musical sources: discoveries, rediscoveries, new resources, and more. Let's take a moment to look back on the stories from 2017 that were the most popular: Musical Anniversaries in 2017: Glad you liked it! Here's the 2018 edition.Karl...

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2018

Happy New Year! It has become something of a tradition for us to kick off the year by taking a look at musical anniversaries for the next twelve months. The people whose birthdays or anniversaries of death we mark are not only composers but they can also be librettists, performers, dedicatees, or...

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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2017!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a happy New Year. Our office will be closed the week of December 25. We look forward to working with you again in 2018.

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New at RISM: RISM B/I (Recueils imprimés XVIe Siècles) Version 2.0 - A Report from the Central Office

Longtime RISM users know that expanded entries from series B/I (printed anthologies, covering the years 1500 to 1550) were added to the online catalog in 2015. Our student worker Martin Bierwisch has been working on revising these records since April of this year, funded through support from the...

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New at RISM: One Year of Muscat

Muscat has been in use by the wider RISM community for one year! One year ago, RISM released its specialized cataloging program for describing musical sources to RISM contributors worldwide. Muscat provides users with a web-based, platform-independent program that can be used to describe music...

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New at RISM: A small clutch of Schreivogel manuscripts

Thanks to a recent article by Michael Talbot, the RISM database has a nice, small collection of seven works by Johann Friedrich Schreivogel (born ca. 1690, fl. 1707–1749). Schreivogel's known works consist of two, maybe three sonatas and three concertos at the Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats-...

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New at RISM: Twelve More Women Composers

This past International Women's Day, 8 March 2017, we published a list of the 800 women composers who have sources in the RISM database. The RISM online catalog grows continuously, and in June we added eight more names to the list. Much has happened since June, and we are pleased to announce that...

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New at RISM: New Insight on Maurice Greene's Italian Vocal Music

A recent article by Michael Talbot has shed some light on the "Italian" vocal music of Maurice Greene (1696-1755) and has uncovered two previously overlooked works. Moreover, Talbot identified a handful of pieces that were previously anonymous in RISM.In "Maurice Greene’s Vocal...

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New at RISM: John Field's Piano Nocturnes

The year 1812 brought the chaos of war to the European continent when Napoleon's army went clear through Europe to Russia and reached Moscow. The outcome, as we know, was disastrous for the deuxième Grande Armée. It was the beginning of the end of Napoleonic rule in France and Europe.But alongside...

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New at RISM: New Members of the RISM Commission Mixte Announced

RISM operates under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. When RISM was founded, a Commission Mixte (CM) was established that consists of delegates from both of these societies. The CM was...

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