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New at RISM: Contract signed between RISM and UNAM

The Seminario de Música en la nueva España y el México independiente at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) has been building a database called Musicat for a number of years. Its contents include the music collections of the Mexico City Cathedral. A catalog of the polyphonic...

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New at RISM: New (and first) Library Siglum for Armenia

At RISM we regularly receive requests from scholars, archivists, and librarians for new library sigla to be created. In the course of our daily work, we also stumble upon institutions for which we have no siglum. Such was the case when we read about the Aram Khachaturian Museum in Yerevan,...

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New at RISM: New RISM Coordinating Committee

RISM relies on its international partners and benefits from several structures in place to maintain a close relationship between RISM, its sponsoring societies, and its working groups. One of these bodies is the Advisory Council, whose membership includes all active RISM contributors around the...

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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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