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New at RISM: Karin Weißert: Internship report

As part of my bachelor’s degree in musicology at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main, one is required to work an internship that lasts 150 hours. For my internship, I resolved not to go to an opera house or concert hall to learn the organizational requirements of putting on events. This...

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New at RISM: First RISM Siglum for Papua New Guinea

Part of our work at RISM includes creating new library sigla for any institution worldwide that holds material related to music research. We regularly receive requests from scholars, archivists, and librarians every month. In the course of our daily work, we also stumble upon institutions for which...

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New at RISM: RISM Central Office Temporarily Closed

As a precautionary measure due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the RISM Central Office in Frankfurt will be closed starting 19 March 2020 and is expected to remain shut until 20 April 2020. We will be working in a limited capacity until then, so we thank you in advance for your understanding....

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New at RISM: RISM and Beethoven and the 19th Century

Ludwig van Beethoven is certainly the most prominent of the 2020 musician anniversaries. But his birth year of 1770 was unlucky for him in the early days of RISM. As many in the RISM community know, many RISM projects traditionally stopped at the year 1800, excluding much of Beethoven's oeuvre....

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New at RISM: The 2019 Annual Report

The 2019 annual report for the RISM Central Office has now been published. You can read the report in its entirety on the RISM website. Here are some of the highlights:  New Board of Directors: President: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann, Mainz Vice President: Prof. Dr. Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl,...

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New at RISM: Release of Muscat 6.0 and Import of the Swiss dataset

Muscat 6.0-the latest version of RISM's central cataloging program for musical sources-is the culmination of several months of work from the development team. This new version brings many “under the hood” improvements and includes various new features. Import of the Swiss dataset Most...

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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2019

The year 2020 is still young, but let's take a moment to look back on 2019 at the most popular stories from the world of musical sources that we published here on the RISM blog. May 2020 be as rich with discoveries!

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New at RISM: Listomania

As part of our regular editing work in the Central Office, we add references to secondary literature—old and new—to records in the RISM database. We do this for many reasons: adding a catalog of works, correcting a mistaken attribution, or enhancing the record with details we did not yet have.

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New at RISM: Caught the Catch?

While revising the many anthologies published by John Playford starting around 1650 (titles ranging from Catch that Catch Can and Musicks Recreation to Select Ayres and Dialoges) the entry for B/I 1653|7 (Select Musicall Ayres and Dialogues […] Printed by T[homas] H[arper] for John Playford) stood...

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New at RISM: New Women Composers in 2019

In March 2017, we published a list with 800 women composers who appear in RISM records. In 2019 alone, we have had over 50 new names, so in total there are over 1,000. As a sampling, here are 17 of them.Some of the new ones are from the records we have imported from ICCU:Cecilia Arditto (1966*)...

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