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New at RISM: Congratulations to our RISM colleague Dieter Kirsch (Würzburg)

Congratulations to our RISM colleague Dieter Kirsch (Würzburg), who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.He was recognized for his contributions to research in the areas of the musical history of Mainfranken (Bavaria) and the history of the Hochschule and its...

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New at RISM: RISM A-Z: Francesca Caccini

The series RISM A-Z is moving on to the letter C, which today stands for the Baroque composer and performer Francesca Caccini (1587-c.1640). She was a musica in the Medici court in Florence from 1607 to 1627 and from 1633 to 1641: a composer, singer, instrumentalist, voice teacher, and concert...

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Library collections: Mozart autograph in the music collections of Mariastein Abbey, Switzerland

Online catalogue of the music collections

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New at RISM: RISM would like to hear your opinion!

RISM will be conducting user studies at the IAML conference in Antwerp in order to learn what people think about the online catalog of musical sources and what search strategies are used so that we can improve our services.Whether you are a music librarian or a student, a database pro or just...

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New at RISM: Who will be King Soccer?

The RISM online catalog already knows the answer...

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Events: Does Christoph Willibald Gluck deserve better?

Last week, we celebrated the 300th birthday of one of the most important opera composers and reformers of the second half of the eighteenth century: Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787). His birthday is an occasion for various events in Germany and abroad. The Bavarian town of Berching, where...

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Library collections: Music Collections in Berlin and Munich

C.P.E. Bach, Wilhelm Killmayer, Ruth Zechlin, Richard Strauss, Manfred Schubert, and RISM itself. The latest edition of Bibliotheksmagazin: Mitteilungen aus den Staatsbibliotheken in Berlin und München is packed with articles about music collections and includes an article by our colleague Steffen...

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New at RISM: National anthems @RISM

How many national anthems do you know?

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New at RISM: World Cup Kickoff with RISM Brazil

The World Cup kicks off today in São Paulo! Did you know that RISM has its own lineup in Brazil? We would like to introduce you to the RISM Brazil team players: The RISM Brazil group was reactivated in 2005 by André Guerra Cotta, Beatriz Magalhães Castro and Pablo Sotuyo Blanco. Since then, the...

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New at RISM: Richard Strauss at 150

Today marks the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss (1864-1949). The Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where the composer lived for over 40 years, will begin its celebration with the Richard Strauss Festival. In numerous other events, the music of Strauss, one of the most performed composers...

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