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Library collections: Mozart Autographs Online

Today we're marking the 225th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and at RISM we have our own way to celebrate the composer. Our online catalog now has around 340 autograph manuscripts, of which almost 50 can be freely viewed online. The catalog can deliver the famous...

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New publications: New Volume in Series B Published: Trio sonatas

The newest volume in RISM's Series B has just been published:Ludwig Finscher, Laurenz Lütteken, Inga Mai Groote, eds., Die Triosonate. Catalogue Raisonné der gedruckten Quellen. RISM B/XVII. Munich: Henle, 2016. ISBN 978-3-87328-156-1For one of the best-loved chamber music genres of the seventeenth...

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Events: Bringing the Past into the Future: Creating and Curating Digital Music Archives (Seoul, South Korea)

On October 28 and 29, 2016, our colleagues from RISM South Korea were our hosts for the conference Bringing the Past into the Future: Creating and Curating Digital Music Archives, held at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. The conference had a twofold purpose: a symposium and concert on October 28 to...

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: Cheryl Martin In Memoriam

We were saddened to hear of the unexpected death of Cheryl Martin on July 15, 2016. Cheryl was the leader of the RISM Canada working group, which she took over in 2011 following William Guthrie's retirement.Cheryl was a librarian at Western University in Ontario. Her cataloging expertise was always...

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Events: Muscat Workshop in Prague

As you all know, our new cataloging program Muscat was released last week, and excitement for the new program continues to grow. Following workshops in Frankfurt, Berlin, Warsaw, and Seoul, an additional workshop was held last week at the National Library in Prague. From November 14 to 16, Guido...

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Library collections: The Archive of the Sorbian Institute in Germany

The Archive of the Sorbian Institute (Sorbisches Kulturarchiv) is the only archive for the Sorbian language and Sorbian studies that is open to the public. The Sorbs (historically also called Wends) are a Slavic minority in Germany that has lived for centuries in Upper and Lower Lusatia (a...

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New at RISM: Welcome, Muscat!

Beginning today, Muscat is available to RISM contributors as a central cataloging program for musical sources. Muscat includes sources from the various RISM series A/I, A/II, and B/I, which are in one database for the first time after having previously been managed in separate places. The new...

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RISM online catalog: Music Incipit Search(es)

The incipit search is one of the most popular features of the RISM online catalog. The over 1.7 million incipits (which are the first few bars of a work or movement) lead to new identifications, new discoveries, and rediscoveries. But just how does the incipit search work? In this post I'll show...

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Events: Muscat Workshop in Warsaw

The following has come in from Sonia Wronkowska of the Polish RISM Centre:On Monday and Tuesday last week 14 people took part in a Muscat workshop at the National Library of Poland in Warsaw. The workshop was organised by the Music Department and Librarian Education Department, and it...

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In the news: Moralt, A Muscial Family

Moralt, A Muscial Family Even if the history of the Moralt family of musicians begins much earlier, to an extent we can identify Adam Moralt (circa 1741-1811) as the founding father of the Munich branch. First engaged as a bellows blower for the organs at the Mannheim Court, he moved to Munich in...

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