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New publications: The Lost Voices Project is now live

The Lost Voices Project is now online: http://digitalduchemin.org/ "Focusing on a neglected but important repertory of polyphonic songs from mid-sixteenth-century France, this unique project puts old books before a diverse audience of modern scholars and musicians in ways that will prompt...

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Rediscovered: Niccolò Jommelli rediscovered: International award for essay on autograph extant at the National Library of Portugal

Niccolò Jommelli rediscovered: a new autograph of a 16 voice Laudate pueri, by António Jorge Marques, has received a special mention in the 6th Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli Musicological Studies International Prize. The essay analyses the only Niccolò Jommelli autograph extant in the Iberian...

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New at RISM: Christoph Wolff named Honorary President of RISM

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Wolff has been named Honorary President by the current RISM Board of Directors. While he was president of RISM from 2004-2013, he made outstanding contributions to the Association. First and foremost was the successful renewal of funding for the RISM Zentralredaktion...

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Library collections: Music Archival Collections at the Bavarian State Libary

Extending to all aspects of music and musical culture, the Bavarian State Library holds over 350 archives and collections of various sizes pertaining to individuals. The collection is cataloged and made accessible for research by two different administrative units of the library. The Music...

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New at RISM: RISM Survey

The RISM Central Office is carrying out a survey about our online catalog, which is available free of charge at www.rism.info and opac.rism.info. We would like to find out who our users are, what their expectations are, and how they use the catalog. The survey is anonymous and responses will...

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Rediscovered: Rare performance of Mangold's Tanhäuser

The romantic opera Tanhäuser by Hofkapellmeister Carl Amand Mangold (1813-1889) will once again be staged—for the first time in over 150 years. Mangold, a contemporary of Richard Wagner, set his version of the Tanhäuser legend to music at the same time as Wagner.

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Library collections: Erwin und Elmire in the Collection of the Deutsches Nationaltheater, Weimar: For the 275th Birthday of Anna Amalia, Duchess of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach

The following article was written by our RISM Germany colleague, Undine Wagner, of the Thüringisches Landesmusikarchiv. The Court of the Muses in Weimar and Anna Amalia's roundtable salon, to which luminaries such as Goethe, Wieland and Herder belonged, have become catchphrases in the cultural...

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Events: RISM at the AIBM Conference

IAML Germany held its annual meeting in beautiful Nuremberg last month. Three members of the RISM Central Office were in attendance. Topics included: Data transfers of RISM dataSocial MediaRDACultural Program RISM's own Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger from RISM Germany in Munich gave a presentation...

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Library collections: Tudor Treasures

I was asked to look out some of the Music Department’s “Tudor treasures” to complement items displayed by other departments. An early item of printed music is Martin Luther’s Deudsche Messe vnd Ordnung Gottis Diensts, published by Michael Lotter in Wittenberg in 1526. This first edition sets out...

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New publications: Vjera Katalinić: The Sorkočevićes, Aristocratic Musicians from Dubrovnik

As we mark the 280th anniversary of the birth of Croatian composer Luka Sorgo (1734-1789), Vjera Katalinić, the director of RISM Croatia, has published a new book about this family of musicians: Vjera Katalinić: Sorkočevići, dubrovački plemići i diplomati (The Sorkočevićes, Aristocratic Musicians...

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