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Events: New research on copyists and watermarks

Report from a conference in Berlin: Researching Copyists and Watermarks in the Digital Age: Between Academic Specialization and Catalog Enrichment, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 6-8 October 2014

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Events: RISM at the MLA Conference - live stream

The 84th Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association will take place on February 25-28, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. Watch the conference online!

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New at RISM: RISM from A-Z: Elizaveta, Elisabeth, and Elizabeth

Today, our series RISM from A-Z takes us on a journey that spans three centuries as we visit the lives of an Elizaveta, Elisabeth, and Elizabeth. The first is Elizaveta Alexievna (1779-1826), the Empress of Russia. She was born Princess Louise of Baden (Germany) and married Alexander I of Russia....

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Library collections: Funding Renewed for KoFIM Berlin Project

The following announcement has come to us from Martina Rebmann (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin): With generous support from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the KoFIM Berlin project (Kompetenzzentrum Forschung und Information Musik/Center of Excellence for Research and Information in Music) will...

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Rediscovered: Sensational new source: A previously unknown Carnival song by Beethoven!

As a sensational new source proves, Ludwig van Beethoven was – one can hardly believe – of a foolish nature and not at all averse to merry making and carnival.

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In the news: Tomorrow is Valentine's Day

February 14 – Valentine's Day – is the day of love in many countries. Today we're featuring a small selection of Romeo and Juliet compositions from our online catalog for all you romantics out there (and also non-romantics). The results list shows almost 400 entries. Among these are...

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In the news: ‘Crown jewels’ of English lute music go online

Handwritten copies of scores by composers of English lute music have been digitised

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New publications: “Catalog of the Music of the Diocese of Würzburg” published

Dieter Kirsch has compiled a three-volume catalog and received a citation (Ehrennadel) from the Diocese of Würzburg

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In the news: Antonio Cesti's Orontea

Yesterday, February 1, the Oper Frankfurt celebrated the premiere of Antonio Cesti's opera Orontea. Almost all of the over 100 records in the RISM database by Antonio Cesti are for cantatas or individual opera arias with continuo accompaniment—including four arias from Orontea. Of the eleven...

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New at RISM: Welcome to the new RISM office

We have spent this week settling into our new office. We're now on the Goethe Universität Frankfurt campus. While we unpack our boxes and sort out some details, please enjoy these photos that we took before, during, and after the move. More are available on our Facebook page (no Facebook account...

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