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Events: Fête des Vignerons

Preparations are already underway for a major event that will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2019 in Vevey, Switzerland. The Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers Festival) is not only a special occasion because it takes place in irregular intervals about every 25 years. The engagement of the...

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Events: RISM at IAML, Part 2: What's New in 2016

A month ago we were basking in the warm Italian sun and feasting upon the many presentations that were given as part of the IAML Congress in Rome. Recently we gave you an update on the progress of our new cataloging program, Muscat (and was kindly translated into Spanish by our colleagues at...

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Events: Conference: Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America

RISM will be hosting a conference entitled Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America that will take place on September 15, 2016 as a peripheral event of the annual congress of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (German Society for Music Research) in Mainz.RISM has invited speakers from Latin...

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New at RISM: New RISM Publications in Chinese

The Chinese Version of Brochure and entry “RISM” of Chinese Wikipedia are both officially online! With the assistance of RISM Zentralredaktion and international advisors Dr. Nora YEH and Prof. Judy TSOU, RISM Chinese Language Region has completed the Chinese translation of the brochure and...

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Library collections: Two sources, lots of material for research – the digital Annaberger Chorbücher

The two Annaberg choirbooks described below have been documented by the RISM working group in Dresden and are detailed in the RISM online catalog. The two manuscript collections can be found at the SLUB with the shelfmarks Mus.1-D-505 (link in RISM) and Mus.1-D-506 (link in RISM). The RISM records...

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Events: The Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth

The Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth opens today. But apart from the famous Green Hill, the Bavarian town is also home to the Margravial Opera House, one of the largest Baroque theaters in Europe. It is currently being restored (in a project that is expected to last until 2018), but photographs...

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New at RISM: RISM at IAML, Part 1: Muscat – (almost) ready to go

For RISM insiders, Muscat will be the must-have item this fall! Our new cataloging program was a topic of discussion at the recent IAML congress in Rome.A group of developers has been at work for about three years to create a new cataloging program called Muscat, which will replace the current...

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Library collections: Newly Cataloged Music from Chile

A new article in the current issue of Fontes Artis Musicae calls attention to recently cataloged music collections in Chile: Laura Fahrenkrog and Fernanda Vera, "Recently Catalogued Music Archives and Fonds in Santiago, Chile: A Contribution to the Dissemination of Written Musical Heritage of...

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New at RISM, Library collections: Eugène Ysaÿe's Manuscripts

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe (1858- 1931) was born 158 years ago this Saturday. Those looking for manuscript sources for Ysaÿe should look no further than the Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br). The Fonds Eugène Ysaÿe contains 161 autograph manuscripts and 1,083 printed scores (by...

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RISM A-Z: Margarethe Susanna Kayser: "The Kayserin"

To clear up any confusion right off the bat: No, Margarethe Susanna Kayser was not the wife of the composer Reinhard Keiser, even if the usual spelling variations from the time (Keiser, Keyser, Kaiser, and Kayser) lead one to suspect as much.Born in 1690 as the daughter of the Hamburg singer Johann...

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