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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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Library collections: Women and music-making during the Bourbon Restoration

Emerson Morgan from the RISM US working group at Harvard University has written this article about a score newly cataloged for RISM, La naissance du sauveur (RISM ID no. 900022067). This manuscript of a unique Christmas cantata, authored by a woman composer and dedicated to a woman patron, offers...

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RISM A-Z: Joseph Jackson (1769-1808)

Our occasional series RISM A-Z brings us to the letter J. Let's turn our eyes to the island of Jamaica and the composer and missionary Joseph Jackson (1769-1808).Joseph Jackson is one of the very few people in the RISM online catalog who has connections with Jamaica. The son of Moravian...

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New publications: "Amandus Ivanschiz: His Life and Music" by Maciej Jochymczyk

Dr. Maciej Jochymczyk, instructor at the Musicology Institute of Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland), has recently published his second book about composer Amandus Ivanschiz (1727-1758), which follows Muzyka religijna u progu klasycyzmu. Amandus Ivanschiz OSPPE (1727-1758) (Lublin: Wydawnictwo...

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Rediscovered: An exciting collection

Michael Haydn discovery in the collection of the former Spitz an der Donau provost district at the Niederaltaich Abbey Archives

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