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New at RISM: Agreement Signed between ICCU, IAML Italy, and RISM

On July 7, 2016, the Protocol between ICCU, IAML-Italia and RISM (English starts on p.5) was signed.The partners agree to collaborate, through a working group, as follows: to recognize the importance of their institutional roles in light of the aims of international research about music...

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New at RISM: New Library Sigla in Latin America

Three new countries in Latin America have been added to the RISM database of library sigla: Costa Rica: Archivo Histórico Musical in San José (CR-SJahm) Nicaragua: Fondo Histórico Documental de la Música Nicaraguense (FONMUNIC) in Managua (NIC-Mfmn) Puerto Rico: Archivo General de Puerto...

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Events: Conference this week: Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America

RISM will be hosting a conference this week on Thursday called Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America. We are looking forward to welcoming thirteen of our colleagues who will report on the state of describing musical sources in eight countries in Central and South America. The conference is...

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New publications: RISM Data, Big Data

The RISM online catalog currently contains over 1,052,000 records. When you count these along with 101,000 authority files for people, 63,000 for institutions, and 32,000 for secondary literature, that's a lot of data!All of it is freely available as linked open data under a Creative Commons...

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New publications: Johann Jacob Rambach, Theologian and Writer

Johann Jacob Rambach (1693-1735) first completed an apprenticeship as a joiner before he turned to theology. Born in Halle, Rambach published works on hermeneutics and various collections of sermons. But a further 360 of his song texts have also survived. In fact, many composers drew upon his...

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New publications: "Thematic catalogue of 17th-century organ tablatures from the Liegnitz Bibliotheca Rudolphina" by Elżbieta Wojnowska

A thematic catalog by Elżbieta Wojnowska (1949-2012) has just been published by the National Library of Poland: Elżbieta Wojnowska, Thematic Catalogue of 17th-Century Organ Tablatures from the Liegnitz Bibliotheca Rudolphina, ed. Tomasz Jeż. Warsaw: Biblioteka Narodowa, 2016.The catalog documents...

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RISM A-Z: The House of Kinsky

This entry in the series RISM A-Z brings us to Kinsky, a noble family that has a long history of ties to music.If you say the name Kinsky today, fans of music history might first think of Ferdinand Johannes Nepomuk Joseph Fürst Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, or Ferdinand von Kinsky (1781-1812)...

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In the news: Happy Birthday, Edmée Sophie Gail (1775-1819)

Edmée Sophie Gail was born on August 28, 1775 in Paris and showed musical talent as a singer and composer from a young age. The start of the French Revolution coincided with the publication of Gail's first songs in magazines, and Gail was able to continue work as a singer and composer throughout...

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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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