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In the news: Instrument of the Year 2019: Saxophone

The following was written by our intern from Spain, Carmen Álvarez (English below): Cada año, en Alemania, un intrumento tiene el honor de ser elegido el instrumento del año, y en 2019 el turno ha sido para el saxofón. Inventado a principios de la década de 1840 por Adolph Sax, la teoría más...

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New publications: Thematic Catalog of the Clam-Gallas Music Collection

We have received the following announcement concerning a new publication by our colleague Eliška Šedivá (RISM Czech Republic): Catalogus collectionis operum artis musicae comitis Clam-Gallas (ed. Eliška Šedivá, translation of the introduction by Andy Letham), Prague: National Library of the Czech...

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New at RISM: New Women Composers in 2019

In March 2017, we published a list with 800 women composers who appear in RISM records. In 2019 alone, we have had over 50 new names, so in total there are over 1,000. As a sampling, here are 17 of them.Some of the new ones are from the records we have imported from ICCU:Cecilia Arditto (1966*)...

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New publications: Johann Walter, Ecuador, Hilario Olazarán

We were happy when this very RISM-rich issue of IAML's journal Fontes Artis Musicae crossed our desks, featuring the following articles: • "Johann Walter Werke Verzeichnis [JWWV]" by Robin A. Leaver • "The Music Manuscripts in the Church of San Francisco de Quito: An Undocumented...

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Events: Andreas Christoph Clamer (1633-1701) – Mensa Harmonica – at Heiligenkreuz Monastery

A Peek into the Collections of Heiligenkreuz Abey 2019

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Events: Augsburg, A Musical City

IAML Germany, the national branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), held its annual meeting in Augsburg this past September. Augsburg has several nicknames: the Mozartstadt (birthplace of Leopold Mozart), the Fuggerstadt (home to the...

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Events: From Improvisation to Composition

Guido Kraus from the RISM Central Office has written the following to mark the 170th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin's death:  What was Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) thinking of when he improvised and composed? He probably found new ways to creatively combine what he had just heard in his...

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New at RISM: RISM's Wikipedia Articles Now Updated

The Wikipedia RISM articles in English and German have been updated to better reflect today's structure of the project and the focus on the online catalog. The RISM article is available in a total of 11 languages: Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish,...

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Library collections: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38)

We have received the following from Christian Ahrens (Berlin): Observations on the Cantatas from Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38) in the Manuscript Mus.ms 40370, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer KulturbesitzIn his 1976 publication on cantatas of the Gotha Kapellmeister...

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Events: The 200th Anniversary of the Death of Nicolas Roze

Today, 30 September 2019, is the 200th anniversary of the death of French music teacher and composer Nicolas Roze (17 January 1745, Bourg-Neuf – 30 September 1819, Saint-Mandé).Early on, he was on a path to become a priest and in 1752 he was a choirboy at the collegiate church in Beaune. Shortly...

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