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Rediscovered: Légende norvégienne: Unknown work by the Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe at the Royal Library of Belgium

The music collections of the Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br) have been recently enlarged by a previously unknown work by the Belgian violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), entitled Légende norvégienne, thanks to the acquisition of the autograph score version. In the spring of 1882,...

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Self-representation: New Version of the RISM Online Catalog

RISM would like to announce the release of a new version of the online catalog. The content is the same, but there is a new interface with features that will make it easier to find musical sources. New features include: Search for digitized music Autocomplete in the search boxes Boolean...

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Rediscovered: Unknown lieder by Dutch composer Anna Merkje Cramer discovered in Cologne

In the library of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (D-KNh), nine previously unknown lieder by the Dutch composer Anna Merkje Cramer (1873-1968) were recently identified. They had been cataloged under the wrong name due to a misreading. Cramer was a pupil of Wilhelm Berger, with whom...

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Rediscovered: Missing Works by Italian Composer Giovanni Francesco Bicchini Discovered

In the attic of the archives of the Ospedale Wolf-Ferrari in Messina, Italy (I-MEow),  a collection of important works by the relatively unknown Italian composer Giovanni Francesco Bicchini (d. 1585) was recently discovered by RISM catalogers working in the area. Our view of this composer,...

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Self-representation: RISM from A-Z: Pedro António Avondano

This week we will highlight the works of Pedro António Avondano (1714-1782), a Portuguese composer who was born 300 years ago this April. Although he was born and died in Lisbon, his works have seen more of the world than he did. The RISM database indexes 62 sources for Avondano, mostly...

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New publications: Source Studies in Musical Culture

We would like to announce the recent publication of papers presented at a conference organized by the Department of Musicology of Adam Mickiewicz University and the Archdiocesan Archive in Poznań, Poland in September 2011: Alina Mądry and Magdalena Walter-Mazur, eds. Source Studies in Musical...

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Self-representation: RISM A-Z: Queen Anne

This year we would like to invite you to accompany us on an alphabetical journey through the rich and varied treasures that await you in the RISM database, from A-Z.

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Events: An Evening of Irish Music

Join us for a free concert of music from Ireland on the eve of St. Patrick's Day.

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New publications: Collectio operum musicalium quae in Bibliotheca Kinsky adservantur

The Thematic Catalogue for the Kinsky Library’s Music Collection The music collection at the Kinsky Library, which is administered by the National Museum Library (CZ-Pn), was first examined in detail in 2010. More than one thousand individual musical documents dating from the end of the 18th and...

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Rediscovered: Musical Tables

Stone table with motet by Palestrina in Berchtesgaden Royal Palace now in RISM online catalog

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