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: Christmas greetings

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again in 2015. Photo credit: NYPL Digital Gallery

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In the news: Restitution made easy

On the heels of our visit to Nuremberg for AIBM conference in September comes this story by our colleague Guido Kraus about the history of some of the rare items at the Nuremberg Public Library. Two valuable items found their way back to Germany after having been in the United States: a...

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Library collections: Historical Schott Archive Acquired by State Libraries in Berlin and Munich and Six Research Institutions

Led by an initiative of the Bavarian State Library and the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States, a consortium of buyers has succeeded in acquiring the historical archive of the Schott Verlag in Mainz. Numerous sponsors and the research institutions supported the entire purchase.

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In the news: Arias from St. Petersburg

The new CD St. Petersburg by Cecilia Bartoli will certainly be a present under many Christmas trees this year. The Italian singer consulted the archives of the Mariinsky Theater Library in St. Petersburg (RUS-SPtob) for this album. These holdings are not yet cataloged in RISM but many of the...

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New at RISM: A Summer of Musical Sources

Martin Bierwisch, a musicology student at the Universität Mainz, spent the summer with us as an intern. Read on about his experiences. If you are interested in an internship with RISM, please get in touch: contact@rism.info The idea of doing an internship at the RISM Zentralredaktion was the...

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Events: RISM and the Philippines

In October, the RISM director, Klaus Keil, was invited to speak at a conference and workshop called Preserving and Cataloguing Music Cultural Heritage in Asia/Laon-Laon Forum at the University of the Philippines College of Music/UP Center for Ethnomusicology. He had the opportunity to present RISM...

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New at RISM: Music for Advent

On Sunday, the Christmas season will be in full swing: It's the first Sunday of Advent.

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In the news: Hasse's Siroe in Versailles

On November 26, the opera Siroe, re di Persia by Johann Adolf Hasse will premiere at the Opera Royal de Versailles. This is a nice opportunity to take a look at the more than 150 sources for this opera that are in the RISM database. Two sources from Dresden are available in digital...

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New publications: The Lost Voices Project is now live

The Lost Voices Project is now online: http://digitalduchemin.org/ "Focusing on a neglected but important repertory of polyphonic songs from mid-sixteenth-century France, this unique project puts old books before a diverse audience of modern scholars and musicians in ways that will prompt...

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Rediscovered: Niccolò Jommelli rediscovered: International award for essay on autograph extant at the National Library of Portugal

Niccolò Jommelli rediscovered: a new autograph of a 16 voice Laudate pueri, by António Jorge Marques, has received a special mention in the 6th Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli Musicological Studies International Prize. The essay analyses the only Niccolò Jommelli autograph extant in the Iberian...

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