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New publications: The Dukes of Arenberg and Music in the Eighteenth Century: The Story of a Music Collection

Our colleague Marie Cornaz from RISM Belgium has recently published a revised and expanded edition of her Les ducs d’Arenberg et la musique au XVIIIe siècle. Histoire d’une collection musicale and it is available for the first time in English: Marie Cornaz, The Dukes of Arenberg and Music in...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Marianne Teuscher (1903-2009), the "Queen Mum" of the Music Department

No, you're not mistaken: the dates of birth and death for Marianne Teuscher are correct. She lived to the ripe old age of 106 and is quite likely the longest-lived person in the RISM database - and as the fifth and last person in our RISM Modern Monday series, she brings us right to our present...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Composer Archives in RISM

In our series RISM Modern Monday, we mustn't omit composer archives - collections of personal papers and/or manuscripts that are left to a library - particularly because they contain a large share of the twentieth-century musical sources that are documented in RISM. Processing these archival...

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Library collections: Exhibit at the Frankfurt University Library: 350th Anniversary of Johann Andreas Herbst's Death

Johann Andreas Herbst (1588–1666) and His Music Library: A Testimonial to Music Playing and the Art of Printing Music Motivated by the ceremonial coronations for Holy Roman Emperor that took place in Frankfurt am Main in 1612 for Matthias and in 1619 for Ferdinand II, the city appointed its first...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Mexican Music

Our third entry in our RISM Modern Monday series is by John G. Lazos, who contributes Mexican sources to RISM (Spanish follows):Mexican music is generally recognized as the music from the first decades of the twentieth century, a perception which was influenced by a twentieth-century Mexican...

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In the news: Donostia / San Sebastián: European Capital of Culture 2016

Enjoy this overview of musical life in Donostia / San Sebastián, written by our colleagues at ERESBIL-Basque Archives of Music.

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Richard Strauss

The second part of our RISM Modern Monday series is dedicated to Richard Strauss (1864-1949), showing you again how sources in the RISM database extend well past the year 1800.Through a partnership with the Richard Strauss Institute, we have integrated their index of sources (RSQV) into the RISM...

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New at RISM: Looking Back at 2015

The year 2015 is behind us, so we'd like take a moment to look at the stories that helped shape the past twelve months. We enjoyed a year full of thousands of new musical sources in the RISM database, exciting discoveries from our users, and fantastic new databases and digital collections.The five...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Music Manuscripts in the Gustav Mahler-Alfred Rosé Collection

Did you know that music in RISM's database extends beyond the year 1800? Over the next few Mondays, we'll put the spotlight on some of the newer pieces in the database.

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Rediscovered: Oldest complete Finnish songbook discovered in Dresden

New year, new discovery: musicologist Suvi-Päivi Koski has uncovered the oldest known complete Finnish songbook at the SLUB in Dresden: "Yxi Wähä Suomenkielinen Wirsikiria" ("A small Finnish songbook"), published in 1607.

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