News Archive

New at RISM: Welcome to the new RISM office

We have spent this week settling into our new office. We're now on the Goethe Universität Frankfurt campus. While we unpack our boxes and sort out some details, please enjoy these photos that we took before, during, and after the move. More are available on our Facebook page (no Facebook account...

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New at RISM: We're moving!

On Friday, January 23, we will say, "Goodbye, Sophienstraße 26!"

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In the news: New online resource with the Map of Musical Heritage in Spain

The following has reached us from Jon Bagüés, ERESBIL-Basque Archives of Music

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In the news: Knowing what exists: Union of German Academies renews support for RISM Germany

This article is by our RISM Germany colleague Karl Wilhelm Geck: Where the documentation of music manuscripts is concerned, the benchmark is the online union catalog http://opac.rism.info. Since its release in 2010, it has been the global showcase for RISM...

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Library collections: 'Earliest' polyphonic music discovered in British Library

Reports emerged recently in the press of the discovery in the British Library of the earliest piece of polyphonic music. Can this strange coded message really rewrite the history of choral music by shifting the earliest known harmony back by more than a century? Let’s take a closer look…

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New at RISM: Looking back at 2014

Take another look at the most popular stories on our website and Facebook this year.

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New at RISM: New Year's Greetings and Composer Anniversaries

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to celebrating the anniversaries of the following musicians as well as other people that you can find in the RISM online catalog.

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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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