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Rediscovered: Karl Friedrich Abel Manuscripts Found in Poland

Two new sources for works by Karl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787) have recently been found by Sonia Wronkowska in Poland, in the library of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (PL-Pu), originating from the Maltzan family palace in Milicz (formerly Militsch).

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Library collections: A Contribution to the History of Military Music in the Kingdom of Hanover

A unique collection of music manuscripts in the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Bibliothek (Niedersächsische Landesbibliothek), Hanover The well over 1,000 handwritten scores of the first and last Royal Hanover Army Music Director Johann Viktor Gerold (1808-1876) form one of the most extensive...

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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2016

The year 2016 was a big year for us: we released our long-awaited and well-received cataloging program Muscat, we invited thirteen colleagues to speak on the state of source research in Central and South America at the conference Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America, and we published...

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2017

We start the year by looking ahead and getting ready to celebrate people in the RISM database who will have a major birthday this year or to remember those who died. We would like to begin 2017 with an overview of these people: they are not only composers but also include librettists, musicians,...

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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2016!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a happy New Year.

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RISM A-Z: Christian Ignatius Latrobe (February 12, 1758 – May 6, 1836)

This is our last entry in our series RISM A-Z for the year, and with this entry we've come nearly halfway through the alphabet.Christian Ignatius Latrobe was born in the Moravian settlement in Fulneck, England and traveled to Niesky in Saxony in 1771 to attend the Moravian school there. He stayed...

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RISM online catalog: Searching by Instrumentation in RISM

With the release of Muscat, our new program for cataloging sources, we took the opportunity to clarify our guidelines for our RISM contributors. One of the results of this is a new, more complete list of RISM instrument abbreviations. We thought we'd also share this improved list with you–the users...

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New publications: New RISM Brochure in Spanish Now Available

RISM is pleased to announce that the brochure "RISM: An Overview" is now available in an English-Spanish version entitled "RISM: Presentación general." It can be downloaded from the RISM website.If you want professionally printed copies of the brochure, also at no charge,...

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Library collections: Mozart Autographs Online

Today we're marking the 225th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and at RISM we have our own way to celebrate the composer. Our online catalog now has around 340 autograph manuscripts, of which almost 50 can be freely viewed online. The catalog can deliver the famous...

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New publications: New Volume in Series B Published: Trio sonatas

The newest volume in RISM's Series B has just been published:Ludwig Finscher, Laurenz Lütteken, Inga Mai Groote, eds., Die Triosonate. Catalogue Raisonné der gedruckten Quellen. RISM B/XVII. Munich: Henle, 2016. ISBN 978-3-87328-156-1For one of the best-loved chamber music genres of the seventeenth...

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