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RISM A-Z: Joseph Jackson (1769-1808)

Our occasional series RISM A-Z brings us to the letter J. Let's turn our eyes to the island of Jamaica and the composer and missionary Joseph Jackson (1769-1808).Joseph Jackson is one of the very few people in the RISM online catalog who has connections with Jamaica. The son of Moravian...

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New publications: "Amandus Ivanschiz: His Life and Music" by Maciej Jochymczyk

Dr. Maciej Jochymczyk, instructor at the Musicology Institute of Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland), has recently published his second book about composer Amandus Ivanschiz (1727-1758), which follows Muzyka religijna u progu klasycyzmu. Amandus Ivanschiz OSPPE (1727-1758) (Lublin: Wydawnictwo...

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Rediscovered: An exciting collection

Michael Haydn discovery in the collection of the former Spitz an der Donau provost district at the Niederaltaich Abbey Archives

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Events: RISM at the IAML Congress

All roads lead to Rome - will we see you there? RISM is looking forward to the annual conference of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres from 3 to 8 July 2016.As in years past, RISM will be sponsoring sessions. In addition, several of our RISM...

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Events: Bachfest and Sanssouci – Leipzig and Potsdam

Leipzig's first Bach Festival took place in 1908. Bachfest has been held annually there since 1999, with a different theme each year. This year, from June 10 to 19, the theme is Secrets of Harmony. Over 100 events will take place at more than 30 venues. New for this year...

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Electronic resources: The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music

The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM) is a project sponsored by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. It is a free collection of peer-reviewed, scholarly publications of seventeenth-century compositions that are not commercially available in print and have not been posted...

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In the news: Christoph Wolff honored with Medal Pour le Mérite

Last Sunday, May 29, 2016, RISM honorary president Christoph Wolff was honored with the medal Pour le Mérit für Wissenschaften und Künste, a civilian honor. In the presence of German President Joachim Gauck, the Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and the German musicologist Christoph Wolff received...

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New at RISM: Help RISM Link to Digitized Music

Has your institution undertaken a digital project in recent years? Are the digital surrogates linked to their corresponding RISM records? Send us links to your digitized resources!

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New publications: New publication about Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, a composer of two nations

Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen was mainly active in Denmark even though he was born in Lübeck to a family that included organists at St. Mary's Church. In 1785 he moved to Copenhagen to pursue a career in music. His opera Holger Danske was premiered there only four years later.

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Electronic resources: Digitized Irish Music Project

The library of the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama has a specialised collection of the music composed in Ireland, about Ireland and by Irish composers which has developed through generous donations and bequests. The collection has been digitised by the library to preserve, provide access to and...

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