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New at RISM: RISM A-Z: Olga Diener

Who was Olga Diener?The RISM database contains 236 works by Swiss composer Olga Diener (1890-1963), most in her own hand, all held by the Swiss National Library (CH-BEl). Many of the pieces are either for string quartet or piano.Her scores are part of the Olga Diener Collection and an inventory is...

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New publications: Recent Publications about Music Manuscripts and Institutions

We (relatively) recently received two journal issues from the organizations that co-sponsor RISM, IAML and IMS. Both contain articles that discuss musical sources or institutions and could be of interest to the RISM community. They have been cataloged in Kallisto and can be cited by our RISM...

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Movement by Vivaldi

Rediscovered: Vivaldi Embedded – Violin concerto by Brescianello turns out to be a pasticcio

Once again, the digital Schranck No: II collection--with its Baroque instrumental repertoire of the Dresden Court Orchestra--has proven to be a reservoir of musical discoveries...

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New at RISM: Cats in Music

Today is International Cat Day! With RISM, you can find all the music you need to celebrate in style. If International Cat Day had started 200 years ago, musicians could have enjoyed these pieces, from RISM series A/I (printed editions before 1800): Charles Dibdin: The cat, a new song (RISM A/I...

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New at RISM: RISM A-Z: François Couperin

Where are Couperin's harpsichord manuscripts? And why?

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New publications: Drew Edward Davies, Catálogo de la Colección de música del Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Durango

A new thematic catalog has been published by Drew Edward Davies (Northwestern University) that documents for the first time the complete musical holdings of Mexico's Durango Cathedral (MEX-Dc): Drew Edward Davies. Catálogo de la Colección de música del Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de...

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New at RISM: RISM at IAML, Part II

As we wrote in this space on Wednesday, RISM reported on its activities at the IAML conference in Antwerp. Klaus Keil and Jennifer Ward from the RISM Zentralredaktion were present to share news from the Central Office. Highlights include: There is a new Board of Directors and a new Coordinating...

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New at RISM: RISM at IAML, Part I

The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), a co-sponsor of RISM, held its annual meeting in Antwerp, Belgium from 13-18 July 2014. Members of three national groups presented during the RISM Open Session.Marie Cornaz (RISM Belgium, Bibliothèque...

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New at RISM: Congratulations to our RISM colleague Dieter Kirsch (Würzburg)

Congratulations to our RISM colleague Dieter Kirsch (Würzburg), who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg.He was recognized for his contributions to research in the areas of the musical history of Mainfranken (Bavaria) and the history of the Hochschule and its...

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New at RISM: RISM A-Z: Francesca Caccini

The series RISM A-Z is moving on to the letter C, which today stands for the Baroque composer and performer Francesca Caccini (1587-c.1640). She was a musica in the Medici court in Florence from 1607 to 1627 and from 1633 to 1641: a composer, singer, instrumentalist, voice teacher, and concert...

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