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Events: RISM at IAML, Part 2: What's New in 2016

A month ago we were basking in the warm Italian sun and feasting upon the many presentations that were given as part of the IAML Congress in Rome. Recently we gave you an update on the progress of our new cataloging program, Muscat (and was kindly translated into Spanish by our colleagues at...

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Events: Conference: Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America

RISM will be hosting a conference entitled Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America that will take place on September 15, 2016 as a peripheral event of the annual congress of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (German Society for Music Research) in Mainz.RISM has invited speakers from Latin...

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Events: The Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth

The Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth opens today. But apart from the famous Green Hill, the Bavarian town is also home to the Margravial Opera House, one of the largest Baroque theaters in Europe. It is currently being restored (in a project that is expected to last until 2018), but photographs...

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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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Events: Pentecost and Music

For many, "Pentecost" (Whitsun) and "music" call to mind the striking setting of the Pentecost hymn Veni Creator Spiritus in Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony. A look in the RISM database shows the versatile musical forms the text has taken. The 1,276 RISM records range from...

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Events: Musical Greetings for Mother's Day

This Sunday, Mother's Day will be celebrated in dozens of countries around the world, including here in Germany. Cards and flowers are usually a must on the second Sunday in May, but at RISM we have some suggestions for brightening the day with music.

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Events: Five opera premieres to look forward to in May

For opera lovers looking for rarely heard gems, the month of May will not disappoint. We have chosen to highlight five for which there are autograph manuscripts in the RISM database.

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Events: Shakespeare 400 in Music

Around the world, playwrights, thespians, and lovers of English literature are celebrating William Shakespeare (1564-1616), who died 400 years this Saturday. (His 452nd birthday is next Tuesday.) The Bard left us a legacy that is treasured worldwide and he works still inspire music to this day.With...

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Events: Magdeburg in Georg Philipp Telemann's Footsteps

These days, illustrious performers are expected once again in Magdeburg. The 23rd Magdeburg Telemann Festival focuses this year on Telemann and the concert, spotlighting works that Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) himself once presented as a concert promoter.Beginning last Friday and continuing...

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