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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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Events: Conference: The Music Repertoire of the Society of Jesus in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1565–1773)

From February 5 to 6, 2016, Guido Kraus from the RISM Central Office attended an international musicological conference at the University of Warsaw Library entitled "The Music Repertoire of the Society of Jesus in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1565–1773). Sources – Editing –...

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Events: RISM Workshop and Seminar in Warsaw (February 3-4, 2016)

The workshop “Introduction to Kallisto” and a RISM seminar took place at the beginning of February in Warsaw, and was organised by the Polish RISM Centre (Music Department) and the Librarian Education Department of the National Library of Poland. Sonia Wronkowska and Guido Kraus conducted the...

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Events: Collecting – Performing – Exploring. Dresden’s Eighteenth-Century Court Music

In the context of the DFG-funded project "The Music of the Dresden Court Church and the Royal Private Music Collection at the Time of the Saxon-Polish Union. Cataloging – Digitization – Presentation", SLUB Dresden will host an international conference from January 21 to 23, 2016.

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Events: From the Library's Treasure Chest: A RISM Concert in Cologne

The library at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (RISM siglum: D-KNh) houses a comprehensive collection of music manuscripts, with an emphasis on vocal music from the first half of the nineteenth century. These items are from older holdings that were taken over from the institution's...

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Events: RISM Conference in Taiwan

The 2015 Taipei Conference for a Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources, organized by Chun-Zen Huang, will be held from October 15 to 16 at National Taiwan Normal University in order to try to set up a network of music repositories in the Chinese-speaking region (mainland China, Hong...

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Events: Premieres of rediscovered Heinrich Schütz works

It is hard to believe that there are still new works by Heinrich Schütz that are awaiting discovery. And indeed, on 1 October 2015 two small Christmas pieces by the Saxon court Kapellmeister will be heard for the first time after a nearly 400-year slumber at the opening event of the International...

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Events: RISM at the AIBM Conference in Stuttgart

The AIBM annual conference (German branch of IAML) is right around the corner: from September 22 to 25, around 160 participants will come together from Germany and neighboring German-speaking countries to discuss the current situation of music libraries and their future. Sessions of interest to...

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