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Events: RISM at the IMS Congress in Tokyo

I (Jennifer Ward) attended the International Musicological Society (IMS) congress in Tokyo from March 19 to 23, 2017, supported by a grant from Bibliothek & Information International/Goethe-Institut. The congress was hosted by the Tokyo University of the Arts and revolved around the theme...

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Events: Mathias Georg Monn at 300

Not much is known about Mathias Georg Monn, a composer of the Viennese Early Classic period who was born 300 years ago this Sunday. Monn (9 April 1717 – 3 October 1750) is named in the records of the Klosterneuburg Monastery as Discantist for the years 1731/32. In 1738 or later he was the organist...

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Events: Scott Joplin's "The Cascades" and the St. Louis World's Fair

When you think of Scott Joplin (1867 or 1868-1917), a piano rag probably comes to mind rather than a piece for piano plus strings, winds, and percussion—but the latter is precisely the instrumentation of the only work in the RISM database by Joplin, who died 100 years ago on April 1.The Joplin...

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Events: RISM at the International Musicological Society Congress in Tokyo

RISM will be represented at the 20th Congress of the International Musicological Society in Tokyo next week, from March 19 to March 23, 2017. The theme of the congress is Musicology: Theory and Practice, East and West. The IMS, along with IAML, co-sponsors the 4 R projects (RISM, RILM, RIdIM, and...

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Events: International Women's Day: Women Composers in RISM

Today, March 8, is celebrated around the world as International Women's Day. Among many other things the organizers support "a call to action for accelerating gender parity."In music, as we know, women musicians have struggled throughout history to be as visible as their male...

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Events: Ecco carnevale!

Today is Rosenmontag in our corner of Germany, the highlight of the Carnival season. It is hard to avoid colorful costumes, parades, and general revelry (in all its forms). Join us on our own parade of Carnival music through the centuries!Carnival has been marked by its unique regional and national...

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Events: RISM at the MLA Conference in Orlando, Florida

The annual Music Library Association conference (US branch of IAML) will be held from 22-26 February 2017 in sunny Orlando, Florida. This conference will be the first Pan American regional IAML meeting and many of our colleagues from the entire Latin American region will be in attendance.The timing...

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Events: Muscat Workshops in Austria

IAML Austria successfully held two Muscat workshops recently: at the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

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Events: Bringing the Past into the Future: Creating and Curating Digital Music Archives (Seoul, South Korea)

On October 28 and 29, 2016, our colleagues from RISM South Korea were our hosts for the conference Bringing the Past into the Future: Creating and Curating Digital Music Archives, held at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. The conference had a twofold purpose: a symposium and concert on October 28 to...

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Events: Muscat Workshop in Prague

As you all know, our new cataloging program Muscat was released last week, and excitement for the new program continues to grow. Following workshops in Frankfurt, Berlin, Warsaw, and Seoul, an additional workshop was held last week at the National Library in Prague. From November 14 to 16, Guido...

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