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Events: International Tuba Day on 1 May

Tomorrow, the first Friday in May, is International Tuba Day! This day recognizes "tubists in musical organizations around the world who have to go through the hassle of handling a tuba," according to the official website. One of the most famous works for tuba is Ralph Vaughan...

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Events: RISM Colloquium and Open House

We're in our fourth month at our new office, and it's time to celebrate! Join us April 23-24 for our RISM colloquium and open house. The colloquium will feature reports from working groups. Our colleagues from Austria, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, South Korea, and the...

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Events: Opera premieres from Vienna to Paris

Two rarely-heard operas are enjoying premieres now - and there are interesting sources for both in RISM. Performances of Gli uccellatori (The Birdcatchers) by Florian Leopold Gassmann (1729-1774) started yesterday at the Theater an der Wien. There are three sources for the overture in the RISM...

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Events: New research on copyists and watermarks

Report from a conference in Berlin: Researching Copyists and Watermarks in the Digital Age: Between Academic Specialization and Catalog Enrichment, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 6-8 October 2014

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Events: RISM at the MLA Conference - live stream

The 84th Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association will take place on February 25-28, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. Watch the conference online!

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Events: RISM and the Philippines

In October, the RISM director, Klaus Keil, was invited to speak at a conference and workshop called Preserving and Cataloguing Music Cultural Heritage in Asia/Laon-Laon Forum at the University of the Philippines College of Music/UP Center for Ethnomusicology. He had the opportunity to present RISM...

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Events: RISM at the AIBM Conference

IAML Germany held its annual meeting in beautiful Nuremberg last month. Three members of the RISM Central Office were in attendance. Topics included: Data transfers of RISM dataSocial MediaRDACultural Program RISM's own Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger from RISM Germany in Munich gave a presentation...

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Events: IAML Poland Celebrates 50 Years

This week, our Polish colleagues are celebrating the 50th anniversary of IAML Poland with a conference in Warsaw on 23-24 September 2014. The topic of the conference is Music Information in the Future (Muzyczna Informacja Jutra). IAML president Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie has been invited to deliver a...

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Events: Does Christoph Willibald Gluck deserve better?

Last week, we celebrated the 300th birthday of one of the most important opera composers and reformers of the second half of the eighteenth century: Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787). His birthday is an occasion for various events in Germany and abroad. The Bavarian town of Berching, where...

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Events: Conference: Jommelli, Gluck and Avondano: On the occasion of their 300th anniversary

From the CEMSP--18th Century Musical Studies Center in Portugal: To celebrate its first year of activity, CEMSP organizes an international conference on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Avondano, Gluck and Jomelli. June 20-21, Queluz National Palace For more information, see the...

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