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New publications: The Musical Couple Maddalena Lombardini and Lodovico Sirmen

Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818) grew up in Venice's Ospedale dei Mendicanti and was a composer, violinist, and cellist. In 1759, she took violin lessons from Giuseppe Tartini, and Ferdinando Bertoni taught her in composition.In 1768, Maddalena went on tour with her husband Lodovico Sirmen...


New publications: New Volume in RISM's Series B: Balinese Palm-Leaf Manuscripts

RISM announces the newest volume in its publication series B: Tilman Seebass, Catalogue raisonné of the Balinese Palm-Leaf Manuscripts with Music Notation (RISM B/XVI). Munich: Henle, 2015.


New publications: Bartók Complete Critical Edition launched

26 September 2015 was the 70th anniversary of Béla Bartók’s death. At the same time it was an important day for Bartók research. In Budapest the Critical Complete Edition of Béla Bartók’s works was announced.


New publications: The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland (EMIR)

New on our bookshelves is:Harry White and Barra Boydell, eds. The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781906359782This is a long-awaited two-volume set that covers all aspects of Irish music. According to the publisher's website, EMIR is...


New publications: Giuseppe Corsi: New Catalog of Works Cited in RISM

Each year, numerous scholarly books, editions, and catalogs of works are published. Many foreign prints or publications from smaller publishers are not acquired by libraries. Not every publication gets the recognition that it really deserves.Which made us all the more happy to receive a book tip...


New publications: New RISM Brochure Now Available

RISM: An Overview is a 14-page, full-color brochure in English and German that describes RISM's goals, projects, and organization. It is available free of charge to anyone who is interested.


New publications: The 2014 Annual Report

The annual report for 2014 has been posted to the RISM website. Did you know that thanks to the hard work of our colleagues--in over 35 countries around the world--there are over 880,000 records in the online database? Other highlights from 2014: The CD-ROM data for series A/I (Einzeldrucke vor...


New publications: “Catalog of the Music of the Diocese of Würzburg” published

Dieter Kirsch has compiled a three-volume catalog and received a citation (Ehrennadel) from the Diocese of Würzburg


New publications: Vjera Katalinić: The Sorkočevićes, Aristocratic Musicians from Dubrovnik

As we mark the 280th anniversary of the birth of Croatian composer Luka Sorgo (1734-1789), Vjera Katalinić, the director of RISM Croatia, has published a new book about this family of musicians: Vjera Katalinić: Sorkočevići, dubrovački plemići i diplomati (The Sorkočevićes, Aristocratic Musicians...


New publications: New (for us) publications from Belgium and the Netherlands

We have recently acquired four publications about Belgian and Dutch musical sources that we would like to share with you:

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