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In the news: Tomorrow is Valentine's Day

February 14 – Valentine's Day – is the day of love in many countries. Today we're featuring a small selection of Romeo and Juliet compositions from our online catalog for all you romantics out there (and also non-romantics). The results list shows almost 400 entries. Among these are...

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In the news: ‘Crown jewels’ of English lute music go online

Handwritten copies of scores by composers of English lute music have been digitised

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In the news: Antonio Cesti's Orontea

Yesterday, February 1, the Oper Frankfurt celebrated the premiere of Antonio Cesti's opera Orontea. Almost all of the over 100 records in the RISM database by Antonio Cesti are for cantatas or individual opera arias with continuo accompaniment—including four arias from Orontea. Of the eleven...

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In the news: New online resource with the Map of Musical Heritage in Spain

The following has reached us from Jon Bagüés, ERESBIL-Basque Archives of Music

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In the news: Knowing what exists: Union of German Academies renews support for RISM Germany

This article is by our RISM Germany colleague Karl Wilhelm Geck: Where the documentation of music manuscripts is concerned, the benchmark is the online union catalog http://opac.rism.info. Since its release in 2010, it has been the global showcase for RISM...

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In the news: Restitution made easy

On the heels of our visit to Nuremberg for AIBM conference in September comes this story by our colleague Guido Kraus about the history of some of the rare items at the Nuremberg Public Library. Two valuable items found their way back to Germany after having been in the United States: a...

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In the news: Arias from St. Petersburg

The new CD St. Petersburg by Cecilia Bartoli will certainly be a present under many Christmas trees this year. The Italian singer consulted the archives of the Mariinsky Theater Library in St. Petersburg (RUS-SPtob) for this album. These holdings are not yet cataloged in RISM but many of the...

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In the news: Hasse's Siroe in Versailles

On November 26, the opera Siroe, re di Persia by Johann Adolf Hasse will premiere at the Opera Royal de Versailles. This is a nice opportunity to take a look at the more than 150 sources for this opera that are in the RISM database. Two sources from Dresden are available in digital...

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In the news: CFPs: Upcoming Conferences

Attention musicologists and performers! Three conferences of interest have reached us via the AMS.

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In the news: New online music catalogue: over 700,000 entries

The new catalogue of the International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) provides insight into treasures of music history largely inaccessible until now.

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