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In the news: Luigi Marchesi - A famous singer from the 18th century

Luigi Marchesi (1754-1829) – one of the most famous singers at the end of the eighteenth century – will be the focus of attention in the next few days with large celebrations in Italy. An exhibit dedicated to the Italian castrato, whose career began in 1765 as a choirboy at the Milan cathedral and...


In the news: Using RISM for Genealogy

Today's genealogy no longer wears itself out by piling up ancestry data. Genealogists now look at the social context of the times in which their relatives lived. As digitization facilitates access to libraries, allows archival materials to be discovered through finding aids, and fosters virtual...


In the news: In memoriam: Joachim Schlichte-Bierbaum (1947-2015)

On Monday, April 20, 2015, Dr. Joachim Schlichte-Bierbaum died of heart disease at the age of 68. From 1982 to 1990, he was the director of the RISM Central Office. Schlichte was born in Lübeck in 1947 and studied music education, choral conducting, German studies, art history, and musicology in...


In the news: Help solve a 90-year-old musical mystery

A competition has been set up by the Italian music monthly Musica to find works by the almost unknown Italian-Argentinian composer Rodolfo Zanni (1901-1927). After his mysterious death, his works completely disappeared. He composed over 80 works: symphonies, overtures, ballets,...


In the news: From the First[最初] to the Best[最高]: Ewha Music Research Institute

The Ewha Music Research Institute (EMRI) is consistently gaining recognition as a hub for the study of East Asian music, namely that of China, Japan, and Korea, as it continues to embark on new collaborative research projects and organizes pertinent conferences focusing on important issues of...


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...


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...


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 Since its release in 2010, it has been the global showcase for RISM...


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...


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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