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Rediscovered: New Findings on French Polyphonic Masses (1587-1626)

The following is a guest post by Laurent Guillo:In November 2016, a volume gathering 26 music prints published by the Ballard workshop in Paris between 1587 and 1626 was discovered in the early books collection of the Bibliothèque de Fels (Institut catholique de Paris; RISM siglum: F-Pic). At the...

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Rediscovered: Yet another misattributed (and rediscovered) Vivaldi work in Dresden

The following is a guest post by Michael Talbot (University of Liverpool, Department of Music, Emeritus): Regular Dresden-watchers will be aware of the ambitious project “Die Notenbestände der Dresdner Hofkirche und der Königlichen Privat-Musikaliensammlung aus der Zeit der sächsisch-polnischen...

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Rediscovered: Historical Music Collection Discovered in a Linz School (Austria)

At a secondary school in Linz, Austria (Bundesrealgymnasium Linz, Fadingerstraße), a historical music collection was discovered that dates from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This Linz Realschule is steeped in tradition, though an emphasis on a humanities-centered education that...

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Rediscovered: A New Woman Composer is Born

In the course of the project Court Church and Royal Private Music Collection at the SLUB Dresden, the anonymous aria "Per costume o mio bel Nume" (D-Dl Mus.1-F-49,12-12; RISM ID no. 212008692) could recently be identified as a work by Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy (1764–1782).

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Rediscovered: A Previously Unknown Lute Tablature

It doesn't happen too often nowadays for objects to turn up in public collections that have so far managed to elude researchers. Such a case will be described below...

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Rediscovered: Karl Friedrich Abel Manuscripts Found in Poland

Two new sources for works by Karl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787) have recently been found by Sonia Wronkowska in Poland, in the library of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (PL-Pu), originating from the Maltzan family palace in Milicz (formerly Militsch).

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Rediscovered: An exciting collection

Michael Haydn discovery in the collection of the former Spitz an der Donau provost district at the Niederaltaich Abbey Archives

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Rediscovered: First Music Manuscript Discovered in Antarctica

A cave near a Norwegian research station in Antarctica has revealed a surprising connection between a Scottish polar expedition and Antarctic inhabitants.

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Rediscovered: Oldest complete Finnish songbook discovered in Dresden

New year, new discovery: musicologist Suvi-Päivi Koski has uncovered the oldest known complete Finnish songbook at the SLUB in Dresden: "Yxi Wähä Suomenkielinen Wirsikiria" ("A small Finnish songbook"), published in 1607.

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Rediscovered: Setting the RISM Records Straight

Since it's the season for giving, we'd like to share what you, our RISM users, have given us recently: numerous corrections and identifications of anonymous compositions.

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