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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


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.


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.


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.


Rediscovered: New Discoveries of Vivaldi in Dresden

The following is a guest post by Francisco Javier Lupiáñez Ruiz:Two years ago I started to prepare a concert program based on anonymous pieces from the Schrank II collection from Die Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB). The Schrank II contains a large...


Rediscovered: Mozart autograph from Budapest now available online

The head of the RISM national working group in Hungary, Balázs Mikusi (National Széchényi Library, Budapest; H-Bn), has announced that the newly discovered autograph fragment of Mozart's famous Sonata in A major (K. 331, with the 'Alla Turca' finale) is now available online. The National Széchényi...


Rediscovered: The music world will sit up and take notice! On the new Urtext edition of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A Major KV 331

The recently-discovered Mozart autograph inspires a new edition from Henle Verlag.


Rediscovered: Autograph manuscript by Melchior Hoffmann discovered

The following has reached us from Julia Neumann, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin: An autograph manuscript by Bach contemporary Melchior Hoffmann has recently been identified at the Berlin State Library as a result of work being carried out by KoFIM (Music Research and Information Competence Centre), a...


Rediscovered: Sensational new source: A previously unknown Carnival song by Beethoven!

As a sensational new source proves, Ludwig van Beethoven was – one can hardly believe – of a foolish nature and not at all averse to merry making and carnival.


Rediscovered: Niccolò Jommelli rediscovered: International award for essay on autograph extant at the National Library of Portugal

Niccolò Jommelli rediscovered: a new autograph of a 16 voice Laudate pueri, by António Jorge Marques, has received a special mention in the 6th Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli Musicological Studies International Prize. The essay analyses the only Niccolò Jommelli autograph extant in the Iberian...

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