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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...

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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.

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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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Rediscovered: Rare performance of Mangold's Tanhäuser

The romantic opera Tanhäuser by Hofkapellmeister Carl Amand Mangold (1813-1889) will once again be staged—for the first time in over 150 years. Mangold, a contemporary of Richard Wagner, set his version of the Tanhäuser legend to music at the same time as Wagner.

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Rediscovered: Vivaldi Embedded – Violin concerto by Brescianello turns out to be a pasticcio

Once again, the digital Schranck No: II collection--with its Baroque instrumental repertoire of the Dresden Court Orchestra--has proven to be a reservoir of musical discoveries...

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Rediscovered: Listen to the world's oldest piano

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: "Dongsok Shin performs the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720. Scarlatti's keyboard...

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Rediscovered: Légende norvégienne: Unknown work by the Belgian violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe at the Royal Library of Belgium

The music collections of the Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br) have been recently enlarged by a previously unknown work by the Belgian violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), entitled Légende norvégienne, thanks to the acquisition of the autograph score version. In the spring of 1882,...

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Rediscovered: Unknown lieder by Dutch composer Anna Merkje Cramer discovered in Cologne

In the library of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (D-KNh), nine previously unknown lieder by the Dutch composer Anna Merkje Cramer (1873-1968) were recently identified. They had been cataloged under the wrong name due to a misreading. Cramer was a pupil of Wilhelm Berger, with whom...

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Rediscovered: Missing Works by Italian Composer Giovanni Francesco Bicchini Discovered

In the attic of the archives of the Ospedale Wolf-Ferrari in Messina, Italy (I-MEow),  a collection of important works by the relatively unknown Italian composer Giovanni Francesco Bicchini (d. 1585) was recently discovered by RISM catalogers working in the area. Our view of this composer,...

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Rediscovered: Musical Tables

Stone table with motet by Palestrina in Berchtesgaden Royal Palace now in RISM online catalog

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