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New at RISM: 326 Years of Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770)

Today we are celebrating the 326th anniversary of the day that Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770) was baptized, the closest we have to a date of birth. "The Famously Little-Known Gottlieb Muffat" is the name of an essay by Alison J. Dunlop that nicely sums up the contradiction between the fame...

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New at RISM: Happy Birthday, Johann Erasmus Kindermann (1616 - 1655)

Today is Johann Erasmus Kindermann's 400th birthday! The son of a comb maker, Kindermann worked as a teacher and organist at various churches in Nuremberg, a city in which he stayed his whole life. He wanted to leave, however, as evidenced by many compositions he wrote as part of applications for...

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New at RISM: The 2016 RISM Bird Count

The winter months keep most of us indoors, but this time of the year is greeted by birdwatchers on both sides of the Atlantic as they grab their binoculars and head outside for annual bird counts. There is the Christmas Bird Count in North America, the Big Garden Birdwatch in the UK, the Stunde der...

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New at RISM: Looking Back at 2015

The year 2015 is behind us, so we'd like take a moment to look at the stories that helped shape the past twelve months. We enjoyed a year full of thousands of new musical sources in the RISM database, exciting discoveries from our users, and fantastic new databases and digital collections.The five...

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2016

Happy New Year! This year, we're looking forward to celebrating the anniversaries of 800 of our closest friends - composers, librettists, performers, dedicatees, and more - in the RISM online catalog.

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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2015!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again in 2016.

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New at RISM: An Interactive Map of Musical Institutions in Belgium

Patrizia Rebulla of RISM Belgium has assembled a map of musical institutions in Belgium. The map lists libraries, archives, churches, and private collections throughout the country.

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New at RISM: Jean Sibelius at 150

For many people, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is the only Finnish composer they can name. With his 150th birthday today, now is a good time to explore Finland's national composer. Where can you start, from a musical sources point of view?

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New at RISM: Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)

Johann Kuhnau – wasn't he Johann Sebastian Bach's predecessor as Thomaskantor in Leipzig? Correct, but are you also familiar with his compositions? Maybe not so much.Kuhnau became especially famous through his works for keyboard instruments, which included Musicalische Vorstellung Einiger...

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New at RISM: New RISM Working Group in Asia Founded

The working group RISM-Chinese Language Region was planned at a conference concerning the Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources (CPCMR) held in October 2015. CPCMR was launched to promote the collection of Chinese music literature, to develop technical standards for processing the...

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