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Self-representation: New Version of the RISM Online Catalog

RISM would like to announce the release of a new version of the online catalog. The content is the same, but there is a new interface with features that will make it easier to find musical sources. New features include: Search for digitized music Autocomplete in the search boxes Boolean...

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Self-representation: RISM from A-Z: Pedro António Avondano

This week we will highlight the works of Pedro António Avondano (1714-1782), a Portuguese composer who was born 300 years ago this April. Although he was born and died in Lisbon, his works have seen more of the world than he did. The RISM database indexes 62 sources for Avondano, mostly...

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Self-representation: RISM A-Z: Queen Anne

This year we would like to invite you to accompany us on an alphabetical journey through the rich and varied treasures that await you in the RISM database, from A-Z.

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Self-representation: Carlo Gesualdo @RISM

Wagner and Verdi are not the only big musical names marking anniversaries this year. Carlo Gesualdo died on 8 September 1613 – 400 years ago. The Principe di Venosa was noted in his time for his bold chromaticisms and was a champion of polyphony in an era when others like Monteverdi tended to allow...

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Self-representation: Consortium of RISM Working Groups in Austria

The Consortium of RISM Working Groups in Austria, which was founded in November 2012, met in Salzburg on June 19 at the International Mozarteum Foundation. One finds on the RISM Zentralredaktion's website five independent working groups that are currently operating in Austria. There are also...

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Self-representation: "Zampa" by Hérold @ RISM

Ferdinand Hérold (1791-1833) was a composer of Alsatian descent. He received his first music lessons from his father Franz Joseph, who had settled in Paris in 1781 to teach piano. When he was around 16, Hérold was accepted to the Paris Conservatory and joined Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s piano class...

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Self-representation: 500 Days Since the Launch of the RISM Library Sigla Database

The RISM library sigla have been used to designate repositories of musical sources since the first publications were issued in the 1960s. The library sigla are made up of a country code followed by a library code. The latter is formed from a combination of abbreviations for the city and the library...

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Self-representation: First Phase of the RISM Ireland Database Launched

RISM Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of a new Irish-focused free-to-access database of pre-twentieth century musical materials held in repositories throughout the island of Ireland. The new Irish-focused RISM Ireland database and website...

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Self-representation: Michael Haydn @ RISM

This September marks the 275th birthday of Johann Michael Haydn. To celebrate the occasion, the city of Salzburg is hosting a variety of concerts and events where one can hear works by Michael Haydn (14 September 1737, Rohrau, Austria – 10 August 1806, Salzburg). A new, compact biography will be...

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Self-representation: Giovanni Gabrieli @ RISM

August 12 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Gabrieli (ca. 1554 - 1612). His music represents the high point of the Venetian School. Together with Claudio Monteverdi, he helped with the transition of Italian music from the Renaissance to the Baroque. Early on, he made use of basso...

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