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Rediscovered: Lost and Found: Gottfried Kirchhoff's "L'A.B.C. musical"

Our RISM ears pricked up at last year's IAML Congress in Kraków when Kirill Diskin and Maksim Serebrennikov (Saint Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory), delivering their paper "Foreign book rarities in the library of the S. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory," said...

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Rediscovered: A New Elise? Discovery Sheds Light on Famous Beethoven Work

A recently discovered music manuscript dating from the early 19th century has musicologists from all over the world speculating whether they are one step closer to finding out the true identity of the dedicatee of Ludwig van Beethoven's famous bagatelle Für Elise.   The previously unknown...

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Rediscovered: "In Frankfurt a/m zu haben bey Musikus Ludwig": Identifying the Copyist Johann Wilhelm Ludwig

By fortunate coincidence, a short while ago we were able to identify the previously unknown "Musikus Ludwig," who produced custom-made manuscript copies of Italian and German vocal music at the beginning of the 19th century in Frankfurt am Main. Starting with an advertisement in the...

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Rediscovered: Bessie Lim, the First Woman Musician of Korea and her Newly Discovered Work

We have received the following from Dr. JeongYoun Chang (RISM South Korea): Bessie Lim (林培世, 1897-1999) was a talented woman musician in early modern Korea. She made lots of stage appearances as a soprano and composed "Temperance Song" (금주가/禁酒歌, 1918; RISM ID no. 1001064244) when it was...

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