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RISM A-Z: Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient (1804-1860)

"This is a formidable woman - my ideal in art!" said Clara Schumann about the most important German singer of the 19th century, Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient (born 6 December 1804 in Hamburg, died 26 January 1860 in Coburg). As the daughter of artistic parents, she seemed destined for a...

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New at RISM: 300 Years of "Radamisto" by George Frideric Handel

On 27 April 1720, in the presence of King George I, the opera Radamisto by George Frideric Handel with a libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym received its premiere at the King's Theatre in London. Radamisto was Handel’s first opera for the Royal Academy of Music, a private opera company that was...

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New publications: Free Access to "Fontes Artis Musicae" through June 30

Project MUSE is offering free access to a number of scholarly journals in order to facilitate the use of high-quality scholarship during the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, articles in Fontes Artis Musicae, the journal of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation...

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Library collections: The Franz Lehár Collection in Bad Ischl, Austria

We have received the following from our RISM contributor Sandra Föger (RISM Austria): April 30, 2020 marks the 150th birthday of Franz Lehár. His works are still very much alive on stages worldwide even today. His operettas such as The Merry Widow, The Count of Luxemburg, Gipsy Love, Paganini, Der...

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In the news: 500 Years of the “Liber selectarum cantionum”

In RISM’s catalog of anthologies from the 16th century (Series B/I), we find a total of six entries from the year 1520. Four of these are motet collections, and the other two are a collection of frottolas and one of chansons. Over twenty copies from the anthology Liber selectarum cantionum are...

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RISM online catalog: New RISM Tutorial in German

We are pleased to announce the release of a new tutorial in German about the RISM project and the online catalog. Musikwissenschaft: RISM – Internationales Quellenlexikon der Musik was produced by the musicology department of the Universität Tübingen as part of the series “Tübinger Tutorials zur...

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Events: The 475th Anniversary of the Death of Costanzo Festa

The Italian composer Costanzo Festa (born between 1480 and 1490 in Piedmont, died 10 April 1545 in Rome) was a member of the papal choir beginning in 1517 and later directed and composed for the Cappella Sistina.   Not much is known for certain about his life. His oeuvre spans numerous...

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RISM A-Z: Raymund Schlecht (1811-1891)

Today our series “RISM A-Z” has reached the letter S and we are going to look at a person as well as an important music collection. Raymund Schlecht studied math, physics, theology, and languages in Regensburg. He was a teacher and school director in Eichstätt (Bavaria) until his retirement. During...

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Events: Farewell Charles de Bériot!

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Belgian composer and violinist Charles de Bériot. We bring you an excerpt from a piece by Richard Sutcliffe (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel) and invite you to read the post in its entirety at his 19c Belgian Music Blog. Charles de Bériot,...

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New at RISM: RISM in re3data

The Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data) is a global registry that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions....

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