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Events: From Improvisation to Composition

Guido Kraus from the RISM Central Office has written the following to mark the 170th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin's death:  What was Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) thinking of when he improvised and composed? He probably found new ways to creatively combine what he had just heard in his...

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New at RISM: RISM's Wikipedia Articles Now Updated

The Wikipedia RISM articles in English and German have been updated to better reflect today's structure of the project and the focus on the online catalog. The RISM article is available in a total of 11 languages: Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish,...

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Library collections: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38)

We have received the following from Christian Ahrens (Berlin): Observations on the Cantatas from Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38) in the Manuscript Mus.ms 40370, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer KulturbesitzIn his 1976 publication on cantatas of the Gotha Kapellmeister...

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Events: The 200th Anniversary of the Death of Nicolas Roze

Today, 30 September 2019, is the 200th anniversary of the death of French music teacher and composer Nicolas Roze (17 January 1745, Bourg-Neuf – 30 September 1819, Saint-Mandé).Early on, he was on a path to become a priest and in 1752 he was a choirboy at the collegiate church in Beaune. Shortly...

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