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Events: Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872) on his 200th Birthday

May 5, 2019 marks the 200th birthday of Stanisław Moniuszko. As a composer, he is considered one of the founders of Polish music at a time when the Polish state had long since ceased to exist. He was born in Ubiel, near Minsk, as a member of the Polish aristocracy. As a child Moniuszko had private...

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Library collections: Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf and His Museum

Ann Kersting-Meuleman (Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main) has written this post in honor of the 150th birthday today of Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf: Jakob Friedrich Nicolas Manskopf (25 April 1869–2 July 1928) was a wine merchant by trade in Frankfurt but was best known for the museum of...

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Electronic resources: Music Manuscripts by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Online

This post originally appeared on the website of the Bavarian State Library and is reprinted here with kind permission: The works of the German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876–1948) have been out of copyright since the start of 2019. Wolf-Ferrari, who lived and worked in Munich for many...

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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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Rediscovered: Newly discovered autograph of the cantata "Die Fischerin" by Engelbert Humperdinck

We have received the following from Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger (RISM Germany): An autograph manuscript by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921) has been discovered in the library collections of the Universität der Künste in Berlin: the dramatic cantata Die Fischerin for three solo voices and orchestra...

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New at RISM: Muscat Workshop with Guido Kraus in L'viv (12-14 February 2019)

We have received the following from Angelika Moths: Initiated by the Haliciana Schola Cantorum (HSC), a Swiss association for the promotion of culture in Western Ukraine, an international musicology symposium called "Ex umbra in solem" was held at the Ukrainian Catholic University in...

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Events: Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim at 300

Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719-1803) was a German poet of the Enlightenment who has largely been forgotten today. This is mainly due to the fanciful, galant style of the poems that made Gleim a leading exponent of anacreontics. For composers of his time, though, as well as into the 19th century,...

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New publications: A Most Excellent Selection of RISM Activities.

We humbly announce the Immediate Availability of a most excellent and outstanding booke of Activities & Diversions selected by the accomplished and consummate Editors of the Secretariat Central of RISM. Herein is offered for you a choice assortment of divertissements and meditations upon our...

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