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RISM A-Z: Eugenia Tadolini

Italian opera of the 19th century presented new challenges for singers, especially for coloratura sopranos. Eugenia Tadolini (1808-1872) delighted the public as well as numerous composers throughout her over twenty-year career. Atypically for a coloratura soprano, she refrained from adding her own...

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In memoriam: Friedrich W. Riedel (1929-2020)

Prof. Dr. Friedrich W. Riedel, who led the RISM Zentralredaktion from 1960 to 1967 when it was in Kassel, died on 10 September 2020. Friedrich Wilhelm Riedel was born in 1929 in Cuxhaven and studied sacred music in Lübeck and music, history, and liturgics in Kiel, earning his doctorate in 1957....

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RISM online catalog: Help RISM identify unknown languages

We were editing some records and found that around 100 vocal pieces in the RISM database have the language code "undetermined." Do you recognize any of the languages used in the text? Take a look at the table and let us know if anything looks familiar (link also here):  ...

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New at RISM: RISM Projects While Working from Home

With Coronavirus restrictions still in place to varying degrees around the world, not everyone has been able to return to their library or archive to work at full capacity. We have a few suggestions for those of you who are looking for projects that can be carried out from home that involve your...

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New at RISM: RISM Data in Now EROMM

Digitized musical sources (manuscripts, printed music, writings on music theory, libretti) from RISM are now available through EROMM Search. EROMM is the European Register of Microform and Digital Masters, which has the goal of coordinating digitization and microfilming activities and helping users...

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Events: Isabella Leonarda at 400 (1620-1704)

Isabella Leonarda was baptized 400 years ago yesterday, on 6 September 1620. The very thin documentary evidence tells us that the composer joined the order Collegio di Sant'Orsola in Novara at the age of 16 and lived there until her death. The young Ursuline sisters also received music instruction....

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Events: Nicola Porpora's "Carlo il Calvo" in Bayreuth

The Bayreuth Festival was cancelled this year due to coronavirus, but a different Bayreuth festival, the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival, is opening tonight with Nicola Porpora's Carlo il Calvo. Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) was one of the most important voice teachers of his day, and his students...

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