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In the news: Music and Mozart's Starling

The European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is wrapping up its final weeks as Bird of the Year here in Germany. The environmental organization NABU hopes to call attention to the familiar songbird and its extremely versatile vocal chords, but unfortunately the species is also facing loss of habitat...

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In the news: Happy 200th Birthday to Alexander Dreyschock!

The following article was contributed by Kristina Krämer, who is currently writing her master's thesis on Alexander Dreyschock at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz:    Born on 15 October 1818 near Prague, pianist Alexander Dreyschock spent most of his life travelling throughout...

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In the news: Current Mozart and Clementi Projects

The high point of every summer for RISM is the annual IAML congress, which as you may know was in Leipzig this year (you can read our reflections on the congress). One session in particular sponsored by the IAML Bibliography Section focused on three current bibliographic projects that are sure to...

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In the news: Music by Antônio Carlos Gomes part of the UNESCO Memory of the World list

Recently, as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, we wrote about European music manuscripts registered on the UNESCO Memory of the World list. One of our readers, Rosana Lanzelotte, kindly pointed out to us that this list was expanded last year to include manuscripts by a composer about...

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In the news: Catalog of the Works of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: A New Project

The filed of Palestrina studies most notably lacks a catalog of works, but this project aims to fill that gap.

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In the news: Moralt, A Muscial Family

Moralt, A Muscial Family Even if the history of the Moralt family of musicians begins much earlier, to an extent we can identify Adam Moralt (circa 1741-1811) as the founding father of the Munich branch. First engaged as a bellows blower for the organs at the Mannheim Court, he moved to Munich in...

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In the news: Happy Birthday, Edmée Sophie Gail (1775-1819)

Edmée Sophie Gail was born on August 28, 1775 in Paris and showed musical talent as a singer and composer from a young age. The start of the French Revolution coincided with the publication of Gail's first songs in magazines, and Gail was able to continue work as a singer and composer throughout...

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In the news: Christoph Wolff honored with Medal Pour le Mérite

Last Sunday, May 29, 2016, RISM honorary president Christoph Wolff was honored with the medal Pour le Mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste, a civilian honor. In the presence of German President Joachim Gauck, the Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and the German musicologist Christoph Wolff...

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In the news: Vratislavia, Brassel, Breslau, Wrocław, or "WrocLove"

The fourth-largest city in Poland has worn many names over the course of its storied past. This year, Wrocław is one of the two European Capitals of Culture, along with Donostia-San Sebastián in Spain. The full calendar of events and more information about the Polish city can be found on...

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In the news: 18th-Century Music Manuscript "Libro Sesto" Tells of Colonial History in Chile

The "Libro sesto," a late 18th-century manuscript from Santiago, Chile, was copied by an African slave named Maria Antonia Palacios, who was responsible for music at her master's house. The manuscript was donated to the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile in 2014.

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