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Library collections: New Ysaÿe manuscripts in the Royal Library of Belgium

We have received the following from Kris De Baerdemacker of RISM Belgium and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, Muziekafdeling - Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, Section de la Musique: The Music Division of the Royal Library of Belgium has recently acquired three Eugène Ysaÿe manuscripts: the...

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Library collections: Music treasure lost and found

The following originally appeared on the Music Blog of the British Library and is © British Library Board and posted here under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. Music cataloguing had a rather shaky beginning in the British Library. In the Library's early years when it was part of the British...

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Events: Royal Wedding Fever

We're still waiting for our invitation to the Royal Wedding this Saturday, but we won't give up hope yet (maybe it just got lost in the mail). While details have not yet been divulged about what pieces will specifically be played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ceremony, we can take...

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Library collections: Stories from Special Collections: When did "Così fan tutte" go to Detmold?

The following is by Joachim Eberhardt and originally appeared on the website of the Lippische Landesbibliothek Detmold. It is reproduced here with kind permission. This mystery came to light through a question from a researcher: In our library, there is a set of handwritten score and parts for...

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Events: The 200th Anniversary of Leopold Koželuh's Death

The Bohemian composer Leopold Koželuh (1747-1818) was baptized with the names Jan Antonín, but to avoid confusion with his cousin of the same name, he added Leopold by 1774. Leopold learned composition from Jan Antonín (the cousin) and piano from František Xaver Dušek. After initial success as a...

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Library collections: New Watermark Digitization Project at the Bavarian State Library

We have received the following from Bernhard Lutz of RISM Germany: Indexing and digitization of watermarks in the music manuscripts of the Bavarian State Library up to the end of the 17th centuryThe Bavarian State Library holds an internationally important collection of music manuscripts from the...

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