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Events: International Women's Day: Women Pianists in RISM

Today is International Women's Day. Last year we published a list of the ca. 800 women composers who are found in the RISM online database. In June we added eight more names to the list and in October another twelve were added.This year we would like to focus on the women pianists in RISM. Since...

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Events: Frisian and the European Capital of Culture 2018

We have received the following from Simon Groot (Universiteit van Amsterdam, RISM Netherlands): One of the European Capitals of Culture in 2018 is Leeuwarden, the capital city of the northern Dutch province Friesland (Frisia). Although a small country, in the Netherlands several dialects of the...

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Electronic resources: La nouvelle base de données Medieval Music Manuscripts Online

Nous avons reçu cette annonce de Dominique Gatté que nous vous relayons: C’est avec une grande joie que je vous annonce la mise en ligne de la nouvelle base de données MMMOd (Medieval music manuscripts online database). http://musmed.eu En juin 2017, j’avais publié une première version de...

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New at RISM: The 2017 Annual Report

The annual report for the RISM Central Office has been published on our website. Here are some of the highlights:Total records: Thanks to the hard work of our international contributors, the RISM online catalog currently has 1,090,000 records.Contributions from national groups: The following...

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RISM online catalog: Music in Different Languages for International Mother Language Day

Today, February 21, is officially International Mother Language Day. This day was first commemorated in 2000 by the United Nations in order to highlight the significance of native languages as a cultural asset and to foster the linguistic and cultural diversity of people around the world. Over...

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Rediscovered: "Mein Herz ist viel zu schwach" – A Newly Discovered Aria by Georg Philipp Telemann

We have received the following from Helmut Lauterwasser (RISM Germany, Munich): In 2017, numerous concerts and other events marked the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann's death, especially in the places where he lived and worked. In CONCERTO magazine's first issue of 2018, there is an...

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Events: Be My (Robert) Valentine

Today is Valentine's Day, and the perfect Valentine for all music lovers is the music of Robert Valentine.Robert Valentine (1674-1747) was an English composer who spent most of his career in Rome beginning in the 1790s. In his publications, Valentine Italianized his name to "Roberto...

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Events: Ecco carnevale!

Today is Rosenmontag in our corner of Germany, the highlight of the Carnival season. It is hard to avoid colorful costumes, parades, and general revelry (in all its forms). Join us on our own parade of Carnival music through the centuries!Carnival has been marked by its unique regional and national...

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New at RISM: Contract signed between RISM and UNAM

The Seminario de Música en la nueva España y el México independiente at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) has been building a database called Musicat for a number of years. Its contents include the music collections of the Mexico City Cathedral. A catalog of the polyphonic...

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New at RISM: New (and first) Library Siglum for Armenia

At RISM we regularly receive requests from scholars, archivists, and librarians for new library sigla to be created. In the course of our daily work, we also stumble upon institutions for which we have no siglum. Such was the case when we read about the Aram Khachaturian Museum in Yerevan,...

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