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Library collections: Copies of Opera Scores at the Library of Congress and an Identified Copyist

Research on musicians of the Central Rhine region in Germany sometimes leads to the Library of Congress. Hugo Willemsen (1844-1918), who was born in Elberfeld and whose career took him to Bingen, Speyer, and Saarbrücken, settled in London around 1895. Beginning around 1907, he received orders...

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Library collections: Henry Vieuxtemps at 200

We have received the following from Marie Cornaz (Bibliothèque royale de Belgique - Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België/RISM Belgium):  In 2020, Belgium celebrates the 200th birthday of one of its main musical figures: violinist and composer Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-1881). Vieuxtemps was a...

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Library collections: Bari, Barletta, Crispiano, Lecco, Mantova, Noci, Novara, Sassoferrato, and Vercelli

The newest records in the RISM catalog include music manuscripts that we imported from the Italian database SBN Musica. This is part of an ongoing project that we reported on in August.Records from the following libraries can now be found in RISM:I-BAibimus (19 records)I-BARas (33 records)I-CRIc...

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Library collections: New RISM Cataloging Project at the Conservatory of Queretaro, Mexico

Proyecto de catalogación del Conservatorio de Querétaro, México (English below) John G. Lazos, nuestro colaborador está a punto de comenzar el proyecto de catalogación del acervo musical del Fondo reservado del Conservatorio “José Guadalupe Velázquez” en Querétaro, México (siendo su clave en RISM:...

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Library collections: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38)

We have received the following from Christian Ahrens (Berlin): Observations on the Cantatas from Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38) in the Manuscript Mus.ms 40370, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer KulturbesitzIn his 1976 publication on cantatas of the Gotha Kapellmeister...

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Library collections: New Catalog of the Music Archive of Vizcaínas (Mexico)

We have received the following from our RISM contributor John G. Lazos: John G. Lazos, Catálogo del Acervo Musical del Colegio de Vizcaínas (Amcv). La memoria sonora de los colegios femeninos en México entre los siglos XVI-XIX, 2019. Available through academia.edu.  Dr. Lazos has completed...

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Library collections: Polish Sources in RISM since 2017

The introduction of the RISM-specific Muscat cataloging program at the end of 2016 was met with great interest in the Polish working groups and cataloging projects. Since then, many new contributors have been trained and more than 5,000 additional records from Poland have been added to the RISM...

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Library collections: Musical Collections in the Jagiellonian Library Through the Ages

RISM is heading to Kraków this week for the IAML congress hosted by the Jagiellonian University. A full week is planned with congress sessions, excursions, and concerts, and a special highlight will be an exhibit in the Jagiellonian Library:From theoretical treaties to musical masterpieces –...

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Library collections: Johann Baptist Wanhal and the First Viennese School

The following post originally appeared on the "In the Muse" blog from the Library of Congress and is by Paul Sommerfeld, who is currently updating the holdings of his library's rich collection of printed music in RISM.  The mention of late-eighteenth century Vienna frequently...

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Library collections: Redesigned Music Archive in Heiligenkreuz Abbey

We received this post from Father Roman Nägele (RISM Austria, Heiligenkreuz Abbey): The Heiligenkreuz Music Archive is the central place for collecting printed music editions and audio equipment. The core of the collection is handwritten and printed music dating back to the first third of the 18th...

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