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RISM A-Z: Johann Martin Friedrich Nisle (1780-after 1861)

Our series RISM A-Z is moving right along, and here is the second entry for letter N. Anyone who looks for Johann Martin Friedrich Nisle in music encyclopedias will first come across the alternative first names Jean (Frédéric) and Giovanni. This is in fact an indication that the horn player and...

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RISM A-Z: Hester Needler

We've reached the halfway point in our series RISM A-Z. We'll start the second half of the series with the letter N, which today stands for Hester Needler. Not much is known about Needler, but she is the composer of a collection of 6 anthems in the RISM online catalog and appears as a previous...

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RISM A-Z: Karl Marx (1897-1985)

Music researchers of the world, unite! Today in our series RISM A-Z we're going to talk about Karl Marx–that's right, the Bavarian composer and choral conductor!*Our Karl Marx was born in 1897 in Munich, meaning he was rife for military service when World War I broke out. He was conscripted in 1917...

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RISM A-Z: Hélène-Antoinette-Marie de Montgeroult (1764-1836)

Our series RISM A-Z brings us to the letter M. The French composer and pianist Hélène de Montgeroult (1764 Lyon – 1836 Florence) was a pupil of Jan Ladislav Dussek and Muzio Clementi. She did not perform publicly as a pianist but was active in salons. In 1784, Hélène de Nervo married the retired...

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RISM A-Z: Christian Ignatius Latrobe (February 12, 1758 – May 6, 1836)

This is our last entry in our series RISM A-Z for the year, and with this entry we've come nearly halfway through the alphabet.Christian Ignatius Latrobe was born in the Moravian settlement in Fulneck, England and traveled to Niesky in Saxony in 1771 to attend the Moravian school there. He stayed...

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RISM A-Z: Sara Levy

This entry in our series RISM A-Z comes to us from Julia Neumann, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Gifted harpsichordist, avid collector of musical sources, an early appreciator of Bach, Berlin salonnière, and not least of all great-aunt of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy ...

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RISM A-Z: The House of Kinsky

This entry in the series RISM A-Z brings us to Kinsky, a noble family that has a long history of ties to music.If you say the name Kinsky today, fans of music history might first think of Ferdinand Johannes Nepomuk Joseph Fürst Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, or Ferdinand von Kinsky (1781-1812) for...

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RISM A-Z: Margarethe Susanna Kayser: "The Kayserin"

To clear up any confusion right off the bat: No, Margarethe Susanna Kayser was not the wife of the composer Reinhard Keiser, even if the usual spelling variations from the time (Keiser, Keyser, Kaiser, and Kayser) lead one to suspect as much.Born in 1690 as the daughter of the Hamburg singer Johann...

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RISM A-Z: Joseph Jackson (1769-1808)

Our occasional series RISM A-Z brings us to the letter J. Let's turn our eyes to the island of Jamaica and the composer and missionary Joseph Jackson (1769-1808).Joseph Jackson is one of the very few people in the RISM online catalog who has connections with Jamaica. The son of Moravian...

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RISM A-Z: Joo Su-won (朱壽元, 1910 - 2003)

Our occasional series RISM A-Z brings you the following guest post by JeongYoun Chang of RISM South Korea: Joo Su-won was born in Changwon, located in the southern part of South Korea. She graduated from Chungshin Girls’ School (貞信女學校) and Ewha College (梨花女子專門學校), and had been an English teacher at...

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