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Rediscovered: Earliest Manuscript Source of Lasso Requiem Found in Augsburg

Recently we were browsing the social media site academia.edu and came across a review by Barbara Eichner of Tobias Rimek's book Das mehrstimmige Repertoire der Benediktinerabtei St. Ulrich und Afra in Augsburg (1549–1632) (Stuttgart: Carus, 2015; the review originally appeared in Jahrbuch des...

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Events: The Oboe: Instrument of the Year

This year, the oboe has pride of place as Instrument of the Year according the state music council in Germany. This honor is meant to call more attention to an instrument that, in the view of the music councils, needs more young players. In the RISM database, we have plenty of music to keep oboists...

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Library collections: Music in the Convent of St Adalbert's Abbey in Staniątki, Poland

Marcin Konik (RISM Poland) has completed a project that investigated the music of the Benedictine Monastery in Staniątki, Poland (PL-STAb), resulting in 250 new records in the RISM database. The RISM records were entered by Ludmiła Sawicka. Here is a summary of a newly published article that...

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Events: Muscat Workshops this Fall

Muscat, RISM's specialized software for cataloging musical sources, now has nearly 200 users. We continue to gain new contributors each month. Workshops are important ways of introducing contributors to the fundamentals of cataloging with RISM. This fall, four workshops will take place in three...

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Events: Happy 430th Birthday, Francesca Caccini!

Francesca Caccini (1587 – ca. 1640), along with Barbara Strozzi, was the most influential and famous woman composer and musician of the early seventeenth century.Caccini's output is strongly marked by her own creative family, the Medicis, and the artistic atmosphere surrounding the Florentine...

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RISM A-Z: Prince Vladimir Fyodorovich Odoyevsky (1803-1869) and Music

Today we are continuing our Russian Week (see also the post from Monday about John Field in St. Petersburg) with letter O of the series RISM A-Z. The spotlight is on a prominent figure of Russian music and cultural life in the nineteenth century.Author, philosopher, composer, copyist, music critic,...

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New at RISM: John Field's Piano Nocturnes

The year 1812 brought the chaos of war to the European continent when Napoleon's army went clear through Europe to Russia and reached Moscow. The outcome, as we know, was disastrous for the deuxième Grande Armée. It was the beginning of the end of Napoleonic rule in France and Europe.But alongside...

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New publications: Pietro Nardini Thematic Catalog

New on our bookshelves is a thematic catalog for Pietro Nardini: Federico Marri and Marie Rouquié, Pietro Nardini (1722-1793) da Livorno all’Europa: Catalogo tematico delle opere (Treviso: Diastema 2017). 764 p., ISBN 978-88-96988-46-6.Composer and violinist Pietro Nardini (12 April 1722, Livorno –...

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Events: Nancy Storace (1765-1817)

Nancy Storace (1765-1817) was a celebrated English soprano, perhaps most famous for originating the role of Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Storace—and there is evidently no consensus whether to pronounce her name the English or the Italian way—was in the headlines last year when a...

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New at RISM: New Members of the RISM Commission Mixte Announced

RISM operates under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. When RISM was founded, a Commission Mixte (CM) was established that consists of delegates from both of these societies. The CM was...

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