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Events: The 250th Anniversary of the Death of Georg Philipp Telemann

In 2017 all roads lead to Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), who died 250 years ago on 25 June. This major anniversary has set in motion numerous projects. At the end of last year, the cities in which Telemann lived and worked—including Magdeburg, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Hildesheim, Leipzig, Żary,...

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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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Events: Johann Stamitz at 300

The appointment of Johann Wenzel Stamitz (baptized 19 June 1717 in Havlíčkův Brod, died 27 March 1757 in Mannheim) as first violinist of the court orchestra of the Elector Palatine Carl Theodor likely took place in 1741, and from 1750 until his death he was director of instrumental music there. He...

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Events: RISM at the IAML Congress in Riga

RISM is heading to the Baltic coast this month to participate in the annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. From 18-22 June 2017, we will see our colleagues around the world at the stunning National Library of Latvia in Riga. As...

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Library collections: Paweł Podejko - an author and his thematic catalogue

Paweł Podejko’s name is most closely associated with his thematic catalogue of the historic music collection of the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa (RISM library siglum: PL-CZ). Published in Kraków in 1992, Katalog tematyczny rękopisów i druków muzycznych kapeli wokalno-instrumentalnej na...

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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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Library collections: Another Exciting Collection from Spitz an der Donau

We have received the following from Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger (RISM Germany, Munich Office): Soon after completing work on a collection of musical sources from Niederalteich in southwest Germany (RISM siglum: D-NATk), an unexpected offer arose to describe an additional collection that had recently...

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Events: Exhibition: Baroque Musical Life in Grimma, Saxony

We would like to call your attention to a small exhibition that is part of this year's festival of Baroque music in Grimma (near Leipzig), Tage Mitteldeutscher Barockmusik.

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New at RISM: Presentations from Latin America Conference Now Online

The RISM Central Office hosted a conference entitled "Documenting Musical Sources in Latin America" on September 15, 2016. We invited respected musicologists and librarians from throughout Latin America to report on the current state of describing sources in their countries and the state...

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Rediscovered: New Findings on French Polyphonic Masses (1587-1626)

The following is a guest post by Laurent Guillo:In November 2016, a volume gathering 26 music prints published by the Ballard workshop in Paris between 1587 and 1626 was discovered in the early books collection of the Bibliothèque de Fels (Institut catholique de Paris; RISM siglum: F-Pic). At the...

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