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Library collections: Women and music-making during the Bourbon Restoration

Emerson Morgan from the RISM US working group at Harvard University has written this article about a score newly cataloged for RISM, La naissance du sauveur (RISM ID no. 900022067). This manuscript of a unique Christmas cantata, authored by a woman composer and dedicated to a woman patron, offers a...

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Library collections: George Frideric Handel at the British Library

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759) died 257 years ago today. Though born in Germany, he settled in England and became a citizen. Handel may have lost an umlaut in the process, but England gained a treasure trove of manuscripts - and indeed, in the RISM database you will find more Handel sources...

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Library collections: The dating game

Trying to work out when exactly a piece of music was actually written down on paper, or published, sometimes needs the nose of a bloodhound, the detective skills of a Sherlock Holmes, and an inbuilt joy of puzzles.

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Marianne Teuscher (1903-2009), the "Queen Mum" of the Music Department

No, you're not mistaken: the dates of birth and death for Marianne Teuscher are correct. She lived to the ripe old age of 106 and is quite likely the longest-lived person in the RISM database - and as the fifth and last person in our RISM Modern Monday series, she brings us right to our present...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Composer Archives in RISM

In our series RISM Modern Monday, we mustn't omit composer archives - collections of personal papers and/or manuscripts that are left to a library - particularly because they contain a large share of the twentieth-century musical sources that are documented in RISM. Processing these archival...

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Library collections: Exhibit at the Frankfurt University Library: 350th Anniversary of Johann Andreas Herbst's Death

Johann Andreas Herbst (1588–1666) and His Music Library: A Testimonial to Music Playing and the Art of Printing Music Motivated by the ceremonial coronations for Holy Roman Emperor that took place in Frankfurt am Main in 1612 for Matthias and in 1619 for Ferdinand II, the city appointed its first...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Mexican Music

Our third entry in our RISM Modern Monday series is by John G. Lazos, who contributes Mexican sources to RISM (Spanish follows):Mexican music is generally recognized as the music from the first decades of the twentieth century, a perception which was influenced by a twentieth-century Mexican...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Richard Strauss

The second part of our RISM Modern Monday series is dedicated to Richard Strauss (1864-1949), showing you again how sources in the RISM database extend well past the year 1800.Through a partnership with the Richard Strauss Institute, we have integrated their index of sources (RSQV) into the RISM...

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Library collections: RISM Modern Monday: Music Manuscripts in the Gustav Mahler-Alfred Rosé Collection

Did you know that music in RISM's database extends beyond the year 1800? Over the next few Mondays, we'll put the spotlight on some of the newer pieces in the database.

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