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Rediscovered: Listen to the world's oldest piano

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: "Dongsok Shin performs the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720. Scarlatti's keyboard...

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Rediscovered: Légende norvégienne: une œuvre inconnue du compositeur et violoniste belge Eugène Ysaÿe à la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique

Les collections musicales de la Bibliothèque royale de Belgique (B-Br) ont récemment été enrichies  par l’acquisition de la partition autographe d’une œuvre inconnue du violoniste virtuose belge Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), intituléeLégende norvégienne. Au printemps 1882, Eugène Ysaÿe fit une...

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Rediscovered: Missing Works by Italian Composer Giovanni Francesco Bicchini Discovered

In the attic of the archives of the Ospedale Wolf-Ferrari in Messina, Italy (I-MEow),  a collection of important works by the relatively unknown Italian composer Giovanni Francesco Bicchini (d. 1585) was recently discovered by RISM catalogers working in the area. Our view of this composer,...

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Rediscovered: Musical Tables

Stone table with motet by Palestrina in Berchtesgaden Royal Palace now in RISM online catalog

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Rediscovered: Vivaldi and a Search Engine

Guest post by Michael Talbot (Liverpool, UK) Anyone my age (seventy) has, as it were, “grown up” in parallel with RISM in the various phases of its, and our, evolution. Especially since the transfer of the manuscripts database to an OPAC on the internet, the potentiality to make discoveries,...

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Rediscovered: New Music from Old Fritz: Manuscripts by Frederick the Great Discovered

"Diese Noten haben Ihro Majestät der König Friederich von Preußen eigenhändig geschrieben."This music was written by Your Majesty the King Frederick of Prussia in his own hand. Three autograph music manuscripts by Frederick the Great that were believed to have been lost were discovered...

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Rediscovered: Significant Bach Discovery in Stade, Germany

A significant discovery was made while cataloging music manuscripts of the Seminary Library in the northern German town of Stade, held on deposit at the Stade City Archives (D-STs). Steffen Voss, a staff member of the RISM Germany--Munich office, discovered two contemporary scores of so-called...

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Rediscovered: Unknown piano piece by Mozart discovered in Tyrol, Austria

The musicologist Univ.-Doz. Mag.art. Dr.phil. Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider came upon a handwritten music book from around 1780 during her everyday work for RISM in Tyrol. This volume contains, among other pieces, a previously unknown piano piece, which is unequivocally attributed to the junior...

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Rediscovered: Unknown piano piece by Mozart discovered in Tyrol, Austria

During the ongoing work being done for the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM/International Inventory of Musical Sources), Dr. Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider came across a music book from around 1780 in Tyrol. This manuscript contains, among other titles, a...

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