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Library collections: Copies of Opera Scores at the Library of Congress and an Identified Copyist

Research on musicians of the Central Rhine region in Germany sometimes leads to the Library of Congress. Hugo Willemsen (1844-1918), who was born in Elberfeld and whose career took him to Bingen, Speyer, and Saarbrücken, settled in London around 1895. Beginning around 1907, he received orders...

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Electronic resources: Richard Strauss Digital

We are reprinting the following with the kind permission of the SLUB Dresden: At last, Richard Strauss is in the public domain. As of 1 January 2020, his works may be made available to the public without any special permission or payment.The SLUB Digital Collections now feature selected Straussiana...

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Library collections: Henry Vieuxtemps at 200

We have received the following from Marie Cornaz (Bibliothèque royale de Belgique - Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België/RISM Belgium):  In 2020, Belgium celebrates the 200th birthday of one of its main musical figures: violinist and composer Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-1881). Vieuxtemps was a...

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Events: Lovey-Dovey

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! The turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) is an ancient symbol of love, devotion, and affection in many cultures. The bird makes a distinctive cooing sound and is known to be true to its mate. Medieval readers of the Physiologus knew of the bird's fidelity: upon the death...

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