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Events: 350 years ago today: Il pomo d'oro

On this day 350 years ago, the opera Il pomo d'oro (The Golden Apple) premiered in Vienna. The first performance of this opera, with music by Antonio Cesti (1623-1669) after a libretto by Francesco Sbarra (1611-1668), was originally intended for the wedding celebrations of Holy Roman Emperor...

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Events: Happy 410th Birthday, Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III!

This Friday is the 410th birthday of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor from 1637 to 1657. Like many members of royalty, he dabbled in composition—as did his successors Leopold I and Joseph I.Andrew H. Weaver published an edition of all known motets by Ferdinand III in 2012. In a recent article in...

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Events: An Extraordinary Musical Prodigy

This spaniel hasn't just hopped on the piano stool to howl at whatever noise comes out of that wooden box. If the title of the painting is any indication, Portrait of an Extraordinary Musical Dog, this pooch has some real talent. The artist Philip Reinagle (1749-1833) depicts a dog whose paws are...

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Events: RISM at the IAML Congress in Leipzig

This year’s IAML congress is just a short train ride away in Leipzig. From 22-27 July 2018 we will join our colleagues around the world at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig (HMT) for the annual congress of the International Association of Music...

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