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New at RISM: Cage, Cowell, & the Grateful Dead: Sigla Off the Beaten RISM Track

Most of our readers will be familiar with our RISM Library Sigla, which are basically abbreviations that refer to an institution in a concise way. We try to document the existence of every institution worldwide that holds materials related to music research, and these institutions are assigned a...

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New at RISM: Trnka—who? Mistaken attributions and their effects

It is not surprising that music bibliographers find it difficult enough to distinguish between composers with common names, but that this also happens with somewhat rarer names is something we are going to illustrate today using an example from the RISM A/I series (works by a single composer...

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Library collections: Ferdinand Rebay (1880–1953) at Heiligenkreuz Abbey

We received this post from Father Roman Nägele (RISM Austria, Heiligenkreuz Abbey): Ferdinand Rebay (1880 – 1953) was an Austrian composer, pianist, conductor, and piano teacher.From 1890 to 1894 he was part of the boys' choir at Heiligenkreuz Abbey and received an education in music and voice. He...

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In the news: Music by Antônio Carlos Gomes part of the UNESCO Memory of the World list

Recently, as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, we wrote about European music manuscripts registered on the UNESCO Memory of the World list. One of our readers, Rosana Lanzelotte, kindly pointed out to us that this list was expanded last year to include manuscripts by a composer about...

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