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In the news: Mapping the Musical Landscape of the Sixteenth Century (MML16)

We have received the following announcement courtesy of Emily Hopkins (McGill University): The invention of music printing transformed the European musical landscape in the sixteenth century. Access to clear and affordable notated music made it possible for far more people to learn to read music...

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Electronic resources: Performance Materials from "Tannhäuser" and "Meistersinger von Nürnberg" Now Online

This post by Andrea Hammes has been adapted from the original that appeared on the SLUB Blog (CC-BY 4.0): For Richard Wagner's 206th birthday on 22 May 2019, the Landesdigitalisierungsprogramm Sachsen (LDP) and the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Semper Oper) had a special present for all Wagner...

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In the news: Music History's Earliest Engraved Notes – Simone Verovio

While printed music in the 16th century was primarily produced using type printing, which gave it a typically blurry overall look (except with Ottaviano Petrucci), the printed editions by Simone Verovio are particularly striking because of their handwritten appearance. The engraved printed music is...

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Library collections: Polish Sources in RISM since 2017

The introduction of the RISM-specific Muscat cataloging program at the end of 2016 was met with great interest in the Polish working groups and cataloging projects. Since then, many new contributors have been trained and more than 5,000 additional records from Poland have been added to the RISM...

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Library collections: Musical Collections in the Jagiellonian Library Through the Ages

RISM is heading to Kraków this week for the IAML congress hosted by the Jagiellonian University. A full week is planned with congress sessions, excursions, and concerts, and a special highlight will be an exhibit in the Jagiellonian Library:From theoretical treaties to musical masterpieces –...

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Library collections: Johann Baptist Wanhal and the First Viennese School

The following post originally appeared on the "In the Muse" blog from the Library of Congress and is by Paul Sommerfeld, who is currently updating the holdings of his library's rich collection of printed music in RISM.  The mention of late-eighteenth century Vienna frequently...

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Events: Presentation Materials from RISM Conference Now Online

The first video recordings and presentations slides from RISM's conference "Works, Work Titles, Work Authorities: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM," which took place in Mainz May 9-11, 2019, at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, are now online and available...

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Events: Théodore Gouvy at 200

After having recently celebrated the 200th birthday of Jacques Offenbach, today we turn to (Louis) Théodore Gouvy (1819-1898), a composer who not only shares this anniversary year with him but who also has a French/German background. Born in Goffontaine (today in Saarbrücken, Germany), Gouvy...

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New at RISM: New RISM Cataloging Tools for Librarians

We are delighted to announce that there are some new cataloging tools available that will help improve the presence of RISM in local library catalogs. You can find these new resources in the Cataloging Tools section of the RISM for Libraries page.Among the new tools is a link to the OCLC record for...

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