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Events: The 500th Anniversary of Pierre de la Rue's Death

Another musician celebrating a major anniversary in 2018 is Pierre de la Rue (ca. 1452, Tournai - 1518, Courtrai), who died 500 years ago today.Pierre de la Rue was a Franco-Flemish composer and singer, a leading composer at the Burgundian court, and undoubtedly one of the last great figures in...

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New at RISM: Internships at the RISM Central Office

We would like to announce that we are accepting applications for interns at the RISM Central Office in Frankfurt, Germany.RISM offers internships in its editorial department to people interested in experiencing the day-to-day work of a major digital bibliographic and musicological project....

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Events: Couperin 350

People have been celebrating the 350th birthday of François Couperin since January and the pinnacle of the celebrations will be reached this Saturday. We have chosen a few of the many events that will be taking place.The conference "François Couperin: A 350th Anniversary Symposium" at the...

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Electronic resources: "Le lettere di Casa Ricordi online" Launches Today

The Archivio Storico Ricordi preserves the historical materials of one of the most significant music publishers of all time. For over 200 years, the Ricordi publishers have influenced Italian musical life not only through their publishing activities but also as impresarios, cultural supporters, and...

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Library collections: New RISM Project in Colombia

We have received the following announcement from Dr. Rondy F. Torres López (RISM Colombia). English follows: Rondy Torres, doctor en musicología, profesor de la Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), ha iniciado un nuevo proyecto de catalogación de un fondo hasta ahora desconocido: la música...

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Library collections: Canzonette veneziane

This post originally appeared on the MusiCB3 Blog of Cambridge University (CC-BY): Last October the second hand and antiquarian music dealer Travis & Emery circulated their occasional antiquarian music catalogue Sarum no. 58. One item caught my eye because in the last year or so I had updated...

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RISM online catalog: Searching for People in the New RISM Catalog

The new version of the RISM catalog that was released over the summer has opened up the possibility to do a detailed search for the people that appear in RISM records: composers, publishers, singers, instrumentalists, dedicatees, etc. Though we are working on making this tool more intuitive to use,...

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Events: Insights into the collections of the Heiligenkreuz Monastery (Austria)

We have received the following announcement from P. Roman Nägele OCist (Stift Heiligenkreuz, Austria). Only German: Einblicke in Sammlungen des Stiftes Heiligenkreuz - Musikpflege im Stift Heiligenkreuz Viel wertvolles Notenmaterial befindet sich im Musikarchiv des Stiftes Heiligenkreuz im...

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In the news: Happy 200th Birthday to Alexander Dreyschock!

The following article was contributed by Kristina Krämer, who is currently writing her master's thesis on Alexander Dreyschock at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz:    Born on 15 October 1818 near Prague, pianist Alexander Dreyschock spent most of his life travelling throughout...

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Electronic resources: Musikverlagswiki: A Source for Dating Printed Music

Recently we told you about current bibliographic projects about Mozart and Clementi, which we learned about during this year's IAML Congress in Leipzig. Today we're sharing information about another resource we heard about in detail, from Sabine Koch (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences): the...

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