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In the news: Current Mozart and Clementi Projects

The high point of every summer for RISM is the annual IAML congress, which as you may know was in Leipzig this year (you can read our reflections on the congress). One session in particular sponsored by the IAML Bibliography Section focused on three current bibliographic projects that are sure to...

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New at RISM: RISM—500 Years Ago

The year 1518 was in many respects shaped by important events, and particularly people, that you can find the RISM catalog relatively frequently. To name just two examples: In 1518, Martin Luther refused to revoke his 95 theses and the later Lutheran reformer Philipp Melanchthon held his inaugural...

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New at RISM: A Bilingual Chart of Common Chinese Instrument Names

The following post is by TSENG Tzu-Chia from the RISM working group Chinese Language Region: 2018/08 RISM-CLR Completed the Paper Presentation in 2018 IAML Annual Conference and Presented the “Bilingual Chart of Common Chinese Instrument Names”The 2018 IAML annual conference was held in Hochschule...

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New at RISM: Romantic satire, "With Music."

The following was written by Charlotte Köhler, our intern from summer 2018: At the end of the 18th century, the first thinkers of the German Romantic era—in particular the group centered in Jena around the brothers August Wilhelm (1767-1845) and Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829)—developed the idea of...

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Events: Adriano Banchieri at 450

Tommaso Banchieri (1568-1624) is known today as having the first name Adriano, which he adopted in 1589 when he entered the Benedictine order, or more precisely the Olivetan order. He also used the pseudonyms Attabalibba dal Perù, Camillo Scaligeri della Fratta, and Il Dissonante.Banchieri was...

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Library collections: Telemann digital

A digitization project at the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg Frankfurt am Main

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Events: Congress Diary from IAML Leipzig 2018

Four members of the RISM Central Office attended the annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres in Leipzig. In traditional Congress Diary style, we offer you some impressions from Leipzig with each contributor writing in their native...

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New publications: Music from Stams Abbey (Austria)

The music archive of Stams Abbey is the musical treasure room of Tyrol. The collection contains several thousand music manuscripts and music printed editions, which fortunately have survived in the abbey despite repeated threats to their preservation. The significance of the archive, which has a...

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Events: The R Projects in Beijing

RISM is one of four major international music bibliographic undertakings that are collectively known as the Four R Projects. While RISM documents musical sources, RILM indexes secondary literature, RIdIM focuses on music iconography, and RIPM deals with music periodicals. For some time now, these...

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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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