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Events: Instrument of the Year 2018: The Cello

Even though the year is drawing to a close, there is still enough time to take a look at the Instrument of the Year. Last year, the state music councils in Germany selected the oboe to be the Instrument of the Year. This year, it is the cello. At RISM, a search using "vlc" (the RISM...

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Events: Seminar Report: Notated Music in the Digital Sphere

Will there ever be a Google Books for music? Can motivic searches of a fugue be automated? Are partbooks plagued by iron gall ink deterioration lost forever? These were some of the questions posed last month in Oslo at the seminar Notated Music in the Digital Sphere: Possibilities and Limitations...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Events: 4th International Ferdinand Rebay Academy at Heiligenkreuz Abbey (Austria)

The director of the Music Archive of Heiligenkreuz Abbey, P. Roman Nägele OCist, would like to call our attention to this interesting event in Heiligenkreuz Abbey. A detailed post about the life of the composer Ferdinand Rebay will follow next week. Courses for GUITAR -- FLUTE – VOICE Closing...

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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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