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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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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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Library collections: Richard Wagner Manuscripts to be Digitized

This article first appeared on the website of the Richard Wagner Museum Bayreuth and is reprinted here with kind permission.Preserving and making accessible collections of cultural and historical value: A digitization project at the National Archives of the Richard-Wagner-Stiftung in Bayreuth...

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New publications: Musical Sources in the Salzburg Cathedral Archive (A-Sd)

We have received the following from Eva Neumayr (RISM Salzburg): A new thematic catalog of the musical sources in the archives of the Salzburg Cathedral (RISM siglum: A-Sd) has been published:Eva Neumayr and Lars Laubhold, eds., Thematischer Katalog der musikalischen Quellen des Dommusikarchivs...

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New at RISM: New Version of the RISM Online Catalog

RISM and the Bavarian State Library (BSB, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) announce the release of a new version of the RISM online catalog at https://opac.rism.info/. This release represents the first phase of a development project that will include additional new features in the upcoming...

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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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Events: Happy 410th Birthday, Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III!

This Friday is the 410th birthday of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor from 1637 to 1657. Like many members of royalty, he dabbled in composition—as did his successors Leopold I and Joseph I.Andrew H. Weaver published an edition of all known motets by Ferdinand III in 2012. In a recent article in...

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