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Library collections: Music treasure lost and found

The following originally appeared on the Music Blog of the British Library and is © British Library Board and posted here under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. Music cataloguing had a rather shaky beginning in the British Library. In the Library's early years when it was part of the British...

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Events: Royal Wedding Fever

We're still waiting for our invitation to the Royal Wedding this Saturday, but we won't give up hope yet (maybe it just got lost in the mail). While details have not yet been divulged about what pieces will specifically be played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding ceremony, we can take...

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Library collections: Stories from Special Collections: When did "Così fan tutte" go to Detmold?

The following is by Joachim Eberhardt and originally appeared on the website of the Lippische Landesbibliothek Detmold. It is reproduced here with kind permission. This mystery came to light through a question from a researcher: In our library, there is a set of handwritten score and parts for...

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Events: The 200th Anniversary of Leopold Koželuh's Death

The Bohemian composer Leopold Koželuh (1747-1818) was baptized with the names Jan Antonín, but to avoid confusion with his cousin of the same name, he added Leopold by 1774. Leopold learned composition from Jan Antonín (the cousin) and piano from František Xaver Dušek. After initial success as a...

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Library collections: New Watermark Digitization Project at the Bavarian State Library

We have received the following from Bernhard Lutz of RISM Germany: Indexing and digitization of watermarks in the music manuscripts of the Bavarian State Library up to the end of the 17th centuryThe Bavarian State Library holds an internationally important collection of music manuscripts from the...

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Library collections: Downloading and Using Your Library's RISM Records

Sometimes libraries have their manuscripts cataloged in the RISM database but these records are not in the library's local catalog. Did you know you can download your RISM records and import them into your library's OPAC?The Moravian Music Foundation (MMF) did just this for over 900 records that...

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Events: RISM at the III Encuentro de Archivos Sonoros y Musicales de Chile

I (Klaus Keil) had the opportunity to give a presentation about RISM and its database of musical sources during the conference III Encuentro de Archivos Sonoros y Musicales de Chile (5-16 March 2018). The Biblioteca nacional de Chile invited me to participate in the conference.During the...

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New at RISM: Printed Music to 1550: A Report from the Central Office II

For those who are interested in early music prints, watch out! After revising the entries from the RISM B/I series to 1550 (see report) and related A/I entries, all of the remaining A/I entries to 1550 have now been revised. Some of them now have exact years and in other cases new copies have been...

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Electronic resources: Bach Family Autographs Online

Have you ever seen Johann Sebastian Bach's Art of the Fugue in the composer's own handwriting? How about the St. Matthew Passion or the Well-Tempered Clavier? With the Bach Digital database, you have all this and more at your fingertips.If you're not familiar with this resource, Bach Digital is a...

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Events: The Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth is open again, in all its Baroque glory

After more than five years of renovation, the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth will reopen in a ceremony today (12 April). This Baroque opera house is one of a kind in the world, with a splendid wooden interior surrounded by tiered boxes, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2012.The...

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