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New at RISM: Teresa Milanollo @RISM

Today is the birthday of Italian violinist and composer Teresa Milanollo (1827-1904). As a nine year old, Teresa fascinated audiences with her violin playing. Together with her sister Maria, who was five years younger, they were a successful violin prodigy duo...


New at RISM: Music Migrations in the Early Modern Age: the Meeting of the European East, West and South

The MusMig (Music Migrations) project is a three-year project funded by the Joint Research Programme “Cultural Enconters” of HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area). It seeks to document the movement of music and musicians in the east, west, and south of Europe during the seventeenth and...


New publications: Axel Klein, O'Kelly - An Irish Musical Family in Nineteenth-Century France

A new book has been published by Axel Klein, who was our Ireland consultant when RISM presented An Evening of Irish Music in March 2014. O'Kelly - An Irish Musical Family in Nineteenth-Century France Norderstedt: BoD, 2014, 493pp. ISBN: 978-3-7357-2310-9 As Klein writes: "This book...


RISM A-Z: Olga Diener

Who was Olga Diener? The RISM database contains 236 works by Swiss composer Olga Diener (1890-1963), most in her own hand, all held by the Swiss National Library (CH-BEl). Many of the pieces are either for string quartet or piano...


New publications: Recent Publications about Music Manuscripts and Institutions

We (relatively) recently received two journal issues from the organizations that co-sponsor RISM, IAML and IMS. Both contain articles that discuss musical sources or institutions and could be of interest to the RISM community. They have been cataloged in Kallisto and can be cited by our RISM...

Movement by Vivaldi

Rediscovered: Vivaldi Embedded – Violin concerto by Brescianello turns out to be a pasticcio

Once again, the digital Schranck No: II collection--with its Baroque instrumental repertoire of the Dresden Court Orchestra--has proven to be a reservoir of musical discoveries...


New at RISM: Cats in Music

Today is International Cat Day! With RISM, you can find all the music you need to celebrate in style. If International Cat Day had started 200 years ago, musicians could have enjoyed these pieces, from RISM series A/I (printed editions before 1800): Charles Dibdin: The cat, a new song (RISM A/I...


RISM A-Z: François Couperin

Where are Couperin's harpsichord manuscripts? And why?


New publications: Drew Edward Davies, Catálogo de la Colección de música del Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Durango

A new thematic catalog has been published by Drew Edward Davies (Northwestern University) that documents for the first time the complete musical holdings of Mexico's Durango Cathedral (MEX-Dc): Drew Edward Davies. Catálogo de la Colección de música del Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de...


New at RISM: RISM at IAML, Part II

As we wrote in this space on Wednesday, RISM reported on its activities at the IAML conference in Antwerp. Klaus Keil and Jennifer Ward from the RISM Zentralredaktion were present to share news from the Central Office. Highlights include: There is a new Board of Directors and a new Coordinating...


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