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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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Electronic resources: RISM's B/III (The Theory of Music) Now a Database

We have received this announcement from our colleague Christian Meyer: The catalogs of manuscripts described in RISM's series B/III (The Theory of Music, 6 vol., Munich: G. Henle, 1961-2003), published online in 2001 through the Lexicon musicum Latinum (LML), is now available as a database.The HTML...

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New at RISM: Byzantine Music Archives join Muscat

We have received the following announcement from Arsinoi Ioannidou on behalf of RISM Greece: The Working Group of the RISM Office in Greece, Maria Aslanidi, Aris Bazmadelis and Arsinoi Ioannidou, is currently embarking on a nationwide project to document Byzantine music in Greece, using Muscat....

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