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Events: Call for Papers: Workshop/Conference on the Work Level in RISM

RISM will be hosting a workshop/conference about the concept of musical works in musicology and librarianship. Please submit abstracts by 31 January 2019.

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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2018!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season. We would like to thank you for your valuable work this year and we wish you all the best for a happy and successful 2019. Our office will be closed beginning December 24 and will reopen January 7, 2019.

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RISM A-Z: L(o)uise Reichardt

Songs, songs, and more songs–composed by Louise Reichardt (11 April 1779, Berlin — 17 November 1826, Hamburg). The composer and singing teacher received her first music instruction from her father, the Kapellmeister, composer, and writer Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752-1814), and was largely...

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In the news: New CD: Tiroler Weihnachtskonzert 2017

The live recording of the 29th Tyrolean Christmas Concert from 2017 has just been released as the CD Klingende Kostbarkeiten aus Tirol, vol. 101, by the Institute for Tyrolean Music Research. One outstanding musical Tyrolean treasure is Silent Night in a version by the famous Tyrolean singers...

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Library collections: From Dresden to Moscow and back: Works from the SLUB relocated during the war will be digitized

The following is by Barbara Wiermann and originally appeared on the SLUB Dresden Blog of the Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden on 18 November 2018 (CC-BY): Top-class concerts, exhibitions, a jazz festival, readings, discussions, and congresses - the...

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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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In the news: Music and Mozart's Starling

The European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is wrapping up its final weeks as Bird of the Year here in Germany. The environmental organization NABU hopes to call attention to the familiar songbird and its extremely versatile vocal chords, but unfortunately the species is also facing loss of habitat...

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Electronic resources: MMM2 is Online, A Music Encyclopedia for the Central Rhine Region

Are you familiar with the online encyclopedia Musik und Musiker am Mittelrhein 2? It is a publication from the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für mittelrheinische Musikgeschichte e. V. and as of Saturday, October 20, the first 250 articles are freely available online at www.mmm2.mugemir.de. Numerous entries...

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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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Library collections: Report on Electronic Data Delivery to RISM using the Moravská zemská knihovna v Brně (Moravian Library; CZ-Bu) as an example: Requirements, Procedure, and Description of the Collection

Over the past two years, the RISM Central Office has received a number of electronic data deliveries from Italy, France, the United States, and the Czech Republic, with the Czech delivery containing "only" 2,078 catalog descriptions of music manuscripts. The data in the file from the...

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