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New at RISM: Francesco Feo @ RISM

Who knows Francesco Feo (1691-1761)? He is one of many musicians whose lives will be celebrated this year, as January 28 is the 250th anniversary of his death. Feo is a distinguished representative of the Neapolitan school from the first half of the 18th century. His name is often dropped in...

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New at RISM: Season's Greetings

The RISM Zentralredaktion wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We invite you to flip through our large selection of predominantly unfamiliar Christmas music sources from our online catalogue.

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Events: Tyrolean Christmas Concert 18-19 December 2010

A Christmas concert with music from the archives of the Franciscan Monastery Reutte/Tyrol. The 22nd Tyrolean Christmas Concert will again be rooted in the idea of recreating a mood-filled Midnight Mass in 19th-century style utilizing Christmas music from Tyrol. The focus is on the lovely...

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New at RISM: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach @ RISM

Misjudged, underappreciated, a failure, enfant terrible, the most abused composer: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784) has been characterized again and again by these attributes. His 300th birthday has been celebrated in recent months in a variety of ways. The Bach Museum in Leipzig presented the...

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New at RISM: Luigi Cherubini @ RISM

This year marks the 250th birthday of Luigi Cherubini (14 September 1760, Florence – 15 March 1842, Paris). Luigi Cherubini was admired by his contemporaries, but it is rare nowadays to find his works on concert programmes or among the repertoires of the world’s opera houses. Cherubini dominated...

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New publications: The congress report is ready!

In March 2002, RISM celebrated 50 years of existence with a congress in Frankfurt entitled “Academic and Technical Challenges of Musicological Source Research in an International Framework”. Participants from 23 countries took part in numerous lectures and discussions on topics including the work...

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RISM online catalog, In the news: New online music catalogue: over 700,000 entries

The new catalogue of the International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) provides insight into treasures of music history largely inaccessible until now.

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Foto: Bibliothèque royale de Belgique

Library collections: The Royal Library of Belgium (Brussels) acquires the music collection of the Belgian jazz specialist Marc Danval

In March 2010, the Music Division of the Royal Library of Belgium had the good fortune to acquire the private music collection of the Brussels jazz specialist Marc Danval (b. 1937). This collection contains more than 12,000 78 rpm, 33 rpm and 45 rpm LPs and 800 books about jazz and popular music...

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Foto: Helmut Lauterwasser

Rediscovered: Two previously unknown works by Johannes Brahms discovered

Two previously unknown early works by Johannes Brahms were discovered in February 2010 while the RISM working group based at the Bavarian State Library in Munich were cataloguing the music manuscripts of the municipal archives of Celle (D-CEsa).

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Foto: Christina Linklater

Library collections: US RISM news

In September, 2008, the U.S. RISM Office embarked on a two-year project to catalog music manuscripts at Yale University and the Juilliard School. This endeavor, which is supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, has thus far yielded over 8,000 records. Incipit searching and other tools have...

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