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Electronic resources: Books About Music Before 1800 Digitized and Online

The following is from the Library of Congress's Books About Music Before 1800 collection: The Music Division of the Library of Congress has launched a new site with scans of approximately 2,000 books on music published before 1800.  The scans were made from microfilmed versions of the books....

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Electronic resources: Performance Materials from "Tannhäuser" and "Meistersinger von Nürnberg" Now Online

This post by Andrea Hammes has been adapted from the original that appeared on the SLUB Blog (CC-BY 4.0): For Richard Wagner's 206th birthday on 22 May 2019, the Landesdigitalisierungsprogramm Sachsen (LDP) and the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden (Semper Oper) had a special present for all Wagner...

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Electronic resources: Music Manuscripts by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Online

This post originally appeared on the website of the Bavarian State Library and is reprinted here with kind permission: The works of the German-Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876–1948) have been out of copyright since the start of 2019. Wolf-Ferrari, who lived and worked in Munich for many...

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Electronic resources: New Projects with RISM's Music Incipts

If you use RISM's catalog, you know that the music incipits are one of the things that make RISM stand out among other music projects and catalogs: the ability to see--and search for--the first few notes of a composition. In the Advanced Search, you can search by note name or use the on-screen...

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Electronic resources: The Digital Interactive Mozart Edition

To celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 263rd birthday on 27 January, we would like to draw your attention to the Digital Mozart Edition (DME), a joint project from the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg and the Packard Humanities Institute in Los Altos, California, and to the release of the Digital...

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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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Electronic resources: "Le lettere di Casa Ricordi online" Launches Today

The Archivio Storico Ricordi preserves the historical materials of one of the most significant music publishers of all time. For over 200 years, the Ricordi publishers have influenced Italian musical life not only through their publishing activities but also as impresarios, cultural supporters, and...

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Electronic resources: Musikverlagswiki: A Source for Dating Printed Music

Recently we told you about current bibliographic projects about Mozart and Clementi, which we learned about during this year's IAML Congress in Leipzig. Today we're sharing information about another resource we heard about in detail, from Sabine Koch (Leipzig University of Applied Sciences): the...

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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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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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