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Library collections: Preview of New Records for Polish Music in RISM

We have received the following from Marcelina Chojecka (RISM Poland, Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina): Between August 2019 and January 2020, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute has catalogued 771 manuscripts and autographs by Polish composers in the RISM database: Józef Elsner (1769–1854) –...

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Library collections: New Imported Records from France

After receiving a batch of records from the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris and after an intensive period of technical preparations, we gained some experience and found some ways for an automated data conversion. In fall 2019, ca. 19,000 records for handwritten musical sources were then...

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Library collections: Copies of Opera Scores at the Library of Congress and an Identified Copyist

Research on musicians of the Central Rhine region in Germany sometimes leads to the Library of Congress. Hugo Willemsen (1844-1918), who was born in Elberfeld and whose career took him to Bingen, Speyer, and Saarbrücken, settled in London around 1895. Beginning around 1907, he received orders...

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Library collections: Henry Vieuxtemps at 200

We have received the following from Marie Cornaz (Bibliothèque royale de Belgique - Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België/RISM Belgium):  In 2020, Belgium celebrates the 200th birthday of one of its main musical figures: violinist and composer Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-1881). Vieuxtemps was a...

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Library collections: Bari, Barletta, Crispiano, Lecco, Mantova, Noci, Novara, Sassoferrato, and Vercelli

The newest records in the RISM catalog include music manuscripts that we imported from the Italian database SBN Musica. This is part of an ongoing project that we reported on in August.Records from the following libraries can now be found in RISM:I-BAibimus (19 records)I-BARas (33 records)I-CRIc...

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Library collections: New RISM Cataloging Project at the Conservatory of Queretaro, Mexico

Proyecto de catalogación del Conservatorio de Querétaro, México (English below) John G. Lazos, nuestro colaborador está a punto de comenzar el proyecto de catalogación del acervo musical del Fondo reservado del Conservatorio “José Guadalupe Velázquez” en Querétaro, México (siendo su clave en RISM:...

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Library collections: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38)

We have received the following from Christian Ahrens (Berlin): Observations on the Cantatas from Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel's Cantata Cycle X (1737/38) in the Manuscript Mus.ms 40370, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer KulturbesitzIn his 1976 publication on cantatas of the Gotha Kapellmeister...

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Library collections: New Catalog of the Music Archive of Vizcaínas (Mexico)

We have received the following from our RISM contributor John G. Lazos: John G. Lazos, Catálogo del Acervo Musical del Colegio de Vizcaínas (Amcv). La memoria sonora de los colegios femeninos en México entre los siglos XVI-XIX, 2019. Available through academia.edu.  Dr. Lazos has completed...

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Library collections: Polish Sources in RISM since 2017

The introduction of the RISM-specific Muscat cataloging program at the end of 2016 was met with great interest in the Polish working groups and cataloging projects. Since then, many new contributors have been trained and more than 5,000 additional records from Poland have been added to the RISM...

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Library collections: Musical Collections in the Jagiellonian Library Through the Ages

RISM is heading to Kraków this week for the IAML congress hosted by the Jagiellonian University. A full week is planned with congress sessions, excursions, and concerts, and a special highlight will be an exhibit in the Jagiellonian Library:From theoretical treaties to musical masterpieces –...

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