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Rediscovered: Bessie Lim, the First Woman Musician of Korea and her Newly Discovered Work

We have received the following from Dr. JeongYoun Chang (RISM South Korea): Bessie Lim (林培世, 1897-1999) was a talented woman musician in early modern Korea. She made lots of stage appearances as a soprano and composed "Temperance Song" (금주가/禁酒歌, 1918; RISM ID no. 1001064244) when it was...

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Rediscovered: Newly discovered autograph of the cantata "Die Fischerin" by Engelbert Humperdinck

We have received the following from Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger (RISM Germany): An autograph manuscript by Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921) has been discovered in the library collections of the Universität der Künste in Berlin: the dramatic cantata Die Fischerin for three solo voices and orchestra...

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Rediscovered: "Mein Herz ist viel zu schwach" – A Newly Discovered Aria by Georg Philipp Telemann

We have received the following from Helmut Lauterwasser (RISM Germany, Munich): In 2017, numerous concerts and other events marked the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann's death, especially in the places where he lived and worked. In CONCERTO magazine's first issue of 2018, there is an...

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Rediscovered: Earliest Manuscript Source of Lasso Requiem Found in Augsburg

Recently we were browsing the social media site academia.edu and came across a review by Barbara Eichner of Tobias Rimek's book Das mehrstimmige Repertoire der Benediktinerabtei St. Ulrich und Afra in Augsburg (1549–1632) (Stuttgart: Carus, 2015; the review originally appeared in Jahrbuch des...

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Rediscovered: New Findings on French Polyphonic Masses (1587-1626)

The following is a guest post by Laurent Guillo:In November 2016, a volume gathering 26 music prints published by the Ballard workshop in Paris between 1587 and 1626 was discovered in the early books collection of the Bibliothèque de Fels (Institut catholique de Paris; RISM siglum: F-Pic). At the...

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Rediscovered: Yet another misattributed (and rediscovered) Vivaldi work in Dresden

The following is a guest post by Michael Talbot (University of Liverpool, Department of Music, Emeritus): Regular Dresden-watchers will be aware of the ambitious project “Die Notenbestände der Dresdner Hofkirche und der Königlichen Privat-Musikaliensammlung aus der Zeit der sächsisch-polnischen...

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Rediscovered: Historical Music Collection Discovered in a Linz School (Austria)

At a secondary school in Linz, Austria (Bundesrealgymnasium Linz, Fadingerstraße), a historical music collection was discovered that dates from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This Linz Realschule is steeped in tradition, though an emphasis on a humanities-centered education that...

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Rediscovered: A New Woman Composer is Born

In the course of the project Court Church and Royal Private Music Collection at the SLUB Dresden, the anonymous aria "Per costume o mio bel Nume" (D-Dl Mus.1-F-49,12-12; RISM ID no. 212008692) could recently be identified as a work by Princess Maria Carolina of Savoy (1764–1782).

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Rediscovered: A Previously Unknown Lute Tablature

It doesn't happen too often nowadays for objects to turn up in public collections that have so far managed to elude researchers. Such a case will be described below...

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Rediscovered: Karl Friedrich Abel Manuscripts Found in Poland

Two new sources for works by Karl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787) have recently been found by Sonia Wronkowska in Poland, in the library of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (PL-Pu), originating from the Maltzan family palace in Milicz (formerly Militsch).

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