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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2018

Before we get too far into 2019, let's take a look at our most popular stories on our blog that we published in 2018. In case you missed some of these discoveries and developments in the world of musical sources, here's your chance to catch up! 1. Musical Anniversaries in 2018: We are happy this is...

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2019

Happy New Year! As in past years, we would like to take a look at musical anniversaries for the next twelve months. The people whose birthdays or anniversaries of death we mark are not only composers but they can also be librettists, performers, dedicatees, or people who are in other ways connected...

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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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New at RISM: Internships at the RISM Central Office

We would like to announce that we are accepting applications for interns at the RISM Central Office in Frankfurt, Germany.RISM offers internships in its editorial department to people interested in experiencing the day-to-day work of a major digital bibliographic and musicological project....

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New at RISM: Muscat Workshops in October 2018

RISM will be holding more Muscat workshops this week and next. Printed music will be at the focus of a Muscat workshop for the first time that will be held from 4–6 October 2018 in the RISM Central Office in Frankfurt. In total, 14 people from Germany and abroad have signed up. Given the nature of...

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New at RISM: A Dedicated Website for the Muscat Project

We have received the following from Laurent Pugin (RISM Switzerland): Every RISM working group knows Muscat - it is the familiar interface with which each contributor has catalogued musical sources in the RISM database since 2016. But what is the history and the philosophy of this software project?...

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New at RISM: RISM—500 Years Ago

The year 1518 was in many respects shaped by important events, and particularly people, that you can find the RISM catalog relatively frequently. To name just two examples: In 1518, Martin Luther refused to revoke his 95 theses and the later Lutheran reformer Philipp Melanchthon held his inaugural...

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New at RISM: A Bilingual Chart of Common Chinese Instrument Names

The following post is by TSENG Tzu-Chia from the RISM working group Chinese Language Region: 2018/08 RISM-CLR Completed the Paper Presentation in 2018 IAML Annual Conference and Presented the “Bilingual Chart of Common Chinese Instrument Names”The 2018 IAML annual conference was held in Hochschule...

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New at RISM: Romantic satire, "With Music."

The following was written by Charlotte Köhler, our intern from summer 2018: At the end of the 18th century, the first thinkers of the German Romantic era—in particular the group centered in Jena around the brothers August Wilhelm (1767-1845) and Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829)—developed the idea of...

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New at RISM: Cage, Cowell, & the Grateful Dead: Sigla Off the Beaten RISM Track

Most of our readers will be familiar with our RISM Library Sigla, which are basically abbreviations that refer to an institution in a concise way. We try to document the existence of every institution worldwide that holds materials related to music research, and these institutions are assigned a...

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