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New at RISM: Karin Weißert: Internship report

As part of my bachelor’s degree in musicology at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main, one is required to work an internship that lasts 150 hours. For my internship, I resolved not to go to an opera house or concert hall to learn the organizational requirements of putting on events. This...

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New at RISM: First RISM Siglum for Papua New Guinea

Part of our work at RISM includes creating new library sigla for any institution worldwide that holds material related to music research. We regularly receive requests from scholars, archivists, and librarians every month. In the course of our daily work, we also stumble upon institutions for which...

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New at RISM: RISM Central Office Temporarily Closed

As a precautionary measure due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the RISM Central Office in Frankfurt has been closed since 19 March 2020. We are currently working in a limited capacity, so we thank you in advance for your understanding. We continue to be reachable through the usual ways,...

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New at RISM: RISM and Beethoven and the 19th Century

Ludwig van Beethoven is certainly the most prominent of the 2020 musician anniversaries. But his birth year of 1770 was unlucky for him in the early days of RISM. As many in the RISM community know, many RISM projects traditionally stopped at the year 1800, excluding much of Beethoven's oeuvre....

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New at RISM: The 2019 Annual Report

The 2019 annual report for the RISM Central Office has now been published. You can read the report in its entirety on the RISM website. Here are some of the highlights:  New Board of Directors: President: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann, Mainz Vice President: Prof. Dr. Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl,...

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