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RISM A-Z: Eugenia Tadolini

Italian opera of the 19th century presented new challenges for singers, especially for coloratura sopranos. Eugenia Tadolini (1808-1872) delighted the public as well as numerous composers throughout her over twenty-year career. Atypically for a coloratura soprano, she refrained from adding her own...

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RISM A-Z: Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient (1804-1860)

"This is a formidable woman - my ideal in art!" said Clara Schumann about the most important German singer of the 19th century, Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient (born 6 December 1804 in Hamburg, died 26 January 1860 in Coburg). As the daughter of artistic parents, she seemed destined for a...

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RISM A-Z: Raymund Schlecht (1811-1891)

Today our series “RISM A-Z” has reached the letter S and we are going to look at a person as well as an important music collection. Raymund Schlecht studied math, physics, theology, and languages in Regensburg. He was a teacher and school director in Eichstätt (Bavaria) until his retirement. During...

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RISM A-Z: Friedrich Rochlitz at 250

The Leipzig writer and music journalist Johann Friedrich Rochlitz (12 February 1769 - 16 December 1842) studied theology and philosophy before working as a tutor. In 1798 he founded the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung at Breitkopf & Härtel, serving as the journal's editor until 1818. It...

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