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New at RISM: Friedrich Gottlieb Klingenberg: The Wedding Composer

You can only find biographical information about Friedrich Gottlieb Klingenberg somewhat indirectly. There are no entries for him in the standard references works Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart or New Grove (both print and the online versions). He is only mentioned in connection with the city...

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New at RISM: Electronic Thematic Catalogs

There was a fruitful discussion on Facebook recently among music librarians to identify electronic thematic catalogs, which are especially useful in these times of remote instruction and distance learning.  In case other people are interested in thematic catalogs, catalogs of works, or simple...

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New at RISM: Printed Music and Early Printed Books

We are excited to be included in the list of catalogs on the website Early Printed Books by Sarah Werner, a resource for exploring the history of the medium between 1450 to 1800. The website complements the book Studying Early Printed Books 1450–1800: A Practical Guide (Wiley, 2019) and offers...

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New at RISM: The Other Giacomo Puccini

No, today we don't mean the opera composer Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), who has ca. 100 entries in the RISM database, but rather the composer of sacred music. Giacomo Puccini was the great-great grandfather of the famous opera composer and lived from 1712 to 1781.   He studied in Bologna...

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