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Events: Happy 430th Birthday, Francesca Caccini!

Francesca Caccini (1587 – ca. 1640), along with Barbara Strozzi, was the most influential and famous woman composer and musician of the early seventeenth century.Caccini's output is strongly marked by her own creative family, the Medicis, and the artistic atmosphere surrounding the Florentine...

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RISM A-Z: Prince Vladimir Fyodorovich Odoyevsky (1803-1869) and Music

Today we are continuing our Russian Week (see also the post from Monday about John Field in St. Petersburg) with letter O of the series RISM A-Z. The spotlight is on a prominent figure of Russian music and cultural life in the nineteenth century.Author, philosopher, composer, copyist, music critic,...

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New at RISM: John Field's Piano Nocturnes

The year 1812 brought the chaos of war to the European continent when Napoleon's army went clear through Europe to Russia and reached Moscow. The outcome, as we know, was disastrous for the deuxième Grande Armée. It was the beginning of the end of Napoleonic rule in France and Europe.But alongside...

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New publications: Pietro Nardini Thematic Catalog

New on our bookshelves is a thematic catalog for Pietro Nardini: Federico Marri and Marie Rouquié, Pietro Nardini (1722-1793) da Livorno all’Europa: Catalogo tematico delle opere (Treviso: Diastema 2017). 764 p., ISBN 978-88-96988-46-6.Composer and violinist Pietro Nardini (12 April 1722, Livorno –...

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