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The Hits of the 1790s: Charles Dibdin’s "The Wags"

We have received the following from David Chandler (Retrospect Opera): Charles Dibdin’s The Wags (1790) was by far the most successful of his celebrated one-man shows, or, as he liked to call them (developing the idea of tabletalk), “Table Entertainments.” As the leading singer-songwriter of his era, he would stand...

7 October 2021

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New on our Bookshelves in 2021

We have some recent acquisitions on our bookshelves that are indispensable for our work when cataloging musical sources. Stefan Antweiler: Ein vergessener Komponist. Der Schumann-Zeitgenosse W. E. Scholz. Bibliographisch-thematisches Verzeichnis. Cologne: Are, 2019. 340 p. ISBN 978-3-9245-2277-3. Short title in RISM: SchzWV. This contemporary of Schuman is getting attention for...

30 August 2021

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Book Presentation: The Mozart Nachlass

We have received the following from Eva Neumayr (RISM Salzburg): This year marks the 230th birthday of Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, the youngest son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born on 26 July 1791. When he died in 1844 in Karlsbad, it was by no means clear that his substantial music...

5 August 2021

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New on our Bookshelves: The Basset Horn in Italy

Last year Adriano Amore released his eighth publication about clarinets in Italy, Il Corno di bassetto in Italia. The book’s eight chapters serve as a comprehensive survey, starting with questions of terminology and reaching to a discography. The chapter with quotations about the basset horn range from Francescos Antolini’s La...

14 June 2021

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Rediscovering Eugène Ysaÿe

We have received the following from Marie Cornaz (RISM Belgium, Section de la Musique - Muziekafdeling, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique - Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België): We have to pleasure to inform you about the publication of a biography on the violinist, pedagogue, composer, conductor and concert organizer Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931),...

31 May 2021

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Creating Your Own Catalog Printout from the RISM Database

Musicologists and librarians working on diverse projects frequently approach the Editorial Center to have RISM records gathered and printed as a separate catalog. Such catalogs may be needed for all sorts of reasons: to publish a printed catalog of the holdings of a collection, to provide funding agencies and sponsors...

17 May 2021

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The 2020 Annual Report

The 2020 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: The year 2020 brought an important change for RISM: Klaus Keil, who had served as director of the Zentralredaktion...

30 March 2021

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Two Books about Music at the Salzburg Cathedral Now Online

The newest issue of Fontes Artis Musicae caught our eye because it contains reviews of two recent publications involving our RISM Salzburg working group. Dommusikarchiv Salzburg (A-Sd). Thematischer Katalog der musikalischen Quellen, Reihe A. Edited by Eva Neumayr and Lars E. Laubhold with Ernst Hintermaier, RISM Arbeitsgruppe Salzburg. Vienna: Hollitzer...

1 March 2021

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Joseph Bologne's "L’Amant Anonyme"

Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges was born 275 years ago, on December 25, 1745 – or perhaps in 1739, as documentary sources are conflicting. Regardless, we are celebrating his music with this guest post by the editors of a new critical edition of Joseph Bologne’s“L’Amant Anonyme,” the composer’s only surviving opera....

7 December 2020

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New Book about Music in Stams Abbey, Austria

We have received the following from Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider (RISM Tirol-Südtirol & OFM Austria): New publication: Wo die Engel musizieren. Musik im Stift Stams The RISM catalog currently (August 2020) contains over 8,300 records from the Music Archive of the Cistercian Abbey in Stams, Tyrol (RISM siglum: A-ST). Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider, responsible...

31 August 2020

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