Looking Back on 2019
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The year 2020 is still young, but let’s take a moment to look back on 2019 at the most popular stories from the world of musical sources that we published here on the RISM blog. May 2020 be as rich with discoveries!
- New Music Manuscripts from Italy (ICCU) in RISM
New Catalog of the Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Antequera Oaxaca (Mexico) by Edgar Alejandro Calderón Alcántar and Anastasia Krutitskaya
Books About Music Before 1800 Digitized and Online from the Library of Congress
Newly discovered autograph of the cantata “Die Fischerin” by Engelbert Humperdinck by Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger
- New Women Composers in 2019
But in 2019—as in years past—the post more often read than any other story, from any year, was Listen to the world’s oldest piano from 2014.
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- Musical 15th-century frescoes at the Basilica Saint-Quentin, France
- Our visit to the Breitkopf & Härtel offices in Wiesbaden, with a peek at some of the treasures from their archives
- Six zortzikos with words in Basque found in Mexico by John Lazos
- Reconstructions of songs from Boethius’ “De consolatione philosophiae”
- Analyzing 30,000 chord annotations in Beethoven’s string quartets
- The Music of Notre-Dame
A big thank you goes out to our readers and supporters throughout the year for your contributions, opinions, tips, hard work, and discoveries!
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