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Digitised music manuscripts update at the British Library

The following is by Chris Scobie (Lead Curator, Music Manuscripts) and was originally published on the Music Blog of the British Library (Creative Commons Attribution Licence): Following our recent blog post about newly digitised material from the Royal Music Library, we thought it might be useful to provide an updated...

18 October 2021 – Library collections

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André Guerra Cotta In Memoriam

We were deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of our colleague André Guerra Cotta (1966-2021). André was one of the founding members of RISM Brazil when it was reactivated in 2005 and he represented the working group at conferences in Brazil and abroad. He was a consistent presence...

14 October 2021 – In memoriam

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Lute Manuscripts at Cambridge

The following is by James Luff and originally appeared on the MusiCB3 Blog. It is reprinted here with kind permission. I spent quite a bit of my spare time during lockdown learning to play the lute. So naturally, I was excited when I discovered that Cambridge has some extraordinary lute...

11 October 2021 – Library collections

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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 – New publications

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Unheard of: Solo Sonatas by Albert Louis Frédéric Baptiste in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

The following is by Antje Becker and was first published in a longer form in Dossier Forschung der Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz. It is reprinted here with kind permission. Albert Louis Frédéric Baptiste (also spelled Batiste or Battista) was born in July 1700 in Oettingen (Bavaria). His father, Johann, was from...

4 October 2021 – Library collections

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José Avellaneda in RISM

We have received the following from Enrique Payo León (Universidad de Salamanca): José Larena-Avellaneda y Rodríguez (José Avellaneda) was a violinist who lived between 1863 and 1920 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). The development of his artistic career took him to London several times, but the activities of...

30 September 2021 – Library collections

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RISM at the GfM Conference: Source Documentation since Beethoven

The annual conference of the German Musicological Society (Gesellschaft für Musikforschung) is taking place this week in Bonn. The theme of the conference is Musicology after Beethoven. Please join us on Thursday, 30 September at 11:30 for our paper entitled “Source Documentation in RISM since Beethoven.” Ludwig van Beethoven, along...

27 September 2021 – Events

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Concert in the Kaisersaal Concludes the Heiligenkreuz Abbey Music Academy

We have received the following from Pater Roman Nägele OCist (Stift Heiligenkreuz, Österreich): The seventh Internationale Musikakademie Ferdinand Rebay took place at Stift Heiligenkreuz this year. The goal of the Academy is to make works from the archive of Ferdinand Rebay (1880–1953) known. As a boy, Rebay sang in the...

23 September 2021 – Events

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The Opera 'Orazio' by Pietro Auletta and its Transformation

Two-hundred and fifty years ago—sometime in September 1771—the composer Pietro Auletta died in Naples. Little is known about his youth and education. Even his date of birth is disputed, ranging from April 1693 or February 1694 in S. Angelo a Scala (Avellino) to 1698. Concrete biographical facts about Auletta are...

20 September 2021 – Musical anniversaries

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Launch of a Schubert Research Center in Vienna

We have received the following from Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl (chairwoman, Schubert Research Center): On April 1 of this year a Schubert Research Center was founded at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). The aim of the center is to uncover social networks in Viennese cultural life during the first half of...

16 September 2021 – In the news

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