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Fontes Special Issue: In Celebration of RISM’s Seventieth Anniversary

The latest issue of the journal Fontes artis musicae is a special issue entitled In Celebration of RISM’s Seventieth Anniversary. Guest editor Nicole Schwindt (Chair, RISM Working Group, Germany) describes the ground that RISM has covered in the seven decades since the project’s founding, writing in the issue’s preface that...

10 November 2022 – New publications

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Autograph Manuscript of Luigi Cherubini’s 'Cours de contrepoint et de fugue' Discovered

We have received the following from Maxime Margollé (Postdoctoral fellow, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology): Published in 1835, Luigi Cherubini’s Cours de contrepoint et de fugue very quickly became a reference work. According to the Gazette musicale, 500 copies were sold on the day of its publication,...

7 November 2022 – Rediscovered

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RISM and the Chopin Institute (Warsaw) Strengthen their Partnership

On Monday, 10 October 2022, representatives of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw (Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina, NIFC) visited the RISM Editorial Center in Frankfurt following the conference Musical Sources: Past and Future for RISM’s 70th anniversary in Mainz. The meeting was held to discuss future joint projects and the...

3 November 2022 – New at RISM

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Magdalene Partbooks

We have received the following from Catherine Sutherland (Magdalene College, UK): The Magdalene Partbooks (RISM ID no. 1001209736; RISM Catalog | RISM Online) are a collection of over 650 pieces, many of which have been identified as arrangements of incidental music from plays of the 17th and early 18th centuries,...

27 October 2022 – Library collections

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Lucile Grétry at 250

The following is by our recent intern, Ayleen Klinder: Angélique-Dorothée-Louise Grétry, called Lucile, was the second daughter of the famous composer André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry. She was born on 15 July 1772 and died of tuberculosis at the young age of 17 in March 1790. Her 250th birthday was in July 2022....

20 October 2022 – Musical anniversaries

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Bel canto and beyond

The following is by Christina Linklater (U. S. RISM Office, Harvard University) and originally appeared on the Loeb Music Library’s blog. It is reprinted here with kind permission. The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library has recently acquired the personal collection of Italian accompanist, conductor and vocal coach Luigi Ricci (1893-1981):...

6 October 2022 – Library collections

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Announcing the Third RISM Lecture: Musical Sources in Mexico

Our first pair of RISM Lectures focused on two of the most celebrated music collections of the old continent: the Fondo Cappella Sistina kept in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and the Bach manuscripts preserved in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. In keeping with RISM’s global outlook and mission, we wanted the...

29 September 2022 – Events

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Program and Registration for Musical Sources: Past and Future — An International Conference Celebrating 70 Years of RISM

We are pleased to announce the final program for our event Musical Sources: Past and Future - An International Conference Celebrating 70 Years of RISM. It will take place 7-9 October 2022 in the Plenarsaal (Plenary Hall) of the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz. Please visit our conference...

22 September 2022 – Events

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RISM at the 2022 IMS Congress in Athens

While one of RISM’s sponsoring organizations, the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) holds a congress each year, offering us the chance to share the latest news about our work in person, the International Musicological Society (IMS) puts up full congresses only quinquennially. This year the...

15 September 2022 – Events

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An unexpected find: “Le Pêcheur Catalan” WoO II.2, No. 9 by Louise Farrenc

The following is a guest post by Christin Heitmann (author of “Louise Farrenc. Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis” and co-editor of the Farrenc Critical Edition published by Noetzel-Verlag), Beethoven-Haus Bonn (see the full post on the German version of this page): Many can relate to the phenomenon of finding additional sources after wrapping...

9 September 2022 – Rediscovered

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