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In Memoriam Harald Heckmann (6 December 1924 – 5 November 2023)

In Harald Heckmann, the world of music archivists and documenters has lost one of its most distinguished personalities. Those of us who had the privilege of working with him have also lost a wise mentor and fatherly friend. Born the son of an art historian and teacher in Dortmund, he...

16 November 2023 – In memoriam

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Harald Heckmann (1924-2023)

The team and the Board of the RISM Editorial Center mourn the loss of their honorary president Dr. Harald Heckmann. He passed away on 5 November 2023, at the age of 98. An obituary will be published here shortly.      

8 November 2023 – In memoriam

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Between Italian and Spanish: Musics, Mutual Influences and Shared Spaces

Capdepón Verdú, Paulino; González Marín, Luis Antonio (coordinadores), Entre lo italiano y lo español: músicas, influencias mutuas y espacios compartidos (siglos XVI-XX). Tiran lo blanch, Colección Euterpe música, 1a ed., Valencia (2021), España, 546 pp. In assessing this volume, it is worth recalling the long and prolific tradition of Spanish...

2 November 2023 – New publications

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Annual Meeting of IAML Germany in Lübeck

The annual meeting of IAML’s German national branch was held in Lübeck, Germany, on 19-22 September 2023. The University of Music Lübeck and the Library of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck served as hosts, and the event was organized in an exemplary fashion by Torsten Senkbeil, Martin Blank, and Arndt...

26 October 2023 – Events

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Anniversary Symposium of RISM Germany

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of RISM’s German working group, a symposium will be held on November 21 and 22 at the Bavarian State Library in Munich. The event bears the title “Musical Sources of the 19th Century in Germany: Challenges and Opportunities” and offers...

19 October 2023 – Events

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A Word about RISM

RISM is not simply an abstract database or a series of books, the project lives above all through intensive exchange with our users. Therefore we are very grateful for comments pointing out potential errors or reports on personal experiences. Some remarks of this sort you can also find on the...

12 October 2023 – New at RISM

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MEC-TEI Joint Conference: Encoding Cultures

The joint conference of the Music Encoding Conference and the Text Encoding Initiative met from 4-8 September 2023 in Paderborn, Germany. The theme was “Encoding Cultures” and the week was full of workshops, papers, posters, meetings, and discussions. It was a hybrid conference with some presenters and participants joining us...

5 October 2023 – Events

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Commemorating Archangel Michael

Whereas the Eastern Orthodox churches commemorate Archangel Michael on November 8, in the West his feast is celebrated on 29 September. St. Michael has a prominent position among the angels in heaven. The prefix “arch” is derived from the Greek ἀρχή (archē) and means as much as beginning or leadership,...

28 September 2023 – Events

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The 'Master Muñoz Pedrera' collection in RISM

We have received the following from Juan Francisco Murcia Galián (Conservatorio Superior de Música “Manuel Massotti Littel” de Murcia, Spain) (Spanish follows): Pedro Muñoz Pedrera (1865-1925) was a musician born in Murcia, Spain. He began his musical education with Julian Calvo, composer and organist of the cathedral of Murcia. Later...

14 September 2023 – Library collections

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New on our Bookshelves: AbelWV

A new catalog of works for Carl Friedrich Abel (cited in RISM as AbelWV) by Günter von Zadow has inspired us to revise the composer’s records in RISM RISM Catalog | RISM Online. We’ve gotten this started and the rest will follow. Günter von Zadow, Catalogue of Works of Carl...

7 September 2023 – New publications

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