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New People in the RISM Online Catalog 2021

Despite the limitations brought about by the pandemic, the growth of our online catalog was considerable in 2021. The number of new people named in RISM records grew by over 4,800 throughout the course of the year, in part through new records for musical sources and in part also through...

24 February 2022 – New at RISM

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International Mother Language Day

For 22 years, 21 February has been celebrated as International Mother Language Day. On this day, the United Nations highlights the significance of native languages as a cultural asset because many languages are endangered. And since many languages do not have an online presence, multilinguialsim online can be strengthened. The...

21 February 2022 – New at RISM

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200 Years of Print History: RISM B/I Now Entirely in the RISM Catalog

It all began with the famous first Petrucci edition from 1501 (see image). After around four years of editing, all of the entries from B/I, Recueils imprimés, XVIe-XVIIe siècles (over 2,700) have been revised and can be found in the RISM catalog. As with all records in the RISM catalog,...

17 February 2022 – New at RISM

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Musical Dedications, in Love and Friendship

Dédié à Madame Son Epouse —Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz Al mio amico F. Brizzi —Fabio Campana Composed, and most humbly Dedicated (by Permission) His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge —Catherine Hyde Solari Meinem lieben “Basler Liederkranz” gewidmet —Edwin Schlumpf Valentine’s Day is a time to think about those who you hold...

14 February 2022 – Events

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Insights into the Music Collection of Duchess Luise Friederike of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

We have received the following from Miriam Roner (RISM Germany, Dresden office): February 3, 2022 marked the 300th birthday of Luise Friederike, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. For RISM Germany, this major birthday is a welcome opportunity to put a special emphasis on cataloging her music collection. If she were alive, she...

10 February 2022 – Musical anniversaries

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New Features in the RISM Catalog

RISM and the Bavarian State Library (BSB, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) announce a major upgrade of the RISM Catalog of Musical Sources at https://opac.rism.info/. One of the first things that users might notice is the display of IIIF objects. The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a technical standard that allows images...

8 February 2022 – RISM online catalog

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First Recording of a Rebay Sonata for Guitar by Luiz Mantovani at Stift Heiligenkreuz

We have received the following from P. MMag. Roman Nägele OCist, director of the music archive at Stift Heiligenkreuz: Over 600 works from the archive of the Austrian composer, pianist, and conductor Ferdinand Rebay (1880-1953) can be found at the music archive of Heiligenkreuz Abbey. They are also listed in...

3 February 2022 – Library collections

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A concerto for a “trombone god”—finally, Ferdinand David’s Concertino op. 4 in Henle Urtext

The following is by Dominik Rahmer and was first published on the Henle blog in a slightly longer form. It is reprinted here with kind permission. The trombone is an instrument with a venerable though also chequered history. After its first great heyday in the Renaissance and early Baroque, it...

31 January 2022 – New publications

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El cantoral E-Zac, C-3 Ms 18 de Zaragoza

We have received the following from Carmen Álvarez Escandel: Carmen Álvarez Escandell: “El cantoral E-Zac, C-3 Ms 18 de Zaragoza, con obras de Morales, Guerrero, Victoria, Pujol y Berges.” Cuadernos de Investigación Musical 14 (enero-junio 2022): 115-187. Available online. During the course of cataloging a songbook kept in the Music...

27 January 2022 – New publications

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The New RISM Working Group in Gdańsk

The following is by Danuta Popinigis and Agnieszka Kubiak (RISM Gdańsk): The first RISM Gdańsk working group started in 1997 at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland. The team consisted of four people: Danuta Popinigis (head), Danuta Szlagowski (†), Jolanta Woźniak and Barbara Długońska. Approximately 8,500 records...

24 January 2022 – New at RISM

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