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Report on a four-week internship at the RISM Editorial Center in October 2020

The following is a report from our former intern, Daniel Kneer: In October 2020, I completed a four-week internship in the RISM Editorial Center, Frankfurt am Main, as part of my BA in musicology. Due to my background in information technology and my musicological interest in archiving and digitization, I...

12 August 2021 – New at RISM

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Botanists in RISM

The connection between botany and music may not be all that obvious, but in our database you can find over forty botanists, mostly men and one woman. Most of our botanists wrote words that were set to music and they do not have any direct link to the music itself....

9 August 2021 – New at RISM

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Book Presentation: The Mozart Nachlass

We have received the following from Eva Neumayr (RISM Salzburg): This year marks the 230th birthday of Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, the youngest son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born on 26 July 1791. When he died in 1844 in Karlsbad, it was by no means clear that his substantial music...

5 August 2021 – New publications

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The Music Collection at the Diocesan Library in Sandomierz in the RISM Catalog

We have received the following from Magda Walter-Mazur (RISM Poland): The project to catalog the music manuscripts from the Diocesan Library in Sandomierz (PL-SA) has been completed. It was carried out from 2017 to 2021 by Magdalena Walter-Mazur, Karolina Kaźmierczak and Michał Wysocki with financial support from the Institute of...

2 August 2021 – Library collections

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Operas from Boughton House on RISM

The following is by Katrina Faulds and originally appeared on the website of the Sound Heritage project, and is published here with kind permission: The Montagu Music Collection at Boughton House is an incredibly rich resource for the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century domestic music consumption. The addition of opera...

29 July 2021 – Library collections

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The Flying Dutchman: The Dresden Performance Material for Richard Wagner's Opera

The Flying Dutchman has opened this year’s Bayreuth Festival. We will take the opportunity to look at the performance materials from the Dresden Court Opera. Just the fact that some of the parts were in use for over 100 years is alone worth mentioning: from 1842, the year of the...

26 July 2021 – In the news

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The 200th Birthday of Pauline Viardot on 18 July 2021

This guest post is by Christin Heitmann (author of the Systematisch-bibliographischen Werkverzeichnisses Pauline Viardots), Beethoven-Haus Bonn. July 18, 2021, marks the 200th birthday of the French singer, pianist, and composer Pauline Viardot (1821–1910). It was a nice coincidence that just a few months before this anniversary, in November 2020, Pauline...

15 July 2021 – Musical anniversaries

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RISM at the 2021 IAML Congress Online

The annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) will be held for the first time online this year, from 26-30 July 2021. An advantage of the online environment is that the congress will be more accessible to people around the world and registration...

13 July 2021 – Events

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RISM Lecture on the Bach Collection of the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Now Online

Inspired by the many queries from all over the world, in early March we posted a full recording of the Inaugural RISM Lecture about the music collection of the Cappella Sistina on RISM’s YouTube channel. We are now pleased to publish in the same way the Second RISM Lecture, dedicated...

8 July 2021 – Events

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Venetian Music Online

The project Venetian Music Online began in 2016, sponsored by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The project focuses on “research on music in Venice and its historical territories, and the history of Venetian musical culture in its European dimension.” Results from the project will be published in the series...

28 June 2021 – Electronic resources

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