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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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From Everyday Goods to Cultural Goods: The Music Archive of the Cistercian Abbey of Stams, Austria

Stams Abbey was one of the most important musical centers in Tyrol in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Stams Abbey Music Archive still bears witness to this today. The music materials, once used to organize the everyday musical life in this monastery, underwent a transformation over time from everyday...

21 June 2021 – Library collections

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The New Online Directory of RISM Library Sigla

With the launch of the new RISM website last December, we took the opportunity to offer a new and improved Online Directory of RISM Library Sigla. The new directory is updated continuously and is the most complete and up-to-date source of RISM sigla. Currently, there are 8,500 institutions in the...

17 June 2021 – New at RISM

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New on our Bookshelves: The Basset Horn in Italy

Last year Adriano Amore released his eighth publication about clarinets in Italy, Il Corno di bassetto in Italia. The book’s eight chapters serve as a comprehensive survey, starting with questions of terminology and reaching to a discography. The chapter with quotations about the basset horn range from Francescos Antolini’s La...

14 June 2021 – New publications

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Plaine & Easie Tutorial Now Available

We are pleased to announce a new tutorial from the RISM Editorial Center in cooperation with the U.S. RISM Office at Harvard University. This tutorial focuses on entering music incipits in RISM’s cataloguing program, Muscat, using the Plaine & Easie Code. The Plaine & Easie Code is a library standard...

10 June 2021 – New at RISM

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The 450th Anniversary of Giovanni Animuccia's Death

Giovanni Animuccia is one of the many people whose musical anniversaries we are marking in 2021. He was likely born around 1510 in Florence, went to Rome in around 1550, and was chapel master of the Cappella Giulia beginning in 1555 at San Pietro. Animuccia held this position until his...

7 June 2021 – Musical anniversaries

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The First Ukrainian Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Music Manuscripts from Lviv is Online

We have received the following from Sofyja Holub (RISM Ukraine): The first Ukrainian collection of Medieval and Renaissance musical manuscripts that was cataloged in RISM is held at the Scientific Library of Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. Cooperation between RISM and the library began in February 2019 in Lviv,...

2 June 2021 – Library collections

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Rediscovering Eugène Ysaÿe

We have received the following from Marie Cornaz (RISM Belgium, Section de la Musique - Muziekafdeling, Bibliothèque royale de Belgique - Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België): We have to pleasure to inform you about the publication of a biography on the violinist, pedagogue, composer, conductor and concert organizer Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931),...

31 May 2021 – New publications

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How Small Changes Can Cause Great Confusion

In the course of revising catalog entries for printed anthologies to 1700, we always encounter more complex cases. John Playford’s The Musical Companion, which was published in 1672 and 1673 and is the topic of this post, is a prime example for many reasons. In the printed B/I volume (François...

27 May 2021 – New at RISM

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