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Looking back 300 years ago: Mattheson's "Der brauchbare Virtuoso" from 1720

It’s not only numerous composers who are celebrating major anniversaries: compositions are too. When you think of Johann Mattheson, you might first think of his writings that appeared in Hamburg, Der vollkommene Capellmeister (1739) or his Grundlage einer Ehren-Pforte (1740). But this time we’re going to look at the twelve...

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Ein kurzer Blick 300 Jahre zurück – Matthesons "Der brauchbare Virtuoso" von 1720

Dieses Jahr feiern nicht nur unzählige Komponisten ihr rundes Jubiläum, sondern auch Kompositionen. Als erstes denkt man bei Johann Mattheson vielleicht an seine in Hamburg erschienenen Schriften Der vollkommene Capellmeister (1739) oder der Grundlage einer Ehren-Pforte (1740). Doch es sei diesmal ein kleiner Blick auf die zwölf Sonaten geworfen, welche...

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The Music for Richard Wagner's "Rienzi" Preserved in Dresden

This weekend was supposed to see the opening of the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. Instead, a full, alternative program is planned. We’ll take this opportunity to take a look at the music preserved for Richard Wagner’s Rienzi, which was used in Dresden over a long period of time. The music...

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Das Notenmaterial zu Richard Wagners "Rienzi" in Dresden

In Bayreuth wären am kommenden Wochenende die Festspiele eröffnet worden; stattdessen gibt es ein umfangreiches Ersatzprogramm. Wir nutzen die Gelegenheit und werfen einen Blick in das Notenmaterial zu Richard Wagners Rienzi, welches über einen langen Zeitraum in Dresden verwendet wurde. Das Material wird in zwei Einheiten im Notenarchiv der Sächsischen...

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Workshop on Printed Music at the Chopin Institute, Warsaw

We have received the following from Marcelina Chojecka (Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina, Warsaw): On 10 July 2020 we held a lecture and training session called “A few identification methods for printed music from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.” Participants under Jeremiusz Glensk’s direction learned how to identify editions, issues,...

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Giovanni (Battista) Bononcini’s 350th Birthday

Giovanni Bononcini (born 18 July 1670 in Modena - died 9 July 1744 in Vienna) was from a musical family and probably received his first lessons from his father, who died early. Beginning in 1678, he took cello lessons from Giovanni Paolo Colonna. After several stations in Italy, Vienna became...

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Zum 350. Geburtstag von Giovanni (Battista) Bononcini

Giovanni Bononcini (18.07.1670, Modena - 09.07.1744, Wien) entstammt einer Musikerfamilie und erhielt wohl den ersten Unterricht von seinem früh verstorbenen Vater. Ab 1678 erhielt er dann von Giovanni Paolo Colonna Cellounterricht. Nach verschiedenen Stationen in Italien wurde 1697 Wien zu seiner Heimat, wo Bononcini als Mitglied der Hofkapelle unter Kaiser...

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New Records from the Moravian Music Foundation now in RISM

We have received the following from Barbara Strauss, Moravian Music Foundation (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA). The Salem Collegium Musicum Collection is now in RISM (library siglum: US-WS). The Salem Collegium Musicum collection includes primarily instrumental chamber and small-orchestra music, as well as some oratorios, vocal collections, keyboard music and band...

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Music and Dance for the Recovery of King Philip III of Spain

Around exactly 400 years ago, the printed music anthology Breve Racconto della Festa a Ballo was published in Naples by Costantino Vitale, of which only one copy is known today, held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (F-Pn). The Festa a Ballo is one of the few examples of Italian...

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Musik und Tanz zur Gesundung König Felipes III. von Spanien

Vor ziemlich genau 400 Jahren erschien in Neapel bei Costantino Vitale der Sammeldruck Breve Racconto della Festa a Ballo, von dem heute lediglich ein Exemplar in der Bibliothèque nationale de France (F-Pn) erhalten ist. Die Festa a Ballo ist eines der wenigen aus Italien stammenden Zeugnisse höfischer Tanzveranstaltungen mit Musik...

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