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Pedro António Avondano

This week we will highlight the works of Pedro António Avondano (1714-1782), a Portuguese composer who was born 300 years ago this April. Although he was born and died in Lisbon, his works have seen more of the world than he did. The RISM database indexes 62 sources for Avondano,...

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Queen Anne

Inspired by a blog series at the National Library of the Netherlands, this year we would like to invite you to accompany us on an alphabetical journey through the rich and varied treasures that await you in the RISM database. Throughout the year, we will present you with something drawn...

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An Evening of Irish Music

Sunday, 16 March 2014, 6 pm , Ev.-Luth. Wartburgkirche Hartmann-Ibach-Straße 108, 60389 Frankfurt am Main John Sigismond Cousser : Serenata teatrale Matthew Dubourg : Violin Concerto in D Timothy Geary : Six Canzonetts Paul Alday : Grand Symphony (German premiere) Mezzo-soprano: Sharon Carty Piano: Jonathan Ware Violin: Frank Plieninger Junge...

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Musical Christmas Greetings from Tyrol

The annual Tyrolean Christmas Concert will once again sound on 21-22 December 2013 in Innsbruck, Austria. The music will come from the rich treasures found in archives in Reutte (A-RTf) and Stams (A-ST). Program

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Collectio operum musicalium quae in Bibliotheca Kinsky adservantur

The Thematic Catalogue for the Kinsky Library’s Music Collection The music collection at the Kinsky Library, which is administered by the National Museum Library (CZ-Pn), was first examined in detail in 2010. More than one thousand individual musical documents dating from the end of the 18th and the first half...

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Performance: Musical Rarity from Wilhering Abbey

Last year, in the music archive at Wilhering Abbey, Dr. Ikarus Kaiser of the Austrian Academy of Sciences discovered the only known copy of a mass by the Baroque composer Franz Anton Ertl, who was active around Linz, Austria (RISM ID no. 600077182).This coming Sunday, November 24 at 10 AM...

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Musical Tables

The multifaceted nature of music transmission can be seen in an unusual musical source at the Berchtesgaden Royal Palace, in the southeastern corner of Germany. A song table (Liedertisch)–an etched slab of stone depicting music and set in a wooden frame–is now indexed in the RISM database (RISM no. 450113059)....

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Carlo Gesualdo @RISM

Wagner and Verdi are not the only big musical names marking anniversaries this year. Carlo Gesualdo died on 8 September 1613 – 400 years ago. The Principe di Venosa was noted in his time for his bold chromaticisms and was a champion of polyphony in an era when others like...

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Carlo Gesualdo @RISM

Neben Wagner und Verdi gibt es diese Jahr noch einen weiteren für die Musikgeschichte gewichtigen Jubilar. Am 8. September 1613 – vor 400 Jahren – starb Carlo Gesualdo. Der Principe di Venosa galt als kühnster Chromatiker seiner Zeit und als Verfechter der Polyfonie, während andere wie Monteverdi sich zur Dominanz...

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Vivaldi and a Search Engine

Guest post by Michael Talbot (Liverpool, UK) Anyone my age (seventy) has, as it were, “grown up” in parallel with RISM in the various phases of its, and our, evolution. Especially since the transfer of the manuscripts database to an OPAC on the internet, the potentiality to make discoveries, either...

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