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22 December 2011 – Events
CD-ROM of series A/I: Individual prints 1600 to 1800 has been published
We are delighted to announce that the CD-ROM of series A/I has appeared. For the first time the complete series – published between 1971 and 2003 in 14 volumes – is available as a database. For more information see the website of Bärenreiter-Verlag.
15 December 2011 – New publications
New RISM Sigla Search on RISM.info
The RISM library sigla are now searchable on the RISM website. A new database was developed for this purpose and it supersedes the previous PDF publications. The initial inventory consists of 7,080 library sigla. The database is updated monthly. The search results lead users to individual entries in which the...
29 November 2011 – New at RISM
New RISM Working Group Founded in Seoul, South Korea
The Music Research Institute, College of Music at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea has begun to document and build a database of musical sources from Korea and East Asia thanks to a state subsidy. The research team (Director of Music Research Institute: Prof./Dr. Hyun Kyung Chae), through long...
25 November 2011 – New at RISM
Manuscripts from the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Liepāja (Latvia)
Within the framework of a project sponsored by the Baltic-German Academic Consortium in the Latvian port city of Liepāja, valuable music manuscripts from the second half of the 18th century were cataloged for RISM by a team of researchers from Germany and Latvia. The project involved a unique collection of...
10 November 2011 – Library collections
Ferdinand Hiller @ RISM
Ferdinand Hiller (October 24, 1811 – May 10, 1885) was born only two days after Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886). Since Hiller is from Frankfurt am Main, maintained contact with his hometown throughout his life, and because his musical Nachlass is housed at the university library,...
27 October 2011 – Musical anniversaries
Peter Grønland @ RISM
Everybody is talking about Franz Liszt’s (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) 200th birthday this month. But it is not only him who has a celebration in October 2011. Peter Grønland (October 15, 1761 – December 30, 1825), a Danish composer 50 years older than Liszt, is also observing...
17 October 2011 – Musical anniversaries
Workshop on Kallisto
For describing musical sources, RISM has developed the database program Kallisto. It is offered to RISM working groups and individuals who want to contribute to the RISM database. Records made by means of the program will be added directly to the RISM online catalogue with the next update. To familiarise...
13 September 2011 – Events
New Brochure “RISM: An Overview”
The brochure “RISM: An Overview” was fully revised and was published in July 2011, right in time for the IAML conference in Dublin. This overview is intended to represent RISM as an international joint project. It provides information about RISM’s purpose and goals as well as its most important projects....
29 August 2011 – New publications
Christian Gotthilf Tag @ RISM
Christian Gotthilf Tag (2 April 1735 – 19 July 1811) was a notable German cantor, organist, and composer of the 18th century. Although his influence was only felt in Saxony, a variety of copies and commissions from Hamburg, Berlin, and Danzig have lead to his works being preserved today throughout...
2 August 2011 – New at RISM