"Zampa" by Hérold @ RISM
Ferdinand Hérold (1791-1833) was a composer of Alsatian descent. He received his first music lessons from his father Franz Joseph, who had settled in Paris in 1781 to teach piano. When he was around 16, Hérold was accepted to the Paris Conservatory and joined Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s piano class beginning in...
3 June 2013 – New at RISM
500 Days Since the Launch of the RISM Library Sigla Database
The RISM library sigla have been used to designate repositories of musical sources since the first publications were issued in the 1960s. The library sigla are made up of a country code followed by a library code. The latter is formed from a combination of abbreviations for the city and...
16 May 2013 – New at RISM
The Symphony and Ireland: A Symposium
The Symphony and Ireland: A Symposium 20 April 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology, Conservatory of Music & Drama, Rathmines In association with the Society for Musicology in Ireland & the National Library of Ireland An International Association for Music Libraries, Archives & Documentation Centres (UK & Irl) Jubilee Celebration Event...
14 March 2013 – Events
New Volume in RISM Series B
Hymnologica Slavica. Volume I. Hymnologica Bohemica, Slovaca (HBS), Polonica (HP), Sorabica (HS). Notendrucke des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts Compiled by Jan Kouba and Marie Skalická (edited by Gerhard Schuhmacher) (HBS), Karol Hławiczka and Leon Witkowski (revised and supplemented by Teresa Krukowski and Gerhard Schuhmacher) (HP), Jan Raupp (HS). G. Henle...
18 February 2013 – New publications
First Phase of the RISM Ireland Database Launched
RISM Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of a new Irish-focused free-to-access database of pre-twentieth century musical materials held in repositories throughout the island of Ireland. The new Irish-focused RISM Ireland database and website was established by Dr Catherine Ferris (RISM Ireland/DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama) with the...
4 February 2013 – New at RISM
2012 International Conference at Ewha Womans University in Seoul: The Discovery of Modernity in East Asian Music: The West, Tradition, and Beyond
The Music Research Institute at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea organized an international conference from 19-20 October 2012. The title of the conference was “The Discovery of Modernity in East Asian Music: The West, Tradition, and Beyond.” The conference consisted of five parts: Part 1: Keeping the Past...
24 January 2013 – Events
Digitized Choirbooks at the Bavarian State Library
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB; Bavarian State Library) is currently digitizing its collection of 165 choirbooks containing polyphonic music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, most of which are large and lavishly decorated. Begun in December 2012 and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) over the course of three years,...
16 January 2013 – Library collections
Musical Christmas Greetings from Tyrol
The annual Tyrolean Christmas Concerts will once again sound on 22-23 December 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria. For the fourth time, the music will come from the rich treasures found at Stams Abbey (A-ST). Concert program (PDF; in German) Image: Missa pastoralis by Fabian Sebastian Lanzinger (RISM ID no.65001333)
5 December 2012 – Events
Henry Vieuxtemps at the Royal Library of Belgium
Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-1881) is in the news at the Royal Library of Belgium, with an important find and an online exhibition. Unknown opera ‘La Fiancée de Messine’ by Henry Vieuxtemps in the Music Department of the Royal Library of Belgium In 2011, the King Baudouin Foundation bought an exceptional set...
16 November 2012 – Library collections
New Music from Old Fritz: Manuscripts by Frederick the Great Discovered
“Diese Noten haben Ihro Majestät der König Friederich von Preußen eigenhändig geschrieben.” This music was written by Your Majesty the King Frederick of Prussia in his own hand. Three autograph music manuscripts by Frederick the Great that were believed to have been lost were discovered in the Art Collection at...
8 November 2012 – Rediscovered