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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...

23 August 2013 – Rediscovered

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Concert at Stams Abbey: 3 Masses from 3 Archives

On 27 and 28 July 2013, three masses with special reference to Tyrol will sound as part of the sixteenth Tyrolean Church Music Days festival at Stams Abbey in Austria: The Spaur Mass (KV 257) using the source found in Brixen (Bressanone) with autograph entries by Wolfgang Amadeus and Leopold...

12 July 2013 – Events

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Consortium of RISM Working Groups in Austria

The Consortium of RISM Working Groups in Austria, which was founded in November 2012, met in Salzburg on June 19 at the International Mozarteum Foundation. One finds on the RISM Zentralredaktion’s website five independent working groups that are currently operating in Austria. There are also several individual projects being carried...

3 July 2013 – New at RISM

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New RISM Site in Germany: Tower Library, Nürtingen

Time and again, one finds that archives and libraries with rare and interesting musical sources manage to exist under the radar of scholars. Often these are smaller church or city archives that have just recently arranged their materials and made them accessible to the public, or whose collection strengths lie...

19 June 2013 – Library collections

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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