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Frescobaldi Thematic Catalogue Online: New Edition

We have received the following from Alexander Silbiger (Professor Emeritus, Department of Music, Duke University): Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) was the first major composer in the history of Western music to concentrate on instrumental music. In quantity, his surviving keyboard works far surpass those of any predecessor or contemporary; he was...

22 November 2021

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The Tasso in Music Project

We have received the following from Emiliano Ricciardi (Director and General Editor, Tasso in Music Project). The RISM catalog links to this project through the short title TiMP. The Tasso in Music Project is a public-access digital edition of the early modern musical settings of the poetry of Torquato Tasso...

13 September 2021

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Venetian Music Online

The project Venetian Music Online began in 2016, sponsored by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The project focuses on “research on music in Venice and its historical territories, and the history of Venetian musical culture in its European dimension.” Results from the project will be published in the series...

28 June 2021

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Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission

We have received the following from Anna de Bakker: Do you own a piece of a chant manuscript? Or perhaps you know about a manuscript page displayed in a choir room, or at a church or library? Then we are looking for you! Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission is an...

25 February 2021

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OnStage

We have received the following from the RISM Digital Center: OnStage is the portal for digitised documents on musical performances in Switzerland (performance ephemera, such as concert programmes and announcements). OnStage currently presents the collections of the Conservatoire de Lausanne, the Conservatoire de Genève, the Association of the Friends of...

1 February 2021

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Digital Collections Portal at the Leipzig Bach Archive

We would like to share this announcement with you courtesy of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig: To celebrate its 70th anniversary, in November 2020 the Leipzig Bach Archive launched a web portal that provides digital access to the archive’s historical collections. At digitalesammlungen.bach-leipzig.de, objects from the archive’s collections and important permanent loans...

25 January 2021

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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...

23 July 2020

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Richard Strauss Digital

We are reprinting the following with the kind permission of the SLUB Dresden: At last, Richard Strauss is in the public domain. As of 1 January 2020, his works may be made available to the public without any special permission or payment. The SLUB Digital Collections now feature selected Straussiana...

20 February 2020

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Version 4.0 of Weber Complete Edition Digital Edition Published

The digital edition of the Carl Maria von Weber Complete Edition has just released its Version 4.0. It offers a number of interesting new developments from both technical and content points of view. From the technical side, the site’s responsive web design was improved so that the pages can be...

23 January 2020

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Books About Music Before 1800 Digitized and Online

The following is from the Library of Congress’s Books About Music Before 1800 collection: The Music Division of the Library of Congress has launched a new site with scans of approximately 2,000 books on music published before 1800. The scans were made from microfilmed versions of the books. Shortly after...

1 August 2019

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