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RISM at the GfM Conference: Source Documentation since Beethoven

The annual conference of the German Musicological Society (Gesellschaft für Musikforschung) is taking place this week in Bonn. The theme of the conference is Musicology after Beethoven. Please join us on Thursday, 30 September at 11:30 for our paper entitled “Source Documentation in RISM since Beethoven.” Ludwig van Beethoven, along...

27 September 2021

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Concert in the Kaisersaal Concludes the Heiligenkreuz Abbey Music Academy

We have received the following from Pater Roman Nägele OCist (Stift Heiligenkreuz, Österreich): The seventh Internationale Musikakademie Ferdinand Rebay took place at Stift Heiligenkreuz this year. The goal of the Academy is to make works from the archive of Ferdinand Rebay (1880–1953) known. As a boy, Rebay sang in the...

23 September 2021

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Woodblocks and Music from the Museum Plantin-Moretus

One unexpected benefit of the now-normal online environment is that conferences and workshops, which would have formerly taken place on site with a few dozen participants, are now online and attract hundreds of people from around the globe. Even better, they are often recorded and made available online. One example...

2 September 2021

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RISM at the 2021 IAML Congress Online

The annual congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) will be held for the first time online this year, from 26-30 July 2021. An advantage of the online environment is that the congress will be more accessible to people around the world and registration...

13 July 2021

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RISM Lecture on the Bach Collection of the Berlin Staatsbibliothek Now Online

Inspired by the many queries from all over the world, in early March we posted a full recording of the Inaugural RISM Lecture about the music collection of the Cappella Sistina on RISM’s YouTube channel. We are now pleased to publish in the same way the Second RISM Lecture, dedicated...

8 July 2021

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Virtual Conference: Watermarks and Musicology

We have received the following from Bernhard Lutz (Bavarian State Library): The Bavarian State Library (BSB) will be hosting a virtual conference in German on 21-22 May 2021 entitled “Wasserzeichen und Musikwissenschaft.” The event will mark the close of a DFG-funded project concerning digital cataloging of watermarks in music manuscripts...

10 May 2021

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Announcing the Second RISM Lecture: The Bach Collection of the Berlin Staatsbibliothek

The warm reception of the First RISM Lecture centered on the music collection of the Cappella Sistina has inspired us to continue our series. We are now pleased to announce that Professor Christoph Wolff who (among countless other accomplishments) was President of RISM from 2004 to 2013, and has since...

29 April 2021

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Maundy Thursday

Today, Maundy Thursday, marks the beginning of the Triduum Sacrum, the three holy days of the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection, and thus the climax of Holy Week. Traditionally, in the Roman Catholic liturgy, the organ plays for the last time in the Gloria of the Mass of the Lord’s...

1 April 2021

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International Women's Day 2021: Women Composers in RISM

In 2017, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, we published a spreadsheet of all women composers found in RISM. Over the past four years, this number has grown from ca. 800 to over 1,000. That was more than enough reason for us to publish this new spreadsheet. In addition,...

8 March 2021

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RISM Lecture on the Cappella Sistina Collection Now Online

We are happy to report that the inaugural RISM Lecture held on January 28, 2021 proved a runaway success. Over 270 people attended the event online, not merely from almost all European countries, but also from Brazil, Mexico, the United States and even Nigeria. We are particularly proud of our...

4 March 2021

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