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Announcing the First RISM Lecture: The Fondo Cappella Sistina in RISM

The Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) has long provided both musicologists and performing musicians with indispensable research tools. Currently, RISM’s freely available online catalog includes over 1.2 million records for musical sources held in diverse institutions around the world. Major additions to the database have oftentimes resulted from larger-scale...

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Music for a while… for more than 325 years!

Autograph manuscript of Henry Purcell’s Sonata in F major (Z. 810). BL Add MS 30930, f. 37v. The following is a joint post between the RISM Zentralredaktion and the British Library: When Henry Purcell died (on 21 November 1695 - 325 years ago this past Saturday) he was probably one...

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Hindemith 2020

“Paul Hindemith, Werkverzeichnis 1939-1954”. © Fondation Hindemith, Blonay (CH) The following is a guest post from Susanne Schaal-Gotthardt (Director, Hindemith Institute, Frankfurt am Main): Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) was a careful archivist during his lifetime: starting in his student days he kept catalogs of works in which he recorded information about...

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Happy 253rd Birthday, Bernhard Romberg (1767-1841)

The following is a guest post by one of our current interns, Daniel Kneer:  Bernhard Heinrich Romberg was a German cellist and composer. He was born into a musical family on 12 November 1767 in the northern German town of Dinklage. Romberg received his first cello lessons from his father...

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The Reopening of the Vienna State Opera in 1955

The following post is by one of our current interns, Julius Rüttger: There is a musical anniversary that we can celebrate today: Exactly 65 years ago, the famous State Opera in Vienna reopened after World War II. The opera house, which originally opened on 25 May 1869 with Mozart’s Don...

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Introductory Muscat Workshops in November (FULL)

The workshops are now full. If you are interested in attending a future Muscat workshop, please write to contact@rism.info and we will let you know when future dates have been set. The RISM Central Office will be hosting an online, introductory two-part workshop on cataloging musical sources using the program...

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Isabella Leonarda at 400 (1620-1704)

Isabella Leonarda was baptized 400 years ago yesterday, on 6 September 1620. The very thin documentary evidence tells us that the composer joined the order Collegio di Sant’Orsola in Novara at the age of 16 and lived there until her death. The young Ursuline sisters also received music instruction. Gasparo...

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Nicola Porpora's "Carlo il Calvo" in Bayreuth

The Bayreuth Festival was cancelled this year due to coronavirus, but a different Bayreuth festival, the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival, is opening tonight with Nicola Porpora’s Carlo il Calvo. Nicola Porpora (1686-1768) was one of the most important voice teachers of his day, and his students included Farinelli. In addition...

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Online Muscat Workshop with the Chopin Institute (Warsaw) In the Age of the Corona Pandemic

Online Muscat Workshop 3-7 August 2020 in English with the Chopin Institute (Warsaw) in the Age of the Corona Pandemic Workshop leaders: Guido Kraus (RISM Central Office, Frankfurt am Main) and Marcelina Chojecka (Chopin Institute NIFC, Warsaw) The RISM Central Office in Frankfurt am Main continues to work closely together...

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Workshop on Printed Music at the Chopin Institute, Warsaw

We have received the following from Marcelina Chojecka (Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina, Warsaw): On 10 July 2020 we held a lecture and training session called “A few identification methods for printed music from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.” Participants under Jeremiusz Glensk’s direction learned how to identify editions, issues,...

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