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Music Manuscripts from the Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg to the Mid-17th Century: Cataloging, Digitizing, and Watermark Thermography

We have received the following from Bernhard Lutz (Bavarian State Library): Starting November 2020, the Bavarian State Library will catalog and digitize ca. 80 music manuscripts from the dawn of music notation to the mid-17th century owned by the State and City Library of Augsburg (Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg; RISM...

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Diversity in RISM

The music book of the enslaved woman Maria Antonia Palacios, ca. 1790 There are over 138,000 people in the RISM online catalog: not all composers or musicians who ever lived, but only those who are connected with a musical source. Biographical information is recorded about each person in a separate...

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Announcing the new RISM UK Catalogue

The following originally appeared on the Music Blog of the British Library on 16 October 2020 (Creative Commons):  RISM UK is pleased to announce the launch of the newRISM UK Catalogue. The catalogue is a subset of the international RISM Online Catalogue of Musical Sources. It contains all data from...

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The Fondo Cappella Sistina in RISM

We have received the following from Thomas Schmidt (Dean of Music, Humanities and Media, Professor of Musicology, University of Huddersfield): The catalogue of the music sources of the Fondo Cappella Sistina in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana goes back to a research project under the direction of Ludwig Finscher, funded by...

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Jenny Lind zum 200. Geburtstag

Die berühmte schwedische Sopranistin wurde vor 200 Jahren - am 6. Oktober 1820 - geboren. In der RISM-Datenbank ist Lind nicht nur als Säingerin auf den Quellen genannt (wie beispielsweise bei dem schwedischen Lied “Der Hirt” von Isak Berg) sondern auch als Widmungsträgerin, Vorbesitzerin und Schreiberin. Anton Wallersteins “Favorite Polka”...

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Taking on “Anonymous”

Thanks to numerous tips from several colleagues, we are now able to provide more specific information about collections of arias that are housed at the Biblioteca Estense in Modena (I-MOe). Many of the composers of unattributed arias have been identified, as well as the operas that the arias are from....

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The anonymous cantata "Chiuso è già Borea nevoso"

Over 230,000 sources in the RISM online catalog are anonymous and often languish unnoticed. One cantata, however, shows that it is sometimes worth it to leave trusted paths of inquiry: this beautiful manuscript from 1716. As a matter of fact, we know quite a bit about the work: Antonio Ottoboni...

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Eine königliche Bibliothek: Die Musiksammlung von König Ludwig II.

Einer der Menschen mit einem großen Geburtstag in diesem Jahr ist König Ludwig II. von Bayern, der vor 175 Jahren - am 25. August 1845 - geboren wurde. (Hier ist ein Lied, um ihn zu feiern.) König Ludwig ist eine Figur, die wahrscheinlich keiner Vorstellung bedarf: Seine Märchenschlösser gehören zu...

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Gaetano Brunetti manuscripts online at the Library of Congress

We have received the following from our colleagues at the Library of Congress: The Library of Congress’ Music Division has put 53 holograph and 64 copyist manuscripts of Italian composer Gaetano Brunetti online.[ Gaetano Brunetti](https://opac.rism.info/search?View=rism&author=brunetti+gaetano) (1744-1798) was an Italian composer and violinist who moved to Spain as a teenager in...

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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...

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