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Redesigned Music Archive in Heiligenkreuz Abbey

We received this post from Father Roman Nägele (RISM Austria, Heiligenkreuz Abbey): The Heiligenkreuz Music Archive is the central place for collecting printed music editions and audio equipment. The core of the collection is handwritten and printed music dating back to the first third of the 18th century. This makes...

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The Newly Adapted Music Archive at Heiligenkreuz Abbey

We received this post from Father Roman Nägele (RISM Austria, Heiligenkreuz Abbey): Music plays a considerable role in monastic everyday life. Not a day goes by without us coming into contact with music here. The abbey’s musicians pay - and paid - special attention to the presentation of the music...

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Close Cooperation between RISM and the Chopin Institute

RISM and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (PL-Wbfc) are now working even closer together. On 5 February 2019, a meeting was held in Frankfurt where staff from the Chopin Institute in Warsaw and the RISM Central Office could discuss further details of their project (images, left). Since 2016, our colleagues at...

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New Sources from Canada in RISM

The following is by Becky Shaw (Dalhousie University): The Killam Memorial Library at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; CDN-Hu) is pleased to announce the addition of their music manuscripts and first edition publications to RISM. These materials are located within the University Archive collection at the Library and their...

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From Dresden to Moscow and back: Works from the SLUB relocated during the war will be digitized

The following is by Barbara Wiermann and originally appeared on the SLUB Dresden Blog of the Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden on 18 November 2018 (CC-BY): Top-class concerts, exhibitions, a jazz festival, readings, discussions, and congresses - the International Cultural Forum in St. Petersburg is bringing together thousands...

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Report on Electronic Data Delivery to RISM using the Moravská zemská knihovna v Brně (Moravian Library; CZ-Bu) as an example: Requirements, Procedure, and Description of the Collection

Over the past two years, the RISM Central Office has received a number of electronic data deliveries from Italy, France, the United States, and the Czech Republic, with the Czech delivery containing “only” 2,078 catalog descriptions of music manuscripts. The data in the file from the Moravská zemská knihovna v...

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New RISM Project in Colombia

We have received the following announcement from Dr. Rondy F. Torres López (RISM Colombia). English follows: Rondy Torres, doctor en musicología, profesor de la Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), ha iniciado un nuevo proyecto de catalogación de un fondo hasta ahora desconocido: la música del siglo XIX del archivo...

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Canzonette veneziane

This post originally appeared on the MusiCB3 Blog of Cambridge University (CC-BY): Last October the second hand and antiquarian music dealer Travis & Emery circulated their occasional antiquarian music catalogue Sarum no. 58. One item caught my eye because in the last year or so I had updated the online...

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New Sources from the Archivo Musical del Colegio de Vizcaínas (Mexico)

We have received the following announcement from John Lazos (RISM Mexico/Canada). English follows. Dr. Lazos está listo para continuar con su segunda visita al Archivo Musical del Colegio de Vizcaínas. Son mas de 200 nuevas entradas de este archivo (MEX-Mahn) que se pueden consultar en la base de datos de...

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Telemann digital

We have received the following from Ann Kersting-Meuleman (Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main): Almost 800 music manuscripts by the eminent composer Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) housed at the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg are being digitized with funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG). The project will last 1.5 years and...

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