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Joseph Bologne's "L’Amant Anonyme"

Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges was born 275 years ago, on December 25, 1745 – or perhaps in 1739, as documentary sources are conflicting. Regardless, we are celebrating his music with this guest post by the editors of a new critical edition of Joseph Bologne’s“L’Amant Anonyme,” the composer’s only surviving opera....

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Free Access to "Fontes Artis Musicae" through June 30Articles featuring RISM Music Manuscripts, Printed Music, and LibrettiMusic collections

Project MUSE is offering free access to a number of scholarly journals in order to facilitate the use of high-quality scholarship during the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, articles inFontes Artis Musicae, the journal of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML, one of the co-sponsors...

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The 2019 Annual Report

The 2019 annual report for the RISM Central Office has now been published. You can read the report in its entirety on the RISM website. Here are some of the highlights: New Board of Directors: President: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann, Mainz Vice President: Prof. Dr. Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Salzburg Secretary: Dr....

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Articles about Spanish printed music in the 16th century

Spanish below (thanks to Carmen Álvarez Escandell) Recently, we at RISM have read three interesting articles about Spanish printed music in the 16th century: “Printed polyphony acquired by Toledo Cathedral, 1532-1669” by Michael Noone, in Early Music Printing and Publishing in the Iberian World, ed. Iain Fenlon and Tess Knighton...

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Thematic Catalog of the Clam-Gallas Music Collection

We have received the following announcement concerning a new publication by our colleague Eliška Šedivá (RISM Czech Republic): Catalogus collectionis operum artis musicae comitis Clam-Gallas_ (ed. Eliška Šedivá, translation of the introduction by Andy Letham), Prague: National Library of the Czech Republic, 2018. 4 vols (1456 pp.), in: Catalogus artis...

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Johann Walter, Ecuador, Hilario Olazarán

We were happy when this very RISM-rich issue of IAML’s journal Fontes Artis Musicae crossed our desks, featuring the following articles: • “Johann Walter Werke Verzeichnis [JWWV]” by Robin A. Leaver • “The Music Manuscripts in the Church of San Francisco de Quito: An Undocumented Collection” by Jesus Estevez •...

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RISM's Wikipedia Articles Now Updated

The Wikipedia RISM articles in English and German have been updated to better reflect today’s structure of the project and the focus on the online catalog. The RISM article is available in a total of 11 languages: Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. The...

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Michele Pesenti: Complete works

The following first appeared in Bibliolore – The RILM Blog and is reproduced here with kind permission: In 2019 A-R Editions published Michele Pesenti: Complete works, a critical edition produced by an editorial team including a musicologist, a linguist, and a musicologist-performer. While earlier musicologists assumed continuities between frottola and...

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Critical Editions of Unpublished Music Manuscripts from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (B-Bc)

We have received the following from Olivia Wahnon de Oliveira (Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles): The Royal Conservatory of Brussels (B-Bc) is pleased to let you know about its critical editing work with Castejon-Music-Editions. Every year an unpublished manuscript preserved in the library is published in the series “Collection du Conservatoire...

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A Most Excellent Selection of RISM Activities.

We humbly announce the Immediate Availability of a most excellent and outstanding booke of Activities & Diversions selected by the accomplished and consummate Editors of the Secretariat Central of RISM. Herein is offered for you a choice assortment of divertissements and meditations upon our most gentle art of Musike, the...

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