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New at RISM: Vicente Olmos Claver: A Spanish Chapel Master of the 18th Century

We have received the following from Ángel Marzal, who recently cataloged the works of Vicente Olmos Claver for RISM.  Vicente Olmos Claver was born around 1744 in Catarroja, a Spanish town located near Valencia. According to documentation in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Valencia, our chapel...

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Library collections: Music Manuscripts by Richard Strauss and Hans Pfitzner Online

The following was originally published on the blog of the Bavarian State Library and is reprinted here with kind permission.  For years, the Bavarian State Library (BSB) has been making music manuscripts from its most prominent composer archival collections available online, including the...

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RISM A-Z: Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient (1804-1860)

"This is a formidable woman - my ideal in art!" said Clara Schumann about the most important German singer of the 19th century, Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient (born 6 December 1804 in Hamburg, died 26 January 1860 in Coburg). As the daughter of artistic parents, she seemed destined for a...

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New at RISM: 300 Years of "Radamisto" by George Frideric Handel

On 27 April 1720, in the presence of King George I, the opera Radamisto by George Frideric Handel with a libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym received its premiere at the King's Theatre in London. Radamisto was Handel’s first opera for the Royal Academy of Music, a private opera company that was...

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