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Library collections: Copies of Opera Scores at the Library of Congress and an Identified Copyist

Research on musicians of the Central Rhine region in Germany sometimes leads to the Library of Congress. Hugo Willemsen (1844-1918), who was born in Elberfeld and whose career took him to Bingen, Speyer, and Saarbrücken, settled in London around 1895. Beginning around 1907, he received orders...

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Electronic resources: Richard Strauss Digital

We are reprinting the following with the kind permission of the SLUB Dresden: At last, Richard Strauss is in the public domain. As of 1 January 2020, his works may be made available to the public without any special permission or payment.The SLUB Digital Collections now feature selected Straussiana...

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Library collections: Henry Vieuxtemps at 200

We have received the following from Marie Cornaz (Bibliothèque royale de Belgique - Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België/RISM Belgium):  In 2020, Belgium celebrates the 200th birthday of one of its main musical figures: violinist and composer Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-1881). Vieuxtemps was a...

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Events: Lovey-Dovey

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! The turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) is an ancient symbol of love, devotion, and affection in many cultures. The bird makes a distinctive cooing sound and is known to be true to its mate. Medieval readers of the Physiologus knew of the bird's fidelity: upon the death...

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New publications: 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...

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New at RISM: Release of Muscat 6.0 and Import of the Swiss dataset

Muscat 6.0-the latest version of RISM's central cataloging program for musical sources-is the culmination of several months of work from the development team. This new version brings many “under the hood” improvements and includes various new features. Import of the Swiss dataset Most...

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Electronic resources: Version 4.0 of Weber Complete Edition Digital Edition Published

The digital edition of the Carl Maria von Weber Complete Edition has just released its Version 4.0. It offers a number of interesting new developments from both technical and content points of view. From the technical side, the site's responsive web design was improved so that the pages can be...

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In the news: RISM and Katy Perry

Fifteen musicologists from institutions around the world have come together to argue that singer-songwriter Katy Perry was wrongly convicted of copyright infringement. What is their evidence? Music found in the RISM database, among other things. In 2019, Perry was ordered to pay $2.8 million...

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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2019

The year 2020 is still young, but let's take a moment to look back on 2019 at the most popular stories from the world of musical sources that we published here on the RISM blog. May 2020 be as rich with discoveries!

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Events: 2020: Not Just Beethoven!

Happy New Year! As in past years, we would like to take a look at musical anniversaries for the next twelve months. It goes without saying that Beethoven will play a large role at RISM in 2020 but there are also over other 1,300 people to discover: composers, librettists, performers, dedicatees,...

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