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Digitized sources from Einsiedeln

The number of digitally accessible Swiss music sources in the RISM database is constantly increasing. The digital versions of about 70 Swiss editions of sacred music from the 17th and 18th centuries, which were created within the project “Musik in Schweizer Klöstern” (in collaboration with the University of Fribourg), are...

21 September 2022

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Pirateria musicale

In the series RISM d-lib a valuable publication has been put online for anyone interested in ninteenth-century music sources: the rich study by Florian Bassani entitled “La pirateria musicale in Ticino durante il Risorgimento: Studi e documenti sulle attività clandestine degli editori Ricordi e Lucca in territorio svizzero” (“Music Piracy...

11 July 2022

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Concert at the Engadin festival

The ensemble “La Pedrina”, conducted by Francesco Saverio Pedrini, will once again perform in concert the programme from the last CD produced by RISM Switzerland: “Il Pastor fido”, with madrigals by Luca Marenzio from a source preserved in Zuoz. The concert, already programmed for October 2020 and cancelled due to...

13 July 2021

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« The voice of angels », 19 may 2021 in the church of Montorge

Immerse yourself in the rich musical world of the Capuchin nuns of Montorge from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 19th century. The lecture on the musical life of the nuns is followed by a concert of sacred music for 4 voices and organ with compositions...

3 June 2021

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Parstorffer's inventory (1653) now online

In 1653 Paul Parstorffer, bookseller in Munich specialized in the trade of music editions, published an ‘inventory of all music works’ («Indice di tutte le Opere di Musica») available in his shop. No copies of this catalogue are preserved today. However, Johann Gottfried Walther (1684–1748) employed it as bibliographic source...

8 March 2021

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