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RISM Switzerland

The RISM Switzerland records music manuscripts and printed musical sources in Swiss libraries and archives according to international scientific standards. It thus contributes in an essential way to the conservation of cultural assets in music in Switzerland. The inventoried collections are accessible to musical performers as well as to musicological research worldwide via internet.

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Muscial prints at the monastery Einsiedeln from Karl Martin Fidel von Roll (1710-1784)

In the 1760s and 1770s, Karl Martin Fidel von Roll (1710-1784), the chaplain of the Benedictine convent of Seedorf in the canton of Uri, bought more than 30 music prints and donated them to the convent choir “zu Eüffnung des göttlichen Lobs”. All of these prints are now kept in...

30 November 2022

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Continued collaboration with the BCU Fribourg

At the end of June 2022, a second collaboration between the RISM Digital Center and BCU Fribourg started. The BCU Fribourg has now held for several years the (non-)musical collection of the Musicological Institute of Fribourg, the oldest scientific music institute in Switzerland. This collection will be catalogued and inventoried...

30 November 2022

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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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