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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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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...

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OnStage

A few weeks ago, OnStage, the portal for digitised documents on musical performances (so-called performance ephemera, such as concert programmes and announcements), added a new collection. It is a selection of about 2,300 documents (out of 20,000) from La Musicale de la Bibliothèque de Genève, dating from 1861 to 1945....

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Concerts

The ensemble “La Pedrina”, conducted by Francesco Saverio Pedrini, will once again perform in two concerts with the programme from the last CD produced by RISM Switzerland: “Il Pastor fido dei Grigioni”, with madrigals by Luca Marenzio from a source preserved in Zuoz. The concerts will take place on 24...

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Completion of the pilot phase in the D-MUS project

With the publication of about 110 documents from the Swiss National Library in Bern (Nationalbibliothek, NB), the pilot phase of the D-MUS project is now coming to an end. Unique music sources from Switzerland will be digitised and published in the online catalogue. The sources consist of select autograph manuscripts,...

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Angelic voicees. Preserve and communicate - Fribourg's cultural heritage

Lecture and concert, 1 April 2020 at the Ancien Hôpital des Bourgeois, Fribourg Music holdings in Swiss libraries and at the BCU Fribourg - An overview The event is postponed due to Covid-19! For further information: florence.sidler@rism-ch.org In Swiss libraries, there are music collections that are still not unpacked from...

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