The map gives an overview of the current state of the collections in RISM. After you click on a point on the map, a menu on the left-hand side opens where you can see the number of records in RISM and the cataloging status. Completed collections are green and collections marked yellow are either in process or waiting to be cataloged. Red means that the collections are new and unprocessed yet not in the long-standing strategy of RISM Germany, but the holding institutions or owners have expressed an interest in having them cataloged by RISM. Given that new collections are reported to us on a regular basis (in particular materials newly acquired by libraries and institutions that are already in RISM, but also private collections), the 250 collections that still need to be cataloged (a number determined in 2015) can be reduced only slowly. Last updated November 2023
Anniversary Symposium of RISM Germany
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of RISM’s German working group, a symposium will be held on November 21 and 22 at the Bavarian State Library in Munich. The event bears the title “Musical Sources of the 19th Century in Germany: Challenges and Opportunities” and offers...
19 October 2023 – Events
70 Jahre RISM an der BSB
Die Musikhandschriften des «Répertoire International des Sources Musicales» an der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek In der Reihe “Bibliothek und Wissenschaft”, 55. Band (2022), der mit dem Titel “Faszination (Buch-) Handschriften im Jahr 2022” im Harrassowitz Verlag Wiesbaden von Claudia Fabian herausgegeben wurde, erschien auf S. 121-134 von Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger der Artikel “Die...
18 January 2023 – New publications
Call for Papers: Musical Sources of the 19th Century in Germany: Challenges and Opportunities
Symposium of the RISM Working Group Germany e.V. at the Bavarian State Library Munich, November 21, 2023 Deadline: February 15, 2023 The first German working group of RISM started its cataloging activities 70 years ago, and today the two groups in Munich and Dresden can rightly be considered as the...
16 January 2023 – Events
Newly discovered collection from Sennfeld (Franconia) to be cataloged
Jörg Wöltche (Church Music Director, Deanery of Schweinfurt) has committed himself to cataloging for RISM a collection of handwritten music material dating between 1788 and 1812 that was discovered in 2018. The trove of 149 church cantatas and Lutheran masses for Protestant church services as well as 31 motets comprises...
24 February 2022 – Rediscovered
Insights into the Music Collection of Duchess Luise Friederike of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
We have received the following from Miriam Roner (RISM Germany, Dresden office): February 3, 2022 marked the 300th birthday of Luise Friederike, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. For RISM Germany, this major birthday is a welcome opportunity to put a special emphasis on cataloging her music collection. If she were alive, she...
10 February 2022 – Rediscovered