Répertoire International des Sources Musicales

Arbeitsgruppe Deutschland e.V.

Arbeitsgruppe Deutschland e.V.

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 March 2024


Perspectives on Cataloging Printed Music: Meeting with the German RISM Offices

In mid-May 2024, the staff of the Munich and Dresden RISM offices came together for a meeting in Dresden. The main topic of several discussions and workshops was exploring new options when cataloging printed music. One of the points of discussion, for example, was finding tools to describe images and...

28 May 2024 – New at RISM

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In memoriam Gertraut Haberkamp (29 January 1937 – 5 November 2023)

On the same day as Dr. Harald Heckmann, long-time president of RISM, Dr. Gertraut Haberkamp, who stood for RISM’s work like few others and was also a leading authority on the sources of the Viennese Classics, passed away in Munich. Gertraut Haberkamp was born in Bochum, the middle of five...

30 November 2023 – In memoriam

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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

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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

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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

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Dresden office

Répertoire International des Sources Musicales, Arbeitsgruppe Deutschland e.V.
Arbeitsstelle Dresden
Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden
D-01054 Dresden

Project leader: Prof. Dr. Barbara Wiermann

Dr. Andrea Hartmann (Head)
Dr. Amrei Flechsig
Dr. Undine Wagner
Phone: +49 351 4677-398, -396

Munich office

Répertoire International des Sources Musicales, Arbeitsgruppe Deutschland
Arbeitsstelle München
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
D-80328 München

Project leader: Dr. Reiner Nägele

Dr. Gottfried Heinz-Kronberger (Head)
Dr. Helmut Lauterwasser
Dr. Steffen Voss
Alan Dergal Rautenberg
Phone: +49 89 28638-2110, -2884, -2395
Fax: +49 89 28638-2479

For RIdIM (Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale):
Dr. Dagmar Schnell
Phone: +49 89 28638-2927
Fax: +49 89 28638-2479\