RISM at the IAML 2016 Congress (Rome, Italy)

RISM will be at the IAML Congress in Rome, which will take place from July 3 to 8, 2016. As in years past, RISM will be sponsoringsessions. In addition, several of our RISM colleagues will be presenting on topics that relate to RISM and musical sources, demonstrating how RISM is used to locate musical sources and how they use this information in libraries and performances.

Make sure to visit the RISM table throughout the conference.

Abstracts are available on the IAML website.

RISM-sponsored sessions

Tuesday, July 5

  • 9:00-10:30: Workshop (open): The Ins and Outs of the RISM OPAC
    This workshop will present different aspects of the RISM online catalog, which has been available free online since 2010. It will be of interest to anyone who works with the RISM OPAC or has to demonstrate RISM to students and faculty members.
    • Klaus Keil (RISM Zentralredaktion, Frankfurt am Main): The RISM OPAC: Contents and development
    • Jennifer Ward (RISM Zentralredaktion, Frankfurt am Main): RISM like a Pro: Tips, Tricks, and Mistakes to Avoid
    • Zuzana Petrášková (Národní knihovna České republiky): OPAC RISM = Hilfe für die Forschung, Edition und Interpretation der überlieferten Musik. Erfahrungen aus der Nationalbibliothek der Tschechischen Republik (The RISM OPAC = A tool for research, editions, and performances of music preserved today. Experiences from the National Library of the Czech Republic)
    • Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico, Rome): RISM and ICCU Musica

Thursday, July 7

  • 9:00-10:30: RISM Open Session
    • Klaus Keil (RISM Zentralredaktion): News and information
    • Laurent Pugin (RISM Switzerland), Klaus Keil (RISM Zentralredaktion), Jennifer Ward (RISM Zentralredaktion): Presentation of the new program for source documentation: Muscat 3.0
  • 11:00-12:30: Advisory Council (open to all national working group representatives)
    Chair: Armin Brinzing (Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg)

Friday, July 8

  • 9:00-10:30: Commission Mixte (closed working meeting; open only for members or by invitation)
    Chair: Wolf‐Dieter Seiffert (President of RISM, RISM Commission Mixte, München)

Presentations by RISM colleagues

Monday, July 4

  • 14.00–15.30: Bibliographical approaches to early music
    Chair: Rupert Ridgewell (British Library, London)
    • Eliška Šedivá (National Library of the Czech Republic, Music Department, Prague)
      The Bohemian watermark research in the Music Department of the National Library of the Czech Republic
    • Sonia Wronkowska (The National Library of Poland, Music Department, Warsaw)
      Strategies for cataloging derivative works of early music: Theoretical background and consequences
    • Klemen Grabnar (Institute of Musicology at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana)
      Revising the RISM A/II Records: The case of SI‐ Lnr, Mss 339–344

Tuesday, July 5

  • 9.00–10.30 Alina Mądry (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
    Probleme mit der Zuordnung in polnischen Sammlungen von Musikalien aus dem 18. Jahrhundert
  • 11.00–12.30 Working Group on the Access to Music Archives Project
    Working meeting (open)
    • Patrizia Rebulla (RISM Belgium, Brussels office)
      Géo‐localisation des institutions belges liées au RISM
    • Klaas Jaap van der Meijden (Resonant, Leuven)
      Open discussion “Towards the future of AMA‐WG” and News of the updating of RISM‐C Directory

Wednesday, July 6, 15.30: Guided tours

  • 7–Organs in Roman Churches
    Oratorio del Crocifisso, Piazza dell’Oratorio
    Presentation of the organ (1744) by Johann Konrad Wörle/Giovanni Corrado Verlè (1701 Vils – 1777 Rome)

Florian Bassani, Organ (Universität Bern, Institut für Musikwissenschaft)
P. Urban Stillhard OSB, P. Ulrich Kössler OSB (Schola Benedictina, Muri-Gries Abbey, Bozen/South Tyrol)
Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider (RISM Tirol-Südtirol & OFM Austria/Institut für Tiroler Musikforschung)

The organ, built in 1744 by one of the best eighteenth-century organ builders in Rome (who had immigrated from Austria), is in the sacred room in which the oratorio as a music genre began. The Oratorio del Crocifisso is completely decorated with frescos by representative artists from Rome ca. 1580/90 and otherwise rarely open to visitors.

After a short introduction to the instrument and room, the Wörle organ will be sounded live in a short concert with eighteenth-century repertoire from Rome, held by libraries in Rome (Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana [I-Rli] and Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale [I-Rn]), including works by Girolamo Chiti (director of music at the Basilika S. Giovanni in Laterano from 1726) and anonymous alternatim pieces.

Thursday, July 7

  • 16.00–17.30
    Hildegard Herrmann‐Schneider (Institut für Tiroler Musikforschung, Innsbruck)
    “Tu mi sprezzi e mi deridi” or “Salve Pater Benedicte”? On sources containing music by Italian composers at the Cistercian Abbey in Stams/Tyrol


Series A/I; series B, volume VIII, parts 1 and 2; series C
Series B (except for volume VIII, parts 1 and 2)
Series A/II CD-ROM (1995-2008)
Series A/II subscription database (2002-2006)
Series A/II subscription database (2006-present)
Congress report (2010)