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RILM at CMS, Rochester
On Friday, 8 October, RILM will host a focus group session for conference attendees of the College M…
RILM at the 10th European Music Analysis Conference
RILM will participate in the 10th European Music Analysis Conference, which takes place in Moscow an…
RILM Music Encyclopedias: New Titles for 2022
In January 2022 RILM Music Encyclopedias will add three more reference works to its collection of cu…
Bibliography Now!
A high-quality bibliography or reference list is an essential part of any academic paper and any res…
RILM Announces Search for Deputy Executive Director
NEW YORK, New York — 6 August 2021 — Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM),…
RILM at IAML Online Congress
RILM will participate at this year’s congress of the International Association of Music Libraries,…
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Rimes et musique du Moyen âge et de la Renaissance
In 2020 Classiques Garnier inaugurated the series Rimes et musique du Moyen âge et de la Renaissance with “Que me servent mes vers?”: La musique…
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Bodhráns and politics
From its humble beginnings as a ritual instrument, the bodhrán has developed into a globally recognized percussion instrument that is found in divers…
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Jon Hendricks, grand master of vocalese
Jon Hendricks was not the first jazz singer to practice the art of vocalese—crafting lyrics to jazz instrumental compositions and solos—but was wi…
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Lakalaka as sociopolitical discourse
Tongan lakalaka is an art form in which poetry, music, movement, scent, and dress coalesce into sociopolitical theatrical events. Knowledge of Tong…
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Antonín Dvořák, railfan
Dvořák had tremendous admiration for technical inventions, particularly locomotives—in the U.S. he might be called a railfan. “It consists of m…
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Beyoncé and the politics of looking
A close reading of Beyoncé’s Video phone illuminates the strategic interplay of subjectivities in a video that essentially disrupts and complicates…
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Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) documents and disseminates music research worldwide. Known for its flagship publication, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present (also available with a full-text enhancement of over 200 journals), RILM produces the annually expanding full-text repository RILM Music Encyclopedias and the Index to Printed Music. RILM maintains its own user platform, Egret, with advanced search and browse capabilities on which it hosts the comprehensive encyclopedia MGG Online, and RILM Music Encyclopedias.