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RILM at AMS in Louisville

You are invited to lunch in Louisville hosted by MGG and RILM.

On Friday, 13 November, at noon, RILM will present, “Music research in the 21st century: MGG, RILM, and expanding reference resources” in Segel, on the 3rd floor of Galt House, Louisville.

There will be two parts to the presentation:

(1)MGG (Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart) goes digital. In 2014 the publishers Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler entered a long-term partnership with RILM for realizing MGG Online. MGG Online will include the content of the second edition of MGG (1994–2008) as well as subsequent updates, revisions, and additions. All entries from this widely consulted and cited encyclopedia will be accessible to users through the new online database beginning in 2017. Regular updates, new articles, and many additional details will guarantee that MGG continues to be musicology’s foremost reference work. During the presentation the Editor in Chief of MGG, Laurenz Lütteken (University of Zurich), and the Editor Ilka Sührig (Bärenreiter Verlag Kassel), together with Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (Editor in Chief of RILM), will inform the American musicological community about the project for the first time. Information regarding the first edition of MGG will also be presented. All interested persons (scholars, librarians, contributors, board members, etc.) are invited to this presentation.

(2) Tina Frühauf will introduce the new RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text compilation of 41 seminal titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. RILM Music Encyclopedias comprises nearly 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of the most important disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, world music, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries, cultures, and languages (including English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek). As the only cross-searchable collection of music encyclopedias in the world, it is designed as an extensive global resource that meets the teaching, learning, and research needs of the international music community.

RSVP is required by Wednesday 11 November 2015 to reserve lunch and a seat. Please send an email to, including your name, institution, and “AMS”.

More information is here (English) and here (German); more information on RILM Music Encyclopedias is available here.