Bibliolore is hosted by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), whose mission is to document and disseminate music research worldwide through its suite of digital resources.

Simply by virtue of what we do, RILM editors have a unique perspective on music literature, and we launched this blog to share our observations with people who might find them interesting and relevant to their work. Bibliolore includes subjects of practical interest to music researchers and librarians and writings on music that have piqued our curiosity or made us smile, along with original contributions from our team of musicologists.

Most posts have direct relationships to content found in RILM’s resources, which include our flagship RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and its enhancement, RILM Abstracts with Full Text, as well as RILM Music Encyclopedias, MGG Online, and Index to Printed Music. Reflecting the myriad knowledge contained in these resources, we seek to offer a diverse mix of writings. In turn, we welcome comments.

In short, Bibliolore is a forum for sharing the useful, the amusing, and the thought-provoking.

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  1. This Copyright photograph of Eubie Blake was stolen from my website and I received no request for permission or compensation from the people posting my photograph.
    Please remove it as soon as possible.
    Ed Gallucci Photographer.

  2. “Nicolas Astrinidis Centenary”

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Greek composer Nicolas Astrinidis (1921-2010), whose large scale oratorios and symphonic works draw on Greece’s deep and rich history. Aside from a web portal, Astrinidis’ music is freely available through a dedicated youtube channel and some of his scores can be found in facsimile online. Please consult the following resources:

  3. I just encountered your blog and find all of these articles fascinating! Thanks for the reading!

  4. May I suggest two pieces for possible inclusion in your blog:
    on the earliest reported case of liposuction in opera history:
    on the reception of Handel’s gluttony:

  5. Student

    I’m just wondering: what does ‘Bibliolore’ means?

    • “Biblio” is a prefix indicating that “book” modifies the rest of the word (e.g., bibliography) and “lore” can indicate shared knowledge (e.g., folklore); it’s a perhaps-illegitimate mashup that represents this blog’s purpose–to share knowledge about interesting content in our suite of resources.

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