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. Hello,
    I was living in the same rooming house with Robert Craft, in 1947. We were friends during the time that we were both attending Juilliard. I am currently writing a book about those times, and I found a picture of Robert Craft together with Stravinsky on your website. I would like to use it in my book reflecting that period. How do I ask permission to use this image?
    Please hurry because I will be 92 years old, in April. Thank you.

  2. Aline Westphal


    please delete this photo or the hastag “aline westphal” in this article you can find attached – asap. The reason is: it is NOT me, it’s NOT Aline Westphal!!!! This pic is sexuell suggestive and I don’t want this photo in my google results. Currently I’m looking for a job and THIS is NOT a good result for Aline Westphal in the second row at google pic search.
    Thank you!


    • RILM

      Done. It may take a day or two for Google to update, but the post no longer includes your name or your video, and the picture has been replaced. The picture was never tagged as you, but the presence of the hashtag (now removed) apparently made Google think that it was you.

  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 publications in our database.

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