In 2009 the Nižegorodskaâ Gosudarstvennaâ Konservatoriâ imeni M.I. Glinki launched its new quarterly journal, Konsonans. The first issue presents a chronicle of events in the life of the conservatory during the first semester of the academic year 2008–09, and discusses the activities of individual departments and personalities. The authors of contributions include both faculty members and students. The editor-in-chief of Konsonans is Tat’âna Sidneva, the head of the Kafedra Filosofii i Èstetiki and the prorector for scholarly affairs at the conservatory.
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Music's intellectual history
RILM has just inaugurated its series RILM perspectives with Music’s intellectual history: 66 essays offering insights into the history of music scholarship from the Renaissance to the twentieth century and demonstrating the natural partnership of RILM and historiographic investigation. The contributions address an array of subjects and perspectives that indicate the directions music scholarship has taken in the past, reveal the precedents of current scholarly habits, and suggest future paths. A full table of contents is here.
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RILM publishes Liber amicorum
In spite of their widely acknowledged importance, music Festschriften have been far from accessible to researchers. RILM has now addressed this need with an abstracted and indexed bibliography of 3881 essays on musical topics from 715 Festschriften dedicated to music scholars and others published before RILM’s regular bibliographic coverage began in 1967. Reflecting the currents of history from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century—the advent of ethnomusicology, the rise and fall of Nazism, and the heyday of serialism, to name just a few—this compilation provides vivid insights into the histories of cultures, disciplines, institutions, and prominent individuals.
Liber amicorum completes a dyad with RILM’s Speaking of music: Music conferences, 1835–1966, a similarly structured retrospective bibliography of conference proceedings. These two unique book genres—Festschriften and conference proceedings—comprise uncommonly important collections of scholarly essays in the histories of academic disciplines, presenting groundbreaking research directly to colleagues and mentors.