RISM Modern Monday: Composer Archives in RISM

In our series RISM Modern Monday, we mustn't omit composer archives - collections of personal papers and/or manuscripts that are left to a library - particularly because they contain a large share of the twentieth-century musical sources that are documented in RISM. Processing these archival collections is done by the owning institution using a special part of our cataloging program Kallisto, so these automatically become part of the RISM online catalog.

The Sächsische Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek in Dresden (D-Dl) and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich (D-Mbs) house a number of musical Nachlässe, which are to an extent already in RISM. You can find an overview of all composer archives at the SLUB Dresden on their website. Some of these twentieth-century composers that are in RISM are:

Uta Schaumberg described the Nachlässe at the Bavarian State Library on the RISM website in 2014. Some of the ones that are in RISM are:

Image: Theodor Anton Blumer: Hampelmanns groteskes Tanzduett (1930). SLUB Dresden (D-Dl) Mus.10621-J-502 Mus.10621-I-502. RISM ID no. 290002218.

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