The RIPM Suite of Full-Text Resources

Le Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale (RIPM) publications offer access online for the first time to extensive collections of rare, primary source music periodicals dating from the Early Romantic to the Modern Period. Collectively this unique archive offers both an almost daily chronicle of musical activities extending over a period of more than 200 years (1760-1966) and immense possibilities for original research. 

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text

This full-text database is a unique collection of primary source periodicals for the study of music and musical life from 1760 to 1966. It provides a collection not found in any library, including complete runs of numerous periodicals pieced together from many different libraries. 

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals

Published under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, this database provides detailed analyses of writings on musical history and culture between 1760 and 1966. It includes exclusive content provided by internationally recognized scholars and editors.

RIPM Preservation Series: European & North American Music Periodicals

This database is a unique collection of primary source music periodicals not covered in RIPM Retrospective Index with Full Text. This new collection is international in scope and not available in any other online resource or in any library.

About Le Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale (RIPM)

Founded in 1980, Le Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale (RIPM) is one of four international cooperative bibliographic undertakings in music, alongside Le Répertoire international des sources musicales (RISM), Le Répertoire international de littérature musicale (RILM), and Le Répertoire international d’iconographie musicale (RIdIM). These projects are “without doubt, the most important current bibliographic documentation projects in the field of music research.” Of the four ‘Rs’, RIPM alone focuses on music and musical life from approximately 1760 to 1966.

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