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The madrigal choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich under the direction of Prof. Martin Steidler at a workshop concert | © BSB/ H.-R. Schulz
The madrigal choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich under the direction of Prof. Martin Steidler at a workshop concert | © BSB/ H.-R. Schulz

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At the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) and the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) services for the expert community of musicologists have been developed within the scope of the project "Specialised Information Service for Musicology" (Fachinformationsdienst, FID) supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Since January 2018, these services have been pooled together under the new trademark "Musiconn – Für vernetzte Musikwissenschaft" (Musiconn – Network for Musicology).

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23 November 2017 – 28 March 2018
Cabinet presentation in the series "Musical treasures"
It is owed to the Bavarian dukes' enthusiasm for collecting that the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek currently preserves not only the monumental Renaissance choir books, but in addition around 70 further music manuscripts of this epoch, in the form of tablatures and part books. Displaying specially produced reproductions, the cabinet presentation shows the musical abundance and complexity of these precious holdings.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has acquired the musical estate of the conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923 – 2013). The personal papers include a large number of conductor's and pocket scores with handwritten entries by Sawallisch and sound recordings, in addition to music manuscripts of his own works.

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Since the beginning of July 2017, users can suggest book acquisitions for the areas of collection emphasis of classical studies, historical studies, musicology and Russian, east and south-east European studies. We appreciate receiving your requests and indications regarding gaps in our collections, web contents of scholarly relevance and research trends and will check whether we can incorporate them in our spectrum of media and services.

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Cabinet presentation of the series "Musical treasures"
17 July – 17 November 2017
On 17 July 1717, the orchestra music by George Frideric Handel, storied as the so-called "Water Music", was performed for the first time in London. At this historical event, a full-size orchestral ensemble accompanied the English King George I on a boat trip on the Tames with great success. In time for the 300th anniversary of this event, the Music Department presents a cabinet presentation with compositions inspired by rivers and seas, from the Danube to the Vltava, from the Rhine to the Isar.

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Participation in conferences

By employees of the Department of Music of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

2018

    Participation in conferences since 2015

    2017

    • 16 – 18 November 2017: "Quellen, Repertoire und Überlieferung der Kantate im deutschen Südwesten 1700 – 1770" ("Sources, repertoire and tradition of the cantata in south-western Germany 1700 – 1770"), conference of the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart and the regional church archive (landeskirchliches Archiv) Stuttgart
    • 07 – 09 November 2017: International Workshop „Metadata Profiles for MEI“ in Mainz
    • 05 – 07 October 2017: Music and Dance in Visual Culture, 17th International Conference of the Association Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM), Music Library of Greece "Lilian Voudouri"
    • 27 – 30 September 2017: Annual conference of the Musicological Society (Gesellschaft für Musikforschung), University of Kassel
    • 05 – 08 September 2017: IAML conference, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Münster (University and Regional Library Münster)
    • 04 – 08 July 2017: Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2017 (Med-Ren 2017), Convent of St. Agnes, Prague
    • 18 – 22 June 2017: IAML Congress in Riga, National Library of Latvia
    • 30 May – 02 June 2017: 106th Bibliothekartag (librarians' conference) in Frankfurt
    • 08 – 09 April 2017: Karajan / FH Salzburg Classical Music Hack Day, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
    • 13 – 15 March 2017: Colloquium "Music as Cultural Heritage", New York University Abu Dhabi

    2016

    2015

    Werkstattkonzerte – Workshop concerts

    Information and enquiries about the workshop concerts

    E-mailveranstaltungen@bsb-muenchen.de
    Phone+49 89 28638-2115

    The event series

    Initiated in 2010 with the generous support of the association of Sponsors and Friends of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the event series "Werkstatt-Konzerte", which is realised in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich, has become a fixture in the calendar of events of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek by now. The unique holdings of the Music Department are outstanding cultural goods and are a magnet not only for scholars and researchers, but also for laymen interested in culture. The concerts create an opportunity to present them publicly, make them come to life and to make the value of the collection immediately tangible.

    The workshop concerts do not present the music on its own, though, but serve to make spheres of life, biographies, milieus, cultural areas tangible and make them resound. This sensualisation is of course not accomplished by the music interpretations alone. The music is embedded in a context of recitation (example: "Immer Dein alter Reger") or presentation ("Facets of the dulcimer"). It is presented within the framework of a multimedia production ("Jazz in the light") or is flanked by a panel discussion with contemporary witnesses (project island Hartmann – Henze) or is even showcased in the form of a chamber music theatre performance, as developed and realised exclusively for this series as a unique project titled "Silentium" together with the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding. The creative scope for design of such a workshop concert is thus unlimited, at least from an artistic point of view.

    Each concert is accompanied by the opening of a cabinet presentation in the hallway to the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images, presenting historical sources from the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, in tune with the respective topic of the concert event.

    Chronology

    23 November 2017
    "To sing many a tune or to play the organ and the lute" – Tablature manuscripts in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
    A concert of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich, under the direction of Joel Frederiksen, in cooperation with Evangelina Mascardi and Michel Eberth.
    Film about the cabinet presentation and the workshop concert on Youtube

    15 November 2016
    "You, my dear Rossini! I will mention first." Rossini's conquest of Munich in 1816
    Participants: Wind ensemble of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich, under the direction of Prof. Dr. François Leleux.
    Report by Feuilletonscout on 19 November 2016
    Further reports in the news bulletin "Mitteilungsblatt der Deutschen Rossini-Gesellschaft" and the journal Bibliotheksmagazin 2|2017 (PDF, 13.6 MB)

    05 November 2015
    "Never-ending song". The "Israelites manuscript" (1832) as musical founding document of the Jewish community in Munich
    (Jüdische Allgemeine 14 August 2014).
    Participants: Dr. Alon Schab and David Rees, vocal ensemble of the madrigal choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich (conductor: Prof. Martin Steidler), members of the Munich synagogue choir of the Jewish community in Munich and Upper Bavaria (conductor: David Rees), cantor Amnon Seelig. Welcoming speech: Dr. Charlotte Knobloch
    Welcoming speech by Dr. Charlotte Knobloch  (PDF, 190 KB)

    21 Oktober 2014
    On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
    (Prof. Martin Steidler with a reduced madrigal choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich and soloists).
    Report in the journal Bibliotheksforum Bayern 1|2015: "Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1829 – 1901)"

    26 March 2014
    "Facets of the dulcimer" 
    (Birgit Stolzenburg-de Biasio with students of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich). 
    Report in the journal Bibliotheksmagazin 3|2014: "Dergleichen ist mir nie zu Ohren gekommen" ("Such a sound has never come to my ears")  (PDF, 9.3 MB)

    26 October 2013
    "Wherefrom – whereto ... Candour – brio – sincerity": Project island Hartmann – Henze

    (Novus String Quartet, Prof. Dr. Peter Petersen, Prof. Jan Müller-Wieland and Andreas Hérm Baumgartner from the K.-A.-Hartmann Society).
    Report in the journal Bibliotheksmagazin 1|2014: "Weiter zu lieben, weiter zu kämpfen" ("To continue loving, to continue struggling")  (PDF, 5.4 MB)

    12 April 2013
    Silentium – Die Angst des Beamten vor dem Präzedenzfall : Eine Musiklesesaalerkundung für Fortgeschrittene und Anfänger
    (Silentium – The public servant's fear of the precedent: An exploration of the Music Reading Room for advanced learners and beginners)
    (In cooperation with the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding). 
    Report in the journal Bibliotheksmagazin 3|2013: "Silentium, oder die Angst des Beamten …"  (PDF, 3.6 MB)

    28 March 2012
    "FANDANGO!" – Eine kammermusikalische Reise mit Gitarre durch die Klassik
    (A chamber-musical journey with guitar through classical music)
    (Prof. Franz Halász).
    Report in the journal Bibliotheksmagazin 2|2012: "Fast 50 Jahre verschollen" ("Lost for almost 50 years")  (PDF, 3.6 MB)

    16 November 2011
    "JAZZ im LICHT – Live Performance für Augen und Ohren"
    ("JAZZ in the light – A live performance for eyes and ears")
    (Prof. Claus Reichstaller with students and tutors of the Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich).

    23 February 2011
    "Immer Dein alter Reger – Accordarbeiter"
    ("Always your old Reger – Diligent piece worker")
    (Reading with Prof. Popp / Max-Reger Institute Karlsruhe and a string quartet and a vocal duo).
    Report in the journal Bibliotheksmagazin 2|2011: "Ein Werkverzeichnis und seine Folgen" ("A catalogue raisonné and its consequences")  (PDF, 2.7 MB)

    28 June 2010
    "Die Comedian Harmonists sangen ..."
    ("The Comedian Harmonists sang ...")
    (Die Nostalphoniker).
    Report in the journal Bibliotheksmagazin 3|2010: "Werkstattkonzerte in München"

    Cabinet presentations

    Cabinet presentations: Music treasures of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

    With "The Murmuring Breezes by Adolf Jensen", a new series of cabinet presentations in the hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images was started in July 2009, titled "Music treasures of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek". Since this time, the Music Department has presented treasures from its rich collection at irregular intervals, topically grouped and with expert annotation. Also a number of larger exhibition projects have been organised, for example "Max Reger – Accordarbeiter" ("Max Reger – Piece worker") in 2011, "Richard Wagner – Die Münchner Zeit (1864 – 1865)" ("Richard Wagner – The time in Munich") two years later, and finally the exhibition "Musikalische Schätze der Renaissance – Handschriften und Drucke mit Werken Cipriano de Rores" ("Musical treasures of the Renaissance – Manuscripts and prints of works of Cipriano de Rore") in 2014. The particularly valuable exhibits were shown in the library's treasure vault (Schatzkammer) and in the hallway in front of the Reading Room for Manuscripts and Rare Books in all three projects. The chronology of presentations and exhibitions likewise encompasses occasional cooperative projects ("Richard Strauss" in 2009, "Max Reger" in 2011) or guest exhibitions ("75 years Carmina Burana" in 2012).

    The connection of the cabinet presentations with the workshop concerts represents a particular feature. In tune with the topic of the individual concert event, accompanying historical sources from the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek are shown in the hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images for the duration of the presentation.

    Chronology

    23 November 2017 – 28 March 2018
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    "To sing many a tune and to play the organ and the lute" – Tablature manuscripts in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

    17 July – 17 November 2017
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Water Music – On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Handel’s famous orchestra suite

    15 November 2016 – 31 March 2017
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    "You, my dear Rossini! I will mention first." Rossini's conquest of Munich in 1816

    11 January – 11 March 2016
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    "Don Quixote" in music

    5 November 2015 – 6 January 2016
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Music in the synagogue

    7 January – 20 March 2015
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Paper sounds. Music, art, avant-garde in the 20th century

    1 October – 14 November 2014
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)

    26 March – 25 April 2014
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    "Such a sound has never come to my ears". Music for dulcimer at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

    26 October – 21 March 2014
    Schatzkammer (Treasure Vault)
    Musical treasures of the Renaissance – Manuscripts and prints of works of Cipriano de Rore

    28 October – 18 December 2013
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Wherefrom – whereto ... Candour – brio – sincerity. Project island Hartmann – Henze

    15 March – 28 May 2013
    Schatzkammer (Treasure Vault)
    Richard Wagner – The time in Munich (1864 – 1865)

    7 January – 1 March 2013
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Rock, pop, hip hop

    21 June – 6 October 2012
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    75 years Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. Genesis, premiere, impact of a global success

    28 March – 31 May 2012
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    The guitaristic collection Fritz Walter and Gabriele Wiedemann

    19 December 2011 – 28 January 2012
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Music from all around. A representative selection of literature from 40 years of DFG-funded collection building in the "special collection field music"

    16 October – 16 December 2011
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Jazz in Munich

    15 May – 30 September 2011
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Publications from the music collection. Facsimiles, new editions, monographs

    21 January – 6 March 2011
    Schatzkammer (Treasure Vault)
    Max Reger – Piece worker

    11 October – 12 November 2010
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    The composer Herbert Baumann – A retrospective

    29 June – 27 August 2010
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Beyond musicology: Salon, popular, film music

    17 May – 11 June 2010
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    Joseph Haas (1879 – 1960)

    25 March – 11 April 2010
    Marble hall
    Richard Strauss. His life and work mirrored by contemporary caricature

    9 July – 31 July 2009
    Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
    "The Murmuring Breezes" by Adolf Jensen

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