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Wasserzeichen in einer Lautentabulatur aus dem 16. Jahrhundert | © BSB/Sammlung Herwart, D-Mbs Mus.ms. 266

The music collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek cover a broad spectrum of handwritten sources which go back as far as to the late Middle Ages. In a project supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the watermarks of the oldest stratum of music manuscripts are digitized using thermographic technology and made available free of charge via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

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Bayerisches Nationalmuseum: Laute mit Inschrift, Ornamenten und eingesetzter Rosette | © Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

The virtual exhibition shows a cross section of the holdings, offering an overview of the history, function and use of the tablatures. At the end of the tour, we present an additional video recording showing extracts of the workshop concert "To sing many a tune or to play the organ and the lute" – music from Renaissance manuscripts of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and a film which was shot in the course of the preparations for the workshop concert.

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Musiconn, Logo

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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Bildmotiv des Plakats zur Kabinettpräsentation | © BSB

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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Wolfgang Sawallisch 1956 in München | © BSB/Bildarchiv

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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Participation in conferences

By employees of the Department of Music of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Participation in conferences since 2015

2018

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

  • 18 – 19 November 2016: Annual conference of the IASA state group Germany/ Switzerland in Stuttgart
  • 18 – 19 November 2016: Winter school Digital Musicology, musicological seminar of the Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen
  • 14 – 17 September 2016: International congress of the Society for Music Research (Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, GfM) at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz
  • 06 – 09 September 2016: 69th conference of the working group of Catholic-theological libraries (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Katholisch-Theologischer Bibliotheken, AKThB) in Brixen
  • 06 – 07 September 2016: Annual IAML conference in Detmold
  • 30 July 2016: 12th Stimmwerck conference 2016 "Cipriano de Rore & Ivan Moody" in Adlersberg near Regensburg
  • 03 – 08 July 2016: IAML congress in Rome (International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres)
  • 30 June – 02 July 2016: 6th Karl-Graf-Spreti Symposium: Journey to Italy 1715/ 16. The "Giro d' Italia" of Prince Elector Charles Albrecht in the political-cultural context, Catholic Academy, Munich
  • 19 – 21 May 2016: III International Joseph-Woelfl Symposium in Prag
  • 17 – 19 March 2016: Congress Pleasing to the eye and the ear. The choir books of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. International congress, exhibition and concert, Munich
  • 08 March 2016: Composer databases and portals: Exchange formats and networking potential: Pre-conference workshop at the Bach Archive in Leipzig
  • 07 – 12 March 2016: 3rd Annual conference of the association Digital Humanities in the German-language area (DHd) at the University in Leipzig
  • 21 – 23 January 2016: Collecting, making music, researching; the courtly music of Dresden of the 18th century, International colloquium at the SLUB Dresden

2015

  • 20 November 2015: An evening of Orlando di Lasso: Presentation and concert. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is the producer of the database introduced on this occasion "Orlando di Lasso: Seine Werke in handschriftlicher Überlieferung".
  • 16/ 17 October 2015: Conference of the composers' societies "Digitisation and copyright" in Munich (Orff Centre)
  • 29 September – 02 October 2015: Annual conference of the Musicological Society (Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, GfM) in Halle
  • 22 – 25 September 2015: Annual IAML conference in Stuttgart
  • 09 September 2015: Expert colloquium on research data at the Edirom Summer School in Paderborn
  • 18 – 23 August 2015: International Conference Petrus Alamire in Antwerp
  • 13 – 15 July 2015: Conference in Salzburg: "Good impressions: The First Century of Music Printing and Publishing"  (PDF)
  • 06 – 09 July 2015: Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference in Brussels
  • 21 – 26 June 2015: IAML/ IMS Conference in New York (International Association of Music Libraries/ International Musicological Society)
  • 26 – 29 May 2015: 104th Bibliothekartag (librarians' conference) in Nuremberg
  • 18 – 21 May 2015: Music Encoding Conference in Florence
  • 23 April 2015: RISM colloquium at the RISM central editorial office in Frankfurt

 

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv8VuxxvtbY
Video recording with parts from the Werkstattkonzert (workshop concert) of November 2017 "To sing many a tune or to play the organ and the lute"

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

02 July – 21 September 2018
Hallway in front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and Images
A (not) forgotten Munich personality: The pianist Sofie Menter and Franz Liszt

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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