RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international, highly annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950--from Beethoven to Bartok, from Berlioz to Berg, and from Schubert to Shostakovich--all provided by internationally-recognized scholars and editors.
Published under the auspices of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, RIPM treats primary source material found in music periodicals published in twenty (20) countries.
RIPM is updated biannually and currently indexes the contents of over 140 music periodicals including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more. RIPM's highly annotated indexing is based upon a detailed analysis of the content. Of great interest is the fact that RIPM provides keywords in context, thus allowing users to determine immediately if a given citation is of interest. RIPM's system saves users an immense amount of time in comparison with mechanical, OCR indexing.
In addition, RIPM offers more than 5,000 English-language translations of articles from journals in other languages. New titles are added to the database every six (6) months.
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