Conservatoire national supérieur de musique

Contact: Dominique Hausfater

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1. Does your instution maintain holdings of concert programs? Not as such, but we maintain a collection of periodical publications from the main Parisian concert halls (recent) which allows to follow their programming.
2. Apart from concert programs, does your institution have significant holdings of other types of documents that can be useful for performance research such as libretti, playbills, historical journals with concert reviews, etc.? Apart from what I indicated in 1., most of our collection of periodicals has concert reviews. Difficult to give a list, apart from the obvious ones Revue musicale, Revue et gazette musicale de Paris, Le Ménestrel, etc...). We also subscribe to different small French (mostly) associations dedicate to the memory of a specific composer/performer/instrument..., such as Marcel Dupré, Georges Migot, Madeleine et Maurice Duruflé, Cavaillé-Coll, amis de l'orgue normand, etc... which activities mostly consist in supporting performances related to their topic and publishing a small "bulletin" reporting on these events. I think this might be interesting for your prospect.
3. Please list major concert venues, ensembles or performing organizations, and artists that are represented in your holdings. If possible, indicate a general timeframe for each (e.g. New York Philharmonic: 1920-1950). If your holdings are so extensive it is impractical to submit a list in a timely fashion, please provide a general overview (e.g. Programs of various musical events in Stockholm: 19th and 20th centuries). This information is too extensive to complete at this time. Apart from what I indicated in 1. and 2., I would add of course the programs of the concerts given recently by the Conservatoire.
4. Do you have collection level or title/series level descriptions of your holdings? If yes, are these descriptions available online or in print? No. Just the title is described as a periodical (website:
5. Have you undertaken or are you planning any item level indexing or cataloging of individual programs? If yes, please list the categories of information that are indexed for each program (e.g. date, venue, artists, works, etc.). If the details of your plan are not yet specified, please made a simple explanation of what you hope to accomplish. If your index is available online please provide the URL. If it exists in some other electronic format such as an Excel or FileMaker file please try to send it as an attachment. Not at this time.
6. Please briefly describe the clientele or research use of your holdings. Are the programs accessible to the public? Are they used for historical research or more for practical in-house institutional functions? They are accessible to the public as periodicals, and they are used for in-house functions and historical research.
7. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a broader census of program holdings within your national branch? Not at this time.
8. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a template or questionnaire for submitting collection level descriptions? No. Perhaps someone else in my institution or branch is.
9. Are you able and willing to participate in preparing the draft thesauri for genre and instrumentation? No. (and it would be important to get in touch with some representatives of the Cité de la musique in Paris and the Centre de documentation de la musique contemporaine [which, I think, indexes a selection of concert programs and already developed a thesaurus for instrumentation], as well as the Médiathèque de l'Ircam.)
10. Can you refer other potential participants for the IAML project? Please provide names and email addresses if possible.,,,

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