1. Person
  2. Male
  3. RIPM
  4. 1947
  5. American
  6. Musicologist
  7. Music iconography
  8. English
  9. Répertoire international de la presse musicale
  10. American Musicological Society
  11. No
    • Music Historian. Robert received his Ph. D. from New York University with a dissertation on the music criticism of Hector Berlioz. It is from this initial work, both in New York and his beloved France, that so much of his career flows: the collected edition of Berlioz’s musical criticism (seven volumes published to date), studies of the staging manuals for Parisian operatic premières, a magnificent catalog of the musical iconography in L’Illustration (1843-1899), and, of course, the magnum opus, Le Répertoire international de la presse musicale, or simply: RIPM. Note that all of these projects occur at the intersection of sources and analysis—or, at the intersection of musicology and librarianship. For, it is only through the understanding of sources that we can say something about them. The music historian is the mirrored image of the librarian.