Peter Ryom

Peter Ryom ( born May 31, 1937 in Copenhagen ) is a Danish musicologist. He became internationally known as the author of the eponymous Ryom directory of the works of Antonio Vivaldi.


Ryom spent his early years in Paris, where his father ran a cement factory. When he was 12 years old, the family returned to Denmark.

Ryom studied musicology and French at the University of Copenhagen ( completion 1967) and then worked as a state scholarship, the " small edition " of his Vivaldi catalog raisonné. In 1977 he received his doctorate in Copenhagen Les manuscrits de Vivaldi; In 1978 he became a member of the scientific committee of the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi, which publishes works by Vivaldi in a new critical edition. From 1981 to 2002 he worked as a program director and spokesperson for the classical program of Danmarks Radio. From 1992 he was a technical editor at the music store Danske Encyklopædi ( published 1994-2002 ).

Ryoms second research focus in addition to the music of Vivaldi is the ( Catholic ) church music. In 1958 he converted from Protestantism to Catholicism; 1990 to 1999 he was a member of the Pastoral Council of the Roman Catholic Church in Denmark.


  • Antonio Vivaldi. Table de concordances of the oeuvres (RV). Engstrøm & Sødring, Copenhagen 1973.
  • List of works by Antonio Vivaldi (RV). Small issue. Engstrøm & Sødring, Copenhagen / German Publisher of Music, Leipzig 1974 ² 1979.
  • Les manuscrits de Vivaldi. Antonio Vivaldi Archives, Copenhagen 1977.
  • Répertoire des oeuvres d' Antonio Vivaldi. Les Compositions instrumental. Engstrøm & Sødring, Copenhagen 1986.
  • Musikkens stilarter. Klassisk music fra til oldtid nutid. Sansoni, Copenhagen 1992.
  • Tematiske kataloger. De oriente ring. Danmarks Nationalleksikon A / S, Copenhagen 1993.
  • Vivaldi koncerter. Engstrøm & Sødring, Copenhagen 1994.
  • Kirkemusikleksikon. Christian Ejlers, Copenhagen 2002.
  • Mozart's Requiem. Efterladt above færdiggjort. Andantino, Herlev 2006.
  • Antonio Vivaldi. Thematic- systematic catalog of his works. Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden, 2007.
  • J. S. Bach Kirkekantater. Forkyndelse i ord og toner. Andantino, Herlev 2009.