Provides descriptions of concert programme collections held by leading libraries, archives and museums in the UK. The database is intended as a guide to finding programme collections, rather than providing full details of the content of individual programs.
DDM-Online is an international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.
The Performing Arts Encyclopedia (PAE) is a guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress. The PAE provides information about the Library's unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, etc.
This guide provides a basis for beginning online research on a variety of topics in music, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, and performance practice. It collects links to archival collections, online scores and sound recordings, article indexes, discographies and bibliographies, scholarly societies, musical reference works, and a miscellany of useful websites.
This database offers around 700,000 mainly manuscript sources cataloged in detail according to academic criteria. The manuscripts are stored in hundreds of libraries and archives around the world. The database is searchable by composer, librettist, work title, performing ensemble, place, date, collection owners, and even composition dedicatees.
A central portal for music and musicology, enabling access to an extensive digital library containing the latest scholarly research and online resources. Using a single search engine you can find bibliographical data, full text data, and information about experts in musicology.
The main strengths of this collection are American music and German music between 1914-1945. Within those groups are composers and performers of classical music, composers for the musical theater, and jazz performers and arrangers.
At the AAAMC, you will find materials covering a range of African American musical idioms and cultural expressions primarily from the post-World War II era. The collections highlight popular, religious, and classical music, with genres ranging from blues and gospel to R&B and contemporary hip hop. The AAAMC also houses extensive materials related to the documentation of black radio.
The Chicago Jazz Archive was founded in 1976 to preserve materials on the birth and early growth of Chicago jazz. Over time, and benefiting from a relationship with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, the collections have grown to span more than eight decades of Chicago and general jazz history. The collections include recordings, publications, photographs, articles, posters, programs, ticket stubs, and other ephemera of musicians, clubs, record companies, and jazz organizations.
Preeminent music research collection that includes book, scores, and recordings, a world music archive, the world's largest collection of Turkish and Indian classical music, and extensive Mozart archives.
Provides online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials held in renowned music archives. Researchers can search or browse materials, access information about each item, and view digital images.
An outlet for historical information which will eventually cover from the earliest concerts to 1970. Currently, the site focuses on 1943-1970 and includes over 3,220 programs, 1,365 scores, 4,200 images, and 330 business documents.
The New York Public Library's performing arts collection online: a searchable database of 16,000 objects, including newspaper clippings, photographs, music sheet samples, publicity posters, and lobby cards.
The online presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress comprises both manuscript and printed music, personal and business correspondence, diaries, writings, scrapbooks, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, etc.
This website offers impressive scholarly biographical and musicological information about Beethoven and his works, quoting extensively from primary sources and reputable secondary sources. Information is organized by dozens of topics including the genesis and history of Beethoven's works (all of his piano sonatas, string quartets, symphonies, etc.), musicians' writings about Beethoven, and biographical information of Beethoven's friends and patrons.
This manuscript is Mozart's record of his compositions in the last seven years of his life, and thus is a uniquely important document. According to the description on the front cover, Mozart planned to include all his compositions, but there are a few minor omissions. There are also entries in the catalogue for a number of works that have since been lost.
The award-winning series encompasses operas, concerts, ballet, and other performances by firstclass orchestras, musicians, and conductors. The website includes information about the PBS series, streaming videos, and season schedule.
All Music Guide features reviews, announcements of new releases, and details about recordings from a variety of genres. It can be especially useful for finding information about an out-of-print recording.
Provides an archive of video and audio performances of the Boston Symphony Orchestra dating back to 2007. In addition, there are program notes, iTunes offerings, and several guides (e.g., "The Complete Symphonies" of Beethoven)
Provides access to a 5-part series of films showcasing composers, pianists, chamber music, virtuosos and conductors. Includes biographies and discographies of each of the participating musicians, and musical examples.
Contains an A-Z listing of Russian composers who lived and composed in the Soviet era (post 1918). Each composer page includes brief biographical information, but ultimately focuses on providng an exhaustive works list and discography. Much of this compiled information is not available elsewhere and some of the obscure composers are not represented in such sources as New Grove's.
A comprehensive resource for jazz fans and musicians, this site includes lists of articles, columns, CD and book reviews, musician interviews, new releases, and links to other jazz-related resources on the Web.