Online access to 10-volume print edition (1997); articles about music performance and instruments in cultural context.
Online version of print (2003); authoritative definitions of musical styles, instruments, performance markings, concepts, and works; no biographical information.
Streaming audio database (classical, jazz, world, and folk music); liner notes; audio pronunciation of composers and performers names and musical terms accessible from "Resources."
Ignore Sign-in. Authoritative articles including biographies of composers and performers; world music; jazz, rock, and pop; musical instruments, and musical genres; bibliographies and lists of composers' works; continuously updated.
Abstracts of scholarly articles, festschriften, reviewing sources, and dissertations; English translations of abstracts; international coverage
Full text of published ethnographies, seminal texts, memoirs, contemporary studies and archival material covering human culture and behavior around the world.
Good articles for generalist; bibliographies; continuously updated
A series of authoritative guides, written by experts, that provide introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.
FYI: The library has also purchased over 300 additional Cambridge Companions (1997 - 2015) which can be accessed via the database, Literature Online. To find a list of the Companions in Literature Online search “Cambridge Companion” as “Publications” and “In publication summary," or you can search by title.
Streaming audio recordings of American music in all genres; well-written liner notes;
Audio recordings from field expeditions studying music in its cultural context, 1960s-1980s.
Produced in collaboration with the UCLA and University of Washington ethnomusicology archives, this collection includes thousands of audio field recordings and interviews, educational recordings, film footage, field notebooks, slides, correspondence and ephemera.
Online version of print (1996); brief biographical entries about composers of Western art and concert music.
Transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts using the International Phonetic Alphabet
Streaming video and audio of Metropolitan Opera performances; limited to 5 simultaneous users.
Online version of the 2nd edition (2003) Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart print; in-depth articles on all aspects of music and biographical information on composers and performers; text in German; bibliographies and composers' works lists; continuously updated.
Citations to articles about classical and popular music from 1949 to present.
4 volumes encompassing all major classical musical genres and time periods from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. With full, study, piano, and vocal scores.
Abstracts of music-related periodicals, some from 1874; some full text articles 1996 - present.
Streaming videos of music, opera, dance, and theatre performances as well as live concerts and documentaries.
Authoritative list of sources for research on multiple Social Science and Humanities subject areas.
Examples of and information about music iconography
Full-text articles from international music periodicals published 1800-1950
Index to sources of music manuscripts produced after 1600; many link to digitized versions
Streaming audio of world music, spoken work, and natural sounds.
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