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A Guide to Resources about Music and Musicians
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Overview of this Guide: Music

This guide is divided into a number of tabs under which you will find both UML and web resources relevant to music.

Recordings - links to the UML catalog and large online collections of recordings

Books & Scores - links to the UML catalog, to online books, large online collections of scores, sheet music, and manuscripts; music dissertation indexes; how to get books from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan and the Boston Library Consortium

Articles - links to indexes, specilaized and general, and journals in which to find articles on music

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias - sources with brief articles on topics and persons; links to specialized musician biographies 

Multimedia - links to Digital Humanities Research tools; sheet music generator; online composition tools; and links to TED Talks, MIT Media Labcasts, online lectures, and performances.



Research Guide Books and eBooks

Research Guide to Musicology - James W. Pruett; Thomas P. Slavens
Call Number: ML3797 .P78 1985
ISBN: 0838903312
Publication Date: 1985-04-01

Chamber Music - John H. Baron
Call Number: ML128.C4 B37 1987
ISBN: 0824083466
Publication Date: 1987-08-01

The Art Song - Douglas Seaton
Call Number: ML128.S3 S33 1987
ISBN: 082408554X
Publication Date: 1987-03-01

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Elliott Carter - John F. Link
ISBN: 9780203906552
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
This is a comprehensive guide to research on the American composer Elliott Carter (b. 1908), widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. It contains a chronology, complete list of works, detailed discography, and fully annotated bibliography of over 1,000 books, articles, interviews, video recordings, and Carter's own writings. This essential reference book covers the most significant works in English, French, German, and Italian, from the 1940s-when Carter's music first began to attract attention-to the 1990s.

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Frédéric Chopin - William Smialek
ISBN: 9780203906736
Publication Date: 1999-11-01
Important books, articles, reviews, and theses on Fr d ric Chopin (1810-1849) in Western European languages and in Polish are cited; selected references in languages such as Russian, Czech, and Japanese are included as well. The Chopin legend is considered through studies of the performance tradition and a discography of recent and reissued recordings. Short essays outline the historiography of Chopin research and the current direction of scholarship. Index.

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Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition - Maurice Hinson; Wesley Roberts
ISBN: 9780253010230
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with over 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature. What did a given composer write? What interesting work have I never heard of? How difficult is it? What are its special musical features? How can I reach the publisher? It's all here. Featuring information for more than 2,000 composers, the fourth edition includes enhanced indexes. The new "Hinson" will be an indispensable guide for many years to come.

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Fanfares and Finesse - Elisa Koehler
ISBN: 9780253011855
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately to the concert hall. This colorful past is reflected in the arsenal of instruments a classical trumpeter employs during a performance, sometimes using no fewer than five in different keys and configurations to accurately reproduce music from the past. With the rise in historically inspired performances comes the necessity for trumpeters to know more about their instrument's heritage, its repertoire, and different performance practices for old music on new and period-specific instruments. More than just a history of the trumpet, this essential reference book is a comprehensive guide for musicians who bring that musical history to life.

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