An excellent source for biographical information about musicians: composers, performers, conductors and music scholars. Excellent articles on musical GENRES, as well. Signed articles, with excellent bibliographies.
Since death notices often contain conflicting dates, ages, and name forms, all are reported. Alternate name spellings are listed in square brackets. Citations follow the data they have provided. This file is maintained on a daily basis, and is the source from which the Music Library Association's annual Necrology Index is extracted.
"...a monumental record of the music of a country, an indispensable guide to all kinds of music: popular, folk, religious, concert, and other forms. ... It provides more than 3700 articles in all, with more than 500 pictures of people, places, scores, concert programs, and sheet music. Compiled by scores of experts, the Encyclopedia presents our musical heritage in all its aspects: historical, educational, critical, administrative, and commercial."
Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for orchestras.