Databases (13 results)

Africlassical.com [via William J. Zick]
African Heritage in classical music provides biographical information on Africans, African Americans and Afro-Europeans composers, conductors and instrumental performers, Includes over 100 music clips.
Coverage: 1745 - present
Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology
Produced by the American Musicological Society, this 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.
Music & Performing Arts [via Alexander Street Press]
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Music & Performing Arts cross-searches audio, video, scores, and full-text reference content pertaining to music, film, dance and drama, for more than 75 Alexander Street Press collections. Spans all time periods, representation from diverse groups, many cultures, historic periods and geographic regions, highlighting hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles.
Coverage: 1500s - current
Music Periodicals Database [via ProQuest]
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This database provides indexing and abstracts for several 100 international music periodicals from over 20 countries, plus full text for more than 140 of the indexed journals. Includes over 1.3 million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication. Some complete journal runs are included. Covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition. Formerly titled IIMP Full Text: International Index to Music Periodicals.
Coverage: 1874 - current
Tags: Music
Related links: Performing Arts Periodicals Database
Naxos Classical Music Library
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The Naxos Classical Music Library consists of 98,977 albums, comprising 1,436,654 tracks, with new content added regularly.
Coverage: classical repertoire
Tags: Music
Naxos Music Library: Jazz
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Naxos Music Library Jazz offers close to 20,000 tracks of jazz from over 1,900 albums. Over 500 jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz. New content is added regularly.
Tags: Jazz, Music
Oxford Handbooks Online in Music
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Online access to Oxford University Press reference handbooks in music. Each Handbook has in-depth essays by the world’s leading scholars. Search contents through one interface, individually or by modules. Over 70 handbooks comprising over 2,300 articles/chapters. Publication dates of the handbooks are quite current ranging from 2011-present.
Play Index [via EBSCO]
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Indexes over 40,000 plays published after 1949 and updated weekly with searching plays by title, author, subject, style, genre, cast type, new editions, translations, plot descriptions and musical requirements.. Plays from Antiquity to contemporary works may be published both separately and in collections/anthologies. Access nearly 900 monologues by playwrights, including Aeschylus, William Shakespeare, Moliere, Anton Checkhov, Tennessee Williams and others.
Coverage: 1949 - present
Tags: Drama
RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature [via EBSCO]
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A bibliography of music literature providing international coverage of Western and Eastern classical, pop, folk, and jazz music, as well as interdisciplinary studies on music. Includes abstracts and citations drawn from articles, books, conference proceedings, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, videos, and reviews. (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale - International Repertory of Music Literature) This database includes over 1,000,000 records in 143 languages from 178 countries. Contrasted with RIPM, includes all publications ongoing from 1968+
Coverage: 1800-present
Tags: Music
Related links: RILM Classification System