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Classical Composers' Archives

UNLV site with information about composers. Searchable by name, nation, or time.

Essentials of Music

Provides basic information about classical music. Includes music by eras, information on composers and a glossary.

Glossary of Musical Terms

Definitions for musical terms

Instrument Encyclopedia

Browse by instrument family or geographically. Includes background information, images and sound bits.

Music and History

Provides a timeline of music history.

Music History 102

Music history arranged chronologically. Includes sound bits.

Music Viva: Encyclopedia of Music

"The Musica Viva Encyclopedia has grown over the years from a small collection of randomly collected notes to a rather comprehensive music knowledge resource. It serves both as a knowledge base itself and as a keywords based web directory with lots of links to all kinds of music related sites."

Performing Arts Reading Room: Music Division

"PAE is a guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress. See, hear, and explore the Library's unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials."


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