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The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

Description

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on musical instruments of the world. The second edition reflects the growth in the last three decades of the scope and methodologies of the field of organology. It provides greatly expanded coverage of instruments from around the world and their builders, with special attention to electronic and experimental instruments, the human body as an instrument, the history and techniques of instrument design and manufacture, performance practice, and the scholars whose work has shaped our current understanding of musical instruments.

The dictionary aims to present basic information about the most important instruments worldwide and a broad, representative selection of lesser-known ones of particular significance. Along with instruments and their makers, it discusses subjects of related interest in order to provide a fuller picture of the cultural role of instruments throughout the. By addressing salient issues of contemporary organology (the systematic study of the history, design and technology, and functions of musical instruments of all times and places), the dictionary seeks also to map the directions in which this field is growing in the 21st century, and to encourage further investigation.

Type
Dictionary
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39525
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The Grove Dictionary of American Music

Description

The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American music. The articles of the dictionary range from brief definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid-length biographies of important performers, composers and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the United States, and the American history of the orchestra. This edition provides greatly expanded coverage, particularly in the areas of popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups.

The dictionary's articles are supplemented by more than 400 images and 140 musical examples and other materials. An abbreviations list, list of contributors, and tips on the use of the dictionary make navigation easy. With well-researched, informative articles by 1500 authors, including top scholars in the field, The Grove Dictionary of American Music is accessible to scholars, academic specialists, and the general public.

Type
Dictionary
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39523
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Music Industry Data

Description

Music Industry Data is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, IFPI, GfK Entertainment and other reporting agencies from more than 30 countries around the world. It provides coverage of the Americas, Europe, and Asia and is updated weekly. Coverage for the U.S. and UK extends back to the mid-1950s. Data sets can be exported into spreadsheets or as high quality "relative pitch graphs" of the precise recordings and time period selected by the user. The database also includes copyright-cleared sound samples for international charting albums and singles in multiple genres.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39480
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Kanopy Streaming Video

Alternative Titles
Kanopy Streaming
Description

Kanopy Streaming offers a variety of documentary and feature films from an array of producers and distributors including BBC Active, California Newsreel, Checkerboard Films, Criterion Collection/Janus films, Documentary Educational Resources, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber Edu, Media Education Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, PBS, Psychotherapy.net, and the DEFA Film Library's (East) German Film Collection.

All videos work on PCs with Flash, iPads, iPhones, and mobile devices. To facilitate teaching, they can be projected in lecture halls, embedded in authenticated web pages, and watched off-campus (with login) with unlimited simultaneous viewers. Users can also create Playlists and make clips.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39478
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Film Industry Data

Description

Nielsen data is the core dataset at present. UK data from the Official Chart Company will be added next, with further data sets following thereafter. The database provides rankings, box office sales, and unit sales in all formats (VHS, DVD, Blu Ray). Searching is by keyword (contributor list including director, stars, producer, composer, camera, and lighting is available for each film) or date.

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39466
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National Palace Museum Collections Online

Description

The National Palace Museum Collections Online presents around 6,000 objects (antiquities, painting, and calligraphy) preserved at the imperial collections and palatial treasures from the various Chinese dynasties at the National Palace Museum, Taipei.

Type
Database
Images
Museum
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33416
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National Palace Museum Collections Online

Description

The National Palace Museum Collections Online presents around 6,000 objects (antiquities, paintings and calligraphies) preserved at the imperial collections and palatial treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei.

Type
Database
Images
Museum
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33414
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

Alternative Titles
Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition
Description

An encyclopedic work on Islam. For the first time in history a truly international team of scholars began work on a single project. This resulted in the Encyclopaedia of Islam: A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples, which was published between 1913 and 1936 in three editions in English, German and French. The Encyclopaedia of Islam remains to this day the only complete encyclopedic work on Islam.

Print version: Originally published as The Encyclopaedia of Islam. A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples by E. 1. Brill and Luzac & Co., 1913-1938

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33410
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Met Opera on Demand

Alternative Titles
Metropolitan Opera on Demand
MetOpera
Description

Met Opera on Demand: Student Access offers users instant access to more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances, including stunning HD videos from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, classic telecasts from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, and hundreds of radio broadcasts dating back to 1935. All videos include English subtitles, and recent HD videos include subtitles in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and/or Spanish. New titles are added every month, with most of the Met’s Live in HD programs coming online a few months after their live transmission date. Every opera includes an English synopsis, with synopses in multiple languages available for many operas.

Please note this resource is not compatible with the iPad due to its use of Flash Player. (The iPad app does not allow one to access the resource through one's institutional subscription.) Product is limited to 10 simultaneous users; if you experience a turn-away, please check back.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31929
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RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals

Description

The first installment of this collection contains 25 music journals, consisting of more than 150,000 pages dealing with musical life in world capitals: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, New York, Prague, Paris, St. Petersburg and Warsaw.

Current title list:

Catalan
Revista Musical Catalana (Barcelona, 1904-1923)
 
Croatian
Gusle (Zagreb, 1892)
Glazba (Zagreb, 1893)
 
Czech
Dalibor. Hudební Listy (Prague, 1879-1923)
Hudební Revue (Prague, 1908-1919)
 
Dutch
Weekblad voor Muziek (Amsterdam, 1894-1909)
Caecilia. Maanblad voor muziek (Amsterdam, 1903-1917)
 
English US
The Musical Review and Choral Advocate (New York, 1852-1853)
The Musical Review and Musical World (New York, 1860-1864)
Musical America (New York, 1898-1899, 1905-1923)
 
French BE
Le Guide musical (Brussels, 1853-1918)
 
French FR 
La Musique: Gazette de la France musicale (Paris, 1849-1850)
Musica (Paris, 1902-1914)
 
German
Neue Berliner Musikzeitung (Berlin, 1847-1896)
Monatshefte für Musikgeschichte (Berlin, 1879-1905)
Zeitschrift der Internationalen Musik-Gesellschaft (Leipzig, 1899-1914)
 
Hungarian
Zenelap (Budapest, 1885-1912)
 
Italian
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Milan, 1832-1834)
Il Figaro (Milan, 1835-1848)
 
Polish 
Echo muzyczne, teatralne i artystyczne (Warsaw, 1883-1907)
 
Portuguese
Gazeta dos Theatros (Lisbon, 1875-1876)
 
Russian
Bayan [Баянъ] (St. Petersburg, 1888-1890)
 
Serbian
Gudalo (Kikinda, 1886-1887)
 
Spanish ES
La Opera Española (Madrid, 1875-1876)
La Revista musical (Bilbao, 1909-1910)
 

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31779
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