Music

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
Access
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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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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
Access
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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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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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
Access
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Alexander Street Press

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online
Alexander Street Video
Description

Search across all video and audio collections provided by Alexander Street Press.  

By making their own account, users can save  and share clips and playlists.  Audio and video recordings can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.

Includes:
American History in Video

Art and Architecture in Video

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Black Studies in Video

Counseling and Therapy in Video, volumes I, II and III

Dance in Video

Dental Education in Video

Engineering Case Studies Online

Ethnographic Video Online, volumes I and II

Filmakers Library Online

Meet the Press

Music Online: American Song

Music Online: Classical Music Library

Music Online: Classical Music in Video

Music Online: Jazz Music Library

Music Online: Opera in Video

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-present

Silent Film Online

The March of Time

Theatre in Video

World History in Video

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

 

Type
Audio
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31657
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Oxford History of Western Music

Alternative Titles
OHWM
Taruskin
Description

History of the development of Western music, originally published in five volumes by Richard Taruskin. From the publisher's description:

"Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analyses, and a panoramic sense of the interaction between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, the Oxford History of Western Music is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the rich and diverse tradition of Western music. Starting with the invention of musical notation more than a thousand years ago, Taruskin sweeps across centuries of musical invention and European intellectual history to provide a nuanced and stimulating historical account. He combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, illustrating how the music itself works and how contemporaries heard and understood it. He also describes how the context of each stylistic period – key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events – influenced and directed compositional practices."

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31552
Access
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Organs and Churches of Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic

Description

This collection contains photographs of historical pipe organs in Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. Most of these images have appeared in the book Sacred Spaces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, written by Bela and Jan Feher. The book reflects a conscious effort to represent both the church/venue and the organ. The collection is sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31048
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Encyclopedia of African American Music

Description

Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Includes more than 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30052
Access
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International Computer Music Conference Proceedings

Alternative Titles
ICMC Proceedings
Description

The International Computer Music Association (ICMA) is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, computer software and hardware developers, researchers, and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology.

The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) is the preeminent annual international gathering for computer music composers and researchers. The ICMC interweaves peer-reviewed paper presentations with concerts of new computer music, creating a vital synthesis of science, technology, and the art of music.

Each ICMC produces a Concert Program and Proceedings. The Proceedings is the collection of peer-reviewed papers and studio reports presented at each ICMC.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11883
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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