Provides on-demand, CD-quality streaming access to more than 3,700 albums (over 10,000 compositions) from 15 independent record labels, including CRI, Albany, Innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, Mutable Music, and more. The focus is on contemporary classical American music. Other styles represented include folk, Native American, jazz, early rock, musical theater, and contemporary electronic.
Opera in Video contains 300 opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon. Performances cover the full range of operatic composition, from the Baroque to the 20th century. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors.
RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international, annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950. Treating primary source material, RIPM indexes the content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, miscellaneous items, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography and advertising. RIPM is updated biannually and currently indexes the contents of over 140 music periodicals from 20 countries.
Over 62 million records describing books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).
Provides over 12,000 entries and covers musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way. Includes entries on composers, performers, conductors, directors, critics, and scholars; musical terms, styles, and forms; as well as instruments, individual works, performance venues, and a host of other topics.
An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge. This is an electronic version of the 2004 two-volume print publication.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, is an indispensable tool for scholars, students, librarians, performers, teachers, and music lovers. It provides broad yet detailed coverage and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels. From hip hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, RILM is the first stop for the researcher who wants clear, verified bibliographic information, fully cited, abstracted, and indexed. Since its first publication in 1967, RILM has been a mighty ally for music researchers, and its capabilities and coverage have been constantly expanding, most recently with the addition of retrospective coverage of music conferences from 1865 to the present. RILM currently contains over 500,000 entries; approximately 30,000 new records are added every year, covering all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.
RILM was established in 1966 under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres. The publication of RILM is made possible by the efforts of some 60 national committees located in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The committees are composed of musicologists and librarians based at major university or national libraries and research institutes. Among the current host institutions are the British Library, the Russian State Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Bibliothèque Royale (Brussels), the National Library of Canada, and the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin).
Major areas of coverage include:
- Western and Eastern classical
- Popular music
- Historical musicology
- Instruments and voice
- Performance practice and notation
- Music theory and analysis
- Music therapy
- Linguistics and semiotics
- Dramatic arts
Contains over 6,600 International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. IPA Source is searchable by composer, poet, title, opera aria and Latin text. Texts are available as downloadable PDFs.
Project Muse provides full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content. The Project Muse platform allows searching of books and journals in one place and at the same time and offers alerts and social networking options for sharing discoveries with colleagues