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Music: Books

This guide is designed to assist students in the Music Performance program to find resources available to them in the Library and Learning Commons.

Search Grove Online

Search Oxford Music Online

Our printed volumes of Grove, and other music reference titles, have now been moved to the loan collection.

Featured resources

Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall

CD 1. Applause ; Partita no. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 / Johann Sebastian Bach (20:13) ; Faschingsschwank aus Wien = Carnival scenes from Vienna, op. 26 / Robert Schumann (22:13) -- CD 2. V mlhách = In the mists, op. 110 / Leoš Janácek (15:48) ; Piano sonata no. 31 in A flat major, op. 110 / Ludwig van Beethoven (21:50) ; Encore. 3 Hungarian folksongs from the Csík District, Sz 35a/BB 45b / Bela Bartók (3:58).

Classical Guitar Magazine

The only magazine dedicated to classical guitar!

BBC Music Magazine

Brings you all the latest news, features and reviews from the world of Classical Music.

Clavier Companion

For piano/keyboard teachers and performers.

Keeping score

A series of 7 DVDs hosted by Michael Tilson Thomas and featuring live concert performances from the San Francisco Symphony. The series examines the life and works of Mahler, Berlioz, Shostakovich, Ives, Stravinksy, Beethoven and Copland.

Royal Conservatory technique and etudes

Technique and etudes for violin, viola, and cello. 2 volumes for each instrument: preparatory-4 and 5-8.

Browsing the Collection

Most of the library's resources are shelved according to the Library of Congress classification system. This system arranges items on the shelf by subject. Some call numbers of interest are:

ML – Music literature, including music history and books about specific composers.

MT – Music instruction and study, including music theory, technique and method books.


Books for loan

Some examples of books that are relevant to your topic include:

Cite it right!

Indiana University has a helpful guide on citing music resouces according to the Chiacgo/Turabian style.

It includes advice on how to cite from Grove.