Skip to main content

Music dictionaries and encyclopedias

Music dictionaries and encyclopedias

  • Dictionary of Opera Characters, 2nd ed.
  • Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
  • Encyclopédie de la musique au Canada
  • Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music
  • Grove Music Online
  • Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music
  • Harvard Dictionary of Music
  • MGG Online (Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart)
  • New Penguin Dictionary of Music
  • Oxford Music Online
  • RILM Music Encyclopedias

    Included publications

    - Algemene Muziek Encyclopedie
    - Annals of Opera: 1597–1940
    - Band Music Notes
    - Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians
    - Biographical Dictionary of Musicians: With a Bibliography of English Writings on Music
    - Biographical Dictionary of Russian/Soviet Composers
    - Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la musique
    - Biographie universelle des musiciens et bibliographie générale de la musique: Supplément et complément
    - Biographisch – Bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten der christlichen Zeitrechnung bis zur Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts
    - Das Blasmusik-Lexikon: Komponisten – Autoren – Werke – Literatur: Lexikon des Blasmusikwesens
    - Broadway: Its History, People, and Places: An Encyclopedia
    - Československý hudební slovník osob a instituci
    - The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
    - Conductors and Composers of Popular Orchestral Music: A Biographical and Discographical Sourcebook
    - Das Gothic- und Dark Wave-Lexikon: Das Lexikon der schwarzen Szene, von Ambient bis Industrial, von Neofolk bis Future Pop und von Goth-Rock bis Black Metal
    - Dictionary of American Classical Composers
    - A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450–1889)
    - A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450–1889): Index to the Four Volumes and Catalogue of Articles Contributed by Each Writer
    - A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes
    - Dictionnaire de la musique: Les hommes et leurs œuvres
    - Dictionnaire de la musique: Science de la musique: Formes, techniques, instruments
    - Dictionnaire de musique
    - Dizionario degli editori musicali italiani, 1750–1930
    - Dictionnaire des œuvres de l’art vocal
    - Dizionario e bibliografia della musica
    - Dizionario universale dei musicisti
    - Enciclopédia da música brasileira: Erudita, folclorica, popular
    - Encyclopédie de la musique et dictionnaire du Conservatoire
    - Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music
    - Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century
    - Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound
    - Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ
    - Encyclopedia of the Blues
    - The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
    - Großes Sängerlexikon
    - Handwörterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie
    - Historical Dictionary of the Music and Musicians of Finland
    - Hollywood Songsters: Singers Who Act and Actors Who Sing: A Biographical Dictionary
    - Hugo Riemanns Musik-Lexikon
    - International Encyclopedia of Women Composers
    - Komponisten der Gegenwart
    - March Music Notes
    - Il melodramma italiano 1861–1900: Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei compositori
    - Il melodramma italiano 1901–1925: Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei compositori
    - Παγκοσμιο Λεξικο Της Μουσικης
    - Neues historisch-biographisches Lexikon der Tonkünstler
    - Opernlexikon / Opera catalogue / Lexique des opéras / Dizionario operistico. I: Titelkatalog
    - Opernlexikon / Opera catalogue / Lexique des opéras / Dizionario operistico. II: Komponisten
    - Opernlexikon / Opera catalogue / Lexique des opéras / Dizionario operistico. III: Librettisten
    - Opernlexikon / Opera catalogue / Lexique des opéras / Dizionario operistico. IV: Nachträge
    - The Paris Opéra: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers: Genesis and Glory, 1671–1715
    - The Paris Opéra: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers: Rococo and Romantic, 1715–1815
    - The Paris Opéra: An Encyclopedia of Operas, Ballets, Composers, and Performers: Growth and Grandeur, 1815–1914
    - Percussionists: A Biographical Dictionary
    - Steirisches Musiklexikon
    - Supplemento al Dizionario universale dei musicisti: Appendice – aggiunte e rettifiche al primo e secondo volume
    - Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song
    - The 20th Century Violin Concertante: A Repertoire Catalogue of the Compositions for Violin Concertante Written Between 1894 and 2006

  • Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

Location and contacts

Music Library Staff's picture
Location and contacts:
Marvin Duchow Music Library
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
3rd floor - 527 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
514-398-4692
Website
Subjects:Music

McGill LibraryQuestions? Ask us!
Privacy notice