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Music - Subject Guides

An archive of past music subject guides found on the Music Library website.

Online Resources

Irving S Gilmore Music Library

The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University is one of the largest collections of music scores, sound recordings, and music research materials in the United States. As such, the Music Library reflects the centrality of musical performance and scholarship to the University throughout its history.

Classical Music

Gray, Anne. The World of Women in Classical Music. La Jolla, Calif. : WordWorld, c2007.


This book covers female classical composers, musicians, singers, and conductors.


Griffiths, Paul. The Penguin Companion to Classical Music. London, New York: Penguin Books, 2004.

MUSIC STACKS  ML105.G85 2004

This book is a bio-bibliography that also includes a dictionary with classical music terms.


Kramer, Lawrence. Why Classical Music Still Matters. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2007.

MUSIC STACKS  ML3800.K72 2007

This book is an overview of classical music and its values.


Morin, Alexander and Schonberg, Harold C. Classical Music: The Listener's Companion. San Francisco, CA : Backbeat Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard Publishing, c2002.

MUSIC STACKS  ML156.9.C58 2002

This companion to classical music includes bibliographic materials, discographies, and an index.


Stevens, Lewis. Composers of Classical Music of Jewish Descent. London, Portland, OR. : Vallentine Mitchell, 2003.

MUSIC STACKS  ML390.S825 2003

This book is a biography of classical composers of Jewish descent. It includes bibliographic materials and an index.

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