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


Cohen, Aaron I. International Discography of Women Composers. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1984.


A comprehensive discography of the classical/art music of women composers. The main arrangement is alphabetical by composer, listing all recordings by title and record label, including performer(s) where possible. Following this section is an extensive listing of record labels and companies, a useful listing of composers by country, and by instrument and musical form. Also includes an index by title. The work excludes cassettes and reel tapes.


Frasier, Jane. Women Composers: A Discography. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1983.


A listing of recorded compositions of 337 women composers. The main listing is alphabetical by composer, with the title of the work, the name of the record company and the record number(s). A second major arrangement is by genre. It is necessary to refer back to the main listing for recording information. Includes a record company index, a title index, and a bibliography.


Laird, Ross. Moanin' low : a discography of female popular vocal recordings, 1920-1933. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1996.

ML156.4 .W6 L35 1996 MUSIC REFERENCE

A comprehensive listing of all known recordings of the time.


Leder, Jan. Women in Jazz: A Discography of Instrumental Music, 1913-1968. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1985.

ML156.4 .J3 L44 1985 MUSIC REFERENCE

An attempt at a comprehensive listing of recordings made by women jazz instrumentalists, covering the period of 1913 to 1968. Includes 250 players, of which 120 are pianists. The main listing is alphabetical by performer, with recordings listed chronologically. A shorter second section is a chronological listing of recordings with two or more women players. Includes name index.



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