Aaron Copland Collection - The Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Spans the years 1910 to 1990 and includes 400,000 items. Manuscript and printed music, personal and business correspondence, diaries, writings, scrapbooks, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, awards, books, sound recordings, and motion pictures.
Cy Walter - Official Cy Walter web site created and maintained by Cy's family. Although sometimes categorized as a "jazz improvisationalist", Cy preferred to characterize himself as a "stylist of show tunes". Cy's musical compositions were often the subject of collaboration with talented lyricists, including Herman Ackman, Edmund Anderson, Jimmy Dobson, Richard Kollmar, Alice Michel, Maurice Rose, Andrew Rosenthal, Chilton Ryan, and Alec Wilder.
Hoagy Carmichael Collection, The - Every item in Indiana University's extensive collections pertaining to the life and career of master songwriter Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael (1899-1981).
Josephine Baker - American expatriate entertainer and actress. She became a French citizen in 1937. Most noted as a singer, Baker also was a celebrated dancer in her early career. She was given the nicknames the "Bronze Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Creole Goddess" in anglophone nations. In France, she has always been known as "La Baker".
Judy Garland Database - A long-term project dedicated to documenting Judy Garland's career, with emphasis on the MGM years (1935-1950). It is an attempt to pull together all the bits and pieces scattered throughout the many books, documentaries, liner notes and magazine articles about Judy; to pool all that information into one reference volume in a convenient format in which the serious student can find the facts pertaining to Judy's work. Also see the JGDB Master Song Index.
Kronos Quartet - Presents and promotes contemporary music and expands the repertoire for string quartet. Kronos commissions about a dozen new works each season and performs more than 100 concerts a year, touring for 22 weeks to an average of 15 countries and 15 domestic states annually.
Lou Harrison - An American composer. He was a student of Henry Cowell, Arnold Schoenberg, and K.P.H. Notoprojo. Harrison is particularly noted for incorporating elements of the music of non-Western cultures into his work, with a number of pieces written for Javanese style gamelan instruments, including ensembles constructed and tuned by Harrison and his partner William Colvig. The majority of his works are written in just intonation rather than the more widespread equal temperament. Harrison is one of the most prominent composers to have worked with microtones. Also see:
NewMusicBox - A multimedia publication from New Music USA dedicated to the music of American composers and improvisers and their champions. NewMusicBox offers: in-depth profiles, articles, and discussions; up-to-the-minute industry news and commentary; a direct portal to its internet radio station, Counterstream; and access to an online library of more than 57,000 works by more than 6,000 composers.
Robert Ashley - American composer, best known for his operas and other theatrical works, many of which incorporate electronics and extended techniques. Also see Wikipedia entry.
Singer-Songwriter Directory - Links to sites dedicated to singer/songwriters. Find links to official home pages and fan sites, to well known artists and starting musicians
usopera.com - At the heart of the site are detailed pages on individual American opera composers and their operas. There is also a complete list of recordings, books, and scores for the entire site, a timeline of some important events in American opera history, and some scores of American opera music for free download.
Viktor Ullman Foundation - Founded by the British concert pianist Jacqueline Cole in 2002. The purpose of the Foundation is to honour, celebrate and remember the life, courage and genius of the composer and pupil of Arnold Schoenberg, and his fellow artists and musicians in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) ghetto. This will be achieved through concerts, festivals, cabaret, lectures, Holocaust education and film. For more on Viktor Ullman see:
Wagner FAQs (Richard Wagner) - The list of frequently asked questions (and their answers) for the news- group humanities.music.composers.wagner.
Women Composers - Only composers of classical music whose works have been released on compact disc, have been included in this database. Composers are listed in alphabetical order, and their name is followed by their date and country of birth (which may in some cases differ from their country of residence).
Yip Harburg - Legendary lyricist and human rights activist.
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