Classical Music Reference Library is a comprehensive classical music reference database comprising over 47,000 pages of text. It is designed as a powerful addition to Classical Music Library, Classical Music in Video and Classical Scores Libraries.
Baker’s dictionaries of music
This collection features the highly regarded and authoritative Baker’s series, edited by the late Nicholas Slonimsky. Essential for all music libraries, this comprehensive and highly accessible set of musical reference texts comprises:
Baker’s Dictionary of Music
Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music
Comprehensive Coverage of Classical Music
Texts span the entire history of Western classical music from the Medieval period to the 21st century including coverage of all classical genres, definitions of musical terms, and biographical information on the major composers and artists. The collection provides coverage of a wide range of material types, including biographies, chronologies, primary source readings, and critical texts.
Powerful Teaching Resources
Example playlists based around key musical concepts
Liner Notes: Includes text searchable liner notes for key labels from Classical Music Library including Haenssler Classic, Forlane, CRD, and Hyperion Records.
Custom Playlists: Allows users to create, annotate, and share playlists, or access a library of playlists created by other users, including themed playlists created by our editor.
Permanent URLs: All reference works and playlists can be cited on permanent URLs.
Cross-search: Reference works can be cross-searched alongside our related audio, video, scores, and reference material to provide a powerful tool for music research.