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Music Online: Music Periodicals of the 19th Century

Music Online: Music Periodicals of the 19th Century

The perfect gateway for today’s researchers to peer into the day-to-day musical world of pre-modern American and English music students, performers, teachers, composers, and aficionados. Discover within this collection the richness of the American and British music traditions, through over 90 publications devoted to the musical life, in the writers’ home countries and abroad, from the late 18th to early 20th centuries.

This collection of approximately 300,000 pages will comprise the single largest digital library of English-language music periodical literature. This unique resource addresses the interplay of music with the social, political, religious, and economic histories of America and Great Britain. Users will find a variety of critical information in difficult-to-access publications, such as Choir JournalEtude, Kunkel’s Music Review, Chicago Musical Times, Opera Glass, The Organ, The Violin World, The Voice, and many others.

Contents include: 

  • Advertisements for instruments and instructors
  • Articles on contemporary controversies in music composition and performance
  • Profiles of American, English, and European maestros and musicians
  • Scores for singers and instrumentalists

Scholars of the histories of music, religion, education, and economics, as well as researchers in the fields of media studies, women’s studies, folklore studies, and history of technology, will find a treasure trove of possibilities within this collection.