Links to External Sites

Adam

Biography of Adolphe Charles Adam.

Adolphe Charles Adam
Brief biography from ClassicalNet.


Albéniz

Biography and works of Isaac Albéniz.

The Naxos entry for Isaac Albéniz.

A one page biography of Isaac Albéniz.

List of works by Isaac Albéniz.




Albinoni

Biography of Tomaso Albinoni.

The Baroque Music page on Tomaso Albinoni.

Biography and works of Tomaso Albinoni.

The Naxos entry for Tomaso Albinoni.

The Classical Composers Database entry for Tomaso Albinoni.




Alkan

Biography of Charles Alkan

The Naxos entry for Charles Alkan.




Alto Sax

See Saxophone




Arban

Comprehensive information about Jean-Baptiste Arban

 

Biography of Jean-Baptiste Arban




Arne

Biography of Thomas Arne

Thomas Arne
A more detailed biography

Thomas Augustine Arne
Information from the Catholic Encyclopedia




Attwood

Biography of Thomas Attwood

Biograhpical information about Thomas Attwood




Bach

J. S. Bach
A directory of J.S. Bach resources

The Canons and Fugues of J. S. Bach
A good place to start your research

The Bach Cantatas website

Dave's J.S. Bach page
A site dedicated to the baroque composer




CPE Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Biography of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach




Balfe

Michael Balfe
This site covers the life, times and works of the eminent 19th century singer and operatic composer

Biography of Michael Balfe




Bateson


Thomas Bateson
Information on the madrigal composer with a link to his works in the Choral Public Domain Library

Selected poetry of Thomas Bateson




Beethoven

The Beethoven Reference Site
An excellent web site for Beethoven

Beethoven: The Magnificent Master
Award winning site with excellent with biography and full list of works

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
San José State University site




Beginners

Learn to read music and other information
Online tutorials and guides with the DataDragon

8notes.com
Free Sheet Music, Riffs, Lessons and Tools for musicians who play

easysheetmusic.com
Piano sheet music for the beginner




Behr

Short biography of Franz Behr




Bizet

Biography of Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet
One page biographical summary




Boccherini

Biography of Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Bononcini

Giovanni Battista Bononcini
One page biography

Giovanni Bononcini
Biography and list of works from the Classical Archives




Borodin

Biography of Alexander Borodin

Alexander Borodin
Biographical information about the composer and scientist




Braga

Gaetano Braga
A brief biography

The Naxos entry for Gaetano Braga




Brahms

Classical music pages - Brahms
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music

Johannes Brahms
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Bruch

Max Bruch
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Max Bruch
A one page biography and list of works




Burgmüller J

Biography of Johann Burgmüller

Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller
Brief biography and selection of midi files




Burgmüller N

Short biography of Norbert Burgmüller

Norbert Burgmüller
Informative site offering biographical information and a list of works




Caccini

The Naxos entry for Giulio Caccini

Biography and works of Giulio Caccini




Cannon

Short biography of Hughie Cannon

Hughie Cannon's final resting place




Capyrin

Dmitri Capyrin
Official site of the contemporary Russian composer




Cello

Internet Cello Society
An international cyber-community of cellists, seeks to advance the knowledge and joy of cello playing around the world

London Cello Society
The London Cello Society promotes the art of cello playing, preserving its great traditions while encouraging its continuing development.

The Joy of Cello Playing
A good resource for all cellists




Chopin

Chopin Foundation of the United States
This is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the support of talented young American musicians in their struggle for career recognition

Frederic Chopin Society in Warsaw
The web site of the Frederic Chopin Society in Warsaw, which for over 70 years has been collecting
Chopiniana and promoting knowledge about the composer and his works




Cimarosa

Biography of Domenico Cimarosa

Domenico Cimarosa
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Clarinet


The Clarinet Pages
A source of information for the clarinet amateur, professional, and anyone who "just wants to know"


The International Clarinet Association with worldwide membership


The Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain
The Society aims to encourage and develop the playing of both the clarinet and saxophone and to provide a major resource for its members

the-clarinets.net
All about the great woodwind instrument




Clarke

Biography of Jeremiah Clarke

Jeremiah Clarke
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Clementi

Muzio Clementi's Opera Omnia
Italian site offering detailed information on Clementi's works. English version also available

The Internet Piano Page - Muzio Clementi
A small collection of Clementi midi files




Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli
One page biography of Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli's final resting place
Pantheon Church, Rome




Couperin

Biography of François Couperin

François Couperin
One page biography of François Couperin




Czerny

The Naxos entry for Carl Czerny

Biographical information about Carl Czerny

 



d'Anglebert

Biography of Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

Jean-Henri d'Anglebert
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Dandrieu

Biography about Jean-François Dandrieu

The Naxos entry for Jean-François Dandrieu




Debussy

Biography of Claude Debussy

Classical music pages - Debussy
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music




Delibes

Leo Delibes
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Leo Delibes' final resting place
Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, France




Delius

The official Delius website

Biography of Frederick Delius




Dittersdorf

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf

One page biography and discography at Naxos




Dvorak

Classical music pages - Dvorak
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music

Antonin Dvorak's final resting place
Vysehradsky Hrbitov, Prague




Elgar

The Elgar Society
Official site of The Elgar Society and Elgar Foundation

Edward Elgar
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Brass Ensembles

The Internet Bandsman's Everything Within
A directory of over 500 sites and the complete information resource for brass bands world-wide

There are a large number of sites dedicated to school or city string ensembles. Google has an extensive list




Voice Ensembles

ChoralNet
This site provides a central portal to online resources and communications for the global choral music community

The Choral Public Domain Library
This site has a large amount of choral sheet music available for free

 

Google has an extensive list of wind ensemble school and city sites




Fauré

Gabriel Urbain Fauré
Biographical information and list of works from the BBC

Classical Music Pages - Gabriel Fauré
Comprehensive biography from the Grove dictionary of music




Field

Biography and list of works by John Field

Information about John Field from the Classical Archives




Flute

Larry Krantz Flute Pages
An interesting flute resource

Flute Acoustics
A university site that shows you how the flute makes its sound

The Flute Network
The Flute Network is a non-profit educational corporation

Flute.com
The ultimate resource for flute enthusiasts

Flutestk
Flutes.tk, the portal for flutists with links to over 350 flute websites

The BritishFlute Society
aims to advance the education of the public in the Art and Science of Music and in particular the Art and Science of Flute playing in all its aspects

FluteHistory.com
Everything you wanted to know about the history of the flute

Flute World
America's flute specialty house

MostlyWind
A non-commercial site providing helpful information on woodwind instruments and music, particularly the flute

Sarah's flute page
Useful site with many hints and tips




Franck

Cèsar Franck
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Classical Music Pages - Franck
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music




Gade

Niels Gade
One page biography from the Academy of Ancient Music

Biography of Niels Wilhelm Gade




Gershwin

George Gershwin
The official website of George and Ira Gershwin

GershwinFan.com
Fan site for George and Ira Gershwin

Biography of George Gershwin




Gibbons

Biography of Orlando Gibbons

Orlando Gibbons
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Gossec

The life and works of François Joseph Gossec

François Joseph Gossec biography




Gounod


An excellent site devoted to Gounod. French version also available

Charles-Francois Gounod
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Gounod's final resting place
Cimetière d'Auteuil, Paris, France




Granados

Enrique Granados
One page biography

Enrique Granados
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Grieg

Edvard Grieg Society
A New York-based organization dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and influence of Norway's greatest composer


Grieg's final resting place
His ashes are sealed in the side of a cliff projecting over the fjord at Troldhaugen (his home)




Guitar

Official Site of Marco Esu




Gurlitt

Brief biography of Cornelius Gurlitt




Handel

George Frideric Handel
An excellent site for research into Handel and his life

Biography of Handel

Handel's final resting place
Westminster Abbey, London, England




Harp

The Clarsach Society
The society exists to promote Scotland's oldest instrument - the Clarsach (harp) and to help players progress

Cairde Na Cruite
Friends of the Harp official website

Harp Spectrum
Exploring the world of the harp

World Harp Congress
With members from over 50 countries

American Harp Society
Founded in 1962 and grown from the needs of harpists - performers, teachers, and pupils




Haydn

Biography of Franz Joseph Haydn

List of Franz Joseph Haydn operas

Classical music pages - Haydn
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music




Heller

Biography of Stephen Heller

Stephen Heller
Brief biography and a selection of midi files




Holst

The Gustav Holst Website

Biography of Gustav Holst

Holst Birthplace Museum
The Regency terrace house where Gustav Holst was born




Hook

Biography of James Hook

Brief biography of James Hook



Hume

Biography of Tobias Hume

Tobias Hume
One page biography and discography at Naxos



Joplin

The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation

Brief biography and list of key works by Scott Joplin

Joplin's final resting place
St.Michael's Cemetery, Astoria (Queens), New York, USA




Kapyrin

Dmitri Kapyrin (Capyrin)
Official site of the contemporary Russian composer



Koenig

Information about Herman Koenig from the Classical Archives




Le Couppey

Félix Le Couppey
Information from the Classical Composers Database




Lemire

Jean-Baptiste Lemire
The official website of composer and chef d'orchestre Jean-Baptiste Lemire.   French version also available




Leoncavallo

Biography of Ruggero Leoncavallo

Information about Ruggero Leoncavallo from the Classical Archives




Leontovich

Biography of Mykola Leontovych

Information about Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych from the Classical Archives




Liszt

The Franz Liszt Site
Contains biographical information and links to other sites

Franz Liszt
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Liszt's final resting place
Bayreuth Friedhof, Bayreuth, Germany




Lumbye

Short biography of Hans Christian Lumbye

The Danish Royal Library page about H C Lumbye




MacDowell

Biography of Edward MacDowell




Magnani

Article from the International Clarinet Association containing brief information about Aurelio Magnani




Malats

The Naxos entry for Joaquin Malats




Marais

Marin Marais
Biography and list of works




Marcello A

Short biography of Alessandro Marcello

Information about Alessandro Marcello




Marcello B

Biography of Benedetto Marcello




Martini

Biographical information about Jean Paul Egide Martini

The Classical Archives entry for Jean Paul Egide Martini




Massenet

Jules Massenet
French site dedicated to the composer. English translation available


Jules Massenet
Information from The Morrison Foundation for Musical Research



Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn
A list of Mendelssohn's works

Felix Mendelssohn
Biographical information, list of works and midi files

Mendelssohn Lieder text
A comprehensive list of the words to Mendelssohn's works with some English translations




Monti

Brief biography of Vittorio Monti

List of works by Vittorio Monti at the Classical Archives




Mouret

Biography of Jean-Joseph Mouret




Mozart

The Mozart Project
The life, times and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Mozart Lover's Page




Mussorgsky

Modest Mussorgsky
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Biography of Modest Mussorgsky

Mussorgsky's final resting place
Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation




Nielsen

The Carl Nielsen Society
Excellent website about the society and including a comprehensive biography, list of works and discography

Nielsen Lieder text
Most in Danish, with some English, French or German translations

The Carl Nielsen Museum
The museum in Odense is dedicated to the composer Carl Nielsen and to his wife, the sculptor Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen




Oboe

Oboe and reed information
Useful site from the Arizona State University showing excercises, tips and maintenance of your Oboe

British Double Reed Society
A non-profit making organisation established to further the interests of all involved with the oboe and bassoon

International Double Reed Society
The world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts

Midwest Double Reed Society
Society page and resources

Oboes for Idgets
Helpful hints and useful resources for oboists




Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Biography of Jacques Offenbach




Organ

Rodgers Organs Barbados
For almost two decades Rodgers Organs Barbados has been meeting the musical needs of churches, institutions and homes in the southern Caribbean. They are authorized distributors of Rodgers Instruments, LLC builders of the worlds finest digital/pipe instruments.




Pachelbel

Pachelbel
Biographical information on Pachelbel


Biography of Johann Pachelbel




Paganini

Niccolò Paganini
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Biography of Niccolò Paganini




Paradies

Pietro Domenico Paradies
Brief biographical information




Piano

Martin Winter Pianos
Piano tuning and restoration based in Oxford, UK




Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Italian site dedicated to Puccini. English pages also available

Biography of Giacomo Puccini




Purcell

The Purcell Society
The Purcell Society exists to publish the music of the composer Henry Purcell in informative, critical editions

Henry Purcell
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Rachmaninoff

The Rachmaninoff Lover's Home Page
Short biography and other links

Biography of Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Rachmaninoff Society
You have to join to get detailed information




Rameau

Biography of Jean-Philippe Rameau

Jean-Philippe Rameau
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Ravel

Biographical information about Maurice Ravel

Site dedicated to Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel's house




Rimsky-Korsakov

Biography of Rimsky-Korsakov

Rimsky-Korsakov home page
A small site offering useful information about the composers life

Rimsky-Korsakov's final resting place
Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation




Rossini

Classical Music Pages - Rossini
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music

Biography of Gioacchino Rossini




Sacred Music

MusicaSacra
Website of the Church Music Association of America

The Institute of Sacred Music at Yale
The Institute is both a gateway to two professional schools, of Music and of Divinity, and a place where the art of music is studied in the context of liturgy and the liturgical arts




Saint-Saëns

The Symphony
An interactive guide to Camille Saint-Saëns

Biography of Camille Saint-Saëns

Saint-Saëns's final resting place
Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, France.




Satie

Erik Satie
A good site offering a wealth of information including a good selection of sound files.

Biography of Erik Satie

Satie's final resting place
Cimetière d'Arcueil, Arcueil, France.




Saxophone

The International Saxophone home page
A must for saxophone lovers - detailed articles, links and advice on all aspects from buying to playing

SaxShed.com
The Saxophone Shed was opened out of an interest in playing and teaching the saxophone and sharing information with all who surf on in

The Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain
aims to encourage and develop the playing of both the clarinet and saxophone and to provide a major resource for its members

The North American Saxophone Alliance
An organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone.




Scarlatti

Biography of Domenico Scarlatti

Classical Music Pages - Scarlatti
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music.




Schubert

Classical music pages - Schubert
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music.

The Schubert Institute (UK)
SIUK's purpose is to promote and develop appreciation of the music of Franz Schubert and study of and research into his life and works.

Franz Schubert
A list of selected recordings.

Notes on Franz Schubert
By pianist Bart Berman.




Schumann

Biography of Robert Schumann

Schumann's final resting place
Alter Friedhof (Old Cemetery), Bonn, Germany.




Scriabin

Scriabin Society of America
The Society has as its purpose the furtherance of the music and ideas of Alexander Scriabin.

Alexander Scriabin
This site includes a good list of midis and discography.

Scriabin's final resting place
Novo-Devichy (Nowodjewchij) Cemetery, Moscow, Russian Federation.




Smith

Brief biography of John Stafford Smith

John Stafford Smith
Information from Gloucester City Council, UK.




Sor

The life and music of Fernando Sor

The Naxos entry for Fernando Sor

Fernando Sor
A biography of the composer



Strauss

Johann Strauss Jr.
Information from The Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain.

Johann Strauss II
Site with biographical information, pictures and list of works.




Sullivan

Biography of Arthur Sullivan

Sir Arthur Sullivan Society
This site aims to advance the education of the public in, and promote the performance of, the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan and other contemporary British composers.




Susato

Biography of Tielman Susato

Tielman Susato
One page biography and discography at Naxos.




Tarrega

A biography of Francisco Tarrega

The Naxos entry for Francisco Tarrega




Tchaikovsky

Classical music pages - Tchaikovsky
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music.

Tchaikovsky the man, the composer
A good site with an extensive list of works and other useful information.

Tchaikovsky's final resting place
Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation.




Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann
A comprehensive biography

The Baroque music page on Georg Philipp Telemann

The Naxos entry for Telemann



Tenor Sax

See Saxophone




Toselli

Biography of Enrico Toselli




Traditional Music

 

The Magazine for Traditional Music throughout the world
Musical Traditions is an online magazine celebrating all aspects of traditional music, from all parts of the world.
It contains record, book and tape reviews, articles, discographies, pictures, news and comment.

Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University
This site fosters the educational and cultural role of Indiana University through the preservation and dissemination of the world's music and oral traditions.

Ceolas
The home of celtic music on the internet.




Vecsey

Brief biography of Franz von Vecsey

Franz von Vecsey at the Classical Archives




Veracini

Francesco Maria Veracini
Comprehensive information from the ClassicalNet site.

Veracini
One page biography and discography at Naxos.




Villoldo

Angel Villoldo
Biographical information from the excellent site about Argentine Tango Music. The page is also available in Spanish.




Viola

The Viola web site
Home of the Viola Societies and the Viola Mailing Lists.

Folk Viola
An informative site on the folk viola.

Viola-in-Music
Everything you always wanted to know about the viola.




Violin

Violin Making by Hans Johannsson
A good resource for the art of making and caring for your violin.

Violin Acoustics
A university site that shows how the violin makes its sound.

the Violin
A site with the aim of unveiling the mystery behind the violin.

Connies Violin page
Helpful for students and all violin lovers.

Luscombe Violins
Online Violin Shop for Musicians and Makers.

 

West Country Violins (UK)
Beautiful old European violins and bows at trade prices




Vivaldi

Biography of Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi
Discography and biography

Vivaldi's final resting place
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria - near St.Charles Church.




Wagner

The Wagner Society
Its aim is the promotion of knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the life and works of Richard Wagner.


Classical Music Pages - Wagner
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music.




Waldteufel

Emile Waldteufel
Brief biography and list of works

The Naxos entry for Emile Waldteufel




Weber

Biography of Carl Maria von Weber

Classical Music Pages - Weber
One page biographical summary from the Grove dictionary of music.




Westendorf

Song texts from Thomas P. Westendorf

Information about the Thomas P. Westendorf award




Wolf

Biography of Hugo Wolf

Hugo Wolf
Short biography and discography from Naxos.



Yradier

Biography of Sebastián Yradier

The Classical Composers Database entry for Sebastián Yradier