Links to External Sites

Adam


Adolphe Charles Adam
Brief biography from ClassicalNet

Wikipedia Biography of Adolphe Charles Adam


Albéniz

Biography and works of Isaac Albéniz.

Isaac Albéniz.
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Albinoni

Biography of Tomaso Albinoni.

The Baroque Music page on Tomaso Albinoni.

Biography and works of Tomaso Albinoni.

Tomaso Albinoni
One page biography and discography at Naxos

The Classical Composers Database entry for Tomaso Albinoni.




Alkan

Biography of Charles Alkan

Charles Alkan
One page biography and discography at Naxos




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

Wikipedia Biography of Thomas Arne




Attwood

Wikipedia Biography of 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

Wikipedia Biography of JS Bach




CPE Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Biography of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Wikipedia Biography of CPE Bach




Balfe

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

Wikipedia Biography of Michael Balfe




Bateson


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





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

Wikipedia Biography of Ludvig van Beethoven




 




Behr

Short biography of Franz Behr




Bizet

Biography of Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet
One page biographical summary




Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Luigi Boccherini




Bononcini

Giovanni Battista Bononcini
One page biography

Giovanni Bononcini
Biography and list of works from the Classical Archives

Wikipedia Biography of Giovanni Bononcini




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

Wikipedia Biography of Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Bruch

Max Bruch
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Max Bruch




Burgmüller J

 

Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller
Brief biography and selection of midi files

Wikipedia Biography of Johann Burgmüller




Burgmüller N

Wikipedia Biography of Norbert Burgmüller

 




Caccini

The Naxos entry for Giulio Caccini

Biography and works of Giulio Caccini

Wikipedia Biography of Giulio Caccini




Cannon

Wikipedia Biography of Hughie Cannon

 




Capyrin

Dmitri Capyrin
Official site of the contemporary Russian composer

Wikipedia Biography of Dmitri Capyrin




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

Wikipedia Biography of Frederic Chopin




Cimarosa

Wikipedia 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

Jeremiah Clarke
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Jeremiah Clarke




Clementi

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

Wikipedia Biography of Muzio Clementi




Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli
One page biography of Corelli

Wikipedia Biography of Arcangelo Corelli




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

Wikipedia Biography of Carl Czerny

 



d'Anglebert

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

Wikipedia Biography of Jean-Henri d'Anglebert




Dandrieu

Jean-François Dandrieu
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Jean-Fran?ois Dandrieu




Debussy

Wikipedia Biography of Claude Debussy





Delibes

Leo Delibes
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Leo Delibes




Delius

The official Delius website

Biography of Frederick Delius




Dittersdorf

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf




Dvorak

15 facts about Antonin Dvorak

Biography of Antonin Dvorak

Wikipedia Biography of Antonin Dvorak




Elgar

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

Edward Elgar
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Edward Elgar





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

Short Biography of Gabriel Faure

Wikipedia Biography of Gabriel Faure




Field

Information about John Field from the Classical Archives

Wikipedia Biography of John Field




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

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

 




Franck

Cèsar Franck
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Biography and History of Cesar Frank by Allmusic

Wikipedia Biography of Gabriel Faure




Gade

 

Short biography by Bach Cantatas of Niels Wilhelm Gade

Wikipedia 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

Wikipedia Biography of George Gershwin




Gibbons

Orlando Gibbons
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Orlando Gibbons




Gossec

Francois-Joseph Gossec One page biography and discography by Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Fran?ois Josephj Gossec




Gounod


An excellent site devoted to Gounod. French version also available

Charles-Francois Gounod
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Granados

Enrique Granados
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Enrique Granados




Grieg

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

Edvard Grieg One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Edvard Grieg



 




Gurlitt

Wikipedia Biography of Cornelius Gurlitt




Handel

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

Wikipedia Biography of George Frideric Handel




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


List of Franz Joseph Haydn operas

Short biography of Joseph Haydn

Wikipedia Biography of Joseph Haydn




Heller

Stephen Heller
Brief biography and a selection of midi files

Wikipedia Biography of Stephen Heller




Holst

The Gustav Holst Website

Wikipedia Biography of Gustav Hoist

 




Hook

Biography of James Hook

Wikipedia Biography of James Hook



Hume

Biography of Tobias Hume

Tobias Hume
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Tobias Hume



Joplin

The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation

Brief biography and list of key works by Scott Joplin

Wikipedia Biography of Scott Joplin




Kapyrin

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

Wikipedia Biography of Dmitri Kapyrin (Capyrin)



Koenig

Information about Herman Koenig from the Classical Archives

Short profile and works of Hermann Koenig by Discogs

 




Le Couppey

Félix Le Couppey
Information from the Classical Composers Database

Wikipedia Biography of Felix Le Couppey




Lemire

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

Wikipedia Biography of Jean-Baptiste Lemire




Leoncavallo

Information about Ruggero Leoncavallo from the Classical Archives

Wikipedia Biography of Ruggero Leoncavallo




Leontovich

Information about Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych from the Classical Archives

Wikipedia Biography of Mykola Leontovych




Liszt



Franz Liszt
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Franz Liszt




Lumbye

The Danish Royal Library page about H C Lumbye

Wikipedia Biography of Hans Christian Lumbye




MacDowell

Wikipedia Biography of Edward MacDowell




Magnani

Aurelio Magnani
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Aurelio Magnani




Malats

Joaquin Malats
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Marais

Marin Marais
Biography and list of works

Wikipedia Biography of Marin Marais




Marcello A

Information about Alessandro Marcello

Wikipedia Biography of Alessandro Marcello




Marcello B

Wikipedia Biography of Benedetto Marcello




Martini

The Classical Archives entry for Jean Paul Egide Martini

Wikipedia Biography of Jean Paul Egide Martini




Massenet

Biography of Jules Massenet by Britannica

Jules Massenet
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Jules Massenet



Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn
A list of Mendelssohn's works

Felix Mendelssohn
Short Biography by Biography

Wikipedia
Biography of Felix Mendelssohn




Monti

List of works by Vittorio Monti at the Classical Archives

Wikipedia Biography of Vittorio Monti




Mouret

Wikipedia Biography of Jean-Joseph Mouret




Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Biography, clips, performances and news by the BBC

Classic FM
15 facts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Wikipedia Biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 




Mussorgsky

Modest Mussorgsky
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Modest Mussorgsky




Nielsen

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

Carl Nielsen
One page biography and discography at Naxoa

Wikipedia Biography of 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

Oboes for Idgets
Helpful hints and useful resources for oboists




Offenbach

Jacques Offenbach
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Jacques Offenbach




Organ

Cinema Organ Society
Organisation for those interested in playing the organ

British Institute of Organ Studies
The study of the pipe organ and its history

Incorporated Association for Organists
Charity providing information, support, education, and training for organists, choir trainers and organ enthusiasts

 

 




Pachelbel

Pachelbel
Biographical information on Pachelbel


Wikipedia Biography of Johann Pachelbel




Paganini

Niccolò Paganini
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Niccolo Paganini
Short Bio on Music Scores Blog

Wikipedia Biography of Niccolo Pagnini




Paradies

Wikipedia Biography of Pietro Domenico Paradies




Piano

All About Piano
News Events and Resources

Virtual Piano
Play notes and chords on a virtual keyboard

Encyclopedia.com
Piano facts and information




Puccini

Giocomo Puccini
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Giacomo Puccini




Purcell

 

Henry Purcell
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Henry Purcell




Rachmaninoff

Biography of Sergei Rachmaninoff

The Rachmaninoff Society
You have to join to get detailed information




Rameau

Jean-Philippe Rameau
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Jean-Philippe Rameau




Ravel

Site dedicated to Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel's house

Wikipedia Biography of Maurice Ravel




Rimsky-Korsakov

Rimsky-Korsavov
Biography by Britannica

Wikipedia Biography of Rimsky-Korsakov




Rossini

 

Wikipedia Biography of Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini
One page biography and discography at Naxos




Sacred Music

MusicaSacra
Website of the Church Music Association of America

Community in Mission
Article on the complexity of Sacred Music





Saint-Saëns

Charles-Camille Sain-Saëns
15 Facts by Classic FM

Wikipedia Biography of Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns




Satie

Erik Satie
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Erik Satie
A Life Less Ordinary by The Guardian

Wikipedia Biography of Erik Satie

 




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

 




Scarlatti

Domenico Scarlatti
Biography by Baroque Composers and Musicians

Wikipedia Biography of Domenico Scarlatti

 




Schubert


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

Notes on Franz Schubert
By pianist Bart Berman

Classic FM
20 Facts about Franz Schubert

Wikipedia Biography of Franz Schubert




Schumann

 

Robert Schumann
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Robert Schumann




Scriabin

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

Alexander Scriabin
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Alexander Scriabin




Smith

John Stafford Smith
Biography and History from All Music

Wikipedia Biography of John Stafford Smith




Sor

The life and music of Fernando Sor

Fernando Sor
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Fernando Sor



Strauss

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

Wikipedia Biography of Johann Strauss II

 



Sullivan

Sir Arthur Sullivan Society|
Biography

Wikipedia Biography of Arthur Sullivan

 




Susato

 

Tielman Susato
One page biography and discography at Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Tielman Susato




Tarrega

 

Francisco Tarrega
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Francisco Tarrega




Tchaikovsky

Royal Opera House
Biography, News, Videos from Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Il'yich
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky





Telemann


The Baroque music page on Georg Philipp Telemann

Telemann
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Georg Philipp Telemann



Tenor Sax

See Saxophone




Toselli

 

Enrico Toselli
Biography and History from All Music

Wikipedia 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

Franz von Vecsey at the Classical Archives

Wikipedia Biography of Franz von Vecsey




Veracini

Francesco Maria Veracini
Comprehensive information from the ClassicalNet site

Francesco Maria Veracini
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Franceso Maria Veracini

 




Villoldo

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




Viola

 

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




Violin



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

Connies Violin page
Helpful for students and all violin lovers

Luscombe Violins
Online Violin Shp for Musicians and Makers

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




Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi
Biography from Baroque Music

Vivaldi
Discography and biography

Wikipedia Biography of Antoni Vivaldi




Wagner

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

Wikipedia Biography of Richard Wagner

 




Waldteufel

Emile Waldteufel
Brief biography and list of works

Emile Waldteufel
One page biography and discography from Naxos





Waller

The Naxos entry for Emile Waldteufel

Wikipedia Biography of Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller




Weber

Carl Maria von Weber
Biography from Music Academy Online

Wikipedia Biography of Carl Maria von Weber

 



Westendorf

Song texts from Thomas P. Westendorf

Thomas Westendorf
Albums from Naxos




Wolf

Hugo Wolf
One page biography and discography from Naxos

Wikipedia Biography of Hugo Wolf

 



Yradier

The Classical Composers Database entry for Sebastián Yradier

Wikipedia Biography of Sebasti╬n Yradier