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Basic Music Research Tools

A collection of tools for music research.


Discographies are subject-specific lists containing various amounts of information about sound recordings. They can be in book or journal article form, a concise list at the end of a book or article on a given subject, or on the Web.

Recorded sounds are clips or complete versions of musical pieces.




Below are national attempts to list commercial recordings currently in print. The most recent issues are located in the "Current Periodicals" section in MSPAL.

  • Bielefelder klassik katalog (Germany, 1979-present)
  • R.E.D. classical catalogue (U.K., 1997-present)
  • Schwann opus (U.S.A., 1992-2000)
  • Schwann spectrum (U.S.A., 1992-1999)