Welcome to the Music Research Guide. This guide brings together information you can use to research music topics. Many, but not all, of the resources require being a member of the UNC Charlotte community and having a NINERNet login.
This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition. Combining authoritative scholarship and lucid, lively prose, the Fourth Edition of The Harvard Dictionary of Music is the essential guide for musicians, students, and everyone who appreciates music. The Harvard Dictionary of Music has long been admired for its wide range as well as its reliability. This treasure trove includes entries on all the styles and forms in Western music; comprehensive articles on the music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Near East; descriptions of instruments enriched by historical background; and articles that reflect today's beat, including popular music, jazz, and rock. Throughout this Fourth Edition, existing articles have been fine-tuned and new entries added so that the dictionary fully reflects current music scholarship and recent developments in musical culture. Encyclopedia-length articles by notable experts alternate with short entries for quick reference, including definitions and identifications of works and instruments. More than 220 drawings and 250 musical examples enhance the text. This is an invaluable book that no music lover can afford to be without.
A guide to the thousands of characters, who people the history of music, this volume brings together all the biographical information about composers, performers, music theorists and instrument makers from the days of praise chants to the bop and pop of today. A companion to The New Harvard Dictionary of Music, this biographical dictionary emphasizes classical and art music, but also gives attention to jazz and blues, rock and pop, and hymns and showtunes across the ages - with care devoted to coverage of the 20th century.
Naxos Music Library (NML) is the world´s largest online classical music library. Offers streaming access to more than 175,000 CDs of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.
Offers a wide range of World music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music. Includes music from over 1500 cultural groups from more than 150 countries. This database is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
An extensive collection of music and articles ideal for music history and theory courses, featuring over 600 pieces of music from antiquity through the twentieth century. Please note: To access this resource off-campus, you will need to be connected to the UNCC VPN.
Delve into the cultural study of music and explore content from across the globe with this diverse and comprehensive collection including audio field recordings and interviews, educational recordings, film footage and field notebooks. Please note: To access this resource off-campus, you will need to be connected to the UNCC VPN.
This database provides access to thousands of full-length productions in theatre and dance, supporting the study of the performing arts and artistic expression. If you use Google Chrome, you will need to download the latest version of Chrome to watch content.