The Harvard biographical dictionary of music / edited by Don Michael Randel.

Other titles
  • Biographical dictionary of music
  • Dictionary of music
  • Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1996
Physical description
1 online resource (x, 1013 p. ) ill. ;
  • 1-84972-086-X
  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Service provider: Credo
  • Other format: Also issued online.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. London : 2004. Credo Reference
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Description based on title page of print version.
  • A-Z.
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  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-674-37299-9
  • Bio-bibliography.
  • Biography
  • Dictionaries.
  • Dictionary
  • Electronic books
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • Reference works.
  • text
  • English


  • Abstract: An incomparable guide to the thousands of characters, from humble artisan to lofty genius, who people the unfolding history of music, this volume brings together all the pertinent biographical information about composers, performers, music theorists, and instrument makers from the days of praise chants to the bop and pop of today. A long-awaited companion to The New Harvard Dictionary of Music, and compiled with the same meticulous scholarship and delight in detail, this biographical dictionary emphasizes classical and art music, but also gives ample attention to jazz and blues, rock and pop, and hymns and showtunes across the ages - with unusual care devoted to coverage of the twentieth century.
  • Here then is the information you need about numerous and varied figures in the world of music - the major, the minor, the famous, the nearly forgotten, from Bach and Beethoven to Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman, and Bruce Springsteen - capsule summaries of the lives and careers behind the music enjoyed in every era.

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Aberystwyth University Library: External Store STORE ML105.H3 (S17.171)
University of the Arts, London Online location
University of the Arts, London: Electronic Resources, Online resources
Bangor University Library: Music Reference ML105 .H38 1996
University of Birmingham Libraries: Research Reserve [RR], Reference ML105
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.1998.b.789
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Anderson Room, follow signs to South Gallery - continue past South Staircase, First Floor, not borrowable MRR.3.32
University of Cambridge Libraries: Gonville and Caius College Library: Reference Ref 780.3 H
University of Cambridge Libraries: Pendlebury Library of Music: Main Library Rb.413.19B.H2
Cardiff University Libraries: Music Library: Reference ML105.H24
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University of East Anglia Library: Main Library: Rolling stack main shelves - Floor 02 extension ML105 HAR
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Edge Hill University: Ormskirk University Library 2nd floor 780.92 Reference
University of Edinburgh Libraries: Main Library (REFERENCE) - 2nd floor Ref. ML105 Har.
University of Essex: Albert Sloman Library ML 105
King's College London Library: Maughan Library ; [Round Reading Room] ML105 HAR Reference
The London Library: London Library R.R. Biographical Dicts.
London Metropolitan University Library: Aldgate Library 780.922 HAR
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Oxford Brookes University: Headington Library, Reference 780.922 HAR
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University of Oxford Libraries: Magdalen College Library: Longwall Library 780 HAR (ref.)
University of Oxford Libraries: Merton College Library: Mob VV1/HAR
University of Oxford Libraries: Somerville College Library 780.1 13
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Royal College of Music Library: Royal College of Music Library, Reference Open Shelf 780.3
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Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library MUSIC 5th Floor ML 780.3 [Harvard]
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University of York Libraries: University Library - Special Collections SC 3-1-3-13
University of York Libraries: University Library - Special Collections SC 3-1-3-12
University of York Libraries: University Library: Fairhurst - Music Collection (reference only copies) LM 0.3 HAR