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Arts: Music: History

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Music History Resources
- Outlines and timelines on various topics in music history from the Middle Ages to the present.

Almanac of Classical Music History
Birth and death dates of composers and performers; first performances of famous works.

Black History and Classical Music
Brief overview and biographical notes about conductors and performers in the classical tradition.

Classical Musician Recent Deaths
(from 1988 to current)

Corridos Sin Fronteras
Information from Smithsonian Institute about the native Mexican folk music tradition. Includes a graphical timeline, music samples, videos, guides and background material for teachers.

Eras Online
Basics about the major periods of classical (art) music, with terms, composers, RAM audio examples, and purchase links. From Essentials of Music, sponsored by Sony Classical and W. W. Norton.

Finnish Music in a Nutshell
Brief history of classical music in Finland; by Pekka Hako.

Gallery Music
(Sung by church and chapel "bands" in the UK in the 18th and 19th centuries) Includes articles, sample scores and MIDI files, links, and organizations.

History in Song
Includes annotated texts about American history, from Revolutionary War songs to 1960's anti-war protests.

The History of Czech Music
A brief history of Czech music, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; Biographies and work of important composers. (Radio Hudba, Czech Republic)

History of Indian Music
Extensive hypertext article by David Courtney.

Incompetech: Music Styles
Brief, tongue-in-cheek discussion of musical forms.

International Alliance for Women in Music
Includes chronology, extensive biographies of obscure musicians, MIDI files, discography, bibliography, and resources.

Jewry in Music
Articles and links about the entry of Jews into the musical professions in Europe in the early nineteenth century.

Major Musical Periods
Graphic timeline: typical musical forms and styles, major composers, sample MIDI files

Medieval Music and Arts Foundation
Early Western and traditional non-Western music: Recording suggestions, discussion, articlesl links.

Music and Chess
An annotated bibliography of musical compositions related to chess.

The Music of Freemasonry
Masonic influences on Classical music, and music in the Lodge: Notes, MIDI samples, and facsimile pages.

This Day In Music History
Daily listing of what happened on this day; extensive introductory tutorial on music notation. (CD sales: affiliate)


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