Music Databases

Recommended Databases

Contains music scores by classical composers from the Renaissance to the present day.

Provides full text magazines and scholarly journals in the fine arts and music.

Maintains a comprehensive online collection of jazz recordings by renowned artists, performances, and record labels. Closed captions are not available.

Contains CDs and tracks of music reflecting the standard as well as specialized repertoire. Music is available from leading independent labels. Includes opera synopses and libretti as well as composer and artist biographies. Subtitles are available for some titles.

Features important opera performances, captured on streaming video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Closed captions and/or interactive transcripts are available for many, but not all, titles.

Includes full text of the 29-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition.

Indexes citations and articles for scholarly journals in all areas of music published by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM).

Other Databases

Provides full text journal access to content in the arts and humanities.

Provides the Cambridge Histories series online that covers ancient to modern history.

Includes dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies from the 1950s to the present. Closed captions and/or interactive transcripts are available for many, but not all, titles.

Provides open access to artefacts, artworks, books, videos, and sound files from across Europe.

Provides coverage from 1874 to the present of popular and scholarly works in music.

Provides indexing and full text coverage of performing arts. 

A video classical music concert service, Medici.tv offers streaming programs from Video on Demand. Offers filmed concerts, an archive of movies on dance and opera, documentaries on performers and composers as well as educational programs and master classes. Presents free live concerts, operas, and ballets that are available for a limited time. Subtitles are available for some titles.