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Musicweb International Resources

This brings together all (we hope) of the many and varied resources created over the years on Musicweb in an organised way that makes them easier to access, and hopefully allows readers to find material that they didn't even know existed.

While the overriding focus is on the resources we have created, including those which link to external sites, for example the Orchestra and Online Music pages, we have decided to include links to some external sites which we consider to be very important classical music resources. These are indicated with the symbol , and clicking on these links will open up a new window.

It should be noted that the links below do not cover resources that are specific to an individual composer. They also do not include one-off articles on an isolated topic - these can be found by searching the What's New page.

Online Books & Reference Works
These are major resources exclusively available on MWI, and include some previously published books that are no longer available in hardcopy.

Cannons and Flowers by Georges Cziffra

Martinu in Paris: A Synthesis of Musical Styles and Symbols by Erik Anthony Entwistle

The Collector’s Guide to Gramophone Company Record Labels 1898 - 1925 by Howard Friedman

The Dictionary of Composers and their Music by Eric Gilder

The Last Boy of the Family by Inglis Gundry

The Charles A Hooey Collection
A substantial collection of articles mostly written/compiled by Charles on early 20th century performers.

Guide To Twentieth Century Composers by Mark Morris

Two Centuries In One: Musical Romanticism & the Twentieth Century - an e-book by Herbert Pauls (available as a pdf - we recommend you download it to your computer as it is a large file, 4Mb)

The Business of Music by Ernst Roth

Contemporary British Music by Francis Routh

Quadrille with a Raven by Humphrey Searle

Beethoven by Marion Scott

The Philip Scowcroft Collection
This includes Garlands, a major series of articles on British light music composers extracted from his book on the subject, as well as numerous articles on a wide range of musical topics.

The Music Goes Round and Around by Basil Tschaikov

Discographies & Review Indexes
National Orchestral Discographies created by Michael Herman

Themed Review pages

Review Index by Label

•  Vernon Handley review index
•  Orville Harrold discography
•  Jascha Horenstein discography
•  Walter Hyde discography
•  Thomas L Thomas discography
•  Famous Artists by Youngrok Lee

Masterwork Index - reviews of selected major works

Composer discographies, surveys & review indexes

Columns, Commentaries & Themed Articles
A miscellany of articles, in most part written for MWI.

Arthur Butterworth Writes

Forgotten Artists


Obituaries and memoriams

Our Classic Classics - MWI editorial staff's selections of their most prized recordings

Recently in the Blogs - an occasional survey of classical blog postings

Programme Notes
•  Overtures to an Audience by Paul Serotsky
•  Concert Programmes UK

Quotes of the Week

Reviewer logs - monthly articles by our reviewers of their listening experiences

Link Lists
These have been created by MWI for ease of accessing external sites with a common thread.


Record labels & distributors

Classical podcasts

Classical blogs

Major External Classical Music Sites
There are many, many websites dedicated to some aspect of classical music. It is not the intention to list all of them - an impossibility anyway - but provide a link to those which we consider to be the most important.

Review sites
Gramophone Archive

Classics Today

Classical Net

Classical CD Review

BBC Radio 3 Discovering Music

BBC Proms

Classical Music Music Forum

Composers Date Book

Lied and Art Song Texts




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Editorial Board
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