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more about the composer catalogs index
What the catalog index is good for
A few of the things you can accomplish with the aid of the Composer
—catalogs and catalogers
- Learn the names of classical music composers or catalogers.
- Learn the names of composers, the names of particular pieces of music
written by composers, and the standard or conventional catalog symbols
which denote the catalog in which the composers' music is cited. Using
this information, you can obtain a copy of the catalog for a composer.
- Look up a cataloger by name to see the name or names of the catalogs
he has created and the names of composers whose works he has cataloged.
- Look up a composer by name to identify the catalog or catalogs that
contain citations of that composer's works. Using this information, you can: 1) obtain
printed copies of catalogs for that composer, and 2)
access those copies to see descriptions of the full range of that
composer's works and other information about them.
- Some catalogs cited in the index take the form of a printed book or other document; other
catalogs take the form of an online index stored at a web site. If a
catalog cited in the Composer Catalogs index is available online, the
Composer Catalogs index may provide a link to the catalog. Click the link
and a page that contains the online catalog at another web site will open.
—classical music in
- Learn the names of classical music composers.
- Follow links from the index to other web sites with gobs of
information about cited composers, their music, their lives, or their diskographies, about other composers, and about classical music generally.
Follow links from these web sites to other, similar web sites.
- Learn the names of composers and the names of particular pieces of
music written by composers. Using this information, access the music you
want to hear or learn more about.
- Find diskographies; discover music you want to hear or buy.
the Composer catalogs index
is not just about catalogs and catalogers
index to find the names of hundreds of composers.
Besides lists of works by a cited composer, most of the web sites in the
index offer other information about the cited composer, diskographies,
links to other web sites, information about other composers and
catalogers, and about classical music in general.
about "standard" catalogs
Occasional remarks in the Comments section to the effect
that a cited catalog is "the standard catalog for this composer" are not meant to imply that there
is one and only one accepted catalog for the cited composer. Such references mean that the cited catalog is the one usually quoted
in album notes or by popular sources such as radio or television
the composer catalogs
index is not a composer catalog
The Composer Catalogs
table does not contain information about composers' works. If you want to
see information about a composer's works, use the Composer Catalogs
index to identify a catalog or online works listing for your composer; then consult the catalog
Some of the web sites cited in the index offer products or services for
sale. The Muse includes such web sites in the index only if they also offer
worthwhile information about catalogs, composers, and music.