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Composers: Home

Free online resources on composers: general websites, websites dedicated to specific composers (biographies, bibliographies and discographies), websites of composer societies, digital collections, and women composers.

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 "The Composer" by G. Kardos. 

Courtesy Wikimedia Commons. 

Music Research Tools

About this guide

This guide provides links to free online resources on composers. It collects:

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Music Library Exhibits

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Ezra Laderman

Photograph: Yale School of Music

Several of the Music Library's recent exhibits focus on individual composers.  A number of exhibits may be viewed online.  

Featured composers include Frederic ChopinEzra Laderman, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Kay SwiftGiuseppe Verdi, and Richard Wagner

Each exhibit features manuscripts or rare editions from our special collections.  For public domain music and letters, the entire manuscript is available online.

Explore Online Exhibits here ...

Music Librarian for Reference and Instruction

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Suzanne Lovejoy
ML104, Music Library, Sterling Memorial Library
Office hours 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays
(203) 432-0497
Subjects: Music