Sites about the history of music, including persons, works, and styles, are listed here.
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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.
History in Song
Includes annotated texts about American history, from Revolutionary War songs to 1960's anti-war protests.
International Alliance for Women in Music
Includes chronology, extensive biographies of obscure musicians, MIDI files, discography, bibliography, and resources.
Medieval Music and Arts Foundation
Early Western and traditional non-Western music: Recording suggestions, discussion, articlesl links.
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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