RILM Music Encyclopedias

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The Continuously Expanding Global Online Repository of Music Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

This is an ever-expanding full-text compilation of reference works, most of which are not available anywhere else online. The collection currently includes more than 40 titles (published from 1775 to the present), and new content is added every year. This is an extensive global resource designed to meet the research needs of the international music community.

Full-Text Encyclopedic Content

RILM Music Encyclopedias is the first comprehensive collection of encyclopedic content spanning the most important disciplines including popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound and women composers. The collection will expand continuously with additional titles that fit the needs of the international musicological research community.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is a valuable research resource for the international music community with content spanning multiple countries and languages including English, German, French, Czech, Italian, Dutch, Greek and Slovak.

Visit the RILM website for a complete list of titles included in RILM Music Encyclopedias.

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