Entries provide complete bibliographic citations and brief annotations. Some even have citations to reviews of that particular source. The text is supplemented by an extensive name index which leads you to reference sources which contain entries on that individual. There is also an index to authors and titles of the works included in the guide.
See the example on the left for the section on Memorial handbooks and theater guides.
Zvereva, O. Moskva: Pashkov dom, Published in , this is the most recent guide to Russian music. It provides detailed annotations of reference books in the Russian language on various aspects of Russian and world music that were published between and If applicable, citations for published reviews are also noted at the end of the annotation. Included are discussions of encyclopedias, biographical and terminological dictionaries, calendars, anthologies and other sources.
There are also some citations for bibliographies that appear as journal articles. An extremely useful index of names details the contents of all of the biographical dictionaries presented in the work. A separate index for authors, editors, and titles precedes the biographical dictionary index. See the atypically brief entry for a discography of the Beatles.
Petrovskaia, I. Moskva: Muzyka, This source provides an overview of the printed and manuscript sources which pertain to Russian musical life up to Topics are presented as bibliographic essays that initially discuss the genre of the source and then move on to particulars for Russian music. Representative chapters concern, for example, memoirs as an historical source, the periodical press, correspondence and diaries, biographica which includes necrologies, genealogies, biographical dictionaries and other sources of biographical information, and printed music among others.
There is an index of names, but unfortunately, no compiled bibliography of sources mentioned in the text. This includes music that appears in journals and collections as well as music that is published individually. It does not include items about music. This title covers music from to the present day. From music was not covered by the national bibliography.
Although non-Russian titles are tracked, the citations are all given in Russian. There are annual indexes which include names, titles, and first lines. For the classification scheme used in arranging the citations look at the end of the first issue of every year. See the entries given below to get an idea of how the classification system works. Moskva: RGB, If you want to find out what is being written about music by music scholars, this is the bibliography to use. Produced by the Russian State Library in Moscow, this is a major bibliography in the field of music.
It covers books, chapters, and periodical articles on all aspects of music, Russian and non-Russian. It indexes major musicological periodicals published in Russia, Eastern Europe and the West which are received by the Russian State Library. The list of the journals and issues covered appears at the back of each issue. Citations for items written in languages other than Russian have their titles translated into Russian which often resemble short abstracts. The citations are arranged by topic. Use the table of contents to follow the subject classification. There are indexes for authors, book titles, and proper names.
See the entries below under the subjects Modality and Tonality from Vypusk 3, Bernandt, G. Moskva: Sovetskii kompozitor, Although this four-volume set contains brief biographical data on Russian and Soviet musicologists, it appears here under the bibliography section because of its extensive bibliographic component which actually forms the bulk of each entry.
The bibliographies contain references to books and articles written by each musicologist. Some citations with vague titles include brief explanations in brackets of the content of the item cited. The articles are arranged by surname of the individual. Unfortunately, there are no indexes to provide access to the contents of the citations. See the entry to the left for information on the works of Iulii Ivanovich Bleikhman. Moskva: Izd-vo Vsesoiuznoi knizhnoi palaty, This multi-volume bibliography of music-related publications from the Soviet Union covers the years The citations are organized into broad categories which change slightly over the years: general topics, music history, music of the peoples of the USSR, musical theater, bibliography, music of foreign countries, etc.
Use the table of contents provided in each one to determine the differences, if any, to the desired topic. Within the subject categories the citations are arranged chronologically. Every volume has a name index. Bezuglova, I. This bibliography is a Russian union catalog, or a catalog of library locations, for 18th century Russian musical publications.
Over the past four decades, Richard Taruskin's publications have redefined the field of Russian-music study. This volume gathers thirty-six essays on compos. Over the past four decades, Richard Taruskin's publications have redefined the field of Russian-music study. This volume gathers thirty-six essays on composers .
As a bibliography this source is important because it traces not only individual publications, but also reviews of those works published in newspapers such as Moskovskiia viedomosti and Sankt-Peterburgskiia viedomosti. There are several indexes including ones for names, titles, first lines, publishers, chronology, among others. A bibliography of sources consulted in the compiling of the resource appears at the back. See the entry below for a work by L.
Levashev, E. Moskva: Nezavis.
Tzentr TekhnoInfo, The title of this work can be misleading as to its real content, that of a bibliography for works of and about Russian religious vocal music and not just about the most famous classical composers. It opens with an historical sketch of the topic from and then has a small bibliography of choral works from famous classical and religious composers.
Sections 2 and 3 comprise bibliographies of works by leading figures of Russian choral culture and of works by other composers of Russian religious choral music. The remaining sections are bibliographies of collections of religious vocal music, of theoretical works about church choral music published in both books and periodicals, and a name index.
See the entry for I. Gardner, I. Miunkhen: [s. Published in Munich in , this item is not discussed in the guides listed above. This bibliography provides citations for journal and newspaper articles on the subject of Russian church singing. Citations are listed alphabetically by author with a separate section for those works authored anonymously or signed only with initials.
See the entry below for two works by Nadir-Bek.
Moskva: Izd-vo. Nauk SSSR, The citations include monographs as well as newspaper and journal articles.
Use the Russian music guides annotated below to find other works that are not listed in this brief introduction. Scriabin: Andante 3rd movement of the Piano Sonata No. And the piece is "Troika". If Liadov was antisemitic in his opinions of Jewish musicians, and Glazunov philosemitic, what of Rimsky-Korsakov? S68 B56 With biographical information on over 2, Russian and Soviet composers and other famous musical figures, this dictionary claims to be the most comprehensive single-volume reference source of its kind published in the English language.
The text is divided into the two following sections each arranged chronologically by date of publication and then alphabetically within each date: publications of Russian folk song texts; publications of works about Russian folk songs. Although the compiler admits in the preface that this bibliography does not attempt to be comprehensive, nevertheless it is an excellent place to start doing research in this field. Unfortunately, there is only a name index to supplement the chronological arrangement. See the entries below from from the second section. Batser, D.
Rabinovich, B. Covering almost two centuries of Russian musical publications, this bibliography provides citations for Russian folk music published in books, anthologies and journals. The citations show the contents of collections and list accompanying recordings if applicable. The citations in the body of the work are arranged within these two sections alphabetically by author and if there is no author, then by title. There are numerous indexes such as for names, places, folksongs by a specific author, for sources listed in the bibliography, and for authors of folklorized materials.
An appendix at the end includes publications appearing after The work opens with an overview of Russian folk music bibliography. See the entry below for the contents of a work entitled Pesni katorgi. New York: Norman Ross, S23 R46S3. This microfiche set is a facsimile of the card catalog of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Manuscripts, photographs, letters and other special collections items from the 19th and 20th centuries held by the Conservatory also have cards in this catalog.
The fiche 13 fiche are the catalog of the manuscript division, the next 33 fiche are for the printed books and the remaining fiche are for the scores. According to the advertisement in the Norman Ross catalog, a section for Rare Books is in preparation. Note that the items appear in Russian alphabetical order in spite of the fact that the guide words on the fiche are in the Latin alphabet. Also be aware that strict alphabetical order is not followed in all cases. For example, in the score section of the catalog, Prokofiev and Puccini appear after Rakhmaninov, which is incorrect in both Russian and English alphabetical order.
This microfiche set reproduces the card catalog of the music conservatory in Kiev. The composers represented in this catalog are mostly art music composers from all countries including Russia and Ukraine. Cards are arranged by surname of composer or by title if it is a collection of musical works.
When using the set beware that the alphabetical guide words at the top of each fiche are incorrect.
See the card below as an example. Discography is a complicated question for Russia. Since recordings were not included as part of the national bibliography, it is harder to track systematically than the production of books or journals. Below are a few sources for later Russian discography that happen to be held at the University of Illinois Library. For other discographies or catalogs of recordings from Russia try searching WorldCat using a few of the following subject headings: sound recordings — catalogs; sound recordings — Russia — catalogs; sound recordings — Soviet Union — catalogs; discography — catalogs.
Unfortunately, these catalogs are not held in US libraries. The publishing company Norman Ross has produced microfiche copies of some pre-revolutionary record company catalogs, so these materials are more likely to be held by major Slavic collections in the US. Follow the link to see its description in the catalog. Bennett, John R.