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View Resource Johann Sebastian Bach: Texts of the Complete Vocal Works

Mozart opined of opera that the words must serve the music, and of course, the same dictum applies to the songs, cantatas, hymns, masses, oratorios, and other vocal works of J.S. Bach. That said, this site will be of considerable use to both scholars and aficionados as it offers reliable translations of the complete corpus of Bach's vocal compositions, introductory histories of the works in...
View Resource Arnold Schoenberg Center

Perhaps best remembered for his musical forays into the world of atonality, Arnold Schoenberg remains at the focal point of this particular Web site, sponsored by the Arnold Schoenberg Center. The site contains an amazing amount of material on the composer, ranging from an extended biographical essay to a complete listing of his compositions, complete with first performance date, location, and...
View Resource The Wagner Library

For many lovers of opera, there are composers who have written opera, and there is Richard Wagner. During his lifetime, Wagner wrote and staged some of the most detailed and densely-structured operas of the 19th century, including Gotterdammerung, Die Walkure, Das Rheingold, and Tristan und Isolde. Edited and designed by Patrick Swinkels, this Web site represents what is perhaps the most ambitious...
View Resource Felix Mendelssohn at the Library of Congress

Felix Mendelssohn was a musical jack-of-all trades and he was renowned in his lifetime as an exquisite pianist, conductor, and of course, composer. To mark the bicentennial of his birth in 1809, the Library of Congress's Music Division has created this collection of primary source material related to Mendelssohn's life and accomplishments. A good place to start here is the section containing...