Information Sources

The following list the majority of sources used by Michael Herman in the preparation of his discographies. Commercial websites such as record labels, catalogue sites (e.g. Allmusic, Discogs) and retailers (e.g. Amazon, Presto) are not listed in detail. URLs for those websites included are not checked.


American Music Recordings: A Discography of 20th-Century U.S. Composers, edited by Carol Oja. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Institute for Studied in American Music, 1982.

Baker, Theodore and Nicolas Slonimsky. Dictionnaire Biographique des Musiciens (French Edition in 3 Volumes Adapted and Augmented by Alain Pâris). Paris: Éditions Robert Lafont, 1995.

Bennett, John R. Melodiya: A Soviet Russian L.P. Discography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Bernandt, G. B. and I.M. Yampolsky (eds). Sovetskie Kompozitory i Muzykovedy . 3 vols. Moscow: Society of Soviet Composers, 1978-1989.

Callaway, Frank and David Tunley (eds). Australian Composition in the Twentieth Century. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Catalogue of Canadian Music for Orchestra. Toronto: Canadian Music Centre, 1976.

Clough, Francis F. and C.J. Cuming. The World’s Encyclopedia of Recorded Music (including Supplements) in 3 vols. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1952-57.

Contemporary American Composers, edited by Beth Anderson. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1976.

Contemporary Czechoslovak Composers (edited by Cenek Gardavský). Prague and Bratislav: Panton, 1965.

Viorel Cosma. Muzicieni din Romania: Lexicon Bibliografic, Volume I. Bucharest: Editura Muzicala, 1989.

Davies, Laurence. César Franck and His Circle. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.

Donemus. General Catalogue of Dutch Contemporary Music: I Orchestral Music. Amsterdam: Donemus, 1982.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2d ed., in 29 vols., edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. New York: Grove, 2001.

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, in 4 vols., edited by H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie. New York: Grove, 1986.Howes, Frank. The English Musical Renaissance. New York: Stein and Day, 1966.

Ho, Allan and Dmitry Feofanov. Biographical Dictionary of Russian/Soviet Composers. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Howard, John Tasker. Our American Music, 4th ed. New York: Crowell, 1965.

Hughes, Meiron and Robert Stradling. The English Musical Renaisance 1840-1940: Constructing a National Music, 2nd edition. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001.

Kallmann, Helmut, Gilles Potvin and Kenneth Winters (eds). Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.

Layton, Robert (ed.). A Guide to the Symphony. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Leach, Gerald. British Composer Profiles: A biographical dictionary and chronology of past British composers 1800-1989, 2nd edition. Gerrards Cross, England: British Music Society, 1989.

Music in Belgium: Contemporary Belgian Composers. Brussels: Manteau, 1964.

Pirie, Peter J. The English Musical Renaissance: Twentieth century English composers & their works. New York: St Martin’s Press, 1978.

Poulton, Alan J. A Label Discography of Long-Playing Records, 3 vols. Blandford, England: The Oakwood Press, 1975.

Sadie, Julie Anne and Rhian Samuel (eds). The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1995.

Schaarwächter, Jürgen. Die britische Sinfonie 1914-1945. Cologne-Rheinkassel, Germany: Verlag Dohr, 1995.

Simpson, Robert. The Symphony, 2 vols. New York: Drake Publishers, 1972.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th edition. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (edited by Laura Kuhn). New York: Schirmer Books, 1997.

Thompson, Oscar (ed). The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, updated 11th edition. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1985.

Volborth-Danys, Diana von (ed). CeBeDem Composers, 2 vols. Brussels: CeBeDem, 1980.

Record Catalogues
Diapason: Catalogue Général de Musique Classique et de Diction (1972)
Gramophone Classical Record Catalogue (retitled: Gramophone Classical Catalogue) (1953-1996)
Gramophone Compact Disc Catalogue (1983-1990)
Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog (retitled: Schwann 1 – Record and Tape Guide and Schwann Opus) (1949-2001)
ASCAP Symphonic Catalog. 3rd ed. (1977)
Supraphon Long Playing Records Catalogue 1960
Supraphon Catalogue 1976

Australian Music Centre
Bibliotheque National de France
Canadian Music Centre
Centre for New Zealand Music
Contemporary Music Centre Ireland
Dictionary of African Composers
Music Australia
Scottish Music Centre
Welsh Music Information Centre
British Library Sound Archive
Budapest Music Center
Library and Archives Canada
Library of Congress
Music Centre Slovakia (Czech Composers)
New York Public Library Research Catalog
Polish Culture
Polish Music Center
SIGIC (Slovene Composers)
Union of Bulgarian Composers
Bibliotheque National de France
Luxembourg Society for Contemporary Music
MUSINFO – The Database of Swiss Music
Katalog des Deutschen Musikarchivs
Music Information Center Austria
Estonian Music Information Centre (EMIC)
Finnish Music Information Centre (FIMIC)
Latvian Music Information Centre