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Dictionaries and encyclopedias of musiclocked

  • James B. Coover
  •  and John C. Franklin


In a charmingly ironic mixture of self-deprecation and pride, Samuel Johnson began the magnificent preface to his famous Dictionary (1755) with these words:

It is the fate of those who toil at the lowest employments of life, to be rather driven by the fear of evil, than attracted by the prospects of good; to be exposed to censure, without hope of praise; to be disgraced by miscarriage, or punished for neglect, where success would have been without applause, and diligence without reward. Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries …. Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few....

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Galpin Society Journal
London, British Library
Hugo Riemanns Musiklexikon (12/1959-75)
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Évora, Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo Distrital
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Österreichische Musikzeitschrift
Marienberg, Kirchenbibliothek
Metz, Médiathèque
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
International Musicological Society: Congress Report [1930-]
Acta musicologica
Tijdschrift van de Vereniging voor Nederlandse muziekgeschiedenis [and earlier variants]
Die Musikforschung
Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Archiv für Musikwissenschaft
Weimar, Thüringische Landesbibliothek, Musiksammlung [in D-WRz]
Sborník prací filosofické [filozofické] fakulty brnenské university [univerzity]
The New Grove Dictionary of American Music
Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning
Anuario musical
Perspectives of New Music
Munich, Frauenkirche [on loan to D-FS]
Music Review
Eric Blom, ed.: A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (5/1954)