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Key Reference Sources
Oxford Bibliographies: Music
Excellent and up-to-date annotated bibliographies on music topics. See the bibliography here on Shosktakovich by Pauline Fairclough.
Oxford Music Online
Provides access to the core music reference source The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. See especially the Grove article on Shostakovich by Laurel Fay and David Fanning.
MGG online : Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Search for encyclopedic entries on every aspect of music as well as many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts
Oxford History of Western Music
Search encyclopedic entries related to Western classical music. Written by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin
Finding Articles and Dissertations
Duke Libraries Homepage
You can search for articles using the All tab or Articles tab on the Duke Libraries Homepage, or in the specialized databases listed below for a more targeted search:
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