Research Tools from the Text Arranged by Composer's Name

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

★6.2 Schmieder, Wolfgang. Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalichen Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach: Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV). 2nd ed. Wiesbaden, Ger.: Brietkopf and Härtel, 1990.

6.3 Schulze, Hans-Joachim, and Christoph Wolff. Bach Compendium: Analytisch-bibliographisches Repertorium der Werke Johann Sebastian Bachs (BC). 4 vols. Frankfurt: C. F. Peters, 1985–89.

6.17 McAll, May deForest [Payne]. Melodic Index to the Works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Rev. ed. New York: C. F. Peters, 1962.

7.1 Johann Sebastian Bach’s Werke. Edited by the Bach-Gesellschaft. 47 vols. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1851–99.

★7.2 Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. Edited by the Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Institute Göttingen and the Bach-Archiv, Leipzig. 104 vols. Kassel, Ger.: Bärenreiter, 1954–2007. NBA Revised ed. ongoing.

9.97 Melamed, Daniel R., and Michael Marissen. An Introduction to Bach Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

★9.98 Tomita, Yo. Bach Bibliography: For the Global Community of Bach Scholars. Belfast: Queen’s University Belfast School of Music and Sonic Arts, 1997–.

★11.20 Neumann, Werner. Bilddokumente zur Lebensgeschichte Johann Sebastian Bachs/Pictorial Documents of the Life of Johann Sebastian Bach. Translated by Anne Wyburd. Bach-Dokumente, 4. Kassel, Ger.: Bärenreiter, 1979.

11.21 Schwendowius, Barbara, and Wolfgang Dömling, eds. Johann Sebastian Bach: Life, Times, Influence. Translated by John Coombs, Lionel Salter, and Gaynor Nitz. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1984.

Beethoven, Ludwig van

6.4 Dorfmüller, Kurt, Norbert Gertsch, and Julia Ronge. Ludwig van Beethoven: Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis. Rev. ed. 2 vols. Munich: G. Henle, 2014.

7.3 Ludwig van Beethoven’s Werke: Vollständige kritisch durchgesehene überall berechtigte Ausgabe. Edited by Eusebius Mandyczewski and others. 25 series. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1862–88.

7.4 Supplemente zur Gesamtausgabe. Edited by Willy Hess. 14 vols. Wiesbaden, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1959–71.

★7.5 Werke. [New ed.] Edited by the Beethoven-Archiv, Bonn. Munich: G. Henle, 1961–. Ongoing, with 42 vols. published.

9.99 Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies. The Beethoven Bibliography Database. San JosÉ, CA: San JosÉ State University, 1993–.

11.22 Bory, Robert. Ludwig van Beethoven: His Life and His Work in Pictures. Trans¬lated by Winifred Glass and Hans Rosenwald. New York: Atlantis Books, 1960.

★11.23 Schmidt-Görg, Joseph, and Hans Schmidt, eds. Ludwig van Beethoven. Trans¬lated by the editorial department of the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. New York: Praeger, 1970.

Brahms, Johannes

6.5 McCorkle, Margit L., and Donald M. McCorkle. Johannes Brahms: Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis. Munich: G. Henle, 1984.

★7.6 Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. Edited by the Johannes Brahms Gesamtaus¬gabe eingetragener Verein and the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien. Munich: G. Henle, 1996–. Ongoing, with 27 vols. published.

7.7 Sämtliche Werke. Edited by Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien. 26 vols. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1926–27.

★9.100 Platt, Heather. Johannes Brahms: A Guide to Research. 2nd ed. Routledge Music Bibliographies. New York: Routledge, 2011.

9.101 Quigley, Thomas. Johannes Brahms: An Annotated Bibliography of the Litera¬ture through 1982. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1990.

9.102 Quigley, Thomas, and Mary I. Ingraham. Johannes Brahms: An Annotated Bib¬liography of the Literature from 1982 to 1996, with an Appendix on Brahms and the Internet. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1998.

★11.24 Boeck, Dieter. Johannes Brahms: Lebensbericht mit Bildern und Dokumenten. Kassel, Ger.: Georg Wenderoth, 1998.

11.25 Miller zu Aichholz, Viktor von, and Max Kalbeck. Ein Brahms-Bliderbuch. Vienna: R. Lechner, 1905.

Chopin, FrÉdÉric

6.6 Chominski, Józef M., and Teresa D. Turło. Katalog dzieł Fryderyka Chopina/A Catalogue of the Works of Frederick Chopin. Documenta Chopiniana, 4. Warsaw: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM), 1990.

★6.7 Kobylańska, Krystyna. FrÉdÉric Chopin: Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis. Edited by Ernst Herttrich. Translated by Helmut Stolze. Munich: G. Henle, 1979.

7.8 Complete Works: According to the Autographs and Original Editions with Criti¬cal Commentary. Edited by Ignace J. Paderewski and others. 21 vols. Warsaw: Fryderyk Chopin Institute; Kraków: Polish Music Publications, 1949–62.

9.103 Smialek, William, and Maja Trochimczyk. FrÉdÉric Chopin: A Research and Information Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 2015.

★11.26 Burger, Ernst. FrÉdÉric Chopin: Eine Lebenschronik in Bildern und Doku¬menten. Munich: Hirmer, 1990.

11.27 Kobylańska, Krystyna. Chopin in His Own Land: Documents and Souvenirs. Translated by Claire Grece-Dabrowska and Mary Filippi. Kraków: Polish Music Publications, 1955.

Debussy, Claude

7.9 OEuvres complètes de Claude Debussy. Edited by François Lesure and others. 34 vols. Paris: Durand, 1985–2018.

9.104 Abravanel, Claude. Claude Debussy: A Bibliography. Detroit Studies in Music Bibliography, 29. Detroit, MI: Information Coordinators, 1974.

★9.105 Briscoe, James R. Claude Debussy: A Guide to Research. Garland Composer Resource Manuals, vol. 27. New York: Garland, 1990.

11.28 Lesure, François. Claude Debussy. Iconographie Musicale, vol. 4. Geneva: Edi¬tions Minkoff, 1975.

★11.29 Rackwitz, Werner. Il Caro Sassone: Georg Friedrich Händel, Lebensbe-schreibung in Bildern. Wiesbaden, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1986.

11.30 Rackwitz, Werner, and Helmut Steffens. George Frideric Handel: A Biography in Pictures. Leipzig, Ger.: VEB Edition, 1962.

Dufay, Guillaume

7.10 Opera Omnia. Edited by Heinrich Besseler. 6 vols. Corpus mensurabilis musi¬cae, 1. Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1951–66. Vol. 6 was revised by David Fallows in 1995.

Handel, George Frideric

6.8 Baselt, Bernd. Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis. Händel-Handbuch, vols. 1–3. Kassel, Ger.: Bärenreiter, 1978–86.

7.11 George Frederic Händels Werke. Edited by the Deutschen Händel-Gesellschaft. 102 vols. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1858–1902.

★7.12 Hallische Händel-Ausgabe/Halle Handel Edition. Edited by the Georg Fried¬rich Händel-Gesellschaft. Kassel, Ger.: Bärenreiter, 1955–. Ongoing, with 89 vols. published.

9.106 Parker, Mary Ann. G. F. Handel: A Guide to Research. 2nd ed. Routledge Music Bibliographies. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Haydn, Franz Joseph

6.9 Hoboken, Anthony van. Joseph Haydn: Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkver¬zeichnis. 3 vols. Mainz, Ger.: Schott, 1957–78.

6.18 Bryant, Stephen C., and Gary W. Chapman. A Melodic Index to Haydn’s Instrumental Music: A Thematic Locator for Anthony van Hoboken’s Thematisch¬bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis, Vols. I and III. Thematic Catalogues, no. 8. New York: Pendragon, 1982.

7.13 Werke. Edited by Haydn-Institute, Cologne. Munich: G. Henle, 1958–. Ongoing, with 111 vols. published.

9.107 Grave, Floyd K., and Margaret G. Grave. Franz Joseph Haydn: A Guide to Research. Garland Composer Resource Manuals, vol. 31. New York: Garland, 1990.

★11.31 Landon, H. C. Robbins. Haydn: A Documentary Study. New York: Rizzoli, 1981.

11.32 Somfai, László. Joseph Haydn: His Life in Contemporary Pictures. Translated by Mari Kuttna and Károly Ravasz. New York: Taplinger, 1969.

Ives, Charles

6.10 Sinclair, James B. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Music of Charles Ives. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999.

9.108 Block, Geoffrey. Charles Ives: A Bio-Bibliography. Bio-Bibliographies in Music, no. 14. New York: Greenwood, 1988.

★9.109 Magee, Gayle Sherwood. Charles Ives: A Guide to Research. 2nd ed. Routledge Music Bibliographies. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Josquin des Prez

★7.14 New Josquin Edition. Edited by Willem Elders and others. 29 vols. Utrecht, Neth.: Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis (KVNM), 1987–2016.

7.15 Werken van Josquin des Prez. Edited by Albert Smijers and others. 55 vols. Amsterdam: G. Alsbach, 1921–69.

9.110 Charles, Sydney Robinson. Josquin des Prez: A Guide to Research. Garland Composer Resource Manuals, vol. 2. New York: Garland, 1983.

Landini, Francesco

★7.16 The Works of Francesco Landini. Edited by Leonard Ellinwood. Mediaeval Academy of America Publication, no. 36. Cambridge, MA: Mediaeval Acad¬emy of America, 1939.

7.17 The Works of Francesco Landini. Edited by Leo Schrade. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century, vol. 4. Monaco: Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, 1958.

Liszt, Franz

7.18 Franz Liszts Musikalische Werke. Edited by Franz Liszt-Stiftung. 33 vols. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1907–36.

★7.19 Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke/New Edition of the Complete Works. Edited by Zoltan Gárdonyi and others. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1970–. Ongoing, with 55 vols. published.

9.111 Saffle, Michael. Franz Liszt: A Guide to Research. 3rd ed. Routledge Music Bibliographies. New York: Routledge, 2009.

11.33 Bory, Robert. La vie de Franz Liszt par l’image. Paris: Éditions des Horizons, 1936.

★11.34 Burger, Ernst. Franz Liszt: A Chronicle of His Life in Pictures and Documents. Translated by Stewart Spencer. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989.

11.35 ———. Franz Liszt in der Photographie seiner Zeit: 260 Portraits, 1843–1886. Munich: Hirmer, 2003.

Machaut, Guillaume de

★7.20 Musikalische Werke. Edited by Friedrich Ludwig and Heinrich Besseler. 4 vols. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1926–54.

7.21 The Works of Guillaume de Machaut. Edited by Leo Schrade. 2 vols. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century, vols. 2–3. Monaco: Editions de l’Oiseau- Lyre, 1956.

Monteverdi, Claudio

★7.22 Opera omnia. Edited by the Fondazione Claudio Monteverdi. Instituta et monumenta. Ser. 1. Monumenta, vol. 5. Cremona, It.: Fondazione Claudio Monte¬verdi, 1970–. Ongoing, with 18 vols. published.

7.23 Tutte le opere di Claudio Monteverdi. Edited by G. Francesco Malipiero. 17 vols. Asolo, It.: Malipiero; Vienna: Universal Edition, 1926–68.

9.112 Earp, Lawrence. Guillaume de Machaut: A Guide to Research. Garland Com¬poser Resource Manuals, vol. 36. New York: Garland, 1995.

Monteverdi, Claudio

9.113 Adams, K. Gary, and Dyke Kiel. Claudio Monteverdi: A Guide to Research. Garland Composer Resource Manuals, vol. 23. New York: Garland, 1989.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

6.11 Köchel, Ludwig Ritter von, et al. Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang AmadÉ Mozarts. 6th ed. Wiesbaden, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1964.

6.19 Hill, George R., and Murray Gould. A Thematic Locator for Mozart’s Works: As Listed in Koechel’s Chronologisch-Thematisches Verzeichnis—Sixth Edition. Music Indexes and Bibliographies, no. 1. Hackensack, NJ: J. Boonin, 1970.

★7.24 Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. Edited by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum, Salzburg. 61 vols. Kassel, Ger.: Bärenreiter, 1955–91. Publication of supplement (ca. 25 vols.) is ongoing and is expected to be completed soon. Also available online free of charge at NMA Online at

7.25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Werke. Edited by Johannes Brahms and others. 24 series. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1877–1905.

9.114 Du Mont, Mary. The Mozart–Da Ponte Operas: An Annotated Bibliography. Music Reference Collection, no. 81. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.

★9.115 Hastings, Baird. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Guide to Research. Garland Composer Resource Manuals. New York: Garland, 1989.

11.36 Bory, Robert. The Life and Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Pictures. Geneva, Switzerland: Éditions contemporaries, 1948.

★11.37 Deutsch, Otto Erich, and Maximilian Zenger. Mozart and His World in Con¬temporary Pictures. Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. Series 10. Supplement. Werkgruppe, 32. Kassel, Ger.: Bärenreiter, 1961.

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

9.116 Marvin, Clara. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: A Guide to Research. 2nd ed. Routledge Music Bibliographies. New York: Routledge, 2010.

11.38 Bianchi, Lino, and Giancarlo Rostirolla. Iconografia palestriniana: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, immagini e documenti del suo tempo. L’arte armonica, Serie 4. Iconografia e cataloghi, 1. Lucca, It.: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1994.


7.27 The Works of Perotin. Edited by Ethel Thurston. New York: Kalmus, 1970.

Schoenberg, Arnold

7.28 Sämtliche Werke. Edited by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Mainz, Ger.: Schott; Vienna: Universal Edition, 1966–. Ongoing, with 74 vols. published.

10.30 Shoaf, R. Wayne. The Schoenberg Discography. 2nd ed. Fallen Leaf Press Reference Books in Music, 18. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf, 1994.

11.39 Nono-Schoenberg, Nuria. Arnold Schönberg 1874–1951: Lebensgeschichte in Begegnungen. Klagenfurt, Aus.: Ritter Klagenfurt, 1992.

Schubert, Franz

6.12 Deutsch, Otto Erich, and Werner Aderhold. Franz Schubert: Thematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke in chronologischer Folge. New ed. Kassel, Ger.: Bärenreiter, 1978.

6.13 Johnson, Graham. Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014.

7.29 Franz Schubert’s Werke. Edited by Eusebius Mandyczewski, Johannes Brahms, and others. 39 vols. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1884–97.

★7.30 Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. Edited by the Internationale Schubert-Gesellschaft. Kassel, Ger.: Bärenreiter, 1964–. Ongoing, with 69 vols. published.

11.40 Deutsch, Otto Erich. Franz Schubert: Die Dokumente seines Lebens und Schaffens. Vol. 3, Sein Leben in Bildern. Munich: G. Müller, 1913.

★11.41 Hilmar, Ernst. Schubert. Graz, Aus.: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1989.

Schumann, Robert

6.14 McCorkle, Margit L. Thematisch-Bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis. Mainz, Ger.: Schott, 2003.

7.31 Robert Schumann’s Werke. Edited by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and others. 35 vols. Leipzig, Ger.: Breitkopf and Härtel, 1881–93.

★7.32 Sämtliche Werke/Complete Works. [New ed.] Edited by the Robert Schumann- Gesellschaft, Düsseldorf. Mainz, Ger.: Schott, 1991–. Ongoing, with 32 vols. published.

11.42 Burger, Ernst, Gerd Nauhaus, and the Robert Schumann House. Robert Schumann: Eine Lebenschronik in Bildern und Dokumenten. Mainz, Ger.: Schott, 1999. Also published as Eine Lebenschronik in Bildern und Doku¬menten. Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. Series 8. Supplement, Band 1. Mainz, Ger.: Schott, 1999.

Stravinsky, Igor

10.31 Stuart, Philip. Igor Stravinsky: The Composer in the Recording Studio, A Compre¬hensive Discography. Discographies, no. 45. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1991.

11.43 Craft, Robert. A Stravinsky Scrapbook: 1940–1971. Illustrations chosen by Patricia Schwark. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1983.

Verdi, Giuseppe

6.15 Hopkinson, Cecil. A Bibliography of the Works of Giuseppe Verdi, 1813–1901. 2 vols. New York: Broude Bros., 1973–78.

7.33 The Works of Giuseppe Verdi/Le opere di Giuseppe Verdi. Edited by Philip Gossett and others. Milan: G. Ricordi; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983–2025? Ongoing, with 17 vols. published.

9.117 Harwood, Gregory. Giuseppe Verdi: A Research and Information Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2012.

11.44 Weaver, William. Verdi: A Documentary Study. London: Thames and Hudson, 1977.

Wagner, Richard

6.16 Deathridge, John, Martin Geck, and Egon Voss. Wagner Werk-Verzeichnis (WWV): Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke Richard Wagners und ihrer Quellen. Mainz, Ger.: Schott, 1986.

7.34 Sämtliche Werke. Edited by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Richard Wagner- Gesamtausgabe and the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, München. Mainz, Ger.: Schott, 1970–. Ongoing, with 66 vols. published.

9.118 Saffle, Michael. Richard Wagner: A Research and Information Guide. 2nd ed. Routledge Music Bibliographies. New York: Routledge, 2010.

10.32 Brown, Jonathan. Tristan und Isolde on Record: A Comprehensive Discogra¬phy of Wagner’s Music with a Critical Introduction to the Recordings. Dis¬cographies, no. 85. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.

11.45 Barth, Herbert, Dietrich Mack, and Egon Voss. Wagner: A Documentary Study. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.

★11.46 Bory, Robert. La vie et l’oeuvre de Richard Wagner par l’image. Geneva, Switzerland: Éditions A. Jullien, 1938.

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