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Music

Logo New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Key English-language encyclopedia of music (via Oxford Music Online), including The New Grove Dictionary of Opera / … of Jazz.

Logo RILM

RILM Key bibliography for dependent literature (journal articles, etc.) and secondary literature on music (from 1967)

Logo MGGonline

RIPM List of articles from more than 120 music journals from 1800 to c. 1950, often with full text access (RIPM Online Archive)

Logo RIPM

RIPM List of articles from more than 120 music journals from 1800 to c. 1950, often with full text access (RIPM Online Archive)

Logo RISM

RISM List of music manuscripts from 1600 to c. 1850, with incipits and location information

Münstergasse Library

  • Basic and study literature
  • Biographies, secondary literature
  • More general academic literature, journals
  • Historical collections, including church hymn books, pamphlets
  • Music: complete editions and series
  • Richard Wagner collection
  • CD/DVD collection (classical and jazz)

to the Münstergasse Library

Basisbibliothek Unitobler BTO

Introductory literature and CDs on music ethnology

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Musicology Library

  • Basic and study literature
  • Biographies, secondary literature
  • specialist academic literature, journals (focus of the collection: musical theater)
  • Historical collections, including opera and piano scores from the 19th century, literature on historical performance practice, textbooks
  • Music: complete editions and series, scores, study scores, piano scores
  • Record Library (internal, cannot be borrowed): focus on operatic CDs

to the Musicology Library

Non-University Specialist Institutions in Bern

Bern University of the Arts (HKB) Music Library [mainly scores: practical scores, complete editions]