Vienna--City of Music

 German, as GERM-351  |  Music, as MUSI-451 | Link to Moodle | Faculty: Christian Rogowski & David E. Schneider

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Reference (overview)

Print reference sources:

Vienna, compiled by C.M. Peniston-Bird. AC Ref  DB847 .P46
Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: from the Congress of Vienna to the fall of communism, edited by Richard Frucht. AC Ref  DJK6 .E53
Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture, edited by John Sandford. AC Ref  DD290.26 .E53

Databases (articles)

Books & Scores

Tips for finding books:

Amherst uses the Library of Congress Classification System. Musical scores and books about music have call numbers beginning with:

  • M for scores
  • ML for music literature
  • MT for instruction and study.

These are arranged by subject within each call number range. Browsing the book stacks may turn up relevant books you don't find in your catalog searches.


Tip 1: Use the Advanced search function to perform more targeted searches. Here's an example:

  Advanced search-Vienna


Tip 2: Use Subject terms to lead to or search for other relevant books in the catalog. Here's an example:

Subject terms-Vienna


Audio & Video

  • Naxos Music Library
    Streaming music; listen to songs or the complete CD. Most extensive collection of classical music available, but also includes jazz, world music, spoken word, and more. Adobe Flash Player 10 is required for streaming.
  • Naxos Video Library
    A performing arts video library that includes operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Kanopy offers a broad selection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and theatrical releases covering a wide variety of subject areas, with additional new releases launched monthly. If close-captioning is not included, it can be requested. Interactive transcripts are included. Note that US feature films are not typically part of the Kanopy offerings.
  • Met Opera on Demand (1936 to present)
    More than 450 extraordinary Met performances, video and audio streaming.
    Collection of live broadcasts, archived concerts, artist portraits, documentaries and education programs for classical music, operas, and ballets.
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