Composers’ home pages

This list, which began life in the 1990s, is not regularly checked for broken links, but the maintainer, J. P. E. Harper-Scott, would be very grateful to be alerted to the need for any changes or additions (email).

  1. Classical and contemporary composers (large alphabetically ordered list)
  2. Necrology of composers maintained at Gaylord Music Library, Washington University in St Louis
  3. British contemporary composers
  4. British Music Information Centre (including the Centre’s fully searchable database of 30,000 scores and 15,000 recordings: a valuable resource for anyone interested in British contemporary classical music)
  5. Musicweb UK listings of British composers
  6. Musicweb UK listings of other composers
  1. Nicolas Astrinidis
  2. J. S. Bach:
    J. S. Bach page
    BWV (Schmieder’s standard catalogue of his works via ftp)
    Bach Archive, Leipzig
    The Bach Bibliography Database (“resource that contains over 16,000 records in the field of Bach Studies, … compiled and maintained by Dr. Yo Tomita of Queen’s University, Belfast”)
  3. Arnold Bax:
    Arnold Bax page (including biographical information; selected discography; reviews of works)
    Bax page
  4. L. van Beethoven:
    Beethoven bibliography database (at San Jose State University)
    Beethoven Center, San Jose
  5. Alban Berg page (Erik Andersen)
  6. Luigi Boccherini (Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini)
  7. J. Brahms:
    American Brahms Society (“in addition to publicizing the Society’s activities, the website provides pages for the exchange of scholarly information on Brahms and links to related websites of interest to Brahms scholars and enthusiasts”)
  8. Colorado Benjamin Britten Society, Denver, Colorado
  9. Norbert Burgmüller (1810-1836) page (Klaus Zehnder-Tischendorf)
  10. John Cage page
  11. Elliott Carter: Digitized sketches for: Sonata for Cello & Piano (338 pages) & String Quartet No.1 (538 pages), provided by the Music Division in the Library of Congress
  12. Marc-Antoine Charpentier page
  13. Aaron Copland Collection site (including items from Copland’s correspondence, writings, photographs, and complete sets of music sketches, etc)
  14. Frederick Delius page
  15. Andrew Downes (b. 1950) page
  16. Dvorak Society
  17. Edinburgh University, Faculty of Music, composers’ page
  18. Hanns Eisler page
  19. Edward Elgar page (Elgar Society)
  20. George Enescu (International Enescu Society)
  21. Peter Eötvös page
  22. George Gershwin information (Richard Glazier)
  23. Gilbert & Sullivan Archive page (Boise State University)
  24. Philip Glass pages
  25. The Glenn Gould Archive (National Library of Canada)
  26. Peter Graham page (pseudonym of Jaroslav Stastny-Pokorny)
  27. Handel Reference Database
  28. Michael Haydn pages, including on-line version of Sherman’s catalogue
  29. Joseph Haydn page
  30. Herbert Howells page
  31. Gustav Holst pages (Kenric Taylor, Williams College)
  32. Simon Holt page
  33. Mauricio Kagel page, with biography, list of works and writings, discography, bibliography and links (Bjoern Heile)
  34. Vitezslava Kaprálová (resource for research on Kaprálová and Martinu)
  35. Zoltán Kodály archive and museum, Budapest
  36. Rued Langgaard page
  37. Franz Lehár page
  38. Kenneth Leighton page
  39. Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre, Budapest
  40. Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection at University of North Texas
  41. G. Mahler:
    International Gustav Mahler Society, Vienna
  42. Marin Marais, Pièces de violes, livre 1, searchable thematic catalogue
  43. Massenet opera libretti
  44. Peter Maxwell Davies page
  45. J. S. Mayr page
  46. Claudio Monteverdi bibliography (big but rough)
  47. W. A. Mozart:
    Data bank of Mozart sources (Neue Mozart-Ausgabe, Salzburg)
    KV (Köchel’s standard catalogue of his works via ftp)
    Mozart Society of America (also contactable through e-mail at
    Le Nozze di Figaro, analyses (by Matthew Ross Davis)
  48. Michael Nyman page (including links)
  49. G. Pacini page
  50. Oscar Peterson: A Jazz Sensation (National Library of Canada)
  51. Sergei Prokofiev:
    Prokofiev archive (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
    Prokofiev page
  52. Daniel Purcell page (Mark Humphreys)
  53. Purcell Tercentenary Exhibition (“The Glory of the Temple and the Stage: Henry Purcell, 1659-1695”), British Library, London
  54. Benedict Randhartinger Society
  55. Arnold Schoenberg:
    Arnold Schoenberg Center Privatstiftung, Austria
    Arnold Schoenberg Institute, University of Southern California
  56. Franz Schubert:
    Franz Schubert page (Schubert Institute, UK)
    Notes on Franz Schubert by pianist Bart Berman
  57. Robert Schumann:
    Robert Schumann Research Institute (Robert Schumann Society Düsseldorf)
  58. Clara Schumann page (alternative address also available)
  59. Dmitri Shostakovich journal
  60. Robert Simpson page
  61. Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji page and Sorabji Resource Site
  62. Frederick Stocken
  63. Igor Stravinsky page
  64. Eugen Suchon page
  65. Sir Arthur Sullivan:
    Sullivan page (Boise State University)
    Ivanhoe (Chris Goddard)
  66. Michael Tippett page
  67. Ralph Vaughan Williams page
  68. Heitor Villa-Lobos:
    Museu Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro, with Villainfo database, eventually to include: catalogue of works; text documents; more than 700 books, 1,220 recordings, 4,000 letters; biography of the composer; information concerning the museum, in Portuguese; English version also available)
    Villa-Lobos page (Biblioteca Nacional, Brazil)
    Villa-Lobos page (Canada)
    Villa-Lobos page (Red Deer Music Library)
    Villa-Lobos page (Marcelo Andre Karklin Fontana)
  69. Kevin Volans page
  70. Richard Wagner:
    Richard Wagner-Gesellschaft (German Richard Wagner Society)
    Wagner resources (Hannu Salmi, University of Turku, Finland)
    Rheingold, analyses (Matthew Ross Davis)
  71. Kurt Weill Foundation for Music page
  72. Women of Note (women composers of the last 250 years, page maintained by Diana Ambache)
  73. John Woolrich page
  74. N. Zingarelli page