Music Cataloging at Yale ♪ Sound recording cataloging
Performers' short biographies (short biographies of every performer who has taken part in a recording of Bach's vocal works: mainly singers, conductors, chorus masters, choral and instrumental groups)
yiddishmusic.jewniverse.info: in English, Russian, and Yiddish; performer biographies from the 79 RPM and 33 1/3 RPM eras.
Big bands, jazz, etc.
Big bands from Canada | United States | Great Britain | Europe (1920s-1960s)
Solid! online encyclopedia of big band music and classic jazz
Dutch divas in opera & concert (updates)
Grandi tenori | Historical tenors | Biographical list of tenors by John Potter
Great Russian voices (note: archived version of the site)
Great singers from a personal collection; some have dates of birth/death
Malibran-Music specializing in French song
Čeští operni pěvci (Czech opera singers)
Includes images of singers (with biographical information) (listed near top of page)
and listings of singers without images
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | IJ | K | L | M | N | OP | QR | S | T | UV | WXYZ
Cowden, Robert H. Classical singers of the opera and recital stages: a bibliography of biographical materials. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
L128 V872 C8 1994
Kutsch, K.J. and Leo Riemens. Grosses Sängerlexikon. 3. erw. Aufl. München: K.G. Saur, c1997.
ML105 K97 G8 1997
Sources for authority work in cataloging popular music: bibliographies of print sources for
blues, country and folk, jazz, musical theater, and miscellaneous popular music
Jacobsson, Stig. Svenska tonsättare: diskografi. [Stockholm] Rikskonserter, 1986, c1985.
HSR ML156.4 N2 S9
Who's who in opera: an international biographical directory of singers, conductors, directors, designers, and administrators, also including profiles of 101 opera companies. New York: Arno Press, 1976.
lsf ML102 O6 W5 (LC)