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MUSIC 141: Comtemporary Composer Assignment

How to evaluate a contemporary composer's musical works.



Search for books, journals, music scores and sound and visual recordings listed in the Vassar Online Catalog.*

HINT: for effective music searches DON'T use keyword.

Can't find something? Not all Music Library materials can be found through the online catalog. For a complete search, you must check both the online catalog and the Music Library card catalog.


Have the composer's works been favorably reviewed?


For reviews of recordings, scores or performances in review journals such and Fanfare, Grammophone, or journals focusing on contemporary classical compositions such as Tempo or Perspectives of New Music:


International Index to Music Periodicals Full-Text


RILM Abstracts of Music Literature


Lexis-Nexis Academic

For performances reviewed in The New York Times or other prominent newspapers.