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Dictionaries page is designed to list all extant music dictionaries, encyclopedias and lexicons that contain citations of relevance to the bass academe. The page may be used both as a reference page with traditional bibliographic listing, or as a modern research tool with full access, and keyword searches of the available online dictionaries.

The functionality and scope of this page is directly based on the newly developed digital book repositories by Internet Archives, Google Books, and Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum Digitale Bibliothek portals. Each of them offering yet a different cataloging standard and interface,  consequently making a discovery of dictionaries in them sometime a tedious endeavor. Nevertheless, and for your benefit, on this page all these dictionaries have been bibliographically standardized and presented in a unified way. The only limitation in use is the copyright clause which prevents free access of works published after 1923. Therefore you will find the later editions represented only by the standard MLA bibliographic entry.

The search of all other pre-20th century dictionaries however, can now for the first time in history be done literally within seconds through the “Keyword Search” tool. In English you can use the key words Double bass or Double bassist, and in other languages their equivalents: Contrebasse and Contrebassiste (Fr.) ; Kontrabass and Kontrabassist (Ger). Thus in practical terms let’s take the case of a sample search in the Internet Archives depository, and see how it can be done.

First, open the particular dictionary link and locate the “Search Inside” icon as represented by the “magnifying glass” on the right. Activate it to enter the “Reading Mode”. Locate the actual “Search Inside” window and enter a desired term in the language of the publication. For the two word searches, such as  “Double bass”, enter them with quotation marks as otherwise you will get back every instance of “double” and “bass” separately indexed. Activate the search and enjoy the moment of discovery.

For some German dictionaries however, the keyword search is not yet in function, as these dictionaries feature Gothic alphabet that is still difficult to process with Optical Character Recognition software.

Lastly, at the end of the index you will also find a selection of national online dictionaries that can greatly facilitate research of bass queries related to cited countries.

 


20th Century
21st Century

National Dictionaries

Term Dictionaries


Encyclopedias

Alphabetical Listing

Chronological Listing
18th Century
19th Century

Geographical Listing
Austria
Vienna
Germany
Königsberg
Leipzig

 




Biographical Dictionaries




Baker, Theodore (1851-1934) – Info

Baker’s Dictionary History

  • A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. 1st ed. New York: G. Schirmer, 1900.

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  • A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. 2nd ed. New York: G. Schirmer, 1905

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  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Revised and Enlarged by Alfred Remy. 3rd ed. New York: G. Schirmer, 1919.

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  • Baker’s Biogarphical Dictionary of Musicians. 4th ed. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky. New York: G. Schirmer, 1940. Supplement 1949.

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  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Revised by Nicolas Slonimsky. 5th ed. New York: G. Schirmer, 1958. Reprints 1965, 1971.

  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky. 6th ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1978.

  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky. 7th ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1984. Reprints 1988, 1989.

  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky. 8th ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.

  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky and Laura D. Kuhn. 9th ed. 6 vols. New York: Schirmer Books, 2001. eBook 2007.




Clarke, A. Mason

  • A biographical dictionary of fiddlers, including performers on the violoncello and double bass … Containing a sketch of their artistic career. Together with notes of their compositions. London: Wm. Reewes, 1895.

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Dlabač, Bohumír Jan (1758-1820) – Info

  • Allgemeines Historisches Künstler-Lexikon Für Böhmen Und Zum Theil Auch Für Mähren Und Schlesien. 3 vols. Prag: Gedruckt bei G. Haase, 1815.

Dlabač (also Dlabacz) lexicon offers a unique wealth of information on all Czech and Bohemian Musicians from the 18th century. The editions consists of three volumes (Bands) printed in Gothics with indexed pagination presented bellow. The clarity of print unfortunately does not allow text search in ether of the available scans.

Pagination
Bd. 1. Vorrede p. 13 – 16
Abhandlung p. 14 – 26
A – H p. 27 – 35
Bd. 2. I – R p. 357 – 666
Bd. 3. S – Z p. 667 – 894

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Eitner, Robert (1832-1905) – Info

Quellen-Lexikon History – Encyclopaedia Britannica
Quellen-Lexicon Digital – Universität Zürich

  • Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten der Christlichen Zeitrechnung bis zur Mitte des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. 10 vols. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Haertel, 1900-1904.

Band 1. Aa – Bertali
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Band 2. Bertalotti – Cochereau
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Band 3. Cochet – Flitin
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Band 4. Flixius – Haine
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Band 5. Hainglaise – Kytsch
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Band 6. La. – Milleville, Barnaba.
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Band 7. Milleville, Francesco – Pluvier.
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Band 8. Po. – Scheiffler
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Band 9. Schein – Tzweifel
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Band 10. Ubaldi – Zyrler.
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Fétis, François-Joseph (1784-1871) – Info

  • Biographie Universelle Des Musiciens Et Bibliographie Générale De La Musique. 1st ed. 8 vols. Bruxelles: Leroux, 1835-1844.

1. Tome Preimer (1835) Préface ; Aaron – Azzolino
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2. Tome Deuxime (1837) Baake – Bystroem
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[Contains also Tome Primer. Tome Deuxime starts at p. 451]

3. Tome Troisieme (1837) Cabalone – Dzondi
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4. Tome Quatrieme (1837) Eager – Gyrowetz
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[Contains also Tome Troisieme. Tome Quatrieme starts at p. 383]

5. Tome Cinquieme (1839) Haach – Kutzing
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6. Tome Sixieme (1840) Laag – Mysliweczek
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7. Tome Septieme (1841) Nachtgall – Ryba
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8. Tome Huitieme (1844) Saal – Zyka
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  • Biographie Universelle Des Musiciens Et Bibliographie Génèrale De La Musique. 2nd ed. 8 vols. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1860-1867.

1. Tome Preimer (1868) A – Bohrer, Maximilen
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2. Tome Deuxime (1867) Boieldieu – Derossi, Laurent
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3. Tome Troisieme (1866) Desargus – Giardini
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4. Tome Quatrieme (1866) Gibbons – Kazynski
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5. Tome Cinquieme (1867) Kechlina – Martini
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6. Tome Sixieme (1867) Martini, P. Jean-Baptiste – Pérolle
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7. Tome Septieme (1867) Perotti – Scultetus
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8. Tome Huitieme (1867) Sebastiani – Zyka
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Gerber, Ernst Ludwig (1746-1819) – Info

  • Historisch-biographisches Lexicon Der Tonkünstler: Welches Nachrichten Von Dem Leben Und Werken Musikalischer Schriftsteller, Beru̇hmter Componisten, Sȧnger Meister auf Instrumenten, Dilettanten, Orgel- und Instrumentenmacher, Enthȧlt. 1st ed, 2 vols, Leipzig: J.G.I. Breitkopf, 1790-1792.

Bd. 1 (1790) A-M
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Bd. 2 (1792) N-Z
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  • Neues Historisch-Biographisches Lexikon der Tonkünstler: Welches Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Werken Musikalischer Schriftsteller, Berühmter Komponisten, Sänger, Meister auf Instrumenten, Kunstvoller Dilettanten, Musikverleger, Auch Orgel- und Instrumentenmacher, Älterer und Neuerer Zeit, aus Allen Nationen Enthält. 2nd ed. 4 vols. Leipzig: A. Kühnel, 1812-1814.

Bd. 1 (1812) A-D
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Bd. 2 (1812) E-I
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Bd. 3 (1813) K-R
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Bd. 4 (1814) S-Z
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Grove, George (1820-1900) – Info

Grove Dictionary History

  • A Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 1st ed. 4 vols. London: Macmillan and Co., 1879-1889. [Grove I]

Vol. 1 (1879) A – Impromptu
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Vol. 2 (1880) Improperia – Plain Song
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Vol. 3 (1881) Planché – Sumer is icumen in
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Vol. 4 (1889) Sumer is icumen in – Z, Appendix, Supplement
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  • Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by J. A. Fuller Maitland. 2nd ed. 5 vols. London: Macmillan and Co., 1904-1910. [Grove II]

Vol. 1 (1908)
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Vol. 2 (1906)
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Vol. 3 (1907)
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Vol. 4 (1909)
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Vol. 5 (1910)
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  • Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by H. C. Colles. 3rd ed. 5 vols. London: Macmillan, 1927. [Grove III]


  • Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by H. C. Colles. 4rd ed. 5 vols. London: Macmillan, 1940. [Grove IV]


  • Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by Eric Blom. 5th ed. 9 vols. London: Macmillan, 1954. Reprinted 1966, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975. [Grove V]


  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by Stanley Sadie. 1st ed. 20 vols. London: Macmillan, 1980. Reprinted in each subsequent year until 1995. [Grove VI]


  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. 2nd ed. 29 vols. London: Macmillan, 2001. [Grove VII]


  • Grove Music Online – An Online Grove Dictionary [Grove VIII] – Info

[Most university libraries will offer a link to the online edition, however only as a local access option]




Hiller, Johann Adam (1728-1804) – Info

  • Lebensbeschreibungen Berühmter Musikgelehrten Und Tonkünstler Neuerer Zeit. Leipzig, 1784.

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Hoyle, John  (c1774-1796) – Info

[ John Hoyle was pseudonym, his real name was John Binns ]

  • Dictionarium Musica : Being a Complete Dictionary: Or, Treasury of Music. Containing, a Full Explanation of All the Words and Terms Made Use of in Music. London: printed for the author, and sold by S. Crowder, 1770.


  • A Complete Dictionary of Music: Containing a Full and Clear Explanation, Divested of Technical Phrases, of All the Words and Terms, English, Italian. London: printed for H. D. Symonds, 1791.

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Bass Counter entry, p. 10
Violone entry, p. 157




Lipowsky, Felix Joseph (1764-1842) – Info

  • Baierisches Musik-Lexikon. München: Giel, 1811.

For individual Name Search & View, please consult MDZ link

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Meusel, Johann Georg (1743-1820) – Info

  • Teutsches Künstlerlexikon: Oder, Verzeichniss Der Jetztlebenden Teutschen Künstler. Nebst Einem Verzeichniss Fehenswürdiger Bibliotheken, Kunst Münz Und Naturalienkabinete in Teutschland Und in Der Schweitz. Lemgo: Meyerschen Buchhandlung, 1808.

Band 1. (1808)
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Band 2. (1809)
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MGG – acronym for Die Musik in Geschichte und GegenwartInfo

  • Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Allgemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik. Edited by Friedrich Blume. 1st ed. 17 vols. München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Kassel ; Basel ; Paris : Bärenreiter, 1949-1968. (supplemental volumes 1973-1986)


  • Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Allgemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik. Edited by Ludwig Finscher. 2nd enlarged edition. 29 vols. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1994-2008.


  • Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart – Online

[An online edition is planned for 2017 – Info]




Pillwein, Benedikt (1779-1847) – Info

  • Biographische Schilderungen oder Lexicon Salzburgischer theils verstorbener theils lebender Kunstler, auch solcher, welche Kunstwerte für Salzburg leferten. Salzburg: Mayr’schen Buchhandlung, 1821.

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Riemann, Hugo (1849-1919) – Info (English)Info (German)

Musik-Lexikon History

  • Musik-Lexikon : Theorie und Geschichte der Musik, die Tonkünstler alter und neuer Zeit mit Angabe ihrer Werke, nebst einer vollständiger Instrumentenkunde. 1st ed. Leipzig: Verlag des Bibliogrpahisches Instituts, 1882. (R1)

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  • Musik-Lexikon : Theorie und Geschichte der Musik, die Tonkünstler alter und neuer Zeit mit Angabe ihrer Werke, nebst einer vollständiger Instrumentenkunde. 2nd ed. Leipzig: Verlag des Bibliogrpahisches Instituts, 1884. (R2)

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  • Musik-Lexikon. 3rd ed. Leipzig: Max Hesse’s Verlag, 1887. (R3)

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  • Musik-Lexikon. 4th ed. Leipzig: Max Hesse’s Verlag, 1894. (R4)

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  • Musik-Lexikon. 5th ed. Leipzig: Max Hesse’s Verlag, 1900. (R5)

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  • Musik-Lexikon. 6th ed. Leipzig: Max Hesses Verlag, 1905. (R6)

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  • Hugo Riemanns Musik-Lexikon. 7th ed. Leipzig: Max Hesses Verlag, 1909. (R7)

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  • Hugo Riemanns Musik-Lexikon. 8th ed. Berlin: Max Hesses Verlag, 1916. (R8)

[no online scan found]


  • Hugo Riemanns Musik-Lexikon. 9th ed. Berlin: Max Hesses Verlag, 1919. (R9)

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  • Hugo Riemanns Musik-Lexikon. Edited by Alfred Einstein. 10th ed. Berlin: Max Hesses Verlag, 1922. (R10)

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  • Hugo Riemanns Musik-Lexikon. Edited by Alfred Einstein. 11th ed. 2 vols. Berlin: Max Hesses Verlag, 1929. (R11)

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  • Hugo Riemanns Musik Lexikon. Edited by Joseph Müller-Blattau. 12th ed. Incomplete, only 3 sections issued: ABraga. Mainz: Schott, 1939. (R12i)


  • Riemann Musik Lexikon. Edited by Wilibald Gurlitt, Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht and Carl Dahlhaus. 12th ed. 5 vols. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1959-1975. (R12)


  • Brockhaus Riemann Musiklexikon: In Vier Bänden Und Eimem Ergänzungsband. 1st ed. 5 vols. Mainz: Schott, 1989. (Rb1)


  • Brockhaus Riemann Musiklexikon: In Vier Bänden Und Eimem Ergänzungsband. Edited by Carl Dahlhaus and Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht. 2nd ed. 5 vols. Mainz: Schott, 1995


  • Riemann Musik Lexikon: Aktualisierte Neuauflage in Fünf Bänden. Edited by Wolfgang Ruf. 13th ed. 5 vols. Mainz: Schott, 2012. (R13)

Publisher’s Info

English Editions

  • Dictionary of music. Translated by J.S. Shedlock. 1st ed. London: Augener & Co., 1895-1896. (R4e1) [after German 4th edition]

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  • Encyclopædic Dictionary of Music. Translated by J.S. Shedlock. [2nd ed. ?] Philadelphia, Pa: T. Presser ; London: Eng., Augener & Co., 1899.

[unclear if a reprint or a new, possibly 2nd edition in English]

  • English Editions no. 2 & 3 not located


  • Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Music. Translated by John S. Shedlock. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Theo. Presser, 1908. (R4e4)

  • Dictionary of Music. Translated by John S. Shedlock. 4th ed. Augener: London, 1908. (R4e4)

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  • Dictionary of Music. New York: Da Capo Press div. of Plenum Publishing Corp, 1970.

[a reprint of 4th edition from 1908]

French Editions

  • Dictionnaire De Musique De Hugo Riemann: Traduit D’après La Quatrième Édition. Edited and Translated by Georges Humbert. 1st ed. Paris: Perrin et Cie, 1899. [after German 4th edition] (R4f1)

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  • Dictionnaire De Musique. Deuxième Édition Française, Entièrement Remaniée Et Augementée Par Georges Humbert. Edited and Translated by Georges Humbert. 2nd ed. Lausanne, 1913. (R4f2)

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  • Hugo Riemanns Dictionnaire De Musique. Edited by André Schaeffner. 3rd ed. Paris: Payot, 1931.

[most likely based on German 11th edition, 1929]

Russian Editions

  • Muzykal’nyj Slovar’. Translated by B. Sorenson. Moscow: P. Sorenson, 1904. (R5r1) [after German 5th edition]

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Slonimsky, Nicolas (1894-1995) – Info

The Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians conceived by Theodore Baker in 1900, has been substantially revised and enlarged by Nicolas Slonimsky starting with the 5th edition. The extent of revision was such that the authorship may be considered mostly Slonsimsky’s. Thus to avoid possible confusion, the 5th and later Baker’s Dictionary editions are cited under both Baker and Slonimsky heading.

  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Revised by Nicolas Slonimsky. 5th ed. New York: G. Schirmer, 1958. Reprints 1965, 1971.
  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky. 6th ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1978.
  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky. 7th ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1984. Reprints 1988, 1989.
  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky. 8th ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.
  • Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. Edited by Nicolas Slonimsky and Laura D. Kuhn. 9th ed. 6 vols. New York: Schirmer Books, 2001. eBook 2007.



National Dictionaries




Austria

Online

Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon Online

[supported by the Austrian Academy of Sciences]




Czech Republic

Printed

• Československý Hudební Slovník Osob a Institucí. Praha: Státní hudební vydavatelství, 1963-1965.

Online

Český Hudební Slovník Osob a Institucí




Germany

Online

Das Bayerische Musiker-Lexikon Online – BMLO

[supported by the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich]




Italy

Printed & Online

Accademici della Crusca – Info

VocabolarioOnline View [all editions] — Info

• Vocabolario Degli Accademici Della Crusca: Con Tre Indici Delle Voci, Locuzioni, E Proverbi Latini, E Greci, Posti Per Entro L’opera, 1st ed. Venice: Giovanni Alberti, 1612.

• Vocabolario Degli Accademici Della Crusca: Con Tre Indici Delle Voci, Locvzioni, E Prouerbi Latini, E Greci, Posti Per Entro L’opera. 2nd ed. Venice: Iacopo Sarzina, 1623.

• Vocabolario Degli Accademici Della Crusca: In Questa Terza Impressione, Novamente Correto, e Copiosamente Accresiuto, 3rd ed. 3 vols. Florence: Accademia della Crusca, 1691.

Contrabbasso (voice entry), vol. 2, p. 400 – AdC

Violone entry, vol. 3, p. 1788 – AdC

• Vocabolario Degli Accademici Della Crusca: CompendiatoDa un Accademico Animoso. 4th ed. 6 vols. Florence: Domanico Maria Manni [Venice: Lorenco Basegio], 1729-38.

Bassetto entry, vol. 1, p. 392 – AdC

“Strumento di quattro corde che si suona come il contrabbasso”

Contrabbasso entry – vol. 1, p. 792 – AdC

“Strumento grande, che ha quattro corde, e si suonacoll’ arco”

Violoncello entry (N.B.!), vol. 4, p. 281 – AdC

Violone entry, vol. 4, p. 281 – AdC

• Vocabolario Degli Accademici Della Crusca: Oltre Le Giunte Fatteci Finora Cresciuto D’assai Migliaja Di Voci E Modi De’ Classici, Le Più Tovate Du Veronesi. 5th ed. 11 vols.Verona: D. Ramanzini, 1806.

Contrabbasso entry, vol. 3, p. 617 – AdC

“Il piu grande degl’ instrumenti musicali ad arco, fornito per lo piu di tre corde …”




Switzerland

Printed

• Schuh, Willi, and Edgar Refardt. Schweizer Musikbuch. Zürich: Atlantis Verlag, 1939.

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Term Dictionaries



Janowka, Thomas Balthasar (1669-1741) – Info

  • Clavis ad Thesaurum Magnae Artis Musicae. Praga: Gerogij Labaun, 1701

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Violone entry, p. 322-323 – Online View




Koch, Henrich Christoph (1749-1816) – Info

  • Musikalisches Lexicon. 1st ed. Frankfurt am Main: August Hermann den Züngern, 1802.

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  • Musikalisches Lexicon. Edited and Enlarged by Arrey von Dommer, 2nd ed. Heidelberg: J. C. B. Mohr, 1863

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Lavignac, Albert (1846-1916)

  • Encyclopédie De La Musique Et Dictionnaire Du Conservatorie. Paris: Delagrave, 1927.

Adolphe Soyer, La Contrebasse, p. 1886 – 1891 – Internet Archive Vol. 8 Term “La Contrebasse”




Sachs, Curt (1881-1959) – Info

  • Real-lexikon Der Musikinstrumente: Zugleich Ein Polyglossar Für Das Gesamte Instrumentengebiet. Berlin: Verlag von Julius Bard, 1913.

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  • The History of Musical Instruments. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1940.

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Walther, Johann Gottfried (1684-1748) – Info

  • Musikalisches Lexikon, Oder, Musikalische Bibliothek. Leipzig: Wolffgang Deer, 1732.

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Wotton, Tom S.

  • A Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms and Handbook of Orchestral Instruments. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1907.

Online View & Download – Internet ArchiveTerm “Double Bass”



Encyclopedias




Hebenstreit, Wilhelm (1774-1854) – Info

  • Wissenschaftlich-literarische Encyklopädie der Aesthetik : Ein etymologisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der ästhetischen Kunstsprache. Wien: Carl Gerold, 1843.

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Contrabass entry, p. 156 – Online View

Violone entry, p. 854 – Online View




Jablonski, Johann Theodor (1654-1731) – Info

  • Allgemeines Lexicon der Künste und Wissenschaften. [“Allgemeines LEXICI der Künste und Wissenschaften”]. 2 Bd. Königsberg ; und Leipzig : bey Johann Heinrich Hartung, 1748.

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Viola da Gamba / Contrabassa da Gamba entry, p. 1284 – Online View

Violon (Grosse Baß Geige) entry, p. 1284 – Online view



Page Development Assistance

ABP is grateful on any information that may widen the scope of this listing. Should you know of any other dictionary that may fit the criteria of this bibliography, please contact ABP and your effort will be credited here.

Created by Igor Pecevski

Last Update: February 26, 2016

Posted: June 12, 2015