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MUS 107: Composing   Tags: absurdist, die nase, metropolitan, nose, opera, shostakovich, william kentridge  

The topic of your research will focus on the Shostakovich opera "The Nose."
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An interview with William Kentridge on THE NOSE - Met Opera


Opera"Nose" Vladimir Samsonov-best roles

Recommended Databases

This list of online & print resources can be used as a starting point for your research. Note to librarians: any link and discription can be added. It will take some time, but links will be made available through Serials Solutions. In the meantime, links can be taken from the A-Z List.

  • Lexis-Nexis Music Reviews
    Search for recent music and opera reviews over the last dozen years in newspapers such as the New York Times and Washington Post.
  • Oxford Music Online
    Access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. Includes Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.
  • Grove Book of Operas
  • Dictionary of Opera Characters
  • Grove Book of Opera Singers
  • Worldcat
    The accumulation of most academic and public library catalogs. Good place to expand your book research, although you may need to use Interlibrary Loan or E-Z Borrow to obtain materials.
  • Classical Music Library
    Offers an impressive classical music collection enabling you to listen to a continually growing collection. Possibly a good resource for listening to clarinet tracks, in prep for creating a wonderful composition for my wife!

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