This guide is a starting point for Puget Sound students looking for sources that analyze specific works of composers.
Use Primo to find books that provide critical analysis.
Search the composer's name and criticism interpretation.
Ex. Mozart criticism interpretation (see examples below)
Use Primo to find biographies of the composer. They frequently frequently include information about compositions.
Search the composer's name and biography
Ex. Vivaldi biography (see example below)
Critical editions of scores typically include commentaries. Below are some examples. Use Primo to find more.
Use Primo to find research guides about a composer. These guides typically contain a chronology, complete list of works, detailed discography, and an annotated bibliography of books and articles.
Search the name of the composer and research guide. Ex. Brahms research guide
See examples below.
When searching for analysis in databases, try the following terms along with the composer or name of work: