encyclopedia of music


Favorite albums of 2014 


The Black Keys - Turn Blue

Mac DeMarco - Salad Days

Warpaint - Warpaint

The Drums - Encyclopedia 

Karen O - Crush Songs

SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land

Future Islands - Singles

Jack White - Lazaretto

Alvvays - Alvvays

Alt - J - This Is All Yours

Phantogram - Voices

Tennis - Ritual in Repeat

Banks - Goddess

Palo Alto (Music From The Motion Picture)

FKA Twigs - LP1

Thom York - Tomarrow’s Modern Boxes

Temples - Sun Structures

St. Vincent - St. Vincent

The Horrors - Luminous 

Gardens & Villa - Dunes

Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow 

Foster The People - Supermodel 

Tokyo Police Club - Forcefield

Ray LaMontagne - Supernova

Broods - Evergreen

Real Estate - Atlas

Perfume Genius - Too Bright


Handbuch der Musikalischen Gattungen (изд. LAABER в 18 томах)

Уникальная и единственная в мире и наиболее полная энциклопедия по музыкальным жанрам. Издания включают в себя полную и современную информацию об истории музыки  и композиторах, писавших в том или ином жанре.

Находится в свободном доступе в Нотно-музыкальном зале.

My introduction to David Bowie came via Encarta ‘95

An Encyclopedia CD-rom program on my parent’s first computer, a Hitachi Elite 751. I was 13 years old in the suburbs without an Internet connection. I remember my little sister and I squeezed onto a dinner chair, parked in front of the monitor in our new makeshift computer room; waiting out that excruciating week before my parents would connect the Internet for the very first time.

A complete lack of options lead us to explore Encarta ‘95 as a source of entertainment. Our bare feet swinging, my kid sister’s toes barely scraping the wood floors my father lovingly finished himself one summer, as we discovered there was actual MUSIC hidden inside the disk.

An encyclopedia search for 'rock music’ would turn up such results as CCR (Have You Ever Seen The Rain?) and David Bowie’s Changes. My father would poke his head in from the kitchen and reminisce on CCR. Later he would offer headphones–because shhhhhh. I had one picture of David Bowie with a small blurb written explaining his impact on modern music. That was all I had to go on at the time, but all the conformation I needed to know that this was it: I had discovered rock n roll at age 13 on a program my parents had assumed was school related…

I was blessed. I was connected.

I was changed.