Websites About My Favorite Composers

Copyright 2007 by Ronald B. Standler

I have collected these links from webpages by musicologists or music libraries, as well as by using Google-Deutschland and the american Google search engines.   Most of the websites about a composer also have a page of links to other websites.   The next-to-last entry for each composer is a link to the most recent critical edition of his collected works.   The final entry for each composer is a link to a catalogue, list, or index of his works.

J.S. Bach

Bach-Archiv Leipzig

Bach-Institut Göttingen

Neue Bachgesellschaft international organization

J.S. by Jan Hanford and Jan Koster

Canons and Fugues of J.S. Bach by Timothy A. Smith at Northern Arizona Univ.

Yo Tomita webpages at Queen's Univ. Belfast, includes good collection of links

J.S. Bach's Ornament Table internet adaptation by T.L. Hubeart, Jr.

Bach Central Station by David J. Grossman

Edition of Music
Die Neue Bach-Ausgabe (New edition of Bach's works) is edited by the Bach-Archiv in Leipzig and the Bach-Institut in Göttingen, and published by Bärenreiter.

Index of Bach's Works
Das Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV) — index of Bach's works, published by Breitkopf & Härtel, and posted on Internet by

G.F. Händel

G.F., website by David Vickers

Händel in Halle, Germany

Edition of Music
Die Hallische Händel-Ausgabe is edited by Händel-Gesellschaft in Halle and published by Bärenreiter. See also Händel Edition.

Index of Händel's Works
Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis: Händel-Handbuch (HWV) by Walter Eisen and Margret Eisen, published by Bärenreiter in 1978.   Posted on Internet by:

F.J. Haydn

Joseph Haydn Institut in Köln

Edition of Music
Universal Edition published a critical edition of all of Haydn's works. H.C. Robbins Landon edited the Haydn Symphonies during the 1960s.

Haydn-Institute, Robert von Zahn edited the London Symphonies (Nr. 93-104). Published by Henle (choose "Gesamtausgaben" from "Katalog")

Index of Haydn's Works
Joseph Haydn — Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis by Anthony von Hoboken, published by Schott in 1957/1972/1978, 3 vols.   Posted on the Internet by

W.A. Mozart

Mozart Project by Steve Boerner

Mozarteum in Salzburg

Edition of Music
Neue Mozart Ausgabe, new edition of Mozart's music, published by Bärenreiter.   Bärenreiter Mozart-Portal.   Online version for personal use from the Mozarteum.

Index of Mozart's Works
Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämmtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts, by Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, published in 1862 by Breitkopf & Härtel and revised several times.   Posted on Internet by


Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University,   searching for Beethoven resources

Edition of Music


Index of Beethoven's Works
Beethoven's publishers assigned opus numbers to his works, in order of publication. In 1955, Kinsky catalogued Beethoven's remaining compositions as works without opus numbers — Werke ohne Opuszahl (WoO). Kinsky's catalogue is published by Henle.   Catalogue of Beethoven's works posted on the Internet by

Franz Schubert

The Schubert Institute in the UK

Notes on Franz Schubert by Bart Berman, a Dutch pianist

Schubert Society USA

Edition of Music
Neue Schubert-Ausgabe, new edition of Schubert's music, published by Bärenreiter.

Index of Schubert's Works
Franz Schubert: Thematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke in chronologischer Folge, by Otto Erich Deutsch, published by Bärenreiter.   Posted on the Internet by

also known as Jakob Liebmann Meyer Beer or Giacomo Meyerbeer

Meyerbeer Fan Club

Meyerbeer-Institut formerly at Univ. Bayreuth has disappeared.
Meyerbeer-Institut Schloss Thurnau has no website.

Edition of Music
published by Ricordi

Protest about link rot:

In October 2013, I checked the links above and found that Bärenreiter had changed the URLs of its webpages to complete editions of various composers, without posting a webpage at the old URL informing the reader of the current URL. I refuse to spend my limited free time to update links to commercial websites, so I replaced all of these links with the homepage of Bärenreiter. Changing URLs wastes time of people who write and revise webpages of selected links to useful resources. See my comments on stability of links.

Anthony Davie died in Jan 2003 and his former webpages on Händel at have been deleted from the Internet.   Why?   These were valuable resources and space on hard disk drives is cheap.   We don't burn an author's books in a library after the author dies, so why do webmasters delete webpages after the author dies or retires?

Robert Poliquin's webpages have disappeared from the University of Québec website. After I deleted all of the dead links to Poliquin's webpages from this webpage, I accidentally stumbled on a copy of Poliquin's lists of composers' works for many famous composers.

Matthew Boynick's webpages on Beethoven, Haydn, and other composers have disappeared from the website of the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Plank-Gesellschaft in Berlin.

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created 18 Dec 2007, revised 26 Dec 2009, some links updated 13 Oct 2013

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