Learning Resources

Back in 2008, SFCV created a quick n' easy database of famous composers with main biographical data, bullet points about the music, and some suggestions about where and how to jump into the music. We also created a glossary of music terms, so if you're a newbie or just need a quick refresher, browse through these resources.

Composer Gallery

Here are quick and easy reference guides to the all-time great composers, a roster that we're always expanding. For each composer, you'll find vital statistics (birth, death, nationality), a short biographical sketch and a few fun facts, plus a basic guide to the music and a list of weblinks and resources, plus a few of the most famous tunes and one or two videos. Whether you're heading off to a concert, writing a research paper, looking for reliable, current information, or just want to explore some cool music and video, this is the first stop on your web search.
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Glossary of Musical Terms

Our glossary of musical terms lets you look up any musical term unfamiliar to you, and comes to us courtesy of our good friends at Naxos.
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