The Library

The library contains a continually expanding, invaluable resource for learning and understanding some of the world’s important cultural achievements. 

Music from the Americas (North and South)

American Landscape (Series)

American Indigenous Music

     African American Folk Music

     Appalachian Music

             Scots-Irish Influence 

             Bluegrass Music

     Native-American Music

             American Primitive Music 

Country Music

Jazz Music

Latin Music

     The Palladium

Rhythm and Blues Music

Sacred Music Traditions

     African American Sacred Music

     Southern Gospel Music

     Mountain and Bluegrass Gospel Music

     Contemporary Christian Music

     Early Gospel Music Records

South of the Border

     The Islands


     Central America

     South America    

Western Music

American and European Popular Music

Back to the Early 1950s

Popular Music of the 1920s

Popular Music of the 1930s

Popular Music of the 1940s

German Electronic Music

Skiffle and the “British Invasion”

       The Beatles

The Corrs

The Moody Blues

Female Singers

       Emma Kok

       Haley Westenra   

       Kelly Clarkson

       Mariah Carey

European Folk Music

Western Classical Music

Music Through the Centuries

     The Polyphonic Music Era (10th-16th Century)

     16th Century – The Renaissance

     17th Century – The Forgotten Century

     18th Century – The Classical Era

     19th Century – The Romantic Era

     20th Century – The Century of Transition

     21st Century – A New Beginning


    Bologna – The Great Music City

          Cazzati, Maurizio (1616-1678) 

          Colonna, Giovanni Paolo (1637-1695)

          Cori Spezzati in Bologna

     Gabrieli, Giovanni (c.1557-1612)

     Grandi, Alessandro (1575-1630)

     Renaissance Sacred Music in Rome

           Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (c.1525-1594) 

     The Florentine Camarata


     Bruckner, Anton (1824-1896)

     Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809)

     Schubert, Franz (1797-1828)


     Campra, André (1660-1744)

     Chausson, Ernest (1855-1899)

     Debussy, Claude (1862-1918)

     Duruflé, Maurice (1902-1986)

     Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924)

     Franck, César (1822-1890)

            Hulda et Ghiselle

     Magnard, Albéric (1865-1914)

     Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880)

            The Tales of Hoffman 

     Ropartz, Guy (1864-1955) 

     French Organ Music

     The Organs of Paris


     Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)

     Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782)

     Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

     Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)

     Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus

     North German 17th-Century Choral Music


      The Russian Romantic Music Era

            Scriabin, Alexander (1871-1915)


     The Franco-Flemish School

            Obrecht, Jacob (c.1458-1505)

            Lassus, Orlande de (c.1532-1594)

     Sibelius, Jean (1865-1957)

     Het Concertgebouw


     Renaissance Sacred Music in Spain

            Victoria, Tomás Luis de (c.1548-1611)

United States of America

     The American Landscape Series

Musicians and Conductors and Singers


            Antonia Brico (1902-1989) 

            Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954)

            Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989)


            Aimi Kobayashi

            Glenn Gould

            Natálie Schwamová

            Sviatoslav Richter

            Yuja Wang

            Yunchan Lim


            Julia Fischer


            Jacqueline du Pré

            Mstislav Rostropovich

            Sol Gabetta             

Music of Asia

The Middle East 

     Persian Classical Music

The Far East

     The Folk Music of China

Sub-Saharan Africa

The Music of India


Cantus Selecti 

Liber Usualis (1961)

Officium Hebdomadae

Solesmes Method

The Holy Week Book

The Secret Mora Vocis of the Vatican Edition

Vesperale (Swann 1913)

Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint & Orchestration

Counterpoint – Knud Jeppesen

Fux – Gradus ad Parnassum

Traité de la fugue – Gédalge, André


Norman Rockwell

Positive and Negative Art


Thomas Kinkade

Vermeer, Johannes

Visionary Arts 

Walt Disney




Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus in 2009

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)

The Decline of Music Culture in the Digital Age, by “The Good Citizen” (2023)