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MUL 200: Music Literature Laboratory: Home

Why, Who, What & Where

You need to find research on the work L'Histoire du Soldat, answering several questions:

Why is this work significant?

  • Information about the work itself
  • Analysis of the work
  • Performance studies
  • Critical reactions to the work

Who creates this information?

  • Composer Igor Stravinsky
  • critics
  • researchers

What does this information look like?

  • Scholarly critiques & analysis
  • Reviews
  • Performance notes

Where will you find this information?

Good Places to Start

Finding Scholarly Information

We can use these sources to find scores, recordings, reviews, and critical analysis

Evaluating Authority

In evaluating information the concept of Authority refers to the author's credibility, i.e. why are they qualified to create this particular information.

To help evaluate this:

  •      Look for information about the author within the information itself
  •      Search the databases by Author to see examples of other writing
  •      See if the author is cited in other information you have found
  •      Google the author's name to see if you find a resume

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