The source for classical music-related RDF on the Web of Data

0. Disclaimer

This is a non-commercial site. The information contained in this site has been collected from several sources and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. No copyright has been intentionally violated. If you feel a copyright has been violated please contact kurtjx at gmail dot com

1. Introduction

This set of resources describes concepts and individuals related to the canon of Western Classical Music. The data has been aggregated and to some extent hand curated by Chris Cannam of the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. This collection of knowledge includes information about composers, compositions, performers, relationships of influence, and other data. The intention is to provide a Linked Data resource that provides many references to existing information sources.

Currently the composer data is expected to be reasonably reliable, but the other data in this dataset is likely to be highly provisional, unreliable, and subject to change.

This resource provides inter-linking via owl:sameAs to appropriate resources in DBpedia, DBTune/musicbrainz, and BBC/music. 2. Using this resource

The most appropriate way to explore and begin using this resource is via the SNORQL AJAX client available at

The SNORQL client includes several example queries which should help beginning users of this resource see what is possible

The service is intended to be (re)used via the publicly available SPARQL endpoint at

Which conforms to the W3C SPARQL Query Language for RDF Recommendation

This resource is backed by an instance of the 4Store RDF triple store. All URIs at dbtune.org/classical should be dereferencable via our Pubby server.

3. Code

As of this time, the code used to build this resource is unreleased. It will likely be made available under some open source license in the future.