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  • The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe

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Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

Read the revised Grove article on Antonio Vivaldi by Nicholas Lockey.

Image credit: Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy / Bridgeman Images.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach

Read the classic Grove entry on J.S. Bach.

Image credit: William H. Scheide Library, Princeton, New Jersey / photo Willard Starks

We are pleased to have added 6 new entries and revised and refreshed data for 58 entries for this site update. Read more about the changes.

Concert in the Egg painting by Hieronymus Bosch

Subject Guides

Learn more about particular time periods or genres with our subject guides. Each guide contains lists of editorially-selected articles associated with a particular time period or genre.

Close up of a conductor hand with sheet music in the background

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News

JANUARY 29, 2019

What's new in January 2019

Six new articles have been added and data for 58 entries have been revised and refreshed on Grove Music Online.

DECEMBER 21, 2018

What's new in December 2018

Two new articles have been added and data for 205 entries have been revised and refreshed in Grove Music Online.

NOVEMBER 28, 2018

What's new in November 2018

Four new articles have been added and data for 22 images and articles have been refreshed in Grove Music Online.