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Augustine of Hippo

Painting of Augustine

Augustine of Hippo was canonized in 1298, and perhaps his most telling references in his sermons are to the liturgical singing of psalms. Learn more about Augustine in this newly updated entry by Joseph Dyer.

Image credit: Saint Augustine, Philippe de Champaigne (Flanders, Brussels, active France, Paris, 1602-1674) Oil on canvas Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.88.177).

Iva Bittová

Image of Czech vocalist, 

violinist, composer, and actress Iva Bittová

Iva Bittová is a Czech violinist, vocalist, composer, and actress who combines her voice and violin playing into a unique avant-garde style. Read more about her in this article, newly written for this update.

Image used with permission of Iva Bittová.

We are pleased to add 5 new entries and 29 revised entries, including metadata and display enhancements, for this site update. Read more about the changes.

Concert in the Egg 

painting by Hieronymus Bosch

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Close up of a conductor 

hand with sheet music in the background

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