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Grove Music Online

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Grove Music Online

  • Regularly updated with new and revised articles
  • Streamlined navigation
  • Robust search functionality
  • Annual contemporary composers update
  • Over 55,000 articles written by over 6,000 leading international experts chart the diverse history and culture of music and musicians from around the world
  • Detailed works lists for a vast range of composers
  • Over 500 Sibelius-enabled audio examples
  • Over 33,000 biographies
  • Learning resources and timelines, providing invaluable support for teachers and students
  • External links at article level to the Classical Music Library, PLUS article-level links to the RILM database of music bibliography
  • Direct links from biographies to other online resources, including the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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What's New:

399 articles from the second edition of The Grove Dictionary of American Music (AmeriGrove), 113 articles from the second edition of The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments adn 165 new and updated Grove Music Online articles.

Mark Adamo

Mark Adamo. Photo: Martin Gram.

New to Grove Music Online this update is Kendra Preston Leonard’s article on American composer Mark Adamo.

We are pleased to offer a selection of free articles to non-subscribers with this update. Click here for a complete list of available articles.

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