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The History of Grove Music

Since 1873, the history of Grove Music has expanded from a four-volume, hardbound reference work focused on European art music into a powerful online encyclopedic database covering musical practice and practitioners across the globe. For a detailed history of Grove since its inception, explore this interactive timeline from Oxford Music Online.

Historical Documents

A History of Grove Music (2012)
Preface to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980)
Preface to A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1879)

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