What's New – July 2011 Update
Grove Music Online
We are pleased to announce the first installment of new articles from the forthcoming second edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments to Grove Music Online. This new edition, edited by Laurence Libin, will expand coverage not only of instruments and their makers, but also of broader topics such as authentication, ergonomics, gender associations, and sustainability. Particular care is being taken to bring articles on non-Western and electronic instruments up to date.
This update includes 88 new entries, with a focus on instruments from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, such as
With this update we also note the addition of 190 articles to Grove Music Online from the forthcoming second edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music (AmeriGrove), edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. The first edition (1986) is widely considered the definitive reference work on the subject, and while some of the topics in this update appeared in the first edition, all are completely new to Grove Music Online and have been updated for the project.
This AmeriGrove update features 88 entries on Hispanic and Latino music, as well as a number of new entries on dance, film music, and music education. There are now almost 1,150 articles from AmeriGrove in Grove Music Online.
For a complete list of new articles, click here. We invite you to explore this AmeriGrove update through this sampling of entries added:
Grove Updating Program
This major program to update articles in Grove Music Online is an ongoing priority for the Grove editorial team at Oxford University Press. This update includes a number of articles which have been updated through this program, including entries on Bruno Bjelinski, Ivan Brkanović, Elisabeth Kuyper, Francis Burdett Money-Coutts, and Bruno Walter. New print projects and targeted online-only projects provide updates to hundreds of entries each year, but with over 50,000 entries online, we believe that maintaining Grove must be an ongoing, joint effort between the scholarly community and the publisher. On behalf of Editor in Chief Deane Root, we invite you to participate by emailing the editors at updateGMO@oup.com
- Submit updates to articles
- Suggest corrections, revisions, or new articles
- Tell us what you think
The editorial team is actively reaching out to Grove contributors for corrections, updates, and suggestions for revisions, and we also flag entries that should be regularly revisited. We have over 5,000 authors to contact, and the contact information for many is out of date. If you are a previous contributor, we encourage you to get in touch. We also welcome any other suggestions or feedback from readers.
This award-winning, landmark account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent musicologists of our time is now available online for the first time.
- The March 2011 update spotlighted the music education, music and dance, and Hispanic/Latino music articles included in the 198 new articles added from the second edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music.
- The November 2010 update featured the continued content expansion of material from the second edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music, with a focus on 19th-century music, organ music, and scholars and librarians.
- The June 2010 update further expanded contemporary music coverage in Grove, and introduced 200 articles from the forthcoming second edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music.
- The March 2010 update focused primarily on 19th-century American music, introducing 250 new articles from the forthcoming second edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music.
- The December 2009 update introduced 100 new articles from the forthcoming second edition of the Grove Dictionary of American Music, including entries on conductors, composers, educators, librarians, and subjects related to band music (instrument makers, bandmasters, and organizations).
- The September 2009 update focused on contemporary composers and announced the appointment of Deane Root as Editor in Chief. (Read the press release and Dr. Root's first Letter from the Editor.)
- The June 2009 update focused on new and revised articles on both operas and opera singers, drawn primarily from the Grove Book of Opera Singers.
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