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June 2009 Grove Music Online update

Grove Music Online

Focusing exclusively on opera, the June 2009 update continues to enhance Grove coverage with new and revised articles on both operas and opera singers, drawn primarily from the Grove Book of Opera Singers.

New and revised articles

Featured are nearly 400 updated and revised biographies of opera singers including Enrico Caruso and Senesino. We have also added nearly 50 new biographies. While this content is easily accessible via search and browse, we’ve put the spotlight on a handful of notable additions:

Robin Blaze
Christine Brewer
Hanne Fischer
Barbara Frittoli
Paul Groves
Michael Schade
Sanford Sylvan

We are also pleased to introduce new articles on works from the Grove Book of Operas (2006):

Emmeline, by Tobias Picker
The Handmaid's Tale, by Poul Ruders
Sophie's Choice, by Nicholas Maw
The Death of Klinghoffer, by John Adams

Additions to Learning Resources

With this update we have added an index to opera roles, a new resource in the Tools and Resources area of Grove Music Online. The index is designed to allow you to browse major opera roles from A to Z with ease. Each entry also includes hyperlinks to the opera, composer, and singer.

We invite you to continue to provide us with your thoughts and comments regarding enhancements via the Contact Us form.

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th Edition, is now available on a perpetual access basis, giving you the opportunity to make a one-time purchase, adding unlimited permanent access to the Encyclopedia to your collection. Current subscribers will be contacted soon. For more information, please contact us.

With June's updateThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music features more than 120 new and updated entries. New artists include Kidz In the Hall, David Cook, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Peter Jefferies, and many more.

Grove Editorial Note

OUP is currently in the process of appointing a scholar to serve as the academic editor in chief of Grove Music Online and Oxford Music Online. During the period prior to this appointment, the editorial process remains the same as ever: all articles are commissioned from scholars and specialists, and all are peer-reviewed and vetted by scholars. If you have any questions or comments regarding the editorial process of Grove Music Online, please feel free to contact the Grove Music Senior Editor at editor@grovemusic.com.

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