What's New – November 2010 Update
Grove Music Online
With this update we continue to add new content 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. Highlights include articles on the Centennial Exhibition, Fadette Ladies' Orchestra of Boston, Wagnerism, Preservation, and Society for Music Theory.
This AmeriGrove update continues to increase Grove’s coverage in 19th-century music, and these 200 new entries focus primarily on 19th-century concert music. You will also find a number of new entries on scholars, librarians, and organ music. There are now over 750 articles from AmeriGrove in Grove Music Online.
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. 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 a joint, ongoing 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 We have over 5,000 authors to contact, and the contact information for many is out of date.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 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.
We invite you to continue to provide us with your thoughts and comments regarding enhancements via the Contact Us form.