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September 2009 Grove Music Online update

Grove Music Online

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Oxford University Press is committed to further developing the Grove Music program to best serve the research needs of students and scholars in the field. Your responses to this survey will help us to understand how you are interacting with Grove Music, and will help the Grove team to make informed content and development decisions based on your needs.

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Octber 2009 Update

New feature: "search within this article"

We are very happy to announce that you can now choose to limit your search to the article you are viewing. Allowing users to search for terms within a single article, this new functionality is particularly helpful with large articles spread over multiple pages, such as large country articles and articles on families.

This new search tool has been developed in response to user feedback. We are confident that this enhancement will greatly improve users' research experience. The "search within this article" box is located near the top left of each entry. Simply click on the plus sign [+] to open the search box, enter your term (s) and click "search". The search box expands to display a convenient list of search hits along with headings to contextualize them.

September 2009 Update

Grove Editorial Announcement: Deane Root to be Editor in Chief

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Deane Root, Professor of Music and Director of the Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh, to the post of Editor in Chief of the Grove Music program. Dr. Root brings with him a wealth of experience as a professor, scholar, librarian, and editor, making him an ideal fit for Grove. [Read the full press release and Dr. Root's first Letter from the Editor.]

Content update: Contemporary composers

With this update we have also added 10 new and 12 revised biographies of contemporary composers. Together they represent a sampling of modern music coming out of Ireland, Estonia, Hungary, England, Albania, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. While this content is accessible via search and browse, we welcome you to explore the new articles below:

New Articles

Revised Articles

Additions to Tools and Resources

With this update we have added an Essential 20th-century reading list outlining some of the most influential writings on contemporary music, from composer tracts to periodicals to historical and theoretical studies published during the era. Hyperlinks are provided to help explore related content in Grove Music Online.

Previous Updates

  • 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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