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  • The gateway to Grove Music Online, with access to search The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music
  • The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history and cultures of music around the globe

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Jazz Manouche

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Read the new Grove article on the jazz style known as Jazz Manouche, written by Siv B. Lie and Benjamin Givan as part of the UpdateGMO program.

Photo credit: Siv B. Lie

Music

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Read the Grove classic entry on “Music,” written by renowned scholar Bruno Nettl.

Photo by L. Brian Stauffer, courtesy of University of Illinois

We are pleased to have added 21 new articles, 9 new images, 17 revised entries, and refreshed data for 133 entries for this site update. Read more about the changes.

Concert in the Egg painting by Hieronymus Bosch

Subject Guides

Learn more about particular time periods or genres with our subject guides. Each guide contains lists of editorially-selected articles associated with a particular time period or genre.

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Update Grove Music Online

Have you ever wondered how Grove is updated? Read about our many projects.

Find out more about Grove’s author updating program, UpdateGMO. Are you a Grove contributor who wants to update your article(s)? Let us know.

 

News

JANUARY 31, 2020

What's new in January 2020

We are pleased to have added 21 new articles, 9 new images, 17 revised entries, and refreshed data for 133 entries for this site update.

JANUARY 16, 2020

Bruno Nettl (1930-2020)

The Grove Music Online board and staff are sad to report the death of Grove author and ethnomusicologist Bruno Nettl.

DECEMBER 30, 2019

What's new in December 2019

Sixteen new and 27 revised articles have been added on Grove Music Online.