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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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Pamela Z

A photo of Pamela Z

Read the Grove article on the composer, performer, vocalist, and media artist Pamela Z, written by Ryan Dohoney as part of The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition.

(photo credit: Donald Swearingen)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach

Read the classic Grove entry on J.S. Bach.

Image credit: William H. Scheide Library, Princeton, New Jersey / photo Willard Starks

We are pleased to have added 1 new and 45 revised entries and refreshed data for 38 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.

Close up of a conductor hand with sheet music in the background

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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.



NOVEMBER 26, 2019

What's new in November 2019

One new and 45 revised entries have been added, and data for 38 entries have been refreshed on Grove Music Online.

OCTOBER 29, 2019

What's new in October 2019

Seventeen new and 23 revised entries have been added and data for 30 entries have been refreshed on Grove Music Online.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

What's new in September 2019

Fourteen articles have been revised and data for 99 entries have been refreshed on Grove Music Online.