Welcome to Oxford Music Online

  • 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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Phyllis Curtin

Photo of Phyllis Curtin

Read the updated Grove article on the soprano Phyllis Curtin.

Photo by Eugene Cook, 1958.

Music

Photo of Bruno Nettl

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 5 new articles, 50 revised entries, and refreshed data for 153 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

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

MARCH 30, 2020

What's new in March 2020

We are pleased to have added 5 new articles, 50 revised entries, and refreshed data for 153 entries for this site update.

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

What's new in February 2020

We are pleased to have added 3 new articles, 2 new images, 27 revised entries, and refreshed data for 198 entries for this site update.

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.