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  • 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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Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt

Read the new article on the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, written by Andrew Shenton.

© Photo of Arvo Pärt © Priit Geep, 2017; courtesy of the Pärt Centre

Pauline Braddy

Pauline Braddy

Read the Grove Jazz article on American Jazz drummer, Pauline Braddy, updated by Howard Rye.

© Tom Tom Mag.

We are pleased to have refreshed data for 45 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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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.



APRIL 30, 2021

What's New April 2021

This month we have refreshed data for 45 entries for this site update.

MARCH 30, 2021

What's New March 2021

This month we have added 2 new entries and 5 new images, revised 18 entries, and refreshed data for 23 entries for this site update.

FEBRUARY 25, 2021

What's New February 2021

This month we have revised 31 entries, and refreshed data for 23 entries for this site update.