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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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Bucky Pizzarelli


Read the Grove entry on Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, updated and revised by Barry Kernfeld as part of our project to update our Jazz content.

Rakti mēḷam


Read the new Grove entry on the South Indian genre Rakti mēḷam, written by William Tallotte.

This month Grove Music Online published 29 updated and revised entries, and refreshed data for 272 entries and images. Read more about the changes.

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Grove Music Online.

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.


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JULY 27, 2022

Grove Music Online welcomes Tammy L. Kernodle to its Editorial Board

Grove Music Online is thrilled to announce a new Member of its Editorial Board, Tammy L. Kernodle, University Distinguished Professor at Miami University.

JULY 26, 2022

What's New in July 2022

This month Grove Music Online published 29 updated and revised entries, and refreshed data for 272 entries and images. Read more about the changes here

JULY 18, 2022

Jane M. Bowers (1936-2022)

Grove Music Online is saddened to report the death of Grove author and musicologist Jane M. Bowers.