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Thomas Wiggins

Thomas Wiggins

Read the Grove entry on the American pianist and composer, Thomas Wiggins, updated and revised by Lindsay Wright.

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Joan Wildman

Joan Wildman

Read the Grove entry on pianist and composer Joan Wildman, updated by Gary Kennedy as part of the Grove Music Online project to revise our Jazz content.

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We are pleased to have published 93 updated and revised entries, and to have refreshed data for 15 entries and images.  Read more about the changes.

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

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News

OCTOBER 25, 2021

What's New October 2021

This month we have published 93 updated and revised entries, and have refreshed data for 15 entries  and images for this site update.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

What's New September 2021

This month we have added 4 new articles, 1 new image, revised 48 entries, refreshed data for 472 entries and images, and updated the structure of 18 entries for this site update. 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

Giles Easterbrook (1949-2021)

The Grove Music Online board and staff are sad to report the death of British music promoter and Grove author Giles Easterbrook.