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Erik Satie

Erik Satie

Read the updated article on composer Erik Satie, revised by Caroline Potter.

© Erik Satie, March 1924, photograph Man Ray Trust, Paris © Nancy Perloff, 1991

McCoy Tyner

Victor Bailey

Read the Grove article on the recently-departed American jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, written by Keith Waters.

© Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

We are pleased to have added 2 new entries, 4 new images, 42 revised entries and refreshed data for 41 entries for this site update. Read more about the changes.

Concert in the Egg painting by Hieronymus Bosch

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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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DECEMBER 23, 2020

What's new in December 2020

We are pleased to have added 2 new entries, 4 new images, 42 revised entries, and refreshed data for 41 entries for this site update.

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

What's new in November 2020

We are pleased to have added 6 new entries, 1 new image, 17 revised entries and refreshed data for 10 entries for this site update. 

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

Benito V. Rivera (1936-2020)

The Grove Music Online board and staff are sad to report the death of scholar and Grove author Benito V. Rivera.