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Tiny Davis

Sathima Bea Benjamin

Read the updated article on the American trumpeter and singer Tiny Davis, revised by Howard Rye.

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Maria Teresa Agnesi

Victor Bailey

Read the Grove article on Italian composer Maria Teresa Agnesi, updated by Robert Kendrick.

© Ritratto

We are pleased to have revised 31 entries, and refreshed data for 23 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.



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.

FEBRUARY 9, 2021

New to the OUPBlog

Grove Music’s 2021 spoof article contest is now open!

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

Robert Layton (1930-2021)

The Grove Music Online board and staff are sad to report the death of English musicologist Robert Layton.