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Donald Walbridge Shirley

Donald Walbridge Shirley

Read the article on African American composer Donald Walbridge Shirely, written by Krin Gabbard.

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Victor Bailey

Victor Bailey

Read the Grove article on American bass guitarist Victor Bailey, written by Mark Gilbert.

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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. 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.

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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. 

OCTOBER 29, 2020

What's New October 2020

We are pleased to have added 12 new entries, 7 new images, 23 revised entries and refreshed data for 14 entries for this site update.