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  • The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe
  • Based on a work first published in 1879 and updated frequently, Grove has been in continuous publication for over a century and now publishes hundreds of new articles and article revisions each year

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Pamela Z

A photo of Pamela Z

Read the Grove article on the composer, performer, vocalist, and media artist Pamela Z, written by Ryan Dohoney as part of The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition.

(photo credit: Donald Swearingen)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach

Read the Grove classic entry on J.S. Bach.

Image credit: William H. Scheide Library, Princeton, New Jersey / photo Willard Starks

We are pleased to have added 1 new and 45 revised entries and refreshed data for 38 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.