Welcome to Grove Music Online

  • 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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Phyllis Curtin

Photo of Phyllis Curtin

Read the updated Grove article on the soprano Phyllis Curtin.

Photo by Eugene Cook, 1958.


Photo of Bruno Nettl

Read the Grove classic entry on “Music,” written by renowned scholar Bruno Nettl.

Photo by L. Brian Stauffer, courtesy of University of Illinois

We are pleased to have added 5 new articles, 50 revised entries, and refreshed data for 153 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

Update Grove Music Online

Have you ever wondered how Grove is updated? Read about our many projects.

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.