Southeastern and East Central Europe
Begun in 2013, the Southeastern and East Central Europe update project is our largest online project to date, updating and expanding the coverage of south-east and east central European subjects in Grove Music Online. Along with an overview article on South East Europe, countries included are:
Click on the map above to explore a selection of articles on music of this region.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
To discover new and revised entries commissioned through this project click here.
Editor in Chief
Grove is proud to partner with Jim Samson, Emeritus Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Grove contributor, who is acting as Editor in Chief of the project. Dr. Samson has published widely on the music of Chopin and is one of three Series Editors of The Complete Chopin: A New Critical Edition (Peters Edition, in progress). His edition of the Ballades was named ‘Edition of the Year’ in the 2009 International Piano Awards. In 1989 he was awarded the Order of Merit from the Polish Ministry of Culture for his contribution to Chopin scholarship, in 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, and in 2018 he was awarded the Irish Research Council – Harrison Medal for musicology. His publications include The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music (Cambridge, 2002), Virtuosity and the Musical Work: The Transcendental Studies of Liszt (Cambridge, 2003), which was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Book Prize in 2004, Music in the Balkans (Brill, 2013) and a co-edited volume Music in Cyprus (Routledge, 2015). He is currently preparing a monograph provisionally entitled Black Sea Sketches: Music, Place and People. In 2019-21 he is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Czech Republic & Slovakia: Geoffrey Chew, Professor Emeritus, Royal Holloway, University of London
Geoffrey Chew is Emeritus Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published in a variety of fields in historical musicology and music theory, including the music of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, since the 17th century, and he has received a Leoš Janáček Memorial Medal from the Leoš Janáček Foundation for his contributions to Czech music and culture. He is also the translator of And My Head Exploded: Tales of Desire, Delirium and Decadence from Fin-de-Siècle Prague (London, 2018) and K.H. Mácha, Gypsies (London, 2019).
Albania: Mikaela Minga, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Arts Studies, Tirana and Ardian Ahmedaja, University of the Arts, Vienna
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Amila Ramović, University of Sarajevo
Bulgaria: Milena Bojikova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Croatia: Vilena Vrbanić, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Greece: the late Katy Romanou, aided by Sofia Kontossi and Kostas Kardamis
Macedonia: Dmitrije Buzarovski: Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje
Montenegro: Melita Milin, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Romania: Valentina Sandu-Dediu, University of Music, Bucharest
Serbia: Melita Milin, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Slovenia: Jernej Weiss, University of Ljubljana