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Cage, John

Rob Haskins

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

John Cage Introduction In his teens and twenties, John Cage (b. 1912–d. 1992) was interested in music, visual art, and literature. Once he beg...


Emiliano Ricciardi

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Canzonetta Introduction The canzonetta is a genre of secular vocal music that flourished in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The first ...

Castrato, The

Patricia Howard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

The Castrato Introduction Although the practice of castrating boys and men, for ritual, medical, or punitive reasons, extends back to prehisto...

Central Asia

Peter K. Marsh

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Central Asia Introduction Central Asia, the core of the historic Silk Road, is commonly understood to consist of six nations: Afghanistan, Taj...

Chamber Music

John Baron

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Chamber Music Introduction Chamber music is music for a small ensemble of solo instruments that is sophisticated and performed in an intimate ...


Joseph S.C. Lam

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

China Introduction Chinese music constitutes a tremendously complex and expansive phenomenon; like the renowned Yellow River of China, it flows...

Classical Era

Bertil van Boer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Classical Era Introduction Perhaps the shortest and yet most prolific period in music history is the Classical Era. Traditionally, it has been...

Cold War Music

Peter Schmelz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Cold War Music Introduction Contemporary music undeniably received attention during the Cold War—roughly the period between 1945 and 1991, fro...

Corelli, Arcangelo

Gregory Barnett

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Arcangelo Corelli Introduction Arcangelo Corelli (b. 1653–d. 1713) composed just six published opuses of instrumental music (trio sonatas, solo...


Denis Collins

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Counterpoint Introduction Counterpoint is the combination of simultaneously sounding musical lines, each of which is of significance in itself...

Country Music, American

Travis Stimeling

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

American Country Music Introduction What is now known as “country music” in the United States, Canada, and much of Europe has gone by a variet...

Couperin, François

David Tunley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

François Couperin Introduction François Couperin (b. 1688–d. 1733) was the most famous member of a French dynasty of musical Couperins stretch...


Marta Robertson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Dance ...

de Lassus, Orlande

Bernhold Schmid

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Orlande de Lassus Introduction Orlande de Lassus (b. 1532–d. 1594) is also known in modern writing as Orlando di Lasso and Roland de Lassus. H...

Dowland, John

Dawn Grapes

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

John Dowland Introduction John Dowland (b. 1563–d. 1623) was an internationally known English musician of the late 16th and early 17th centuri...

Du Fay, Guillaume

Robert Nosow

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Guillaume Du Fay Introduction Guillaume Du Fay (b. c. 1397–d. 1474) was the most important composer in Europe during the fifty years from 1420...

Dvořák, Antonín

David R. Beveridge

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Antonín Dvořák Introduction Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) was born in rural Bohemia (then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) and lived mainly i...

Early Modern British Metrical Psalmody (1535-1700)

Timothy Duguid

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Early Modern British Metrical Psalmody (1535–1700) Introduction The Book of Psalms has always played an important role in Christian belief and...

Elgar, Edward

Charles Edward McGuire

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Edward Elgar Introduction Edward Elgar was one of the most renowned and important composers at the beginning of the twentieth century and remai...

English Catholic Music after the Reformation to 1750

Andrew Cichy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

English Catholic Music After the Reformation to 1750 Introduction As late as 1970, the Oxford Companion to Music still claimed that, apart fro...

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