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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...


Sylvia Alajaji

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Diaspora Introduction Diaspora, a term describing the scattering of a population from a common point of origin and the communities that form as a result...

Dowland, John

K. 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...

East and West Africa

Daniel Avorgbedor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

East and West Africa Introduction There are no fixed geophysical boundaries that separate east, west, central, and southern African regions into complet...

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...

Ellington, Edward Kennedy "Duke"

John Wriggle, John Howland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington Introduction Composer, pianist, and bandleader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (b. 1899–d. 1974) stands as one of the mo...


Stephen Banfield

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

England Introduction Music in England has been perceived in terms of both richness and dearth. With art music, the conventional narrative is t...

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...


W. Anthony Sheppard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Exoticism Introduction In much of the extensive literature on the subject, exoticism is considered a form of representation in which peoples, places, an...

Falla, Manuel de

Michael Christoforidis

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Manuel De Falla Introduction Manuel de Falla (b. 1876–d. 1946) is recognized as the leading Spanish composer of the 20th century, best known f...

Fauré, Gabriel

Erick Arenas

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Gabriel Fauré Introduction Gabriel Fauré (b. 1845–d. 1924) was arguably the most influential French composer of the late 19th and early 20th c...

Field, John

Majella Boland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

John Field Introduction The perception of John Field (b. 1782–d. 1837) as the father of the piano nocturne genre dominates Field historiography. As a po...

Film Music

James Wierzbicki

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Film Music Introduction The English-language literature on film music dates back to c. 1909, when advice columns on film accompaniment (likely...

Folk Music

Chris Goertzen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Folk Music Introduction Folk music, a widely used but controversial term, means oral-tradition music by and for peasants/the working class in regional c...

Franck, César

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

César Franck Introduction César Franck (b. 1822–d. 1890) was a polarizing figure in 19th-century French music. An organ professor at the Conse...

Frescobaldi, Girolamo

Christine Jeanneret

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Girolamo Frescobaldi Introduction Even during his lifetime, Girolamo Frescobaldi (b. 1583–d. 1643) was considered a prodigious virtuoso as wel...

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