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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...


Paul Walker

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Fugue Introduction The word fugue (fuga in Latin, Fuge in German) has been applied to music continuously since the late Middle Ages, and so has...

Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, Carlo

Alexandra Amati-Camperi

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa Introduction Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, Count of Conza, and so on (b. 1566–d. 1613) is perhaps the mos...

Gibbons, Orlando

Richard Turbet

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Orlando Gibbons Introduction Orlando Gibbons was born into a musical family in Cambridge, and was baptized on Christmas Day, 25 December 1583. His fathe...

Gluck, Christoph Willibald Ritter Von

Patricia Howard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Christoph Willibald Ritter Von Gluck Introduction Christoph Willibald Gluck (b. 1714–d. 1787) has a secure place in history as the reformer of...

Grétry, André

R.J. Arnold

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

André Grétry Introduction André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (b. 1741–d. 1813) was the most successful composer of opéra-comique in France in the las...

Hancock, Herbie

Steven F. Pond

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Herbie Hancock Introduction Herbie Hancock (Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, b. 1940) is one of the key figures in jazz, although his musical importance extends...

Hanslick, Eduard

Nicole Grimes

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Eduard Hanslick Introduction Eduard Hanslick (b. 1825–d. 1904) was one of the most influential music critics and musical thinkers of the 19th ...

Haydn, Joseph

Melanie Lowe

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Joseph Haydn Introduction Joseph Haydn (b. 1732–d. 1809) was an Austrian composer who during his lifetime became the most famous and celebrate...

Hildegard of Bingen

Honey Meconi

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Hildegard of Bingen Introduction Hildegard of Bingen (b. 1098–d. 1179), Benedictine nun and founder of two religious communities, is highly un...

Hindemith, Paul

Joel Haney

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Paul Hindemith Introduction Paul Hindemith (b. 1895–d. 1963) was one of the most versatile and energetic musicians among the major 20th-century composer...

Honegger, Arthur

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arthur Honegger Introduction Arthur Honegger (b. 1892–d. 1955) became one of the most famous composers in France in the decades following Worl...

Ichiyanagi, Toshi

Yayoi Uno Everett

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Toshi Ichiyanagi Introduction Toshi Ichiyanagi is an influential and prolific Japanese composer who has contributed widely to postwar aestheti...

Iconography, Early Modern European

Barbara R. Hanning

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Early Modern European Iconography Introduction Music has been the performing art most frequently memorialized in the visual arts, resulting in...

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