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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...


Andrew Weintraub

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Indonesia Introduction Musicological attention to the music of Indonesia dates to the late 19th century and early 20th century, particularly t...

Instruments, Musical

Jennifer C. Post

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Musical Instruments Introduction Musical instruments are devices used to produce musical sound. Instruments also express individual and communit...

Isaac, Heinrich

Giovanni Zanovello, Ryan E. J. Young

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Heinrich Isaac Introduction Heinrich Isaac (b. c. 1450–d. 1517) is regarded as one of the most celebrated singers and composers of his generat...

Janáček, Leoš

Geoffrey Chew

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Leoš Janáček Introduction Leoš Janáček is arguably the most important 20th-century Czech composer of classical music. Before the Prague succes...


Bonnie Wade

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Japan Introduction In this entry, the topic of Japanese music encompasses historical repertoires and practices that are usually referred to as “traditio...


Matthew W. Butterfield

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jazz Introduction Jazz emerged as a distinct musical art form in early-20th-century America. Though jazz is thought to have originated primaril...

Jewish Music

Edwin Seroussi

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Jewish Music Introduction The concept of “Jewish music” surfaces in public discourse toward the mid-19th century, when conceptions of the esse...

Keyboard Instruments

Arthur Lawrence

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Keyboard Instruments Introduction Keyboard instruments comprise chordophones (clavichords, harpsichords, pianos, virginals, hurdy gurdies), aer...

Keyboard Music

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Keyboard Music Introduction Keyboard music can be categorized broadly as music for harpsichord, piano, or organ. Each category represents a family of re...


Okon Hwang

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Korea Introduction Producing a selective and balanced bibliographic guide on Korean music is a challenging task. Due to the complex political ...

Liszt, Franz

Jonathan Kregor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Franz Liszt Introduction Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was a central, though controversial, musical figure in the 19th century. Distinguished as a pi...

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jean-Baptiste Lully Introduction Jean-Baptiste Lully (b. 1632–d. 1687) is justifiably considered the founder of French opera, creating a style...

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