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Stravinsky, Igor

Mark McFarland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Igor Stravinsky Introduction Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) is arguably the greatest composer of the 20th century. His worldwide fame began with his...


Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Suite Introduction The French word “suite” derives from “suivre” (“to follow”); thus, it denotes a succession of constituent parts that can be ...

Sustainability, Music

Catherine Grant

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Music Sustainability Introduction The sustainability of music is an emerging—or rather, reemerging—theme in ethnomusicological research. Early...


Nicolas Waldvogel

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Symphony Introduction In its simplest definition, a symphony is an extended orchestral work in several movements. The origins of the genre hav...

Tallis, Thomas

Kerry McCarthy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Thomas Tallis Introduction The life of the composer Thomas Tallis (b. c. 1505–d. 20 or 23 November 1585) spanned most of the 16th century, wit...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Simon Morrison

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Introduction Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (also spelled Tchaikovski, Chaykovsky, Čajkovskij; b. 1840–d. 1893) flourished ...

Technology, Music

Mark Katz, Brian Jones

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Music Technology Introduction Technology is a broadly applied term that can be taken to mean any practical application of scientific knowledge...

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Jeanne Swack

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Georg Philipp Telemann Introduction Georg Philipp Telemann (b. 1681–d. 1767) was born in Magdeburg 14 March 1681. He began singing lessons a...


Pamela A. Moro

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Thailand Introduction The musical traditions of Thailand are diverse, reflecting a nation that has been shaped by manifold flows of people, cu...

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Eric Saylor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Ralph Vaughan Williams Introduction Ralph Vaughan Williams, O.M. (b. 1872–d. 1958), was the leading English composer of his generation and one...

Verdi, Giuseppe

Francesco Izzo

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Giuseppe Verdi Introduction Giuseppe Verdi (b. 1813–d. 1901) was the leading opera composer of 19th-century Italy. During his long and sensati...

Victoria, Tomás Luis de

Owen Rees

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Tomás Luis de Victoria Introduction Thome [Tomás] Luis de Victoria (b. c. 1548–d. 1611) is the best-known Spanish composer of the Renaissance....

Vivaldi, Antonio

Nicholas Lockey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Antonio Vivaldi Introduction Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678–d. 1741) was a prolific composer and celebrated violinist whose reputation and stylistic...

Wagner, Richard

Thomas S. Grey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Richard Wagner Introduction Richard Wagner (b. 1813–d. 1883) was one of the most significant composers of the 19th century—or any era for that...

West Asia

Eliot Bates

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

West Asia Introduction There is no single accepted way to define the boundaries of a region referred to alternatively as West Asia, the Middle ...

Women in Music

Heather Hadlock

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Women in Music Introduction Our current understanding of women in music began to take shape within the context of second-wave feminist activism...

Woodwind Instruments

Albert R. Rice

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Woodwind Instruments Introduction Western woodwind instruments are wind instruments (aerophanes) made of wood or metal and include the recorder...

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