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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...


Michael Saffle

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Romanticism ...

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...


Kent Conrad

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Musical Introduction The musical is a genre of musical theater that combines singing, spoken dialogue, and dance, with the three elements more...


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...

Mendelssohn, Felix

R. Larry Todd

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Felix Mendelssohn Introduction Of Western classical composers, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (b.1809–d. 1847) has occupied a most unusual positio...

Musical Instruments, Classification of

Bronia Kornhauser

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Classification of Instruments Introduction The classification of musical instruments, the oldest system of which dates back at least four mill...

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...

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...

Shostakovich, Dmitry

Pauline Fairclough

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Dmitry Shostakovich Introduction Shostakovich’s music and life have been more tightly interconnected in the public imagination than that of alm...

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...

Messiaen, Olivier

Nigel Simeone

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Olivier Messiaen Introduction Olivier Messiaen (b. 1908–d. 1992) was one of the true originals of 20th-century music: a composer whose innovati...

Philosophy of Music

Theodore Gracyk

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Philosophy of Music Introduction Narrowly construed, philosophy of music encompasses all theorizing about music that arises within philosophy. ...

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...

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 ...

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